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Drug Facts Overview

SmartDrugPolicy was launched covering the most commonly used and problematic drugs today, namely, marijuana, prescription opiates, heroin and cocaine. In the coming months, you will see additional sections added on alcohol, crystal methamphetamines, prescription amphetamines, MMDA (Ecstasy), LSD and designer...

/ February 19, 2017

Drug Use & Control, A Brief History – Overview

In the 1960s, a confluence of major political and socio-demographic events led to the counterculture movement and propelled drugs like marijuana and LSD into the cultural mainstream. An emerging drug culture, including heroin overdose deaths from returning Vietnam veterans, mobilized...

/ January 14, 2017

Policy Alternatives and the Debate – Overview

Amid the debate for drug policy reform, much confusion surrounds the terms legalization, depenalization, decriminalization, and even harm reduction. Each is different and must be properly understood in order to implement suitable drug policies. Harm reduction generally refers to policies...

/ January 8, 2017