A $30 million grant program managed by the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) will pay for the distribution of items used for smoking illicit substances. People living in underserved communities will be given priority for the grants, which will include smoking kits for users of substances such as crystal methamphetamine and crack. An HHS spokesperson said the grants are designed to help people struggling with substance use to stay healthy and safe, avoid overdose death and find their way into treatment programs. In his book The Wave Principle of Human Social Behavior, Robert Prechter noted that “waxing positive social mood accompanies increased inclusionary tendencies in every aspect of society.” Yet if you’ve followed socionomists’ work on the Drug War, you might nevertheless wonder: What’s up with a relaxed stance toward drugs near all-time highs in the stock market? Get the answer to that question and see 100 years of drug prohibition history in a conversation between Matt Lampert and Robert Folsom on the “Pop Trends Price Culture” videocast. To learn more watch “Marijuana and Mood: The Past, Present and Future of Pot Prohibition” (free SocioClub signup required).
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