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49ers’ Aldon Smith Suspended by NFL For Nine Games

49ers’ Aldon Smith Suspended by NFL For Nine Games

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Marijuana Farmers Market Shut Down via Judge’s Order

Marijuana Farmers Market Shut Down via Judge’s Order

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The Eastside marijuana farmers market that made huge headlines when it opened for the Fourth of July weekend has been ordered by a judge to stop operating.

The preliminary injunction follows an initial temporary restraining order granted after the L.A. City Attorney’s office took organizers to court and argued that the law doesn’t allow dispensary operators to open their doors to suppliers who could then sell directly to patients, which is apparently what happened at the California Heritage Market.

See also: L.A. Marijuana Farmers Market Ordered to Close Down (For Now)

Today’s ruling was hailed by City Attorney Mike Feuer, who said the market failed to comply with a law passed by voters last year, Proposition D, that outlaws the city’s collectives with some exceptions:

“This is another victory in our continued enforcement of Proposition D,” he said.…

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49ers’ Aldon Smith Suspended by NFL For 9 Games

49ers’ Aldon Smith Suspended by NFL For 9 Games

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Feds Are Increasing Their Marijuana Growth Because Of Cannabinoid Research

Feds Are Increasing Their Marijuana Growth Because Of Cannabinoid Research

The federal government is currently growing a lot more marijuana than it has in the past because it expects higher demand from researchers for cannabi…

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Creative Adult Scorches the Earth, Then Creepoid Smokes the Embers at Hemlock, 8/27

Creative Adult Scorches the Earth, Then Creepoid Smokes the Embers at Hemlock, 8/27

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Creepoid
Creative Adult
The Down House
Mall Walk

Aug. 27, 2014
Hemlock Tavern

Better than: Most activities at equivalent decibels, like using a power saw or a pneumatic riveter.

Here’s a short and approximate list of reasons you would be forgiven for describing Philadelphia’s Creepoid as a stoner-rock and/or stoner-metal band: the huge, bright green, slowly flickering marijuana leaf on the kick drum; the ropy strands of feedback not so much overlaid on their set last night at the Hemlock as hydroponically grown into it; the lead guitarist’s habit of dreamily caressing his whammy bar and the appealingly queasy pitch-blend that came with it; the rhythm guitarist who’s pretty much just a wall of hair; the song called “Blurry Slumber”; the fact that one of the tags on their Bandcamp page is simply “weed.”

And yet!…

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Marijuana May Help Treat Alzheimer’s, Study Suggests

Marijuana May Help Treat Alzheimer’s, Study Suggests

Marijuana is touted for its medical uses, lessening pain, nausea, and other uncomfortable side effects of conditions like glaucoma, nerve pain, and ca…

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Santa Fe Council Votes To Decriminalize Pot

Santa Fe Council Votes To Decriminalize Pot

The cost of getting caught with a little weed in Santa Fe will drop to just $25 max, thanks to a City Council vote Wednesday to decriminalize marijuan…

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Uruguayans Can Now Sign Up To Grow Their Own Weed

Uruguayans Can Now Sign Up To Grow Their Own Weed

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana at home were able to register to do so Wednesday as the government…

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Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies

Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies

As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that po…

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Terry McAuliffe Weighs In On Weed

Terry McAuliffe Weighs In On Weed

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said that he was open to legalizing medical marijuana in his state during a radio interview on Wednesday. He added …

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US WA: Suit Against Fife’s Ban on Pot Challenges State’s

US WA: Suit Against Fife’s Ban on Pot Challenges State’s

Seattle Times, 29 Aug 2014 – Pierce County Arguments in Case Will Be Heard Friday To Tedd Wetherbee, the vacant storefront seems a suitable spot for selling pot. It’s in a strip mall across from BJ’s Bingo parlor, in a long commercial stretch occupied by fast-food joints, dry cleaners and massage parlors.

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US CO: Column: Why Is the Price of Recreational Weed So Much

US CO: Column: Why Is the Price of Recreational Weed So Much

Westword, 28 Aug 2014 – Dear Stoner: Why is the price of recreational cannabis usually 50 to 100 percent more than its medical equivalent? I do fully understand that the rec weed is more heavily taxed, but I’m referring to the price before taxes. Isn’t it the same weed? Does it cost more to grow it or license it – or is it just another example of price-gouging? I must be missing something here! DJ From Ohio

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US MD: Editorial: A Medicinal Plant

US MD: Editorial: A Medicinal Plant

Baltimore Sun, 28 Aug 2014 – Proposed Maryland rules on access to medical marijuana are so restrictive that many patients may never be able to receive it Astate commission meeting this week to draft rules governing access to medical marijuana by patients and physicians has left advocates for the drug’s therapeutic use wondering whether it will ever become available to those who need it. The commissioners need to balance the scientific and medical issues raised by medical marijuana against the legal constraints imposed by state and federal statutes.

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US: Medical Marijuana Could Help Counter Painkiller Deaths

US: Medical Marijuana Could Help Counter Painkiller Deaths

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 26 Aug 2014 – A new study suggests medical marijuana could be an antidote for the nation’s scourge of painkiller overdose deaths and it has set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more widely available to patients. The new research, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, finds that deaths associated with the use of opiate drugs fell in 13 states after they legalized medical marijuana. Compared to states with no formal access to marijuana, those that allowed certain patients legal access to cannabis saw a steady drop in opiate-related overdoses that reached 33 percent, on average, six years after the states’ medical marijuana laws took effect.

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Check Out This Biggie Smalls Butane Torch

Check Out This Biggie Smalls Butane Torch

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In the past few years, a lot of serious potheads have switched from smoking marijuana to vaping concentrates like wax, which require the kind of heat that only can come from a butane torch.

Unlike regular lighters, butane torches are fairly large and awkward. So a company called Errlybird is selling fanciful polyurethane torches including ones shaped like an Ewok from Star Wars, Heisenberg from Breaking Bad, and the Grateful Dead dancing bear.

The best one, in our humble opinion?…

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US CA: Column: Pot To Trot

US CA: Column: Pot To Trot

East Bay Express, 27 Aug 2014 – A Weird Side Effect of the California Drought – the World’s First “420 Games.” A prominent sign at the recent High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Santa Rosa read “Winners don’t smoke weed, champions do.” That sentiment – part of marijuana’s ongoing acceptance by mainstream America – will take on added meaning on September 13 in Golden Gate Park with the first-ever 420 Games.

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CN MB: Column: Law Goes To Pot

CN MB: Column: Law Goes To Pot

Winnipeg Sun, 26 Aug 2014 – Timothy Lee Felger owned and operated a retail outlet, DaKine Store, in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The store sold marijuana-related products, not that there’s anything wrong with that. But the store also had an unusual sign on its front window.

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If You Like  Marijuana, You Should Boycott the NFL

If You Like Marijuana, You Should Boycott the NFL

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Josh Gordon is no angel. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver, who was suspended for the entirety of the 2014 NFL season on Wednesday for marijuana use, is a person, a thinking and sentient human being.…

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ISIS Says It’s Burning Marijuana Fields In Syria

ISIS Says It’s Burning Marijuana Fields In Syria

The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show its fighters burning down a marijuana field in a town it captured …

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DARE Is Not Cool With Weed Decriminalization in L.A. Schools

DARE Is Not Cool With Weed Decriminalization in L.A. Schools

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California DARE Coordinator Steve Abercrombie was not pleased to learn the news that the Los Angeles Unified School District had decriminalized small amounts of marijuana at its schools.

“Wow,” he tells Toke of the Town. “It seems we keep giving in more and more to different crimes and criminal activity.…

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Law

US CO: Column: Boulder Backs Off On ‘Lab Rat’ Campaign

US CO: Column: Boulder Backs Off On ‘Lab Rat’ Campaign

Boulder Weekly, 28 Aug 2014 – I reported last week that the Boulder Valley School District, which I wouldn’t call a pro-cannabis organization, announced after careful consideration that it wouldn’t support Gov. John Hickenlooper’s “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” campaign to scare teenagers into not using cannabis and wouldn’t allow the slick, ad-agency rat cages to be placed on school property. The city of Boulder announced Friday that it was set to erect one of the life-sized lab-rat cages near the corner of 13th Street and Arapahoe Avenue, right across the street from Boulder High School property. Thankfully, on Tuesday, after Councilman Macon Cowles brought the issue up on the city email hotline, the city quickly backtracked and announced it would not participate in the campaign, either. Better late than never.

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US WA: City Attorney Discusses Issues Around New Pot Law

US WA: City Attorney Discusses Issues Around New Pot Law

Seattle Times, 27 Aug 2014 – Interview How Legislature Will Deal With Medical Marijuana, Federal Law Are Hurdles Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has long been an ardent supporter of legalizing marijuana.

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US WA: Editorial: Feds Drag Feet On Banking For Marijuana

US WA: Editorial: Feds Drag Feet On Banking For Marijuana

Seattle Times, 27 Aug 2014 – WASHINGTON’S legal-marijuana market is still in its infancy, but in the first month of stores being open for business, the state has collected about $750,000 in state excise taxes. That’s welcome news, because those sales represent a poke in the eye – - albeit a small jab – at the underground black market. Revenues will grow.

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US CA: Obit: Entrepreneur Founded University Of Phoenix

US CA: Obit: Entrepreneur Founded University Of Phoenix

Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug 2014 – JOHN SPERLING, 1921-2014 John G. Sperling, a poor boy from the Missouri Ozarks who survived a cruel childhood to become a college professor and a billionaire with an idea for a university that launched a revolution in higher education, has died. He was 93.

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US: Marijuana May Curb Overdoses

US: Marijuana May Curb Overdoses

Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug 2014 – Prescription Drug Deaths Drop in States That Allow Medical Cannabis, Study Finds. Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation’s scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it’s set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more widely available to patients.

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Why We Celebrate Weed On 4/20

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Why We Celebrate Weed On 4/20

This article was originally published on April 20, 2009, and has been reposted each year since.

Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, …

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Signs You’re Definitely Way Too High For This Party

Signs You’re Definitely Way Too High For This Party

“Why is everybody staring at me?”

Watch the latest “Commentary On” video from Above Average to see what one woman’s night looked like when she got …

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This Is The Marijuana Musical You’ve Been Waiting For

This Is The Marijuana Musical You’ve Been Waiting For

Marijuana legalization has been dominating headlines as of late, bringing tales of Colorado’s edibles and Washington’s dispensaries to nationwide news…

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New Ipsos MORI poll shows 53% of GB public want cannabis legalised or decriminalised

New Ipsos MORI poll shows 53% of GB public want cannabis legalised or decriminalised

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New Ipsos MORI poll shows 53% of GB public want cannabis legalised or decriminalised, and 67% want a comprehensive review of our approach to drugs

A new poll by Ipsos MORI, commissioned by Transform Drug Policy Foundation, shows that over half of the public (53%) support cannabis legalisation (legal regulation of production and supply) or decriminalisation of possession of cannabis. Only 1 in 7 support heavier penalties and more being spent on enforcement for cannabis offences. In addition, the survey shows that around two thirds (67%) support a comprehensive independent review of all the possible policy options (from legal market regulation to tougher enforcement) for controlling drugs.

The findings indicate that 45% of mid-market newspaper readers (including Daily Mail and Express readers) support cannabis legalisation (legal regulation of production and supply) or decriminalisation of possession of cannabis, with less than one in five (17%) supporting heavier penalties and more being spent on enforcement for cannabis offences. For tabloid readers these figures are 47% and 20%. Around 65% of mid-market newspaper readers and 66% of tabloid readers support a full review of all drug policy options.

Additional survey findings include:

  • 53% of the public support legal regulation or decriminalisation of cannabis – 50% of Conservative supporters and 55% of Labour supporters also support these options, as do 46% of Daily Mail readers
  • Only 14% of the public (and 17% of Daily Mail readers) support tougher enforcement and heavier penalties for cannabis offences
  • 67% want a comprehensive review of all policy options. 70% of Conservative supporters and 69% of Labour supporters also feel this way, as do 61% of Daily Mail readers
  • When outcomes from Portugal were briefly described, almost 40% of the public support the Portuguese-style decriminalisation of small quantities of drugs for personal possession

A spokesperson for Transform said: “These results show just how far ahead of politicians the public are. Whilst Labour and Conservative politicians shy away from the debate on drugs, around half of their supporters want to see legal regulation of cannabis production and supply or decriminalisation of cannabis possession, and a significant majority want a comprehensive review of our approach to drugs – including consideration of legal regulation. The poll demonstrates that even amongst Daily Mail readers, almost half support less punitive approaches to cannabis, and a majority back an independent review of all options, which may come as a surprise to the paper’s editors.

“Politicians have repeated their ‘tough on drugs’ propaganda for so long that they assume the public are more fearful of change than they really are. In fact the world has changed, and the public are far more progressive than was thought, right across the political spectrum. At the very least the government should heed long standing and growing calls for a review of all policy options, including legal regulation. And as a matter of urgency the coalition should engage in experiments in the Portuguese style decriminalisation of possession of drugs for personal use. Now is the time for the heads of all parties to show the leadership citizens surely deserve.”

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Danny Kushlick, Head of External Affairs: 07970 174 747 danny@tdpf.org.uk

Steve Rolles, Senior Policy Analyst: 07980 213 943 steve@tdpf.org.uk




Notes

1. The full poll data is available here: http://www.tdpf.org.uk/Ipsos_MORI_TPDF_poll.pdf

Technical Details

Ipsos MORI carried out the survey, on behalf of Transform Drug Policy Foundation, between 25th January and 5th February 2013. A sample of 946 British adults aged 18+ completed a face-to-face survey via the Ipsos MORI omnibus. The data has been weighted by gender, social grade, age, region, working status, housing tenure and ethnicity to reflect the known local population profile.

Questions / Definitions

  • Given the subject matter, questions were presented to respondents on showcards with options reversed for some respondents. Respondents read out a letter to indicate their response.
  • Q1 was a split sample question: half sample were asked Q1A half sample were asked Q1B.

Q1A. Possession of illegal drugs is currently a criminal offence in the UK. Some other countries have ‘decriminalised’ possession of small quantities of illegal drugs for personal use. This means that possession of a small quantity for personal use is usually punished with fines (like a speeding fine), or attendance at a drug treatment or education programme, rather than arrest. Under ‘decriminalisation’, drugs are still confiscated. Production and supply to others remain criminal offences that may result in punishments carrying a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.

With this in mind, which of the following comes closest to your view of the law in the UK?

  1. The law in the UK should stay as it currently is, so that possession of illegal drugs remains a criminal offence.
  2. The law in the UK should be changed, so that the possession of small quantities of illegal drugs is ‘decriminalised’, as described.
  3. An experimental trial of ‘decriminalisation’ should take place for a limited time period in some parts of the UK, to allow its effectiveness to be evaluated.
  4. Other

Q1B. Possession of illegal drugs is currently a criminal offence in the UK. Some other countries have ‘decriminalised’ possession of small quantities of illegal drugs for personal use. This means that possession of a small quantity for personal use is usually punished with fines (like a speeding fine), or attendance at a drug treatment or education programme, rather than arrest. Under ‘decriminalisation’, drugs are still confiscated. Production and supply to others remain criminal offences that may result in punishments carrying a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.

Since this was introduced in Portugal in 2001, and resources were instead spent on healthcare, overall use of drugs rose at a similar rate to neighbouring countries. However, there were higher numbers accessing drug treatment, the justice system spent less time and resources on drug-related crime, and there were falls in problematic drug use, and drug use amongst school age children also fell.

With this in mind, which of the following comes closest to your view of the law in the UK?

  1. The law in the UK should stay as it currently is, so that possession of illegal drugs remains a criminal offence.
  2. The law in the UK should be changed, so that the possession of small quantities of illegal drugs is ‘decriminalised’, as described.
  3. An experimental trial of ‘decriminalisation’ should take place for a limited time period in some parts of the UK, to allow its effectiveness to be evaluated.
  4. Other

Q2. Would you support the government commissioning a full independent review of drug policy, that compared our current system of criminalisation with alternatives, including: increasing the criminal penalties for production, sale and use of drugs; decriminalising drug possession as described; and the legalisation and state regulation of production and supply for some currently illegal drugs?

  1. Yes, I would support a review
  2. No, I would not support a review
  3. Other

Q3. Here are a number of different options for regulating the production, supply and use of cannabis (also sometimes called marijuana, pot, hash, grass, skunk, weed, spliff or joints). Please read through this card and then read out the letter next to the option which you think best matches how you think cannabis should be regulated.



Scenario A. Legal – minimal control


Legal to produce and sell cannabis with minimal control and regulation.

Similar to tea and coffee, there is unrestricted advertising and availability. Only basic trading standards and quality controls apply, with prices, location and number of outlets decided by the market.



Scenario B. Legal – moderate control

Legal production and availability of cannabis with moderate government control and regulation

Similar to the current system for tobacco and alcohol, but cannabis is only available from licensed shops or premises. The number and location of outlets is decided by the government, which also influences prices through taxes or setting minimum prices. Packaging carries health warnings, and advertising and age restrictions apply.

If you are underage and in possession of cannabis, it may be confiscated. Licensed premises selling the drug to anyone underage will be fined, and may lose their license. All unlicensed sales are illegal and may result in punishments that carry a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.



Scenario C. Legal – strict control

Legal production and availability of cannabis with strict government control and regulation

Like controlled medicines, cannabis is only available either with a doctor’s prescription for medical uses, and/or bought over the counter from a licensed retailer similar to a pharmacist, trained to give health information and advice. The government decides prices, maximum quantities sold, and the number and location of outlets. Users may be registered, age restrictions apply. Packaging carries health warnings, and branding and advertising are banned.

Any licensed retailers selling cannabis to anyone underage will be fined and may lose their license. All unlicensed sales are illegal and may result in punishments that carry a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.



Scenario D. Illegal – decriminalise possession

Illegal to produce and supply, but possession of cannabis does not lead to a criminal record

Supply of cannabis is only through the illegal market where manufacture, distribution and sale are unregulated. Those found in possession of a small amount of cannabis for personal use would not be given a criminal record. But the drug may be confiscated, and the user given a fine (similar to a speeding fine), or a requirement to attend a drug treatment or education programme.

Production and supply of cannabis to others remain criminal offences that may result in punishments carrying a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.



Scenario E. Illegal – current laws apply

Illegal to produce, supply and be in possession of cannabis all lead to a criminal record

Supply of cannabis is only through the illegal market where manufacture, distribution and sale are unregulated. Production, supply and possession for personal use, or to supply others, can result in punishments that carry a criminal record, for example a prison sentence, fines or community service.



Scenario F. Illegal – much heavier penalties apply

Illegal to produce, supply and be in possession of cannabis all carry a prison sentence

Supply of cannabis is only through the illegal market where manufacture, distribution and sale are unregulated. Possession for personal use is always punished with a prison sentence, or a young offenders’ institution for under 18s. Production and supply to others is punished with an automatic life prison sentence. Substantially more money would be spent on enforcement against suppliers and users.

ENDS



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Premium Concentrates Pen: HELOS From eDab

Every so often, there are certain truly exceptional products that come out and despite their premium quality, seem to somehow fly under the radar. It then falls on the industry insiders to spill the beans, and inform the masses about these best kept secrets that are right under their noses. You’ve just stumbled upon one […]

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US AZ: Column: Adventures In Edibles

US AZ: Column: Adventures In Edibles

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Tucson Weekly, 28 Aug 2014 – While most people associate marijuana with smoking, with the rise of medical marijuana culture in recent years, marijuana-infused products, more commonly referred to as edibles, now come in more forms than you could count, from hot sauces to gummy bears. Some patients choose these products to avoid exposure to smoke, some because edibles can be a more discreet way to medicate. Then again, some people just prefer the effects via ingesting. If you haven’t checked into it, you might be surprised by the sheer volume and variety of options. We picked some of the most intriguing edibles from local dispensaries.

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US MD: National Geographic Shows Baltimore As ‘Heroin Capital

US MD: National Geographic Shows Baltimore As ‘Heroin Capital

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Baltimore Sun, 25 Aug 2014 – If you thought ‘The Wire’ made Baltimore look bleak… Drug sales in broad daylight at Lexington Market. An addict telling viewers Baltimore “is where you want to be for heroin,” and then letting the camera watch her cook and shoot up in her car on a street that appears to be in Hampden after she scores.

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CN AB: Remand Guard Says He Smuggled Drugs After Inmate Threats

CN AB: Remand Guard Says He Smuggled Drugs After Inmate Threats

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Edmonton Sun, 26 Aug 2014 – An Edmonton Remand Centre guard who smuggled drugs for inmates is claiming he did it because he was threatened by a big-time drug dealer tied to the Hells Angels. Testifying Monday at his Court of Queen’s Bench sentencing hearing, James Johnstone said his ordeal began when he was doing a security check in Jeffrey Caines’ cell and the inmate blocked the door and told him he knew his address and phone number and his mother’s address.

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CN ON: Student Newspaper Draws Fire For Sex, Drugs, Drinking

CN ON: Student Newspaper Draws Fire For Sex, Drugs, Drinking

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London Free Press, 26 Aug 2014 – Editor-In-Chief Stands Firm Amid Call For His Resignation Sex, drugs and drinking games? Those topics, subjects of a Western University student newspaper guide for first-year students, have several organizations calling for an apology and retraction. One local activist is calling for the resignation of The Gazette’s editor-in-chief after 3,000 copies of the paper’s annual frosh issue hit the streets last week. The issue includes an article headlined So you want to date a teaching assistant. “When I read it, I was completely disgusted,” said Kevin Godbout, president of the Society of Graduate Students, which represents teaching assistants.

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CN NS: Editorial: Doctors Face Dilemma Over Medical Marijuana

CN NS: Editorial: Doctors Face Dilemma Over Medical Marijuana

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Chronicle Herald, 22 Aug 2014 – You can’t blame doctors in Canada for feeling uncomfortable as Ottawa puts the responsibility squarely in their laps for authorizing the use of medical marijuana – a drug with relatively thin supporting evidence, scientifically. Courts in Canada have ruled criminal laws governing marijuana must have reasonable medical exemptions.

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