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Dog Days of Drug Detection

By Tyler Jones Dogs trained to detect the presence of controlled substances are a ubiquitous and highly-trusted tool of law enforcement. At first glance, this trust seems well placed. We know that dogs possess an incredibly powerful olfactory sense that…

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State of the Union: A Curious Silence on Drugs and Crime

By Richard Hahn Watching the first thirty seconds of the State of the Union Address last night, many people interested in the politics of crime and drug policy must have exclaimed, as I did, “Our issues!” when President Obama listed…

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Can Psychedelics Play a Role in Addiction Treatment?

Friday, January 8th, 2016 By Nate Mladenovic The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) hold that complete abstinence from alcohol and other drugs is essential to a successful recovery and that any breach of sobriety may trigger a relapse. However,…

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BOTEC NEWS – Estimating the Size of the Medical Cannabis Market in Washington State

OLYMPIA – Following an analysis of the entire marijuana marketplace in Washington State, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) today heard a recommendation from staff to increase the number of retail marijuana stores from the current cap of…

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BOTEC NEWS – Jamaican Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce Hires BOTEC Analysis as Consultant to Recommend Regulations for Medical Marijuana and Industrial Hemp

BOTEC Analysis to provide non-binding recommendations to help promote Jamaican economic development, investment, and local job growth while protecting public health and safety. KINGSTON, JAMAICA (August 13, 2015) — Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce announced today that BOTEC…

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