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.Read more »
Authorities in Tempe, Arizona, dismantled a drug trafficking cell associated with Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, arresting 20 people and seizing three tons of marijuana, 30 pounds of methamphetamine and $2.4 million in cash, police said. A six-month investigation by Tempe police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency also concluded with the seizure of an airplane, 10 vehicles and 14 firearms, police said Friday.Read more »
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.Read more »
As the medical marijuana industry became more legitimate and businesses had the opportunity to profit, the number of MMCs in the state grew from under 50 to more than 1,000. With over 300 in Denver alone, there are more MMCs than Starbucks locations. "The medical marijuana program has generated an incredible amount of government revenue at a time when our state and localities are broke. It's brought in an incredible amount of sales tax and income tax. Vacant lots have been finding businesses," says Mike Elliott, the executive director of the Medical Marijuana Industry Group.Read more »
A central Florida elementary school principal has been arrested on drug charges after a sting operation, authorities said Saturday. David Groover, 43, was arrested Friday after deputies searched his St. Cloud, Florida home, uncovering methamphetamine, marijuana, GHB and drug paraphernalia, according to an Osceola County Sheriff's office statement.Read more »
Director of Public Prosecutions promotes legalising drugs in Australian state.Read more »
Developed by GW Pharmaceuticals, Sativex is a whole plant medicinal cannabis extract indicated for the relief of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and the treatment of severe neuropathic-related cancer pain.
Bayer has secured exclusive rights to market Sativex in the UK, and has the option to extend this to other countries in Europe and countries such as Canada. In December 2005, GW Pharmaceuticals entered into an agreement with Almirall Prodesfarma, under which Almirall can market Sativex throughout Europe, except in the UK.
There have been a few articles written about the multitude of environmentally sustainable industrial applications of hemp. There have been perhaps many more written about the medical applications of cannabis. Now there is a formerly skeptical California doctor who has found the optimal method of using marijuana for health.Read more »
Marijuana, turns out to be brimming with healing compounds. It won't get you high eaten raw, but juiced with a handful of carrots to cut the bitter taste, its leaves and buds may well have restored the health of his girlfriend, who had been given a diagnosis of lupus and a butcher's bill of other disorders that lab tests show have subsided. A local sufferer of Crohn's disease credits the plant with helping reverse the debilitating intestinal disorder.Read more »
Ron stopped by The Regular Guys Show to discuss what it's like to get busted for pot after landing in Florida on your private plane.
Old news to be sure, however I don't see that it has ever been discussed on the show and it is a wonderful and funny example of the current state of things.
I would also love to see Mark interview Mr White if he would agree to it.
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