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Addictive painkiller profiteer donates $500k to fight cannabis legalization in Arizona
Insys Therapeutics, which profits off of a painkiller 50 times more potent than heroin, has donated $500,000 to a campaign opposing marijuana legalization in the US state of Arizona. Read Full Article at RT.com
7274 points by Russia Today | Opioid Cannabis Legality of cannabis by country Psychoactive drug Cannabis Pharmacology Drug addiction Prohibition
Q+A: Ex-law enforcement officer explains why he works to legalize marijuana
Jason Thomas helped carry out the war on drugs, but what he saw convinced him it wasn’t always a just cause. During his two and a half years in law enforcement ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Law Recreational drug use Decriminalization Prohibition Cannabis Cannabis Police Prison
'The Green Fairy' is a groan-inducing fantasy nonfiction ode to absinthe
The belief that absinthe induces hallucinations is the stuff of ignorance and myth, as “The Green Fairy,” a “fantasy documentary” about the long-banned quaff, goes to tortured lengths to chronicle. But consider it a matter of scientific certainty that the film will induce groans from its audience....
304 points by Los Angeles Times | Roddy Piper Temperance movement Prohibition English-language films Drama Film Antisocial personality disorder Oscar Wilde
‘White Boy Rick’ movie in works
Cameras rolling on portrayal of Detroit area’s infamous 1980s teen drug kingpin        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Prison Drug Life imprisonment Murder Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs Recreational drug use Illegal drug trade Prohibition
DA's new plan would keep low-level pot smokers out of jail, save officers time
Thousands of casual pot smokers will keep clean records and Harris County will save more than $25 million a year under the district attorney's new "pre-charge diversion" program for those caught with small amounts of marijuana.
5 points by The Houston Chronicle | Crime Criminal law Police Cannabis Hashish Legal and medical status of cannabis Global Marijuana March Prohibition
N.J. migraine, chronic pain patients seek OK to use medical marijuana
For the first time in the history of the seven-year-old New Jersey medical marijuana program, a health department panel will consider adding chronic pain and other ailments to the list of about a dozen conditions that qualify a patient to use cannabis in the state.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Cannabis Tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabis sativa Multiple sclerosis Legality of cannabis by country Posttraumatic stress disorder Medical cannabis Prohibition
If President Trump wants to help American businesses, he should start by legalizing marijuana
Election Day 2016 awarded mixed fortunes for proponents of marijuana legalization. Pot measures passed in eight states, including California, bringing the number of states with access to some form of legal marijuana to 28. But the glee subsided as it became clear Donald Trump would be president,...
5795 points by Los Angeles Times | Cannabis Mexican Drug War Legality of cannabis by country Hashish Law Prohibition Ku Klux Klan Global Marijuana March
Trump tapping Sessions as AG outrages marijuana reform community
Sessions has throughout his 19 years in the Senate been a staunch opponent to any type of drug reform.
712 points by Daily News | Prohibition Drug addiction Cannabis Recreational drug use United States Legality of cannabis by country Psychoactive drug Civil liberties
Rule bans bars, many restaurants from creating pot-use areas
DENVER (AP) - Denver bars and many restaurants won't be able to offer on-site marijuana consumption because a new rule prohibits liquor-license holders from applying for the permit. State licensing officials have announced the rule, striking a blow to Denver's voter-passed initiative to allow patrons to use the drug in ...
1 points by The Washington Times | License Cannabis Colorado Psychoactive drug Recreational drug use Prohibition The Denver Post
It’s not easy becoming a multi-millionaire in the marijuana business
Lisa Karun is one of 8000 entrepreneurs in Las Vegas this week for a marijuana business convention. She believes she has made a watertight vaping device that allows one to inhale weed while showering…Is it possible it has been engineered like a submarine?
168 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Vaporizer Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino Temperature Donald Trump Cannabis Prohibition Cannabis Smoke
Bullets trump rehab as Asia quickens "failing" war on drugs
The Philippines has launched a bloody "war on drugs" that has killed at least 2,400 people in just two months, while neighbouring Indonesia has declared a "narcotics emergency" and resumed executing drug convicts after a long hiatus.
3 points by | Methamphetamine Drug addiction Heroin Southeast Asia Prohibition Addiction Caffeine Barack Obama
Bullets trump rehab as Asia quickens 'failing' war on drugs
BANGKOK/YANGON (Reuters) - The Philippines has launched a bloody "war on drugs" that has killed at least 2,400 people in just two months, while neighboring Indonesia has declared a "narcotics emergency" and resumed executing drug convicts after a long hiatus.
1617 points by Reuters | Methamphetamine Drug addiction Heroin Southeast Asia Prohibition Addiction Caffeine Burma
Nun who led Chicago sobriety house for decades: Today's drugs 'a lot worse'
Since 1983, Sister Therese O'Sullivan has had a front-row seat to observe Chicago's drug scourge, serving as co-founder of a homeless shelter turned sobriety home on the city's South Side. She has seen a lot in those three decades, and some of it has been good, such as increased societal compassion...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Drug addiction Drug Heroin Illegal drug trade Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs Recreational drug use Prohibition Addiction