The Daily Buzz: Doctors Want Legal Weed, Feds' Pill Crackdown Backfires, San Fransisco Needs SIFs

Apr 15 2016

The Daily Buzz: Doctors Want Legal Weed, Feds’ Pill Crackdown Backfires, San Fransisco Needs SIFs

Friday, April 15th, 2016

More and More Doctors Want to Make Marijuana Legal [Washington Post]
They say that creating a legal and regulated marijuana market is the best way to ensure public safety and combat the illicit drug trade.

Feds’ Pill Crackdown Drives Pain Patients to Heroin [The Daily Beast]
Unintended consequences.

The War on Drugs Isn’t Even Working in Prison [The Marshall Project]
Frequent urine tests, controversial scanners, and false positives.

The One Thing That Unites Rich Investors and Poor Communities? The Marijuana Business [Quartz]
One city is trying to trade in prison revenue for weed revenue.

Contain, Control or Endure Drug Use on San Francisco Streets? [San Francisco Chronicle]
How supervised injection facilities could help.

Mexico’s President Is Skipping the Big UN Drug Meeting That Mexico Demanded [Vice]
Is this a sign of his reluctance to seriously address this life-and-death issue for Mexico?