drugs

COVID-19 Deepens Toll of Opioid Crisis, Webinar Told

Isolation caused by the lockdown will make treatment and counseling harder for persons addicted to opioids, and could account for an additional 85,000 deaths, a webinar organized by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation was told.

traffic stop

If Police Smell Marijuana, Can They Search My Stuff?

Cops have frequently used the odor of pot to justify searching individuals without a warrant — a practice that has disproportionately affected people of color. However, an “odor-plus standard” that balances the interests of drug enforcement with privacy rights could arguably meet the Constitutional “smell test.”