Tag: drug use

New Poll: 54% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis, 75% Believe it to be Inevitable

A survey released today¬†by the Pew Research Center has found that regardless of their personal views on the matter, 75% of those in the United States believe cannabis legalization to be inevitable. According to the survey, 54% of Americans support the move to legalize cannabis. According to results of the poll, 67% of those in …

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United Nations: Criminal Sanctions for Drug Use Are “Not Beneficial”

By Drug Policy Alliance Drug Decriminalization Rapidly Emerging as Consensus Goal of Drug Policy, Public Safety and Health Stakeholders Today, a key working group of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced the release of groundbreaking recommendations discouraging criminal sanctions for drug use. The Scientific Consultation Working Group on Drug Policy, Health …

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New Study: Over One Trillion Dollars Spent on Illegal Drugs Between 2000 and 2010 in U.S.

A new study conducted by the RAND Corporation has found that in recent years cocaine use has dropped substantially, while cannabis use has risen. According to the data, drug users in the United States spend over $100 billion annually on cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. “This work synthesizes information from many sources to present the …

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High IQ Linked to Increased Drug Use, According to Study

A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that those with a high IQ as a child are more likely to use illegal drugs as young adults. For the study, researchers used data from roughly 8,000 people from the British Cohort Study, a large ongoing population study which examines lifetime drug …

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