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How the Drug War Exacerbates the Global HIV Pandemic

Alternet - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:00
The Global Commission on Drugs has released a report explaining how drug war enforcement raises barriers to HIV treatment -- and what we can do to stop it.
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Life Without Parole for Pot? 10 Worst Cases of Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Alternet - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:00
Our government spends more than $7 billion annually to enforce marijuana prohibition in shockingly cruel ways, but the efforts have not deterred marijuana use.
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How Can We Stop the Mexican Drug Insanity When Banks and Much of the Establishment Profit Big Time from Illegal Drugs?

Alternet - Tue, 06/26/2012 - 23:00
Corruption in the drug war extends far beyond the hands of drug cartels - our own banks, businesses, and government profit from illegalization of drugs.
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Uruguayan Government May Legalize -- And Sell -- Weed

Alternet - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 19:00
By selling marijuana to registered users, the Uruguayan government hopes to take profits away from drug dealers and weaken crime in the country.
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Why the DEA Chief's Embarassing Refusal to Admit Heroin is More Harmful Than Pot Went Viral

Alternet - Mon, 06/25/2012 - 19:00
DEA chief Michele Leonhart's feigned ignorance about her own area of expertise is a sign that something has gone askew in our nation's drug policy.
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The Truth Behind the Bath Salts "Epidemic"

Alternet - Fri, 06/22/2012 - 22:00
After the explosion in use comes the demonization. Then the press, despite a total lack of causal evidence, parrots the outlandish accusations.
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10 Great Reasons to Kill Our Absurd Ban on Growing Hemp

Alternet - Wed, 06/20/2012 - 00:00
The only people who oppose the cultivation of industrial hemp are anti-cannabis bureaucracies, politicians, drug-testing companies and U.S. law enforcement.
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Ramarley Graham's Mother Speaks Out: NYPD Cop Who Killed My Son Should Be Charged With Murder

Alternet - Wed, 06/20/2012 - 00:00
We hear from Ramarley's family, a former NYPD detective, and the family attorney about why the NYPD officer should be charged for murder.
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U.S. and Mexico's "Caravan of Peace" Gearing Up to End the Drug War

Alternet - Tue, 06/19/2012 - 18:00
Groups concerned with the border, immigrant rights, human rights, racial justice, and labor are all coming on board to end the war on drugs.
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Sick: LA Hospital Denies Life-Saving Organ Transplant to Medical Pot User (Again)

Alternet - Tue, 06/19/2012 - 03:00
Cedars-Sinai hospital told medical marijuana users they must test negative for six months to re-qualify for the wait list, and also take drug abuse counseling for the same period.
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wants to Decriminalize Pot

Alternet - Tue, 06/19/2012 - 02:00
With the backing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D), Chicago's council will vote later this month on an ordinance that would decriminalize the possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana.
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America Witnesses Turning Point for Pot Politics: But Will New York Legalize Medical Weed?

Alternet - Mon, 06/18/2012 - 18:00
A New York Supreme Court justice, former NYPD cop and public opinion say medical pot should be legal -- but will the state risk federal intervention?
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Why Marijuana Decriminalization Won't Kill NYPD Discrimination

Alternet - Sat, 06/16/2012 - 21:00
Decriminalization as it is currently proposed could lead to even less transparency and accountability when it comes to NYPD practices.
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Are We Finally Reawakening to the Profound Healing Properties of Psychedelics?

Alternet - Thu, 06/14/2012 - 19:00
Legal research on a range of currently illegal drugs indicates they may help cure PTSD, alcoholism and even cluster headaches.
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8 Drug Combinations That Can Really Mess You Up

Alternet - Wed, 06/13/2012 - 19:00
Mixing some of these drugs together is a bit like throwing a Molotov cocktail at your own body.
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Lies: How Eric Holder Defended the Crackdown on Medical Pot

Alternet - Wed, 06/13/2012 - 04:00
Pot advocates called Holder out for being a liar when he said the Justice Department only busts people or organizations violating state laws.
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24-Year-Old Gets 3 Life Terms in Prison for Witnessing a Drug Deal: The Ugly Truth of Mandatory Drug Sentencing

Alternet - Tue, 06/12/2012 - 03:00
Clarence Aaron is serving three life terms for a small-time college cocaine deal, another victim of heinous mandatory drug sentencing laws.
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Is the Economy Causing More Teens to Smoke Pot?

Alternet - Fri, 06/08/2012 - 16:00
There are several possible ways to contextualize the swing among American teens from cigarettes to marijuana, but one sticks out above all the rest.
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10 New Discoveries That Will Blow Your Mind

Alternet - Thu, 06/07/2012 - 17:00
We're still not sure why someone would invent pot without the high, but it's on the list this week.
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Rhode Island Legislature Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

Alternet - Thu, 06/07/2012 - 02:00
If numbers are to be trusted and the will of the legislature is to be respected, Governor Chafee has an easy call of signing Rhode Island's decriminalization bill into law.
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