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AP IMPACT: US drug war has met none of its goals

http://news.yahoo.com

After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.
Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn't worked.

"In the grand scheme, it has not been successful," Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. "Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified."

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Detroiters may vote on legal marijuana, proposal heads for ballot

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3,700 signatures have been submitted to take a step at ending this insane war on drugs.

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Bolivia Slips Coke Back Into "Coca-Colla"

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In the past, Bolivia has tried to banish the coca leaf--a mild stimulant--from production. But now that coca grower Evo Morales is president, the government has changed its stance. Morales' administration backs the coca leaf for certain uses, including teas, liqueurs, toothpaste, and now Coca-Colla. At the same time, the government has booted drug enforcement officials out of the country.

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Drug-free inmates put on methadone

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Prisoners who have beaten their drug dependency while incarcerated are being given substances such as methadone – the highly addictive heroin substitute – before their release, according to reports.

"This doesn't get people off drugs – but captures them in the grip of methadone instead." "It's one of the craziest ideas from any government."

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Obama & Corporate Media Are Aggressively Undermining Pot Normalization

http://www.alternet.org

While marijuana is more mainstream than ever, legalization still faces backlash from the powers that be.

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First City in America to Criminalize Marijuana Passes Resolution

http://www.alternet.org

The El Paso city council has gone on record as condemning current US drug policies and demanding a shift to a smarter, more humane approach to drug sales and use.

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Video shows jet shooting down missionaries

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DRAMATIC video has emerged showing a bungled CIA drug operation that led to Peruvian fighter jets shooting down a light plane carrying American missionaries.

The disturbing 2001 surveillance plane footage, aired on America's ABC News, shows the Peruvian fighters opening fire on a seaplane being shadowed by a CIA aircraft.

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Seattle’s New City Attorney Will Dismiss All Marijuana Cases

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Pete Holmes, the newly elected Seattle city attorney, is already making good on his campaign promise to dismiss any marijuana possession charges that come through his office, the Seattle Times reported last week. Holmes dismissed two marijuana-related cases on his first day on the job, and several others are about to be dismissed, including cases taken up by the previous city attorney.

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Crooked Sheriff Threatens Pot-Dealing Competitor

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Sheriff Raymond Martin once pulled his service revolver from its holster and pointed it at his drug-dealing partner, warning the man there was no "getting out" of their relationship, a criminal complaint against Martin alleges.

We told you earlier about how Martin, the sheriff in rural Gallatin County in southern Illinois, was arrested last May on drug and gun charges for allegedly dealing marijuana that had been confiscated by police.

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Portugal's Drug Decriminalization Policy Shows Positive Results

http://www.scientificamerican.com

Street drugrelated deaths from overdoses drop and the rate of HIV cases crashes

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