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2014-04-10 23:01:47

The 2014 Ultra Music Festival has Miami city officials calling for an end to Ultra in their town. Newly-formed EDM coalition wants the promoters and the city to work together to keep Ultra in Miami. Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 City officials have taken the unfortunate incidents during Ultra weekend in Miami, that have caught fire on social media, as a sign the event is too unruly and should be denied future permits to operate in the city On March 30th, 2014 CBS Miami referenced the...

2014-02-21 12:24:29

DUBLIN, Ireland, February 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zjxjqq/drugs_of_abuse ) has announced the addition of the "Drugs of Abuse Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zjxjqq/drugs_of_abuse ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Globally, the drugs of...

2014-02-17 20:21:47

CALLAWAY GARDENS, Ga., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Kevin Sabet will be presenting on Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, at the Callaway Gardens' Conference Center in Pine Mountain, Georgia on Monday, March 3. His morning workshop will be repeated in the afternoon. He will also be the plenary luncheon speaker that same day. See below for registration instructions. Dr. Sabet will provide an overview of the current drug policy trends in the United States,...

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...

2014-02-05 23:00:38

Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Mario announced the new initiative at CADCA's 24th National Leadership Forum. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Today, Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Mario joined Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization, to launch a new partnership between CADCA and The Mario Do Right Foundation to prevent and reduce substance abuse on college campuses. The partnership was...

2013-12-18 23:04:27

MacGregor & Collins, LLP has recently released a new website to assist those facing charges for drug crimes in California. The site, http://www.drugcrime-law.com, contains information about specific laws governing the possession, transportation, and sales of illegal drugs including potential penalties and possible legal defenses for those who have been recently arrested or charged. Newport Beach, California (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 MacGregor & Collins, LLP has recently released a...

2013-12-14 23:03:01

With Uruguay having made marijuana legal, other countries may be looking to follow their example and bring the War on Drugs to an end. This will, in turn, change how drug detox is implemented and drug addiction is treated. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 14, 2013 As reported by CNN.com on December 10, seen here, Uruguay has taken steps to begin the legalization of marijuana, making it the first country in the world that would decriminalize the drug completely. This move will allow the...

2013-12-09 23:27:52

Medication-Assisted Recovery Services (MARS™), announced its Project Director, Walter Ginter, has been invited to participate in one of three expert panels at the upcoming ONDCP Drug Policy Reform Conference being convened at the White House on December 9, 2013. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Medication-Assisted Recovery Services (MARS™), part of a leading national nonprofit organization that provides peer support services and training to address the needs of the...

2013-11-18 08:29:20

Consequences Include Arrests, Forced Detentions, Child Welfare Interventions, and Limited Drug Treatment Options NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open Society Foundations are proud to host National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) for a groundbreaking event on November 19th in New York City that will explore the drug war's impact on pregnant women and families. Drug war propaganda is increasingly being used to justify repressive policies toward pregnant women and new...

2013-11-04 23:28:16

Church of Scientology adds synthetic drugs component to the drug education initiative it supports. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2013 The Church of Scientology International has just completed its annual review of the Truth About Drugs, the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. This review is carried out each October to assess results and pinpoint new issues. These results are incorporated into the Church’s National Substance Abuse Awareness Month and National...