'The abject failure of drug prohibition'

Fresh out in the Australian & NZ Journal of Criminology, The Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation's Dr Alex Wodak: 'The abject failure of drug prohibition' 

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Solid majority of Australians supports medical cannabis

A recent, robust survey conducted with over 3,000 Australian voters found that 66% supported the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes. 

But you know what? That's been the case for TEN YEARS (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2004-10).

Medical cannabis in Australia - it's time.

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Remembering lives lost & what we're fighting for

Miles Hunt reflects on Annual Remembrance Day, an international event recognising lives lost to drugs and alcohol.

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Uh, wait a minute, what are you saying?

Andrew McMillen pushed a couple of journalists out of their cliche zone on breakfast TV this morning, launching his book Talking smack.

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WHO: decriminalise drug injecting and provide naloxone to 'people likely to witness an overdose'

The World Health Organisation's new guidelines on HIV have called for the decriminalisation of drug injecting and for provision of nalxone and training to people likely to witness an opioid overdose.

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Dan from Art vs Science: end the use of sniffer dogs at Splendour

Dan McNamee from Art Vs Science has written to the Member for Ballina, Don Page, arguing strongly and eloquently for a trial of a sniffer dog-free Splendour in the Grass.

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David Penington, drug law reform advocate & Victorian of the Year

An octogenarian who wants cannabis and ecstasy legalised and has campaigned for safe injecting rooms has been named Victorian of the Year.

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Let's talk about drugs, not demonise them

Miles Hunt, Lawyer: "I think the demonisation of drug users has meant the drug problem is never openly discussed. The solution is to bring drug use into the open so we can have a collective and honest discussion."

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Compassionate medical cannabis - what it's all about

Thanks to SBS2 The Feed for making this important story. We're really proud to have helped make it happen.

Tara O'Connell, aged 9, suffered from debilitating childhood epilepsy. After exhausting traditional treatment options, her family turned to medical marijuana in desperation.

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Injecting rooms just the start of much needed reform - Tony Trimingham, SMH Opinion

"After my son Damien died in 1997 from a heroin overdose, I became convinced we needed to do everything in our power to keep people who use drugs safe and alive."

Tony Trimingham is the chief executive of Family Drug Support

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