Bad Timing

And the principle on which his transition plan would have been based is adaptability to the unforeseen.

Folks have been worried about the growing ‘militarization’ of US police forces for quite a while -- a cultural phenomenon attributed to overriding concern about foreign terrorism that developed in the wake of the 9-11 tragedy.

We shouldn’t ignore, however, the impact of the crack epidemic that dominated the last few decades of the 20th Century. That was a game-changer as well.

Not that cocaine hadn’t long been a presence in American cities. But its use was limited to those who could afford it. Crack changed all that. Suddenly, a cheap, extra-potent smokeable form of cocaine was readily available to almost everybody in certain areas -- regardless of income or social class.

Horrified, government responded in the usual way: through efforts to arrest and imprison people, in hopes of deterring others. Mandatory sentencing guidelines, three-strikes laws, jump out squads – all part of the campaign to halt the epidemic in its tracks. That included the “stop and...

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That is not the doc’s fault, and frankly, it isn't really James’, either. It’s what happens where addiction rules. If not at that moment, then the next.

Medical Relapse Trap

That is not the doc’s fault, and frankly, it isn't really James’, either. It’s what happens where addiction rules. If not at that moment, then the next.

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Not completely unexpectedly, the research team found that using the more potent forms substantially increased the risk for cannabis use disorders (CUDs in the US),  as well as anxiety disorders.

Bad Timing

And the principle on which his transition plan would have been based is adaptability to the unforeseen.

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Their presence sometimes go unnoticed because it’s the problem children that wind up in the media, the result of an incident or neighborhood complaints.

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