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Mexican official: CIA 'manages' drug trade

http://www.aljazeera.com

Allegations about official complicity in the drug business are nothing new when they come from activists, professors, campaigners or even former officials. However, an official spokesman for the authorities in one of Mexico's most violent states - one which directly borders Texas - going on the record with such accusations is unique.

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Los Angeles City Council Bans All Medical Marijuana Shops

http://in.reuters.com

The Los Angeles City Council decided unanimously on Tuesday to ban all storefront medical marijuana shops, in a blow to a industry that operates in violation of federal law but has become the largest collection of pot dispensaries in California. The 14-0 vote by the council comes after conflicting court decisions on how far local jurisdictions in California can go in cracking down on the cannabis shops. Some observers say the issue could end up before the state's Supreme Court.

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U.S. Priorities in Drug War Debated as Pill Abuse Rises

http://www.nytimes.com

MEXICO CITY — America’s drug problem is shifting from illicit substances like cocaine to abuse of prescription painkillers, a change that is forcing policy makers to re-examine the long and expensive strategy of trying to stop illegal drugs from entering the United States. This rethinking extends beyond the United States, where policy makers are debating how to better reduce demand for painkillers.

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The Funniest Comic Bits That Skewer the Drug War by Chris Rock

http://www.alternet.org

The Funniest Comic Bits That Skewer the Drug War by Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart et al

While the drug war is not a laughing matter, comedians are often able to capture the absurdity and insanity better than policy papers and traditional journalism.

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Ohio Decriminalizes Cannabis Paraphernalia

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

Ohio decriminalized possession of small cannabis amounts many years ago, but possession of paraphernalia remained a crime until this September.

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Chris Christie Calls War On Drugs 'A Failure'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has become the latest leader to condemn the now 40-year-old war on drugs. "The war on drugs, while well-intentioned, has been a failure," Christie said Monday during a speech at The Brookings Institution. "We're warehousing addicted people everyday in state prisons in New Jersey, giving them no treatment." Christie stressed the merits of legislation recently passed by New Jersey state lawmakers that institutes a year of mandatory treatment for first-time, nonviolent drug offenders instead of jail time.

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Marijuana Legalization Campaign Targets Parents

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WASHINGTON - Advocates of a Colorado campaign aimed at legalizing marijuana through the ballot box are directly targeting the most difficult voters to win over on the issue: parents. "Please, card my son," the billboard reads, which went up Wednesday across from the Denver Broncos' stadium and displays a father with his arm on his son's shoulder.

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Govt-sponsored study destroys DEA's classification of marijuana

http://reason.com

In a recent Open Neurology Journal article, four University of California at San Diego researchers review the evidence concerning marijuana's medical utility and conclude that its continued classification as a Schedule I drug is "not tenable." But the DEA's classification of marijuana has been destroyed many times in the past. Twenty-four years ago, an administrative law judge, responding to a legal challenge initiated in 1972, recommended that marijuana be taken off Schedule I, calling it "one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man."

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Why Smoking Pot Makes Me a Better Mom

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Why Smoking Pot Makes Me a Better Mom
Anybody who thinks that weed makes parents ignore their children has clearly never been high around one.
July 1, 2012 |

The following story first appeared on Jezebel.

I wanted to get my husband to watch our daughter so I could get stoned and pound out this essay about being a mom who smokes pot. But when I stepped

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Florida Prisoners Serving 194% More Time For Drugs Than In 1990s

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Florida inmates convicted of non-violent drug crimes spent 194 percent more time behind bars in 2009 than they did in 1990, costing the state billions of dollars but providing little public safety benefit, a new study found. The study, by the Pew Center on the States, examined trends in 35 states that provided data on incarceration for inmates convicted of violent crimes, property crimes and drug offenses. It found that nationally, state inmates across all categories of offenses served an average of nine additional months in custody, a rise of 36 percent since 1990.

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G.O.P. Senators Oppose Cuomo’s Marijuana Plan

http://www.nytimes.com

The Republican majority in the State Senate is not satisfied with a proposal by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana and will not pass it in its current form, the chamber’s top lawmaker said Wednesday.

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Efforts To Relax Pot Rules Gaining Momentum

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Marijuana Decriminalization: Efforts To Relax Pot Rules Gaining Momentum In U.S. - Catharine Leach is married and has two boys, age 2 and 8. She has a good job with a federal contractor and smokes pot most every day. While she worries that her public support for marijuana decriminalization and legalization could cost her a job or bring the police to her door, the 30-year-old Warwick resident said she was tired of feeling like a criminal for using a drug that she said is far less harmful than the glass or wine or can of beer enjoyed by so many others after a long day's work.

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Up in Smoke: Obama's Hypocritical War on Marijuana

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

A forthcoming biography on President Obama is making headlines, with new details about the president smoking marijuana with his teenage friends in Hawaii.

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Liberty Activist Turned Police Informant

http://bbs.freetalklive.com

Stacy was a member of Students for Liberty, the Drexel Student Liberty Front, Center for a Stateless Society, and presumably numerous other activist outlets. She has been to Porcfest. Lot's of people know and (used to) trust her, as a well liked member of the liberty community. Late last year, she was ratted out as a drug dealer and she, in turn, informed on several of her friends and other people in the liberty movement.

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End a Failed Drug War (and Boost Entrepreneurship?)

http://www.portfolio.com

End a Failed Drug War (and Boost Entrepreneurship?)

The global war on drugs is a failure, a high-profile commission funded by Richard Branson declares, as it calls for governments to consider decriminalizing some drugs. Could ending the decades-long battle be an opening for entrepreneurs?

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Medical Marijuana Irrelevant To Romney

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Medical Marijuana Irrelevant To Romney

http://youtu.be/8GRLD0pz0bo

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How a Libertarian became a Pennsylvania State Police Informant

http://georgedonnelly.com

How could a libertarian anarchist become a police informant, you ask? It’s quite simple really. According to the grapevine, a bright college-age libertarian lady studying in Philadelphia stands accused by Pennsylvania state police of selling drugs they don’t like to an undercover cop on seven occasions. She’s looking at seven felonies.

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2,700-Year-Old Marijuana Stash Found In Chinese Tomb

http://www.greenlifepages.com

Researchers say they have located the world's oldest stash of marijuana, in a tomb in a remote part of China. The cache of cannabis is about 2,700 years old and was clearly ``cultivated for psychoactive purposes," rather than as fibre for clothing or as food, says a research paper in the Journal of Experimental Botany.

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Australia - "Drugs War A Failure"

http://www.smh.com.au

The Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr, is among a group of prominent Australians who have declared the ''war on drugs'' a failure in the most significant challenge to drug laws in decades.

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CNN Report: USA Is The Incarceration Nation

http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com

Americans make up just 5 percent of the world's population but account for 25 percent of the population behind bars. Why? Because prisons are a big business and the WAR on Drugs, CNN reporter Fareed Zakaria says. The total number of Americans under correctional supervision (prison, parole, etc.) is 7.1 million, more than the entire state of Massachusetts. Prisons are a big business. Most are privately run, have powerful lobbyists and have bought most state politicians.

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