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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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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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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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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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Santa Monica Outlaws Smoking On Balconies

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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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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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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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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.”

Read more: http://www.bukisa.com/articles/350509_american-hubris-has-killed-28000-m...

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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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A Merger Made In High Heaven: US Cannabis To Buy WeedMaps

http://techcrunch.com

WeedMaps.com is an online community where medical marijuana patients connect with other patients in their geographic region to discuss and review local cannabis co-operatives, dispensaries, medical doctors and delivery services.

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Teen accidentally texts sheriff for weed, cops use discretion

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

It's usually best not to text the sheriff with a marijuana purchase request. That may seem obvious, but a Helena, Montana teen sent a text message last week looking for pot -- and instead of contacting the dealer, he hit a wrong humber and accidentally sent the message to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton.

The drug detective got both of the teens' parents involved, and ended up deciding not to issue any citations.

"When the detective saw there were parents that wanted to be involved he took the right action and I'm really proud of the deputy," Sheriff Dutton said.

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Powder Found In Traffic Stop Not Drugs, But Grandma's Ashes

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

Officers pulled over two men in a car about 7 a.m. Wednesday, and found trace amounts of marijuana, prescription drugs and "drug paraphernalia" in the ensuing search -- and it sure looked they'd hit the jackpot when they discovered a powdery substance in a zip-lock bag.

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Boardwalk Empire: New HBO series about alcohol prohibition

http://www.theagitator.com

In Martin Scorsese’s new HBO series Boardwalk Empire, Steve Buscemi plays the de facto political boss of Atlantic City during the dawn of Prohibition. He’s involved in everything: glad-handing, gaming, bootlegging, and the violence and women that come along with those things. Like almost every role Buscemi has ever played, his character is neither likable nor despicable. Like all his memorable characters, Buscemi plays the miserable hero.

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Free the 'Shine! Why it's finally time to legalize liquor

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Federal agents still raid distilleries much like they did during Prohibition, and making any amount of moonshine at home is not only illegal, it's a felony that can carry up to five years in prison. The result is a market dominated by a few big names, where would-be craftsmen are forced to hide their work.

And yet, despite the danger, America is in the midst of "moonshine renaissance," in which a new wave of hipster hobbyists has joined with old-time 'shiners to flout the law and do what they love to do.

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Idea for activism in Keene

Create a detailed flyer telling how if you put the cap back on a bottle the police need a search warrant. Show to the Keene City Council and tell them if they don't repeal the open bottle law you'll see that every college student in Keene gets a copy.

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Massachusetts Towns Giving Up On Marijuana Enforcement

http://www.tokeofthetown.com

Some towns in Massachusetts have given up enforcing the state's marijuana law which decriminalized the possession of small amounts of pot, saying the law is written with too many loopholes to be effective.

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It's raining cannabis in Texas, thanks to prohibition

http://bestoftheblogs.com

That's a strange headline and some of you may think it's just a headline to draw attention, but that's exactly what happened near Caddo Mills, Texas -- marijuana fell from the sky. Caddo Mills is a town of about 1200 citizens located about 35 miles northeast of Dallas, and early Monday morning several residents of the town heard a thud on their roofs.

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Politicians Vote to Take Legalization Initiative Off Ballot

http://www.freep.com

The Detroit Election Commission voted 3-0 Monday to reject a Nov. 2 ballot proposal that would have asked Detroit voters to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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Police Confiscate $100k in Cash for Smelling Like Pot

http://www.nj.com

Although a search of a vehicle that yielded a backpack full of cash that smelled like marijuana was ruled invalid, the money was never returned to the vehicle’s occupants.

In June the appellate division of the state Superior Court ruled the search was invalid but many readers — including John Paff, who is chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s Open Government Advocacy Project — were curious as to what happened to the smelly money.

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