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2014-02-10 20:21:10

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dear Mr. President: I am writing to you as President of the California Narcotic Officers' Association (CNOA). CNOA is a non-profit training association whose 8000 members are responsible for enforcement of California's controlled substance laws. It's dangerous work, as evidenced by the fact that 90 of the names on the California Peace Officers' Memorial Wall were members of CNOA. Included among those 90 men and women are two of our...

2013-11-04 14:07:48

Teenagers in the child welfare system are at higher-than-average risk of abusing marijuana, inhalants and other drugs, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. However, the study also shows that parental involvement matters. "When youth perceive that their parents or caregivers are actively engaged in their lives, this may steer them away from drugs," according to lead researcher Danielle L. Fettes, Ph.D., of the University of California,...

2013-10-01 15:20:24

Over past 20 years street prices have fallen while purity/potency has increased Since 1990, the street price of illegal drugs has fallen in real terms while the purity/potency of what's on offer has generally increased, both of which are indicators of availability. The United Nations recently estimated that the illicit drug trade is worth at least US $350 billion every year. And needle sharing is one of the key drivers of blood borne infections, including HIV. The drug trade is also...

When Parents Share Their Drug Abuse Stories, Kids Follow In Their Footsteps
2013-02-24 06:52:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When parents sit down to discuss drugs and substance abuse with their children, they might not want to volunteer information about their own past drug-related habits, according to new research originating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jennifer Kam, an assistant professor of communications at the school, and colleagues surveyed more than 500 sixth- through eighth-grade middle school students throughout the...

2011-11-22 16:45:38

Writes former President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso in Elsevier's International Journal of Drug Policy "Would legal regulation and control of drugs better protect children?" is a question posed by former President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso in an editorial to be published in the January issue of Elsevier's International Journal of Drug Policy (IJDP). The editorial, "Children and drug law reform" follows the March 2011 report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy,...

2011-06-25 00:00:31

Release of the 2011 World Drug Report by the UN Office of Drugs and Crime spurs debate on the correct tactics for combating international drug trafficking, abuse and addiction. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2011 On June 23, 2011, the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released their annual report on the state of drug trafficking and abuse around the world, the 2011 World Drug Report (WDR). This report covers such diverse topics as the Afghan opium poppy blight, South...

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2011-06-02 10:34:18

Declaring the "war on drugs" a failure, a group of prominent former world leaders have asked that decriminalizing marijuana be strongly considered to help curb drug-related violence and social ills, reports the AFP news agency. "The global war on drugs has failed, with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world," the members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy say in a report. "Fifty years after the initiation of the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, and...

2010-06-28 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- At an event on Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Universal City Hilton Hotel in Universal City, California, the San Diego-based non-profit CADFY (Californians for Drug Free Youth) hosted community leaders who shared their professional and expert perspectives on the dangers of marijuana in California. Key quotes from the event: John Redman, Executive Director, Californians for Drug Free Youth: CADFY's mission is to bring awareness to people about the...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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