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Obama Signs Knee-Jerk Ban on Synthetic Drugs Like "Bath Salts" and "Fake Weed"

Alternet - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:00
Because basement and garage chemists can tweak the formulas to create similar, legal drugs, we may be entering an endless loop of prohibition.
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There's Been a Tectonic Shift on Marijuana Across the US, Except in Washington -- Why Can't We Pop the Beltway Bubble?

Alternet - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 19:00
More Americans and local politicians than ever before are demanding an end to marijuana prohibition -- but for change to happen, we need federal officials to start listening.
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Apologies to Mexico: The Drug Trade and GNP (Gross National Pain)

Alternet - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 17:00
The Mexican drug cartels crave money, but they make that money from the way Yankees across the border crave numbness. They sell unfeeling. We buy it.
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Another Marijuana Myth Bites the Dust--The Real Gateway Drug is Alcohol

Alternet - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 00:00
A study finds that the “gateway drug†effect is in fact accurate, but shifts the blame away from marijuana and onto the most pervasive and socially accepted drug: alcohol.
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In Its Mad and Hopeless War on Cocaine, the US Has Destroyed the Lives of Millions of Innocent Farmers in Colombia

Alternet - Tue, 07/10/2012 - 00:00
What the U.S. government is doing in Colombia has not slowed drug trafficking, but rather, created millions more victims through fumigation and displacement.
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“Savagesâ€: Oliver Stone, Back on Drugs at Last

Alternet - Mon, 07/09/2012 - 06:00
With "Savages," a hallucinatory and violent pot saga, the director returns to the days of "Natural Born Killers"
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6 Ways the Criminalization of Marijuana Defies All Reason and Logic

Alternet - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 19:00
Comparing marijuana use with child rape? Growing laws that turns patients into felons? These anti-pot absurdities completely defy logic.
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50% of Americans Want Marijuana Legal, 70% Want Medicinal Pot -- Are International Treaties Standing in the Way of Legalization?

Alternet - Fri, 07/06/2012 - 01:00
Missing from US-conducted analyses is a discussion about the international legal system – as embodied in the three international drug control treaties.
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5 Questions for Eliot Spitzer on the Biggest Healthcare Fraud Settlement in History

Alternet - Thu, 07/05/2012 - 13:00
Big Pharma gets a Big Fine. Will it be enough to prevent future criminal behavior?
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We Have Happy Pills, Anxiety Drugs, and Therapists Galore: So Why Are We More Stressed and Depressed Than Ever?

Alternet - Wed, 07/04/2012 - 00:00
More of us than ever are discontented and not experiencing optimum emotional well-being. Why is the vast enterprise of professional mental health unable to help us feel better?
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Government-Sponsored Study Destroys DEA's Classification of Marijuana as 'Medically Useless'

Alternet - Tue, 07/03/2012 - 15:00
The DEA classifies marijuana as having no medical uses, but a government-sponsored study concludes that the miracle drug is much needed for many patients.
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The Funniest Comic Bits That Skewer the Drug War by Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jon Stewart et al

Alternet - Mon, 07/02/2012 - 17:00
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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Job Insecurity: It's the Disease of the 21st Century -- And It's Killing Us

Alternet - Mon, 07/02/2012 - 06:00
A massive, Xanax-fueled public health crisis driven by chronic employment worry is headed our way.
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Why Smoking Pot Makes Me a Better Mom

Alternet - Mon, 07/02/2012 - 06:00
Anybody who thinks that weed makes parents ignore their children has clearly never been high around one.
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It's a Safe Health-Food Wonder, Agricultural Dream and Economic Jackpot: It's Time to End our Government's Insane Hemp Prohibition

Alternet - Sun, 07/01/2012 - 10:00
If it's legal to use in soaps – and even to eat – then why is it illegal to grow here?
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Forget Politics, Here Are 10 Things That Really Divide Americans

Alternet - Sat, 06/30/2012 - 03:00
Americans aren't as divided over politics as the pundits say. But they disagree on everything else.
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Why There Has Been an Explosion in Bipolar Diagnoses

Alternet - Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:00
When patents ran out on the big-selling tricyclic antidepressants in the mid-90s, bipolar became the recipient of Big Pharma marketing budgets.
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Our Failed Drug Policy Will Wreak Disaster by 2050 -- Why We Need Reform Now

Alternet - Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:00
The burden of the global drug problem will shift from developed to developing countries, where urban populations and women may be the most vulnerable.
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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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