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Is the UN losing its appeal?

August 3, 2013
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Is the UN losing its appeal?

So the INCB came out with strongly worded statements against Uruguay and its marijuana legalization, but instead of cowering and giving in…

Uruguay President to defend legal marijuana at UN

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A spokesman for Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica said he will deliver a major speech defending the country’s marijuana licensing plan...

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This will make you furious

August 3, 2013
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This will make you furious

Sorry, but you need to read it.

Father of murdered foster child speaks

DFPS removed from her parent’s home last November for “neglectful supervision.”

Hill admits they were smoking pot when their daughter was asleep.

“We never hurt our daughter. She was never sick, she was never in the hospital, and she never...

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Treatment and fraud

August 2, 2013
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Treatment and fraud

CNN has a pretty powerful investigative series on California’s dysfunctional treatment system:

Rehab racket: Frauds, felons, and fakes Teens claim they were used as fake rehab clients

Over $185 million per year of state and federal money goes into California’s drug rehab counseling program, much of it lining the pockets of unscrupulous clinics who...

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Milestones

August 2, 2013
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Milestones

I’ve been busy the past couple of weeks, and forgot about the fact that Drug WarRant just had a birthday. As of July 26, this blog is 11 years old.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been that long. At the time, I was just looking for an outlet outside the newspaper LTE to...

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Kerlikowske

August 1, 2013
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Kerlikowske

Tweeted just now by Rafael LeMaitre, spokesperson for the ONDCP:

News: President Obama announces intent to nominate @ONDCP Director Kerlikowske to serve as Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection.

Yes, this is the guy who’s made a living out of saying the drug war is over, that we can’t arrest our way out of...

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Quinn

August 1, 2013
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Quinn

“As Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.’ Over the years, I’ve been moved by the brave patients and veterans who are fighting...

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She’s back

August 1, 2013
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She’s back

Continuing on her crusade against marijuana as medicine (except when it’s sold by a company she works for), Andrea Barthwell has resurfaced in Ohio.

Dr. Andrea Barthwell says she’s seen marijuana shops pop up like liquor stores. “These people move in with a vengeance,” she says.

The former adviser to President George W. Bush...

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Quotable

August 1, 2013
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Quotable

I missed this one last week.

Representative Steve King speaking about… I don’t know… weightlifting?

“For every who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”

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Positive movement in Illinois

July 31, 2013
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Positive movement in Illinois

Nice to see… finally…

Quinn to sign medical marijuana bill Thursday

One reason Quinn said he was giving legalized pot more thought was that he was impressed by an injured military veteran who maintained marijuana provided him relief from war wounds.

It’s not going to be easy — it’s touted as being the toughest...

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World-wide cracks

July 31, 2013
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World-wide cracks

The green shoots of recovery? Morocco considers the legalisation of marijuana cultivation

At least 800,000 Moroccans live off illegal marijuana cultivation, generating annual sales estimated at $10bn, or 10 per cent of the economy, according to the Moroccan Network for the Industrial and Medicinal use of Marijuana, a local charity.

Morocco, with a population...

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