Drug War

Oct 17, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Hears Case On Medical Value Of Marijuana

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asa v dea americans for safe access schedule 1 Federal Appeals Court Hears Case On Medical Value Of Marijuana By Jonathan Bair, Americans for Safe Access This morning, the federal Appeals Court for the DC Circuit heard an appeal in the case called Americans for Safe Access v Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is an […]


Jul 30, 2012

Medical Marijuana is ‘Sham’ Just to Get High, Obama Official Says

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Renee Rendler-Kaplan / Flickr If you thought that the Obama Administration’s crackdown on medical marijuana in Californiawas just a political play to please the center in American politics, this might give you pause.One justice official says the Golden State’s whole medical cannabis game is a giant “sham.” Even if you, the California voter, believe that […]


Mar 4, 2012

Does marijuana really harm children? Study yields surprising results Continue reading on Examiner.com Does marijuana really harm children? Study yields surprising results |

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“Our testing showed that the children of women who used ganja had better alertness, stability and adjustment than children of women who didn’t use ganja. This was measured at the age of one month. We measured children again at four years and at five years of age, and found that there were no apparent deficits […]


Feb 20, 2012

How Americans really feel about drugs

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A NYT op-ed uses “moderate” double-speak to deny the truth: Most people want marijuana legalized Marijuana activist Carrie Sandoval at a protest in Denver on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2010  (Credit: AP/Kristen Wyatt) Almost exactly eight years ago, I wrote an essay for the Nation magazine looking at how terms such as “centrism” and “moderate” were […]


Nov 23, 2011

Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Raided – First time in 24 years

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When conservatives who seized power in the Netherlands this year closed coffeeshops in the southern part of the country to weed tourists, it seemed like an unfortunate bummer. This morning, however, police in Amsterdam are in the process of raiding the 24th annual High Times Cannabis Cup Expo. Possession of marijuana has been decriminalized in […]


Nov 7, 2011

15th Anniversary Of Medical Marijuana In The U.S.

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November 5th, 2011, marked the fifteenth anniversary of California’s passage of Prop 215, The Compassionate Use Act. The Act passed with 55.58% of the vote and remains the greatest achievement in marijuana law reform in the “War on Drugs” era. The successes of Prop 215 are well documented.  Two years following its passage, the rest […]


Nov 5, 2011

Bay Area Reps Slam Barack Obama on Marijuana Crackdown, Pelosi Silent

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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi supports peace; will she support pot? Members of the Bay Area’s Congressional delegation called on President Barack Obama to cease-and-desist the US Justice Department’s crackdown on California’s medical marijuana industry on Friday, and were joined by representatives from around the country, including a Republican from Southern California and  a representative from […]


Nov 4, 2011

Mexican Soldiers Seize Catapults Used By Gangs to Fling Marijuana Across Border Into US

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The Mexican army says soldiers have seized two catapults that were being used by drug smugglers to fling packages of marijuana across the border into Arizona. A military statement Tuesday says an anonymous tip led troops to a house in the border city of Agua Prieta where they found a catapult in the bed of […]


Nov 4, 2011

Mexico Drug War Update

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by Bernd Debusmann Jr. Mexican drug trafficking organizations make billions each year smuggling drugs into the United States, profiting enormously from the prohibitionist drug policies of the US government. Since Mexican president Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006 and called the armed forces into the fight against the so-called cartels, prohibition-related violence has killed […]


Nov 3, 2011

Cannabis Use Among Youth not Increased by Medical Marijuana Legalization

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Today at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Esther Choo, M.D., M.P.H. of Rhode Island Hospital will present findings from a study exploring whether legalizing cannabis for medical use in Rhode Island increases its recreational use among Rhode Island’s youth. While many opponents of medical cannabis claim that […]