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Pubdate: Thu, 10 Oct 2013

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LOSING THE WAR ON DRUGS

 

Global Study Finds Drug Are Getting Cheaper and More Pure

 

New research suggests the international war on drugs is failing based on two measures-cost and purity of drugs.

 

A team of U.S.  and Canadian researchers reviewed the drug supply in the U.S., Europe and Australia and drug production in Latin America, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia, according to CNN.com.  The study found that between 1990 and 2007, the average price of heroin, cocaine and marijuana in the U.S.  decreased by at least 80 percent, while the average purity increased by 60 percent, 11 percent, and 161 percent, respectively; similar trends were recorded in Europe and Australia.  Meanwhile, between 1990 and 2010, seizures of marijuana by the U.S.  Drug Enforcement Administration increased by 465 percent, heroin seizures increased by 29 percent, and cocaine seizures fell by 49 percent.

 

"We should look to implement policies that place community health and safety at the forefront of our efforts, and consider drug use a public-health rather than a criminal-justice issue," said Dr.  Evan Wood, who was part of the research team. 

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US: Losing The War On Drugs

 

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Webpage: http://mapinc.org/url/mD2V9mn6

Pubdate: Thu, 10 Oct 2013

Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)

Copyright: 2013 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.

Contact: chicoletters@newsreview.com

Website: http://www.newsreview.com/chico/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/559

 

LOSING THE WAR ON DRUGS

 

Global Study Finds Drug Are Getting Cheaper and More Pure

 

New research suggests the international war on drugs is failing based on two measures-cost and purity of drugs.

 

A team of U.S.  and Canadian researchers reviewed the drug supply in the U.S., Europe and Australia and drug production in Latin America, Afghanistan and Southeast Asia, according to CNN.com.  The study found that between 1990 and 2007, the average price of heroin, cocaine and marijuana in the U.S.  decreased by at least 80 percent, while the average purity increased by 60 percent, 11 percent, and 161 percent, respectively; similar trends were recorded in Europe and Australia.  Meanwhile, between 1990 and 2010, seizures of marijuana by the U.S.  Drug Enforcement Administration increased by 465 percent, heroin seizures increased by 29 percent, and cocaine seizures fell by 49 percent.

 

"We should look to implement policies that place community health and safety at the forefront of our efforts, and consider drug use a public-health rather than a criminal-justice issue," said Dr.  Evan Wood, who was part of the research team. 

MAP posted-by: Matt

 

Marijuana in the U.S., purity up 161%? 

 

All those so & so's screaming that home grows are dangerous just got a kick in the pants.

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Those numbers are unsupported. Sorry   Avg price of Cannabis fell up to 80%?  Fat chance. Or potency increased ? Compared to what? 

 

 Cocaine can only get to 100% they trying to say there's less cut? (Cocaine Hydrochloride). Heroin I dunno. Except the reason for its increase in potencey is most likely because it's being cut with Phentenol [deadly].   

 

The CNN Article of which they refer to, says nothing about this. Its from another art that backrefs the CNN art. wtf

 

The main contention of the CNN art is that we need to change strategies to a health based initiative from a butt of a gun strategy.

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