Cannabis smuggling in colonial state (article)

History Workshop Journal, Volume 86, 1 October 2018, Pages 67–89, https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/dby015
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Special Response: Over 100 Researchers and Practitioners Respond to Rod Rosenstein on Safe Injection Sites

Points: The Blog of the Alcohol & Drugs History Society

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is a letter coordinated by Kathleen Frydl, author of The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973. In it, she and 101 signees respond to an op-ed published last month in The New York Times by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in which Rosenstein argued against supervised injection sites. 

Screenshot 2018-09-20 at 8.16.39 AM Rosenstein’s Op-Ed in the New York Times

In response to the current opioid crisis a number of cities in the United States are considering establishing safe injection sites for users of heroin and other illegal drugs. This is not a new idea. Cities in Canada and Europe currently have them, including a successful program in Vancouver. Safe injection sites provide a place for people to inject illicit drugs under medical supervision. In addition to a clean and warm space, they typically offer sterile injecting equipment and basic healthcare. Many also provide referrals to treatment, housing and other…

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Is the English pub evolving or dying? (seminar)

Seminar on 19 September 2018 in Birmingham, England, co-sponsored by the British Guild of Beer Writers and the Brewery History Society.  Includes:

early modern pubs and alehouses (Mike Hailwood)

creating the Firkin chain (David Bruce)

the golden age of pub building and some regional variations (Geoff Brandwood)

consumer insight: what do peopole want from pubs today & tomorrow? (Karl Chessel)

pubs are about people (Sue Martindale)

the micropub movement (Charlie Rawlings)

For details, see Brewery History Society Newsletter, No. 82 (September 2018)