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Decriminalizing drugs lessens addiction and incarceration rates

Decriminalizing drugs lessens addiction and incarceration rates

Mills Sparkman

April 24, 2019

We should decriminalize drugs in the U.S. in order to combat our massive addiction problems and decrease mass incarceration. Since the days of Prohibition, the U.S. has learned that outlawing drugs or other substances will not stop people from using them. Today, politicians talk about legalizing cannabis, but t...

Xanax on Campus

Xanax on Campus

Ben Elfland, Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2018

Photo Illustration/ Alek Fleury and Genevieve Winn First-year Joe Smith, a pseudonym, popped four bars of Xanax at 1 a.m. one Friday. The next thing he knew he was lying in his Harris Millis dorm bed, 40 hours and nine bars later, at 5 p.m. that Saturday. He had attended two Friday morning engineering...

Solve VT’s drug epidemic

Solve VT’s drug epidemic

Staff Editorial

January 31, 2018

Thanks to Sen. Dick Sears, a bill legalizing safe injection sites is off the table for 2018. The bill would have legalized the creation of supervised spaces for people to legally use opioid drugs. Vermont legislature’s decision to put the proposal off will result in overdose deaths. The sites, w...

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