Drug and Alcohol Prohibition

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Lawyers' Advice for Pot Suspects: Keep Your Mouth Shut

http://www.alternet.org

A panel of marijuana criminal defense attorneys on the opening day of NORML's 39th Annual National Conference in Portland Thursday were unanimous and emphatic on one thing people with pot should do when confronted by police: exercise their right to remain silent.

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Magic Mushrooms May Ease Anxiety of Cancer

http://cannabisculture.com

The hallucinogen psilocybin -- known by the street name magic mushrooms -- may help ease the anxiety that often accompanies late-stage cancer, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

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So You're Running For Mayor Questionaire

http://cannabisculture.com

Toronto City politics got heated a few weeks ago when it was revealed right wing mayoral candidate Rob Ford got popped with a roach in his pocket a decade ago in Florida. This didn't hurt his election bid in the least. In fact Yongesterdam potheads began to wonder about Ford, who two years ago ushered through a busted grow-op cost recovery bylaw. After Ford's roach revelation, complete with mug shot via CBC, other candidates were quick to claim their cannabis cred.

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Santa Monica Outlaws Smoking On Balconies

http://blogs.laweekly.com

If you're a smoker, you're not welcome in Santa Monica.

That's pretty much the message the city of Santa Monica sent to smokers Thursday as a new law went into effect making it illegal for people to light up within 25 feet of any apartment building, window or vent., the Santa Monica Daily Press reports. The law is intended to prevent people from smoking on patios and balconies of apartments.

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Marijuana a "Gateway" Drug? Scientists Call Theory Half-Baked

http://www.cbsnews.com

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire say pot serves as a "gateway" to other drugs mainly for young people who are poor, unemployed, and subjected to severe psychological stress.

In other words, it's not about pot but about the potholes young people encounter on the road of life.

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New state cigarette tax causing crime in New York

http://www.metrowny.com

A quick scan last week of police reports published by various weekly and daily newspapers throughout the state found a number of stories with headlines featuring phrases related to the theft of cigarettes. In fact, further investigation found dozens and dozens of cigarette-related crimes that began shortly after July 1, which by no coincidence is when the new tax went into effect.

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FDA acts against 5 electronic cigarette distributors

http://www.fda.gov

The FDA uses it's powers to ban "electronic" cigarets. Welcome to the new powers of the government.

Aren't these really a toy instead of a food, drug or cosmetic? Yes, yes, yes. I know how they work and that these can be used as a drug delivery system. So does your automobile. I believe that the FDA needs to narrow it's focus and do a better job there instead of expanding what it does. Consumer Reports or similar private testing agency would be a better forum for public safety with respect these devices.

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If drugs were legal, BBC Documentary

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Free 60 minute documentary by the BBC "If drugs were legal". Real interviews, mixed with a fictional tale in a hypothetical world where drugs are deregulated (aside from Smack & Nose Candy). Great points are brought up throughout the movie. Unfortunately even with so many indisputable facts, the debate at the end proved that people will always believe government is required in order to keep people safe.

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American Prohibition Has Killed 28,000 Mexicans in The Last 4 Years

http://www.bukisa.com

“The costs of that war have long since reached intolerable levels: more than 28,000 of our fellow citizens dead since late 2006; expenditures well above $10 billion; terrible damage to Mexico's image abroad; human rights violations by government security forces; and ever more crime. In a recent poll by the Mexico City daily Reforma, 67 percent of Mexicans said these costs are unacceptable, while 59 percent said the drug cartels are winning the war.”

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Marijuana Smokers Gather In Mexico City, Demand Legalization

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

With much of the nation in the throes of a bloody drug war against violent cartels, more than 200 people gathered Sunday in a Mexico City park to smoke marijuana and demand its legalization.

The activists braved pouring rain to rally on the popular tourist drag of the Alameda to have a smoke-in protesting marijuana's illegal status in Mexico, reports AFP.

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