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US NJ: Column: Ibogaine Is the Cure for Addiction and Is

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 08:00
The Trentonian, 18 Dec 2014 - You can read this and say I'm just a dumb stoner and a drug addict, but to be clear I'm far from stupid and I'm not addicted to anything. I don't do drugs; I only smoke "cannabis," which isn't addictive. I've known of the cure for addiction (ibogaine) since July 4, 1998, when I first met Dana Beal of the "cures-not-wars" organization at a legalize marijuana protest in Washington D.C. I admit when I first heard Dana rail on and on about ibogaine I was skeptical. My thoughts were, if there really were a cure for addictions it would be used empathetically across America to save lives. Over the years I learned differently. More than 550 New Jerseyans and 10,000 Americans have died of drug overdoses this year, mostly from heroin and legal drugs derived from the poppy fields of Afghanistan. Fields that are protected by U.S. troops and our Afghan lackeys, flunkies we trained to ensure heroin is on the streets of America and Europe.
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US WA: Why Does the Mayor Want to Put Your Weed Delivery Guy

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:00
The Stranger, 17 Dec 2014 - Blame Legalization The news came during the final minutes of a two-hour city council meeting, after most people had trickled out of the room. A handful of PowerPoint slides made it plain: Mayor Ed Murray is going after marijuana.
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US: Quiet End To Medical Pot Ban

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 08:00
Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec 2014 - The Spending Bill Passed by Congress Contains a Significant Change in the Federal Government's Policy. WASHINGTON - Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.
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US: Marijuana-friendly States To Get Break From DEA

Cocaine (MAP) - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:00
Sun-Sentinel, 16 Dec 2014 - Spending Bill Ends Federal Prohibition on Medical Pot WASHINGTON - Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.
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US: Marijuana-Friendly States To Get Break From DEA

Cocaine (MAP) - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:00
Baltimore Sun, 16 Dec 2014 - Spending Bill Ends Federal Prohibition on Medical Pot WASHINGTON - Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.
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US NY: Move Might Pave Way For Pot Sales On Indian Land

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 08:00
Buffalo News, 14 Dec 2014 - U.S. Policy Change Raises Possibility of Legalization The U.S. Justice Department last week said it no longer intends to prosecute federal laws regulating the growing or selling of marijuana on Indian reservations, as long as tribes take steps to control marijuana sales.
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CN ON: Shootings Linked to Gang Fight Over Drug Turf: Cops

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 08:00
Metro, 12 Dec 2014 - Police Increasing Patrols As Area Sees Third Shooting in Two Weeks With three shootings on Penny Drive in the past two weeks, Ottawa police have increased their presence in the neighbourhood and residents will continue to see more police patrolling their streets, says the force's chief.
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US DC: OPED: Revitalizing Drug Control Policy

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 08:00
Washington Times, 12 Dec 2014 - There's New Opportunity for the Senate Drug Caucus Establishment Washington too often forgets that while most legislative matters affect segments of the country, drug policy is a national concern.
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US MI: Column: Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Makes Less

Cocaine (MAP) - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:00
Metro Times, 10 Dec 2014 - Test the Legislature first Legislators sometimes make fun of a law by calling it "a solution in search of a problem." More often than not, these are proposals fueled by ideological bias rather than the facts, such as the "voter ID" bills intended to battle "voter fraud" - an almost nonexistent problem. (But if it should happen to stop even a small percentage7 of voters who support the Democratic Party, so much the better for the GOP.)
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CN ON: OPED: Drugs Are A Health Matter, Not A Criminal Issue

Cocaine (MAP) - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 08:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 09 Dec 2014 - There is a discussion that is gaining traction in many circles across the country and at many levels, and it's about drugs. Not medications like antibiotics or blood pressure pills, but psychoactive substances that, when ingested, inhaled, injected or absorbed through skin or mucous membranes, affect brain chemistry and alter mental functions. These include legal substances like the highly addictive nicotine in tobacco, or the alcohol that is found in beer, wine or spirits. It includes prescribed narcotics and stimulants. And it includes a wide range of illegal substances like cannabis, methamphetamine, LSD and heroin.
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CN ON: Motherisk 'Wrecked My Life'

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 08 Dec 2014 - She Provided 70 Clean Urine Samples, Yet Her Girls Were Taken From Her at Birth Because of Controversial Hair Test The last time Christine Rupert saw her daughters was in a dingy church basement in Kitchener, surrounded by awkward and emotional reunions between other parents and their kids.
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US OK: Column: Testing For Pot

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 08:00
Tulsa World, 07 Dec 2014 - The Next Great Roadside Attraction THE AMERICAN VOICES website recently requested reader comment about a portable Breathalyzer test that soon will be available to help police identify drivers impaired by marijuana. Here's how self-described scarf knitter Angela Dixon responded:
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US FL: OPED: Staving Off A Slacker Generation

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:00
Sun-Sentinel, 04 Dec 2014 - With the legalization of marijuana by District of Columbia voters last month, the fun begins for some, and pitfalls begin for others. As the kinks are worked out before the distribution and sales arrangements are unveiled, we can look at what we have gotten ourselves into. The legalization of pot takes marijuana out of the shadows, removing it from the black-market economy that fosters further criminal activity. It could potentially allow the government to monitor its use and sales and to tax these sales. It eliminates a whole category of criminal trials and incarcerations.
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CN AB: Tory MP Responds to Brother's Arrest in Dial-A-Dope Op

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:00
Edmonton Sun, 04 Dec 2014 - Conservative Edmonton Sherwood Park MP Tim Uppal said he learned through news reports that his younger brother had been charged in a dial-a-dope operation busted by Edmonton city police. "Yesterday, I learned through the media of charges against my brother," said Uppal, 40, Minister of State for Multiculturalism, in an email response on Wednesday.
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UK: Police Raids Hit Swindon Drug Dealers Where It Hurts

Cocaine (MAP) - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:00
Swindon Advertiser, 01 Dec 2014 - "WE have hit their criminality hard by hitting them in their pockets as well." Those were the words of Detective Inspector Paul Fisher after a series of raids over the course of four hours on Saturday morning saw drug networks in Swindon lose out on around ?70,000 in cash and product, with eight suspects given a new bed behind bars and a number of weapons taken off the streets.
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US DC: OPED: Staving Off A Slacker Generation

Cocaine (MAP) - Sun, 11/30/2014 - 08:00
Washington Post, 30 Nov 2014 - With the legalization of marijuana by District voters this month, the fun begins for some, and pitfalls begin for others. As the kinks are worked out before the distribution and sales arrangements are unveiled, we can look at what we have gotten ourselves into. The legalization of pot takes marijuana out of the shadows, removing it from the black-market economy that fosters further criminal activity. It could potentially allow the government to monitor its use and sales and to tax these sales. It eliminates a whole category of criminal trials and incarcerations.
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CN ON: Motherisk Investigation Seen As 'Positive'

Cocaine (MAP) - Sat, 11/29/2014 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 29 Nov 2014 - Ontario's Child Advocate Lauds Review Of Five Years' Worth Of Lab Tests At Sick Kids Ontario's child advocate is praising Queen's Park's decision to probe the reliability of hair drug tests performed at the Hospital for Sick Children, used in child protection and criminal cases.
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CN AB: Drug-Impaired Drivers Still Tough To Nab: Cops

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 08:00
Metro, 28 Nov 2014 - Force Hopes Tech Will Be Ready For Use Come 2016 City police say the rollout of a new Breathalyzer for alcohol impairment has been smooth but are still hoping the feds will approve a companion device to help them smoke out stoned drivers.
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CN ON: Probe Targets Sick Kids Hair Tests

Cocaine (MAP) - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 08:00
Toronto Star, 28 Nov 2014 - Province Launches Review Of Controversial Motherisk Lab Program After Star Stories Queen's Park will probe five years' worth of hair drug tests performed by the Hospital for Sick Children, used in child protection and criminal cases, amid an ongoing Star investigation.
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US CA: Column: Giving Thanks For Dank

Cocaine (MAP) - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 08:00
Sacramento News & Review, 27 Nov 2014 - Ngaio Bealum is a Sacramento comedian, activist and marijuana expert. Email him questions at ask420@newsreview.com. Advertisement Happy Danksgiving! What are you thankful for? - -Topher Key
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