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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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Is It the Beginning of the End for the War on Pot?

Alternet - Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:00
Now that the majority of Americans have voiced the sensible position on this issue, we can hold out some hope for the end of the hypocritical and immoral war on pot.
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The Dumb and Dangerous Anti-Drug Propaganda in the Miami Zombie Story

Alternet - Thu, 05/31/2012 - 17:00
The media love a story about people going crazy from drugs. But that's rarely the true story.
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Former UK Adviser: Cannabis and Ecstasy Bans Prevent Scientific Research

Alternet - Thu, 05/31/2012 - 16:00
Almost all the drugs that could help scientists to understand brain phenomena such as consciousness, perception, and psychosis are illegal, including ketamine, cannabis, and MDMA.
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Why Our Brains Are Prone to Addiction -- A Neuroscientist Explains

Alternet - Wed, 05/30/2012 - 19:00
Marc Lewis spent his youth experimenting with every drug he could find. Once clean, he became a neuroscientist experimenting with addicted brains.
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Study: Marijuana Linked to Lower Mortality Rate for Patients with Psychotic Disorders

Alternet - Wed, 05/30/2012 - 18:00
According to a new study, the use of cannabis is associated with lower mortality risk in patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.
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