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PIXABAY Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) proposed emergency legislation to prohibit chemical compounds found in synthetic drugs after a recent upsurge in overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, in Washington, D.C.

Spike in Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Prompts Emergency Legislation

Following a dramatic uptick in reported overdoses of K2, a strain of synthetic marijuana, since mid-July, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) introduced emergency legislation to widen the scope of what constitutes a banned synthetic drug in the District. Washington, D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services treated or transported 1,663 patients for[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Drug Issue 2018

Despite Pushback, Student Drug Use Continues Chronicling the Grass-Roots Fight for Legal Pot in DC Pressure to Succeed Leads Students to Drug Abuse US Opioid Epidemic Breaks Bodies and Minds Debunking Common Drug Myths Cigarette Use Does Not Vanish With Vaporizers Reconciling Drug Use With Ethics and Religion


Debunking Common Drug Myths

Myth #1: It’s too late to quit cigarettes — the damage is already done. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have quit smoking see improvements regardless of how long they have been smoking . The body begins the healing process just 20 minutes after an[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, The Guide

Reconciling Drug Use With Ethics and Religion

As a Jesuit university, Georgetown has always had a strong connection to religious traditions and ethics. But when drugs are involved, deeply held beliefs can seem dizzying and contradictory. From professional ethicists to everyday men and women of faith, Hoyas are doing the hard work of analyzing the ethics of[Read More…]

by February 22, 2018 0 comments Drug Issue, Features, Guide - Top, The Guide

Georgetown Author R.F. Kuang Speaks on Upcoming Novel ‘The Poppy War’

HarperCollins is set to publish Georgetown senior Rebecca Kuang’s (SFS ’18) speculative historical fiction novel “The Poppy War” in May 2018, followed by two sequels. Set in a mythical land inspired by 20th century China, the book follows a young orphan’s entry into an elite military school and her discovery[Read More…]

Former Law Professor Arrested on Drug Charges

Former Law Professor Arrested on Drug Charges

A former adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, Jack Vitayanon, was arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute illegal drugs Wednesday. Vitayanon, an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Professional Responsibility, is accused of attempting to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamines in Arizona and[Read More…]

by February 3, 2017 0 comments City News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Reframing Duterte’s War on Drugs

Politics in the Philippines is rife with contradictions. It is probably the only country in the world where voters would elect an authoritarian as president, a human rights activist as vice president, a homophobic celebrity boxer as senator and the first transgender congresswoman all in one general election. This partly[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

BENNETT: Drug Warped (Please Dope Responsibly)

THE EDGE, HISTORY- Greetings from the frontlines of the Drug War. No, not the War on Drugs, which has come to exemplify everything bad about American governance. From the racism of sentencing disparities between white drug users and those of color, or the undue influence of corporate money in politics[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
HOCHBERG: Legalize The Use Of Drugs

HOCHBERG: Legalize The Use Of Drugs

The competitive college debate world loves debating whether or not the United States should legalize all drugs. As radical as this concept sounds, it is a favorite among debate teams because not only is it possible to effectively argue for the legalization of all drugs, but it might even be[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 1 comment Business, Business - Top

Down with Pharmaceutical Costs

Hepatitis C officially has a cure: Sovaldi. It is a powerful drug capable of healing the 150-200 million hepatitis C sufferers around the world. This pharmaceutical discovery entered the market in 2014 and was listed on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. Though Sovaldi has the power to[Read More…]

by September 7, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top