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Library Staff Will Be Trained to Save Drug Overdose Victims

Category: News | Posted on Mon, April, 3rd 2017 by THCFinder

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the United States with a vicious tenacity that can only be described as the gnashing teeth of a junkie apocalypse, there is more demand for everyday people to be trained in administering life-saving medications to prevent accidental overdoses.

It might sound a bit strange for a library to make injecting overdose antidotes part of the staff’s job description, but that is exactly that kind of program the San Francisco Public Library is presently developing. The goal of the initiative, as crazy as it might sound, is to prevent any more drug addicts from being discovered dead on the property.

In February, staff members found a deceased overdose victim in the library’s bathroom—the first fatal incident in the past decade, according to a report from Hoodline.

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Bad Lieutenant - Drug Counselor or Drug Dealer

Category: Videos | Posted on Mon, April, 3rd 2017 by THCFinder


Marijuana citation rules expand in Central Florida, but some say not enough

Category: News | Posted on Mon, April, 3rd 2017 by THCFinder

Six months have passed since Orlando permitted police officers to issue citations instead of filing criminal charges for small amounts of marijuana, but so far the option is being used sparingly.

Officers were allowed to start writing tickets — similar to traffic citations — in October but had issued only 67 as of March 20. Penalties are $100 for first-time offenders and $200 for a second offense.

“I would have thought it had been a little more,” said Michael Barber, a criminal defense attorney at the Umansky law firm in Orlando. “I can tell you I see a lot of possession of cannabis cases coming through criminally … It seems they are not using their discretion.”

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Poll: Have Marijuana Laws Affected Your Education?

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, April, 3rd 2017 by THCFinder

Marijuana charges can interfere with education as students caught with pot often lose access to scholarships and loans. In fact, drug offenses are the only crimes that must be reported on federal student-aid applications. Depending on the school, students caught with pot can lose access to university housing, be expelled or even be turned over to local authorities and arrested. 

The War on Drugs has impacted the lives of countless students who have had to give up on higher education after being busted for a marijuana-related offense.

We want to know if marijuana laws have affected your education.  

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