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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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Prescription Drugs Kill 300 Percent More Americans than Illegal Drugs

By David Gutierrez | A report by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission has concluded that prescription drugs have outstripped illegal drugs as a cause of death. An analysis of 168,900 autopsies conducted in Florida in 2007 found that three times ...

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BRITISH STUDY SAYS POT LESS RISKY THAN ALCOHOL, SHOULD BE LEGALIZED

NORML - The potential health risks associated with cannabis are less than those associated with alcohol and do not justify the continued criminalization of the plant or its users, according to a report published by The Beckley Foundation – an ...

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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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Victims of the Drug War Are Forced to Resort to Bizarre Legal Defenses

By Kevin Carey | On November 16, 2005, Willie “Bo” Mitchell and three co-defendants — Shelton “Little Rock” Harris, Shelly “Wayne” Martin, and Shawn Earl Gardner — appeared for a hearing in the modern federal courthouse in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. The ...

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Could Coca Cola Distribution Network Save Children’s Lives?

In 1988, Simon Berry, Chief Executive of ruralnet|uk was working as a development worker in remote north east of Zambia, conscious that while he could buy a bottle of Coke anywhere, 1 in every 5 children under the age of ...

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