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Legislation Allows People to Legally Consume Drugs Under Supervision of Staff Trained to Prevent Overdose

California Legislature to Consider Allowing Pilot Overdose Prevention Projects

By | News & Current Affairs

Legislation Allows People to Legally Consume Drugs Under Supervision of Staff Trained to Prevent Overdose and Provide Access to Drug Treatment   By Drug Policy Alliance — In Sacramento today, State Assemblymember Susan Talamantes-Eggman and State Senator Scott Weiner reintroduced legislation to allow the City of San Francisco to pilot and evaluate an “overdose prevention site” program. These sites would allow drug users could consume illegal drugs, including heroin, cocaine, or…

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6.13.18 Town Hall – Are Safe Drug Injection Sites Safe for the Black Community?

Town Hall Meeting – Are Safe Drug Injection Sites Safe for the Black Community?

By | Events

WED.JUNE.13 (Philadelphia, PA) — A Community Town Hall Meeting: Are Safe Drug Injection Sites Safe for the Black Community? The Issue: Mayor Jim Kenny, District Attorney Larry Krasner and drug policy reform advocates are promoting the idea of creating sites where drug users can take drugs under medical supervision. They believe this will reduce the harm that drug users might inflict on the community. Those who are opposed to safe injection sites, including States Attorney General Josh Shapiro, warn that this is simply encouraging rather than discouraging people to use drugs. We invite you to attend/participate in a Town Hall Meeting to hear about and discuss this very important issue.

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Why Mandatory Drug Tests at Work Are Fundamentally Racist

By | Commentaries/Opinions

Black people are more likely than white people to be fired for failing a drug test. By Liz Posner, AlterNet — Mandatory drug testing is not only an annoying, expensive waste of company and employee time; a new Detox.net survey shows that their impact and implementation can also be racist. Stark racial disparities are apparent in the 1,500-plus person survey. African Americans are much more likely to face repercussions for…

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