Fact Sheets

There are over 500 chemicals in the marijuana plant and about 80 of those are cannabinoids, which are the active ingredients. Concentrate producers harvest these from the plant and create a substance made up of only...

En este modelo la heroína en forma farmacológica es administrada bajo controles estrictos en un marco clínico para aquellas personas a quienes otros tratamientos no les han funcionado. Todas las...

Con menos del 5 por ciento de la población mundial pero casi el 25 por ciento de la población carcelaria a nivel mundial, los Estados Unidos encarcelan a más gente que ninguna otra nación...

Los centros de inyección supervisados (CIS) son instalaciones médicas controladas donde las personas pueden inyectarse drogas de forma menos dañina y riesgosa bajo supervisión mé...

One solution to reducing the number of people swept into the criminal justice system for drug law violations is to enact various forms of decriminalization of drug use and possession. Decriminalization is the removal...

Portugal enacted one of the most extensive drug law reforms in the world when it decriminalized low-level possession and use of all illicit drugs more than a decade ago.  Results of the Portuguese experience...

Marijuana arrests are the engine driving the U.S. war on drugs. In 2013, there were 693,482 marijuana arrests in the U.S. – more than 45 percent of all drug arrests. Nearly 88 percent of these arrests were for...

The Obama administration says that drug use should be treated as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue. Yet both his budget and his drug policies continue to emphasize enforcement, prosecution and...

Marijuana’s medical efficacy derives largely from more than 70 unique chemicals – called cannabinoids – that each have important therapeutic properties. Currently, 23 states, one U.S. territory (...

Las cortes de drogas se han expandido a lo largo de Estados Unidos y a varios otros países, aunque las investigaciones disponibles no respaldan que eso continúe. La mayoría de las cortes de...

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