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Top 10 Legal Drugs Linked to Violence

Time | When people consider the connections between drugs and violence, what typically comes to mind are illegal drugs like crack cocaine. However, certain medications — most notably, some antidepressants like Prozac — have also been linked to increase risk ...

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Hemp Can Save America and the World!

The good news is we’ve found a plant that can save the world. The bad news is…it’s illegal! Neenah Payne, Activist Post | What if a plant could save the economy, end the oil wars, restore the environment, improve everyone’s heath, provide ...

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Mexico considers change to Marijuana policy

Michael Roberts | The response to Amendment 64’s passage has gone international, with Felipe Calderon, Mexico’s president suggesting that his country’s pot policies may have to change as a result of the measure, as well as a similar one approved in Washington. A ...

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Marijuana legalized in Colorado and Washington

Allison Linn, NBC News | Voters in Colorado and Washington on Tuesday approved measures allowing adults to use marijuana for any purpose, NBC News projected, marking an historic turning point in the slow-growing acceptance of marijuana usage. In Massachusetts, voters ...

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The insanity of Britain’s drugs policy

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian | Imagine the Afghan war had run for the past 40 years. Imagine 2,000 deaths a year. The enemy remains 400,000-strong, despite 40,000 being taken prisoner annually. The war costs £1bn a month. Casualties vary from time to ...

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UK drug policy not based on evidence

ITV | The UKDPC called for Parliament “to revisit the level of penalties applied to all drug offences and particularly those concerned with production and supply”, but stopped short of calling for the decriminalisation or legalisation of most drugs. The ...

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The war on drugs is a war on freedom

David Gordon |  The efforts, spurred by Mayor Bloomberg, to ban large cans of drinks deemed too sugary have been much in the news lately; and a peculiar point in the mayor’s defense of this measure is highly relevant to Laurence ...

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Why Legalizing Cannabis Makes Sense

By Joe Klein | For the past several years, I’ve been harboring a fantasy, a last political crusade for the baby-boom generation. We, who started on the path of righteousness, marching for civil rights and against the war in Vietnam, ...

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Majority disagree with cannabis reclassification

There is a substantial amount of anger over the government’s decision to reclassify cannabis, a new poll suggests. The politics.co.uk poll, which comes as government ministers from across the world meet in Vienna for the UN’s summit on drugs, shows ...

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Obama on Weed

“The war on drugs has been an utter failure. (W)e need to rethink and decriminalize our (nation’s) marijuana laws.” -Barack Obama, January 2004 (Watch the video here.) “I inhaled frequently, that was the point.” -Barack Obama, November 2006 (Watch the ...

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Medical marijuana act passes NJ panel

By DEREK HARPER TRENTON – New Jersey took a major step toward becoming the latest state to allow certain patients to use marijuana Monday, when the Senate’s Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee approved the Compassionate Use Medicinal Marijuana ...

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Can Marijuana help memory?

Elements found in marijuana can be beneficial to ageing brains and can even stimulate the growth of new brain cells – according to Ohio State University scientists. Their research suggests that a legal drug derived from marijuana could even be ...

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12 years for Saudi student having cannabis

SHAH ALAM: “Please, please” pleaded Muhamed Tariq Sadaquah Abualjadeil in the High Court yesterday, minutes before he was to be sentenced. His counsel, Gurbachan Singh, who was delivering his mitigation plea, shrugged off his client several times, then gave in ...

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DRUGS: A BUSINESS FOR OUR TIMES

By Sam Smith – Progressive Review | Since there is so much bad financial news these days, we thought this might cheer you up. The drug business is doing extremely well, thanks in large part to years of de facto subsidy by ...

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LSD, Ecstasy Tested on Terminally Ill Patients

Researchers are exploring the use of hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and ecstasy as a form of “psychedelic psychotherapy” for terminally ill patients, London’s Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. A clinical trial involving LSD began in Switzerland, in June. Eight patients were ...

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America’s never-ending prohibition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – America’s alcohol prohibition lasted 13 years, filled the country’s prisons, inspired contempt for the law among millions, bred corruption and produced Al Capone. What it did not do was keep Americans from drinking.   America’s marijuana prohibition ...

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Oh! What a Lovely (drugs) War

By Ron F | According to UN figures, in the 2000 growing season opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan covered 82,000 hectares. (1) Following a ban ruthlessly enforced by the Taliban opium cultivation declined to 8,000 hectares in the following year, ...

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V.A. Using Iraq Vets as Guinea Pigs in Drug Tests

By Greg Mitchell | As if the “soldier suicide” problem wasn’t bad enough already, word has just emerged from ABC News and The Washington Times that our government is testing drugs with severe side effects, including promoting suicidal behavior, on ...

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Now experts say cannabis should be legal

By David Maddox | CANNABIS should be legalised and taxed, an influential Scottish think tank recommended yesterday, just weeks after the Government hardened its attitude towards the drug, reclassifying it as a class B substance. The Scottish Futures Forum yesterday ...

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Noam Chomsky on Marijuana

By John Veit – HIGH TIMES MAGAZINE | A hundred years from now, Avram Noam Chomsky is going to figure in the history books as the prime voice of conscience, dissent and reason in the wars and social catastrophes of the ...

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The War on Drugs – ’30 Years of Failure’

Radley Balko | HBO’s critically acclaimed drama The Wire wrapped up its final season in March. The show has been widely praised for its raw and cynical realism, its huge cast of multidimensional characters interweaving across complex story arcs, and ...

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How Pot Became Demonized

The following is an excerpt from “Dying to Get High” by Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb (NYU Press, 2008). (c) 2008 NYU Press. Reproduced by permission of the publisher. For many modern critics, the concept of “medical marijuana” is ...

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Police reject tougher action on cannabis

By Alan Travis – The Guardian | Police will not adopt a tougher approach to cases of simple possession of cannabis when ministers upgrade the legal status of the drug to class B, the Guardian can disclose. The Association of Chief Police ...

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Brown wants tougher policy on cannabis

By Alan Travis | Gordon Brown’s decision to overturn the advice of his own group of drug experts by pressing ahead with a tougher policy on cannabis could face a high court challenge from campaigners. As the report from the 23-strong ...

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