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ARTICLES

Step Inside A Colombian Jungle Lab
Where Coca Leaf Begin Its Journey To Become Cocaine

By ToMuse (october 27 2020) Business Insider


Italian police seize record amount of amphetamines shipped from Syria
By (July 1 2020) Reuters


The Global Drug Market Is Booming In The 21st Century, UN Concludes
By Aarthi Swaminathan (June 27 2020) Yahoo Finance


Mexico Finds Links To Over $1 billion In Cartel Money
By no author (June 2 2020) Associated Press


Cartels Are Scrambling’: Virus Snarls Global Drug Trade
By Jim Mustian and Jake Bleiberg (April 19 2020) A.P.


In Mexico, A Cartel Is Taking Over : Jalisco New Generation
By Mark Stevenson (March 22 2020) A.P.


Fentanyl Smuggled From China Is Killing Thousands Of Americans
By Del Quentin Wilbur (November 11 2018) MSN


Billionaire Partner Of Imprisoned Chapo Consolidates Empire
By Justin Villamil (November 5 2018) Bloomberg


America’s Quality Pot Is Changing the Drug War
By Peter Robison , Nacha Cattan and Benjamin Bain (June 4 2015) (Bloomberg)


Mexico Drug Lord Captures Change But Don't Lower Trafficking.
By Christpher Sherman and Katherine Corcoran (February 28 2015) (A.P.)


These Astonishing Maps Show How Hard Drugs Are Produced And Sold Around The World
By Amanda Macias and Michael B Kelley (February 19 2015) (Business Insider)


Awash In Opium, Afghan 'Wild West' Slips From Kabul's Grasp
By Jessica Donati and Mirwais Harooni (February 17 2015) (Reuters)


As US Marijuana Legalization Spreads, Mexican 'Mota' Takes A Dive
By Ioan Grillo (February 9 2015) (Global Post)


Fentanyl, Up To 50 Times More Powerful Than Heroin, A Growing Worry In N.J.
By Ashley Peskoe and Stephen Stirling (February 3 2015) (N.J.A.M.)


Mexican Opium Farmers Expand Plots To Supply US Heroin Boom
By Mark Stevenson (February 2 2015) (Associated Press)


Trafficking twins get sharply reduced sentences
By Michael Tarn (January 27 2015) (A.P.)


Chicago twins who helped bring down cartel boss El Chapo to be sentenced
By Jason Meisner (January 26 2015) (Chicago Tribune)


What Ever Happened To The Ad War On Drugs?
By E.J. Schultz ( March 2014 ) (Advertising Age)


Seattle Police Test Taking Drug Offenders Straight To Treatment
By Maggie Clark ( November 2011 ) (State Line Staff Writer)


Breakthrough In U.S. Drug Sentencing Reform
The fair sentencing act and the unfinished reform agenda

By Kara Gotsch (November 2011) (The sentencing project)


POINTS OF INTEREST

* If Marijuana becomes legal it must be in pill form only, because smoking
causes cancer and you cant sell raw or plant material at the pharmacy. Drug companies would be better off creating
a synthetic or generic version. Also violence against children starts when the parents don't have drugs or they are out
instead of when they have drugs. Legalizing addicting drugs will also break up marriages because their
partner will be with anyone that has drugs

*Eradicate Not Incarcerate
The Mexican and Colombian government have almost quit participating in eradication programs
followed by Bolivia, Peru and Guatemala. They claim growers are only going higher in mountain regions and their not
making progress. But this means they are on the run and they should not decrease eradications , they should increase.
These coca growing countries actually get very little money for these programs compared to the cost of crimes
related to drugs in the US. They are claiming that chemical eradication is ruining future agriculture
farm land and that is okay because the US is willing to pay to have it hand eradicated. Agriculture officials
are complaining of bad erosion problems because of the way they leave the property - All parties involved
including small farm owners are complaining that they are no programs to help farmers plant and sell their produce or
guaranteed buyers . Now they are claiming that because cannabis is becoming legal in the US and available
in many states why should they eradicate. The only reason cannabis is becoming legal in the US is because the
quality of cannabis coming out of Mexico and Columbia is so poor because they have long concentrated
on coca and poppy that Americans want the high grade cannabis grown in the US and in green houses.
Growing coca is the only means small farmers can keep their property and farms are constantly
pressuring their government to leave them alone or offer financial assistance especially in Bolivia and Peru
where coca growing is legal in selected areas. Its costing Mexican and Columbians jobs not being able to hand
eradicate cocoa plants and maybe replant to stop erosion. Mexico must come up with a better eradication
program and instead of soldiers pulling up coca they should give job opportunities to ordinary citizens and
the soldiers only purpose would be to secure the area for the safety of the eradicators and maybe consider
private contractors who might bid on each plot to be eradicated. They can make a above average wage.
Eliminating eradication is causing a incredible crime wave in the US

* When the US government wants to get serious about getting narcotics out of reach to teenagers they will have
to start enforcing the laws they already have. Multiple prescriptions are currently legal and some pharmacies
don't check for multiple subscriptions and rely on the honor system - These prescription drugs should
never have gotten in the hands of teenagers and there could be litigation against drug companies that supplied
their teenagers drugs and had them incarcerated

* Pseudoephedrine is a poor substitute for ephedrine and was never meant to be abused. It can cause permanent
mental health problems. Whether its from Mexico or America, don't use this type of meth or any other type of drug.
China , India and Germany are the worlds largest manufacturer of (ATS) amphetamine type stimulants. 80% of all
drug arrests in Japan are meth related.




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