Who needs educated more on Opiates, those who profit from it, or those who use them?

That is and should be the question? Why are we NOT sending any educators from the public system who can teach ahead of trouble? IF anyone should be getting educated it should be those who need to know those we are sending profit from their dumb asses!, hmm?

I agree with Tod Mills, glad the MNJ has not yet CENSORED him like they have so many others before him.

Richland County leaders to learn more about opiates

Jun. 26, 2014   |  


Written by

Mark Caudill

News Journal

Judge Brent RobinsonMANSFIELD — Richland County Common Pleas Judge Brent Robinson said he wants to know more about medicated-assisted treatment for drug addicts.

He’ll get the chance Monday in Columbus. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O’Connor and Gov. John Kasich asked representatives from all 88 counties to assemble a group of community leaders to attend the state’s Judicial Symposium on Opiate Addiction.

“The agenda will be understanding addiction and discussing medicated-assisted treatment,” Robinson said. “As a drug court, we’ve been successful without (medicated-assisted) treatment. We’re going to look at that and see if it can make our drug court even more effective.”

Robinson put together the local team, which will include Mansfield Municipal Court Judge Frank Ardis, Prosecutor James Mayer Jr., Commissioner Tim Wert, sheriff’s Maj. Joe Masi, Drug Court senior Officer Pam Myers and attorney Steve Cockley.

Also headed to Columbus are Joe Trolian, executive director of the Mental Health and Recovery Services board; Veronica Groff, president and CEO of Catalyst Life Services; and Tracee Pollard-Anderson, executive director of Community Action for Capable Youth.

“We’re looking for alternatives on how to deal with the drug problem,” Masi said. “We’re looking at every resource that’s available and finding out what alternatives are out there.”

From a law enforcement perspective, Masi said he knows something needs to be done.

“It seems like the root of most crimes, you can always trace it to drug abuse,” he said.

Robinson said he anticipates hearing doctors discuss treating drug addicts with medication. He said some medication, including Vivitrol, is very expensive.

“You need a funding source whether it be Medicaid or a grant,” Robinson said. “You can’t expect the local residents to support that service.”

Six counties are part of a pilot program to study the effectiveness of medicated-assisted treatment.

Monday’s symposium will not be the end of the story. Robinson has scheduled a town hall meeting for July 17 in his courtroom. The team will talk about the symposium and take questions from the public.

“We’ll come back and tell the people what we’ve learned and how we’re planning to implement it,” Robinson said.

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Tod Mills · Top Commenter · University of Michigan

Excerpt from the link below:

Daily Bell: ….We tend to believe that the globalists have decided to make drugs available legally around the world and that marijuana is the first beneficiary. Your thoughts on the cannabis opportunity and on the medical marijuana investment opportunity in particular?

Nick: Generally speaking, I’m not so sure that is the case, because I think the drug war provides an excellent pretext for the US to intervene in certain countries, particularly in Latin America and specifically Colombia. And they’re not going to give up that pretext easily, in my view. But that being said, I think they’re being forced to give it up piece by piece because of what’s happening in places like Colorado, in Washington, and in Uruguay.

I think when you consider the totality of the drug war—the police state that comes with it, the jailing of people for victimless crimes, the loss of civil liberties, all the money wasted and lives ruined— I THINK YOU CAN CORRECTLY CALL THE WAR ON DRUGS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY. So if that is coming to an end for whatever reason, that’s a good thing.

In terms of profiting from medical marijuana, yes, I do think there’s going to be a huge market for that. I think it’s going to be an uphill battle because you have so many institutionalized interests, not the least of which is the pharmaceutical industry in the US, which is not going to be happy that there will be some cheap alternatives to their products that people can obtain by bypassing them and growing in their own back yard.


Tod Mills · Top Commenter · University of Michigan

When are we going to hear which deputy murdered Brian Garber, and when does his trial start????????

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