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The CDPE publishes blog posts on current and relevant topics in the field of drug policy, as well as press releases related to high profile reports and publications that we produce.

Category: Blog Post
Posted: September 17 2015
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi, CDPE & George Murkin, Transform Drug Policy Foundation

As more and more places legalize and regulate cannabis, the wider implications of bringing the trade above ground have inevitably attracted scrutiny. A growth in tourism related to the drug is one such implication, and it’s dividing opinion.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: September 11 2015
Author: David Nutt

As a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London, I study the impact of drug use on the brain. Like many scientists studying these issues, the results I detect in my lab have direct implications on how we can better equip ourselves as a society to deal with drugs.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: September 8 2015
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi

You’ve likely heard that regulating cannabis markets will lead to more stoned drivers on the road. Although the evidence in support of this claim is weak, it’s repeated time and time again. So we thought we would ask members of law enforcement from Washington State, where cannabis markets were legalized and regulated under Initiative 502 in November 2012, what they think of this claim.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: September 1 2015
Author: New Zealand Drug Foundation

The evidence on cannabis addiction, and the environment most conducive to treating dependence, have significant policy implications.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: August 27 2015
Author: Nazlee Maghsoudi and Dan Werb

With cannabis policy reform gaining traction, predictably dire predictions about regulated markets have followed.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: August 20 2015
Author: M-J Milloy

As a scientist working to improve the health of people living with HIV/AIDS who use illicit drugs, I’m reminded every day of the impacts of our government’s policies on drugs. What’s more, I have seen how misinformation about drugs can lead to ineffective and even harmful drug policies.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: August 18 2015
Author: Kara Janowsky

When I was a teenager, I bought pot whenever I wanted. As an adult, I worked to keep pot out of the hands of anyone under 21, and to make cannabis use as safe as possible for anyone 21 and over.

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Category: Press Release
Posted: August 12 2015
Author: CDPE

Leading international scientific body reviews thirteen oft-repeated claims on cannabis use and regulation, finds that none are strongly supported by scientific evidence.

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Category: Blog Post
Posted: August 12 2015
Author: Dan Werb

Conversations about cannabis policy are heating up. So it’s no surprise that we suddenly seem immersed in claims and counterclaims on a slew of topics related to cannabis use and regulation.

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Category: Press Release
Posted: July 3 2015
Author: CDPE

Dr. Dan Werb has been named Director and Scientific Board Chair of the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP).

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