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Pot War Progress! | US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs
Another Drug War Death | Police Shoot, Kill 80-Year-Old Man In His Own Bed, Don't Find the Drugs They Were Looking For
County and City Officals in Oregon Act to Ban Dispensaries
2013, News items
In Poland Police Raid at Scienist Institut for Study on Marijuana Flowers! | to block a perfectly legal science experiment and jail its participants. The 10-year long experiment aimed to study long-term effects of cannabis on a range of medical patients and healthy persons over the age of 30.
Czech Prohibitionists Crusade Against Grow Shops | In response to gains by cannabis law reform activists in the Czech Republic (Czecholsolvakia) drug warriors in the country have apparently launched an offensive on Grow Shops and the like in the region.
DEA Spys Hard, Too, U.S. To Review DEA Unit that Hides Use of NSA Intel on Citizens in Crime Cases. Nevermind the NSA, DEA is Second to None in Violoating Privacy and Basic Constitional Rights of U.S. Citizens.
Political Prosecutions Continue, Despite - or, even Because Of! - Legislation Allowing Medical Marijuana Retail Outlets.
DEA Wages Hemp War Behind The Scenes In House; Piss Off the DEA, Contact Your U.S. Reps and Tell Them Vote Hemp!
Cops On Campaign; Drug Warriors Goose-Step Across Oregon in Crusade against Medical Cannabis Activists.
Protecting Our Kids; Activist Tim Beck researches, investigates and writes about the Pot War propaganda machinery.
2012, News items
Compliant MCRC Under Attack; learn more
Oregon Kills MMJ Deduction; learn more
About OCTA; learn more
Why Can't You Smoke Pot?; Because Lobbyists Are Getting Rich Off of the War on Drugs: Sad Truths On Really Why We Still Put Hundreds Of Thousands Of People In Steel Cages For Pot-Related Offenses.
Jury Nullification Advocate Freed; Indictment Against Julian Heicklen is Dismissed - Jury Statute Not Violated by Protester, Judge Rules
Marihuana and the Law; Brass Tacks - By Andrew T. Weil
Out-Of-Staters Find Comfort; Non-Residents Register With OMMP (Oregon Medical Marijuana Program)
2011, News items
Largest Doctor Group in Nation Calls for Legalization of Cannabis (marijuana).
Court Support Wanted; Citizen Needs Support! Make a Difference Just By Showing Up!
Federal Cannabis Patient Hassled in Oregon
Bills in Congress, to Reform Cannabis Laws; check 'em out!
OMMP Fees, to Double for basic registration, low-income going up 10 times!
Your Tax Dollars at Waste, Feds Paper Oregon with Lies and Threats.
A Safe Place For Marijuana Patients To Meet .
2010, News items
Another Dance Around Marijuana Prohibition, Oregonian Mocks Medical Cannabis.
Going For The Rest Of The Gold, Thiefs Family Sues Victim.
LAPD Reports Markup of 250%-265% (retail) at Los Angeles dispensaries.
2009, News items
HHS Takes Bids, the University of Mississippi is Expected to Continue It's 40 year Monopoly.
DEA Raids Again, Federal Medical Marijuana Raids Continue despite Obama Administration Promise for Change.
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Is it not amazing how scientific research continues to show us all, almost at a weekly pace, something new and potentially therapeutic about the cannabis plant? If a medical or biomedical explorer emerged from the jungle today with a plant that has numerous therapeutic benefits, was non-toxic, is an excellent source of fiber, fuel and fabric, and could possibly help medical patients worldwide with cancer, that person and plant would be cheered around the world.
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The individual analyses of the economists and drug policy experts, signed by five Nobel Prize winners in economics, expose the collateral damage of the drug war and offer suggestions on how the policies can "and should" change. "Academics and economists have great insight into this issue and for so long, they've been ignored,"ť said John Collins, the International Drug Policy Project Coordinator at the London School of Economics, which produced the report. "Evidenced-based data about the war on drugs has been lacking for too long. It's time that something changes."ť
Collins noted that the report, titled "Ending the Drug Wars,"ť is nowhere near a simple fix. "There is no single way to solve this issue,"ť he said. "It's an extraordinarily complex issue. We've tried to fix it with a singular approach 'the drug war' and that hasn't worked."ť The LSE's report joins a chorus of voices < www.drugpolicy.org/news/2014/05/groundbreaking-national-academy-sciences-report-us-needs-significantly-reduce-prison-po > speaking out against the war on drugs in recent years. "We're not saying, 'In 30 years, this is what our drug policy landscape should look like,'ť Collins said. "We're saying, 'This isn't working. We need to start moving in a different direction."ť >> www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/05/economists-slam-the-war-on-drugs-in-a-new-lse-report.html "
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Study Finds Legalization of Medical Marijuana Not Linked to Increased Use in Teens - Researchers found that a rise in use of marijuana among US teens over the past 20 years is not linked to the legalization of medical marijuana in several states. Federal officials have argued that recent increases in use of marijuana among teens might be a result of better access to the drug in states where it is legal. However, a new study found that there is no evidence that legalization of marijuana for medical purposes increases teen drug use. Researchers compared surveys of marijuana use by teens conducted annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). > Read more >> www.cannabispharmacyjournal.com/2014/07/29/study-finds-legalization-of-medical-marijuana-not-linked-to-increased-use-in-teens/ "
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Medical Marijuana News, Pot laws, Cannabis News, State, National | visit >> medicalmarijuana.com/medical-marijuana-news
Cannabis News - Medical Marijuana, Hemp, Marijuana News | Marijuana law and government drug policy news from global sources. >> www.cannabisnews.org
Medical Marijuana: Pictures, Videos, Breaking News | Big News on Medical Marijuana. Includes blogs, news, and community ... visit >> www.huffingtonpost.com/news/medical-marijuana
NORML the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. visit: >> www.norml.org
Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) - advocating harm reduction- based marijuana policies since 1995. Visit them for news and info: >> www.mpp.org/
Drug Policy Alliance (DPA). Is the nation's leading organization working to end the war on drugs and promote new drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights. visit: >> www.drugpolicy.org
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). Is made up of current and former members of law enforcement who support drug regulation rather than prohibition. visit: >> www.leap.cc
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