VOLUME 10, ISSUE 1- Spring 2016
Drug Abuse: Revealing the Impacts through Science
In this edition of the Journal, our feature article is by Siskiyou County, CA Sheriff-Coroner Col. Jon E. Lopey, Sr., BA, MJM, FBINA, (USA-Ret) entitled Colorado’s Decriminalization of Marijuana: A Forecast for Justice System Administrators. Col. Lopey provides a comprehensive analysis of research on the impacts and effects experienced as a result of the marijuana legalization movement, especially in Colorado, and its negative implications to all of the citizens of the U.S.
We are pleased to include a highly significant reprint from the journal Traffic Injury Prevention, entitled Delays in DUI blood testing: Impact on cannabis DUI assessments by Ed Wood, DUID Victim Voices, Morrison, CO; Ashley Brooks-Russell, Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora; and Phillip Drum, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA. These researchers share the important information they learned from their detailed examination of DUI cases in Colorado and Washington.
Finally, in her excellent commentary, Treating Heroin Addiction in Florida, Nancy L. Hamilton, MPA, CAP, CCJAP, executive director of Operation PAR in Pinellas Park, FL, succinctly outlines the history of the heroin epidemic, the reality of heroin addiction today and the “…effective evidence-based medical treatments that have helped millions to reach recovery.”