Category «Heroin»

Britain Reclassifies CBD Oil As Medicine, While America Throws It In With Heroin

While the DEA has been busy reclassifying cannabidiol (CBD) as a Schedule I drug—right up there with heroin—our friends across the pond are rightly classifying it as a medicine. The decision made on Monday by Britain’s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) was based on credible claims that CBD successfully treats serious diseases. The new …

Durham Police to supply free heroin to addicts to inject themselves twice a day in supervised ‘shooting gallery’

Critics have slammed the move saying it was not the role of police to supply drugs and it would not help addicts get clean Durham Chief Constable Mike Barton says police are supposed to cut crime, not arrest people (Photo: Andy Commins/Daily Mirror) Free heroin will be given to drug addicts by police under plans …

Why James Comey’s heroin strategy could just make the problem worse

A police officer displays bags of heroin during a 2016 news conference in Hazleton, Pa. (Ellen F. O’Connell/Hazelton Standard-Speaker via AP) Speaking in Virginia this week, FBI Director James B. Comey pointed to a classic anti-drug strategy to fight the current heroin epidemic: “Our job is to try to crack down on the supply, literally, to be …

Md. Governor declares State of Emergency: ‘heroin and opioid related deaths have doubled’

 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF) – Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday declared a State of Emergency in response to Maryland’s rising number of deaths attributed to heroin and opioids. He also announced $50 million in new funding to support heroin prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts. The funding will be distributed evenly over the next five years. “Here …