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Did Mexican Official Blow Lid Off CIA-Managed Drug Trade?

Posted by on July 28, 2012 in Agencies & Systems, Policies with 0 Comments
Did Mexican Official Blow Lid Off CIA-Managed Drug Trade?

Eric Blair (Activist Post) For the last three decades several leaks have come out indicating that the CIA is directly involved in illegal drug trafficking. From planes registered to the CIA caught with tons of cocaine, whistleblowers exposing the the phony police war on drugs or that cartels worked directly with US agencies, to the CIA/Pentagon protecting the poppy crop in Afghanistan whose opium trade exploded after the 2001 invasion; the evidence is mounting that the CIA is clearly involved in some manner.

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Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering

Posted by on July 18, 2012 in Policies with 0 Comments
Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering

Samuel Blackstone
(Business Insider)

On July 1st, 2001, Portugal decriminalized every imaginable drug, from marijuana, to cocaine, to heroin. Some thought Lisbon would become a drug tourist haven, others predicted usage rates among youths to surge.

Eleven years later, it turns out they were both wrong.

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Global Report: Decriminalization Does Not Increase Rates of Drug Use

Posted by on July 10, 2012 in Policies with 0 Comments
Global Report: Decriminalization Does Not Increase Rates of Drug Use

(Raw Story) A new report by the U.K.’s “national centre of expertise on drugs and drug laws” says that drug decriminalization does not lead to an increase of drug use. In an article at Huffington Post, Columbia University epidemiologist Ernest Drucker argues that like alcohol prohibition, the “war on drugs” is doomed to fail and that prohibition measures like arrest and incarceration are forms of societal violence themselves.

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Government-Sponsored Study Destroys DEA’s Unjustified Classification of Marijuana

Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Policies with 0 Comments
Government-Sponsored Study Destroys DEA’s Unjustified Classification of Marijuana

A government-sponsored study published this month in The Open Neurology Journal concludes that marijuana provides much-needed relief to some chronic pain sufferers and that more clinical trials are desperately needed, utterly destroying the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) classification of the drug as having no medical uses.

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Senator Ron Wyden Calls for Decriminalization of Industrial Hemp Farming

Posted by on June 20, 2012 in Farming, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
Senator Ron Wyden Calls for Decriminalization of Industrial Hemp Farming

Amendment 2220 to the federal farm bill (S. 3240) would effectively fix the broken laws that prohibit the cultivation of hemp in the U.S.

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Are the Benefits of Medical Marijuana Being Completely Overlooked?

Posted by on May 5, 2012 in Health, Policies with 0 Comments
Are the Benefits of Medical Marijuana Being Completely Overlooked?

(Natural Society) Medical marijuana users would agree that the best no-nonsense painkiller out there is the daily usage of marijuana, and is quickly becoming hand over fist the highest demand medical product on the market. In fact, many researchers would agree that benefits of medical marijuana truly exist. Peer-reviewed research has found that marijuana exhibits […]

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