SABET: BC PROVINCIAL HEALTH REPORT MORE ALICE IN WONDERLAND THAN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

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Provincial Health Officer’s Assertions Is Pro-Drug Propaganda (VANCOUVER, BC) – Following the release of a pro-drug propaganda missive title “Alternative to Unregulated Drugs” by the British Columbia Office of the Provincial Health Officer, Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS)President Dr. Kevin Sabet, an international drug policy expert and former three-time U.S. White presidential drug policy advisor, along […]

PARTY PLATFORMS MUST COMBAT THE NATION’S MOUNTING DRUG CRISIS

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Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions Urges RNC, DNC to Commit to Combating Harmful Drug Access and Addiction in Party Platforms (WASHINGTON, DC) – With Republican and Democratic national conventions just weeks away, the Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) is calling on both parties to commit in their respective platforms to combatting the nation’s drug crisis. With more […]

PROGRESS BEING MADE, BUT GREATER GLOBAL COOPERATION REQUIRED TO COMBAT ILLICIT DRUG USE 

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June 26 is International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Nations Urged to Embrace Treatment, Prevention, Not Harm Reduction (WASHINGTON, DC) – Despite an onslaught of misinformation and propaganda from pro-drug activists around the world, people are standing up and saying we want safer communities free from dangerous, illicit drugs.   That’s the message being shared […]

ILLINOIS WISELY PUTS THE BRAKES ON UNTESTED DRUG POLICY

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Addiction Profiteers Suffer Setback In Quest to Bring More Drugs Into Illinois’ Communities (SPRINGFIELD, IL) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy advisor to Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton, released the following statement today in response to the defeat of the Illinois CURE Act (SB3695), which will […]

BRITISH COLUMBIA REPEALS DRUG DECRIMINALIZATION, HIGHLIGHTING THE PITFALLS OF LAX DRUG POLICY

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VANCOUVER, BC) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) and PROSPER President Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., a Vancouver resident and  former White House drug policy advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama, released the following statement today in response to the abrupt announcement that British Columbia has reversed course on its dangerous experiment decriminalizing the possession of illicit drugs: “Given the […]

REPEAL OF MEASURE 110 A MAJOR VICTORY FOR ALL WHO CARE ABOUT RESPONSIBLE, PRODUCTIVE DRUG POLICY

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Governor Kotek, Legislators Should be Praised Fixing the Public Policy Nightmare (SALEM, OR) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) President Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., a former drug policy advisor to President Obama, released the following statement after Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed bipartisan legislation to repeal the state’s controversial Measure 110, which decriminalized all drugs and […]

Oxy. Heroin. Fentanyl. Everything.

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Jonathan Spear was 15 years old when he took hydrocodone for the first time. Doctors had prescribed the pills for his mother’s cancer. The powerful opioid filled Spear with a sense of contented bliss and eased the pain of watching his mother suffer from the disease that would take her life. Spear, now 29, eventually […]

“Oregon turned into the Wild West”: Decriminalizing drugs was an epic failure

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The first state to remove penalties for possession is about to become the first to re-criminalize them. Experts say we should learn from Oregon’s mistakes. “No one wants to see people with addictions in jail or prison because they’re addicted to something,” argued Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions President Dr. Kevin Sabet in a recent […]

Of all the pot options, the best keeps it illegal

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The first state to remove penalties for possession is about to become the first to re-criminalize them. Experts say we should learn from Oregon’s mistakes. Read the entire article HERE.

Oregon lawmakers roll back nation’s most permissive drug law

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Fatal overdoses have skyrocketed in the Beaver State The bill undoes much of what Measure 110 legalized more than three years ago. Over 58 percent of Oregon voters approved Measure 110 in November 2020. Instead of getting booked into jail, individuals cited for possessing drugs like fentanyl or heroin could choose between paying a $100 fine or […]

Rep. Levy Votes Yes On Measure 110 Reform

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“The voters were clear when they passed Measure 110: getting people into recovery is the top priority. But, what we’ve experienced since the implementation of Measure 110 is unacceptable,” said Rep. Emerson Levy (D-Central Oregon). “HB 4002 is a comprehensive plan to address our state’s drug and addiction problem and gives our law enforcement the tools they […]

Are we ready for a psychedelic revolution? | Shayla Love, Kevin Sabet, Matthew Johnson

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For decades, psychedelics were derided as dangerous recreational drugs; now many claim they have the potential to revolutionise the treatment of mental health. With hundreds of clinical trials now taking place, the psychedelic therapeutic market is predicted to be over ten billion within the decade. It has been widely thought that psychedelics are effective at […]

Sabet in Newsweek: The Results Are in—Oregon’s Total Drug Decriminalization Was a FailureSabet in Newsweek:

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In February 2021, politicians and activists celebrated Oregon’s implementation of Measure 110, the nation’s first law to decriminalize drugs like fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and meth. It’s not a surprise what happened next: a dramatic increase in overdoses. Fast forward to last week: Oregon Governor Tina Kotek and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a state of […]

NOW LIVE: THE DRUG REPORT

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New Online Platform and Email Digest Provides the Latest News, Research and Commentary on the Nation’s Drug Crisis and Policy Debates Site Offers Aggregated Content from Traditional Media, Scientific Journals, Other Platforms (WASHINGTON, DC) – The nation’s leading drug policy organizations and their partners, including Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and the Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS), have launched […]

Congressional Hearing on Psychedelics Comes Baked with Industry Bias Witnesses

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Veterans Subcommittee Should Demand the Addiction-for-Profit Industry’s Testimony Brings True Scientific Perspective WASHINGTON, DC) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy advisor to Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton, released the following statement today in advance for the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health’s hearing on the use of […]

A Review of Coerced Treatment

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The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s 2023 Performance Review System reported, in 2020, only 50% of state prisons and 29% of local jails offered medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), such as buprenorphine. Only 2.6% of federal inmates with opioid use disorder received MOUD. To address the revolving door between drug use and incarceration, the criminal […]

NEWSOM VETO WELCOMED, BUT MOVE WAS CALCULATED AND DOESN’T SOLVE THE LOOMING PROBLEM OF PSYCHEDELICS IN CALIFORNIA

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Encouraging More Drug Use, In The Midst Of An Addiction And Homelessness Crisis, Would Be A Disaster (WASHINGTON, DC) – Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy advisor to the Obama White House, released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s veto of California Senate Bill 58, which would […]

OREGON ISN’T PORTUGAL AND ELECTED OFFICIALS DON’T NEED A JUNKET TO EUROPE TO KNOW THAT

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European Trip for Officials by Soros Funded, Addiction Industry-Aligned Group is Desperate Attempt to Save Measure 110 (WASHINGTON, DC) – Following media reports that a George Soros-funded group, aligned with the addiction industry, is sending Oregon officials to Portugal on a “fact-finding trip,” Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS) President and former Obama White House drug policy […]

New Poll Finds Oregonians Regret Measure 110, Blame Law For Increases in Crime and Homelessness

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A survey by Emerson College Polling found 56% of voters want the drug decriminalization and treatment measure repealed completely. “There’s widespread dissatisfaction with the way that (Measure 110) dollars have been rolled out, the amount of treatment that’s available, and really with the lack of accountability,” Sabet said. “So we decided, why don’t we commission […]

Dr. Kevin Sabet in National Review: Oregon residents are realizing the impact drugs have ‘on their communities’

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“Oregonians were sold a narrative by those looking to expand addiction in the name of ‘bodily autonomy’ and addiction-for-profit. Now, two years into their new reality, it’s clear residents are waking up to the impact these drugs are having on their communities,” Kevin Sabet, president of the Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions, said in a […]

NEW POLL FINDS OREGONIANS REGRET MEASURE 110, BLAME LAW FOR INCREASES IN CRIME AND HOMELESSNESS

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Two Thirds of Voters Want to Repeal Some or All of Controversial Measure That has Led to Increased Drug Use  (WASHINGTON, DC) – A new poll finds that a strong majority of Oregonians support repealing controversial Measure 110, the ballot initiative that decriminalized, and essentially legalized possession of, drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.  The poll, commissioned by the Foundation for […]

Oregon voters souring on Measure 110, with many in favor of a complete repeal, new poll finds

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A majority of Oregonians support repealing the state’s landmark law that decriminalized small amounts of street drugs and funneled hundreds of millions of tax dollars into treatment programs and services, a new poll found. Read the full article here.