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Former Heart Surgeon: A Bud A Day Keeps The Stroke Away

http://www.fox40.com

One former heart surgeon is claiming marijuana is a miracle medicine. For years, the hands of Dr. Dave Allen operated on the hearts of patients. He’s done with that business and now does evaluations and prescriptions for medical marijuana. “No other medicine made by man can help in this manner.”

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UK to consider bill setting minimum price for alcohol.

http://www.guardian.co.uk

UK to consider bill to set minimum price for alcohol. The Guardian article doesn't even mention the possible unintended consequence of partiers opting for other drugs which may do more harm. They talk about it not being a way for grocery stores to increase profits -- pub owners and clubs however should benefit by the decreased cost difference.

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New Hampshire Leading the Charge To Grow Industrial Hemp

http://supporthemp.org

The New Hampshire legislature has approved a bill to keep industrial hemp from being listed as a controlled substance. New Hampshire farmers need two more New England states to take the same action before farmers can legally grow hemp.

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The War on Drugs is a War on Us

http://1787network.com

Libertarians are often marginalized, typically by the right, for wanting to legalize drugs. ”Whaddya wanna have HEROIN in vending machines!?!”, as some have ridiculously asked.
And while it’s true that Libertarians don’t support government action for dealing with a drug problem, it isn’t usually true that we think that people should use HARD drugs.

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Pat Robertson Backs Legalizing Marijuana

https://www.nytimes.com

“I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Mr. Robertson said in an interview on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded.”

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Smoke shop fights back against bully cops

http://www2.tricities.com

BRISTOL, TN -- Nearly a week after temporarily closing -- citing police harassment and the security of their employees as the reasons – a local smoke shop placed an ad in the Bristol Herald Courier, requesting input from those who were stopped by police near the store.

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Pat Robertson: pot should be legal like alcohol

http://www.boston.com

RICHMOND, Va.—Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government's war on drugs has failed.

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30 Stupid Things The Government Is Spending Money On

http://endoftheamericandream.com

Most of this list is totally unbelievable, and yet true.

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Proposed law in Ohio would make "secret compartments" illegal

http://www.dispatch.com

A proposed state law, advocated by Gov. John Kasich, would make it a fourth-degree felony to own a vehicle equipped with secret compartments.

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Georgia Student Sues School Over Strip Search In Front Of Classmates

http://www.foxnews.com

A Georgia middle school student claimed in a lawsuit Wednesday he was humiliated and traumatized when he was brought to a vice principal's office and forced to strip in front of classmates who said he had marijuana.

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People Arrested for Cannabis Law Offenses this Year 113,159

http://www.drugsense.org

People Arrested for Cannabis Law Offenses this Year 113,159

Police arrested an estimated 858,408 persons for cannabis violations in 2009. Of those charged with cannabis violations, approximately 89 percent were charged with possession only. An American is arrested for violating cannabis laws every 30 seconds.

Source: Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Ten Years After Decrim, Drug Abuse Down by Half in Portugal

http://www.forbes.com

Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this unprecedented experiment, drug abuse is down by half.

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U.N. drug bust fails to trigger asset forfeiture

http://www.guardian.co.uk

1/26/12 16k(35 LBS!) cocaine was found @ U.N. in NWC. The drugs were confiscated -- no arrests, no seizure. By contrast...

(from http://www.erowid.org/freedom/law/forfeiture/forfeiture_info1.shtml paraphrased)

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TN Police Ignore Pot at ABC Commisioner's Home

http://www.rawstory.com

Tennessee police reportedly found marijuana in plain view when they entered the home of Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) Director Danielle Elks to check for intruders.

The commission is in charge of eradicating marijuana in the state in addition to regulating alcohol

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Eighth-grader sells marijuana packed brownies to classmates

http://www.rawstory.com

Eighth-grader sells marijuana packed brownies to classmates

It turned out not to be your typical brownie sale at one New York City middle school, as a student placed an interesting ingredient in treats prepared for her classmates.

According to The New York Daily News, an eighth-grade girl sold brownies containing marijuana out of her bookbag at Intermediate School 208 in Queens during lunch time.

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Pot smoking not as damaging as cigarettes? You don't say?

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com

Finally getting some mainstream coverage...although the bit about "chronic users" suffering from anxiety and depression? Maybe you should lay off alcohol and cigs too, if that's the case. Addictive personalities...don't blame the plant.

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New York Mayor Tiptoes Towards Alcohol Prohibition

http://m.nypost.com

Not content with driving cigarette sales out-of-state with high taxes, New York Michael Bloomberg has begun a "partnership" aimed at “reducing alcohol retail outlet density" and "reduc[ing] the exposure to alcohol products and bar advertising and promotion in retail." Hey, it worked in the 1920s, right?

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President Obama: An Unexpected Enemy Of Marijuana

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

A lot of people though Obama was different... I don't know why.

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Jury Refuses to Convict on Possession

http://www.youtube.com

A pretrial jury in Montana refuses to convict a man for 1/16 oz worth of marijuana.

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In war on drugs, dissent ‘unpatriotic’

http://www.miamiherald.com

Miami Herald opt-ed page about the war on drugs and LEAP

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