Tagged: war on drugs

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Heroin Is Killing White People In America

Heroin was first synthesized in 1874 by adding two acetyl groups to the molecule morphine, which is found naturally in the opium poppy. Administered intravenously by injection, heroin is two to four times more potent than morphine and is faster in its onset of action.   Heroin can be available...

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What Happens When Heroin Comes To You?

  Rising heroin use in many conservative states have caused House Republicans to ease longstanding opposition to federal funding in support of needle exchange programs. The House bill taking shape now would still bar federal dollars from buying sterile needles or syringes, but officials could use federal grant money to...

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There Is No War On Drugs

  Drug War? HSBC admitted to laundering billions of dollars for Colombian and Mexican drug cartels (among others) and violating a host of important banking laws (from the Bank Secrecy Act to the Trading With the Enemy Act). This resulted in a “record” financial settlement of $1.9 billion, which is...