Drug and Alcohol Prohibition

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A Great Anti-Drug War Animation

http://www.youtube.com

This three-minute animation by Haik Hoisington contrasts a society that legally produces and consumes a pleasure- giving flower with a society where the same flower is illegal and prohibited. The animation reflects on the social and economic costs of marijuana prohibition.

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FIVE WAYS THE DRUG WAR HURTS KIDS

http://reason.tv

FIVE WAYS THE DRUG WAR HURTS KIDS: A CONVERSATION WITH NEILL FRANKLIN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST PROHIBITION

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Senate Votes to Double Fines, Jail Time for Pot Brownies

http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com

Daily News @ RevolutionNews.US ~ Last night the United States Senate voted to double the penalties for the nation’s newest existential threat: brownies made with marijuana!

http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2010/07/30/senate-votes-to-double-fines...

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Oakland Gives Final OK To Large-Scale Pot Farms

http://www.npr.org

Under the plan, which would take effect in January, license recipients would be heavily taxed and regulated. They would have to pay the city $211,000 in annual permit fees, carry $2 million in liability insurance and be prepared to devote up to 8 percent of gross sales to taxes.

The measure also would require bidders to meet certain labor, environmental and product safety standards.

However, there would be no size restrictions on the facilities.

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Oakland pot-growing plan worries small bud tenders

http://news.yahoo.com

I keep telling the "legalization" advocates it could be worse than what we already have in many states....

OAKLAND, Calif. – After weathering the fear of federal prosecution and competition from drug cartels, California's medical marijuana growers see a new threat to their tenuous existence: the "Wal-Marting" of weed.

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Wall Street Is Laundering Drug Money And Getting Away With It

http://www.cannabisculture.com

America’s largest banks can engage in flagrantly criminal activity on a massive scale and emerge almost completely unscathed. The latest sickening example comes from Wachovia Bank: Accused of laundering $380 billion in Mexican drug cartel money, the financial behemoth is expected to emerge with nothing more than a slap on the wrist thanks to an official government policy which protects megabanks from criminal charges.

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Help! Teens Are Using Digital Drugs to Get High

http://gizmodo.com

Kids around the country are getting high on the internet, thanks to MP3s that induce a state of ecstasy. And it could be a gateway drug leading teens to real world narcotics.

At least that's what Kansas News 9 is reporting about a phenomenon called I-dosing, which involves finding an online dealer who can hook you up with "digital drugs" that get you high through your headphones.

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States Start Banning K2

http://www.nytimes.com

On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, signed a bill prohibiting possession of K2. Missouri is the nation’s eighth state this year to ban the substance, which has sent users to emergency rooms across the country complaining of everything from elevated heart rates and paranoia to vomiting and hallucinations.

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PA offers wine vending machines... complete with CCTV & breathalyzer.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

The state of Pennsylvania has introduced America's first ever wine vending machine as part of a supermarket trial. Customers "just" have to swipe their driver's licence, look into the camera and blow into a breathalyser attached to the machine to purchase bottles of wine.

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Marijuana Dispensaries Resist L.A. Crackdown

http://online.wsj.com

Earl Stein's "Organic Pharmacy" is one of more than 400 medical-marijuana dispensaries the City Council aimed to shut down with an ordinance that took effect recently. But he hasn't closed up shop completely. He has merely removed his marijuana inventory for now, and hopes discrimination lawsuits filed against the city by himself and other dispensary operators will force officials to let him resume the trade....

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