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  • Marijuana should stay illegal, young Europeans say

    08/27/2014 8:56:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 22.08.14 @ 12:40 | Benjamin Fox
    A narrow majority of Europe’s youth would ban cannabis, according to new research published by Eurobarometer. Opinion was divided on whether cannabis should be banned. Forty-five percent believed that it should be regulated, while 53 percent felt it should be banned. Meanwhile, more than 90 percent of respondents added that hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine and ecstasy should be illegal. Eurobarometer interviewed more than 13,000 15-24 year olds across the bloc in June for the survey, which was released on Thursday (21 August). It focused on levels of drug use, perceived risk of certain substances, as well as opinions...
  • 6 Surprising Realities of the Legal Weed Industry

    08/23/2014 10:28:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 97 replies
    Cracked.com ^ | 08/23/14
    #6. There's a Whole Industry Dedicated to Just Making Weed Pretty #5. The "Safe, All-Natural Drug" Could Actually Be Full of Serious Toxins #4. Weed Can Be Fairly Dangerous to Handle #3. Even Where It's Legal, It's Not Legal #2. The Legal Pot Industry Is Hurting the Environment #1. The Growers Don't Want It to Be Legal
  • Probe into Brown shooting goes to pot ("shows that Brown was the quintessential American teenager")

    08/19/2014 11:42:49 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    WP ^ | 8/18/14 | J Capehart
    Reading the profile of Michael Brown by Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times over the weekend, one paragraph stood out. He was heavyset and quiet, but not shy. He recorded rap music with his best friend and smoked marijuana with other young men. Hennessy-Fiske also points out that cigarillos, the kind that Brown allegedly stole from a convenience store, are “often used to smoke marijuana.” So, it should hardly come as a shock that Michael Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. If anything, this...
  • DA: Foster dad was high around time child left in hot car

    08/02/2014 1:40:10 PM PDT · by eccentric · 38 replies
    KAKE News ^ | Aug 01, 2014 | KAKE News
    WICHITA, Kan. — The Sedgwick County District Attorney is alleging that a foster father was high while a baby was left in a hot car last week. She later died. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett read the allegations during a bond reduction hearing for Seth Jackson on Friday afternoon. Bennett said that Jackson had run out of marijuana on the morning of July 24. That afternoon, he reportedly took two children to meet with his drug dealer where he bought more. When he got home, Bennett said he left the 10-month-old girl in the car, went inside and smoked...
  • Urban Outfitters Pinpoints Hairroin Salons With Free Hypodermic Pens

    07/29/2014 11:11:21 AM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    The Fix ^ | 7/18/14 | John Lavitt
    Urban Outfitters Pinpoints Hairroin Salons With Free Hypodermic Pens Urban Outfitters has teamed up with the NYC Hairroin Salon in glamorizing drug use at a time when heroin has devastated the city. Pinpointing Hairroin Salons in their stores that give away free hypodermic needle pens, it’s clear that Urban Outfitters has failed to learn their lesson. After previously pulling shot glasses designed as prescription medication bottles from its shelves after an uproar, the teen-focused store has actually teamed up with a hair salon with the name Hairroin in its latest New York City location. The so-called cutting edge salon glamorizes...
  • Man arrested for child neglect, snorting drugs in front of three toddlers in Clendenin, WV

    07/17/2014 7:48:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    WOWKTV ^ | staff
    CLENDENIN, WV - A man is in jail after telling police that he snorted Hydrocodone tablets inside a vehicle that had three toddlers in it in Clendenin, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. According to a criminal complaint issued by the Kanawha County Magistrate Court, 33-year-old Ronald Adkins was arrested and charged with child neglect creating risk of injury. The complaint says that police observed a vehicle at the intersection of Elk River Road and Beech Street in Clendenin on Tuesday, July 15. After police went towards the vehicle, they found it had three women, three men, and three toddlers inside...
  • A Crime No Man Can Commit:

    07/16/2014 12:13:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jacob Sullum
    Given the link between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and birth defects, should expectant mothers who drink be arrested for assault? If not, it is hard to see why Mallory Loyola is in jail. Loyola, who was arrested last week after giving birth to a baby girl who tested positive for amphetamine, is the first woman to be charged under a new Tennessee law that criminalizes drug consumption by pregnant women. The law, ostensibly aimed at protecting children, is really about punishing what its chief sponsor described as "the worst of the worst": women who not only use arbitrarily proscribed intoxicants...
  • The FDA Is Now Policing Facebook Likes

    07/10/2014 6:14:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is protecting consumer rights in a bold new way–by policing companies’ Facebook pages.Zarbee’s Naturals, a producer of “safe and effective natural [cough] remedies” for children, was sent a warning letter by the FDA for liking comments on its Facebook page implying that its products “are intended for use as drugs.”Zarbee’s products were designed specifically for children too young for FDA-approved medications and have not been reviewed by the FDA. Happy customers posted their approval on the company’s Facebook page, saying things like “Love Zarbee’s this is the only medicine we use for our 2...
  • Washington Man First to Buy Legal Weed in Spokane Is Fired After Spotted on News

    07/10/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Mike Boyer, 30, was canned Tuesday after waiting 20 hours to buy pot and immediately going home to smoke. He was called up for urine analysis after he was spotted on TV buying the pot. Boyer told The News he 'regrets nothing.'His high was quickly brought low. A Spokane, Wash. man was fired from his job as a security guard the same day he became the first person to legally buy weed in the city Tuesday. “I don’t regret it,” Mike Boyer told the Daily News Wednesday. “I’m sad it happened but I got the title: I’m No. 1. I...
  • Washington Pot Stores Open, But Some Activists Aren't Celebrating

    07/09/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    USNews ^ | 0708/2014 | Steven Nelson
    Veteran marijuana activist Douglas Hiatt, right, says Washington's Initiative 502 establishes a "Soviet style" market for marijuana and won't work. “You’re going to have people selling grams of pot for $25? What, are you kidding me?” Hiatt says. “You can get the best pot you have ever smoked for 10 bucks a gram at a [medical marijuana] dispensary or from someone else who's going to give you a better deal than the state.” There’s no way they are going to eliminate the black market with something that’s totally unresponsive to a market at all,” Hiatt says. "You're going to see...
  • Colorado Man Who Gives ‘No F****’ Asks Obama If He Wants Some Weed

    07/09/2014 7:44:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Chuck Ross
    President Obama did not say “yes,” but he also did not say “no” when asked by a man in a Colorado bar Tuesday night if he wanted to smoke marijuana. Obama merely laughed when, as he was greeting a crowd at a Denver bar, 24-year-old Matthew Anton held a joint up in the air and asked “You want to hit this?” “Asked him if he wanted a hit of pot…he laughed! #legalizeit #iinhaled #mrGQ” wrote Anton on Instagram. The offer capped an interesting night for Obama, who is in Colorado to attend two fundraisers. He and Gov. John Hickenlooper were...
  • In Maryland, Smoking Could Cost You Job

    07/06/2014 3:16:42 PM PDT · by Drango · 84 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | July 5 '14 | Lorraine Mirabella
    July 05--Anyone who wants a job next year at Anne Arundel Medical Center -- whether as a surgeon or security guard -- will have to prove they don't smoke or use tobacco. The Annapolis hospital's new hiring policy might be controversial, but it is legal in Maryland and more than half of the United States. And it's a type of job screening that is gaining favor with employers -- from hospitals to companies such as Alaska Airlines -- trying to control rising health costs and cultivate a healthier, more productive workforce. Anne Arundel Medical Center, like a growing number of...
  • Marijuana is illegal under federal law, should IRS be able to collect taxes on Colorado pot sales?

    07/05/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | 7/05/14
    (CNN) — Some Colorado marijuana sellers are challenging Uncle Sam. They’re filing a lawsuit — saying the IRS shouldn’t be allowed to collect taxes on marijuana sales because marijuana is illegal under federal law. Attorney Rob Corry says forcing Colorado’s recreational marijuana businesses to pay violates the United States Constitution. He has filed a lawsuit in District Court on behalf of clients, some of whom say taxes could be used as evidence in any future prosecution. “They’re open records and they are admitting to a federal crime. It’s still a federal crime to sell marijuana,” Corry said.
  • Fresno traffic stop leads to discovery of meth lab at retirement community

    06/16/2014 5:25:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 13 replies
    KFSN TV ^ | June 15, 2014 | Veronica Miracle
    "When officers pulled Short over it was for a routine traffic stop. Since he's on supervised release for previous meth sales they searched his car. "When the officers searched the car they located four ounces of methamphetamine in the car, which is a lot of methamphetamine, so that's consistent with somebody who's selling," said Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez. After searching his apartment, they found a half pound of meth, heroin and materials for a meth lab. "Just shocking someone that age would do that, but actually a perfect place to do it, right? Retirement village, who would suspect it...
  • Liquid Meth Floods Through CA Borders

    06/16/2014 6:02:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | June 16,2014 | MICHELLE MOONS
    As the U.S.-Mexico border has been inundated with children crossing alone and ending up detained in U.S. facilities, liquid methamphetamines are also flowing across the border. The liquid form allows smugglers to disguise the substance in beverage and repurposed plastic containers until reaching a meth house where it is cooked down to crystal form to be sold. An Associated Press report quoted John Donnelly, once in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Fresno office, who said of the Central Valley, “We're the source point for Seattle, Portland, Alaska and as far east as the Carolinas." The Central Valley is...
  • Unusual witness presses medical-marijuana cause in Pa.

    06/13/2014 4:47:57 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 31 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 11, 2014
    Unusual witness presses medical-marijuana cause in Pa. During the last 32 years, stockbroker Irvin Rosenfeld has smoked 130,000 marijuana cigarettes - with the federal government's blessing. As jaws dropped in a Harrisburg legislative chamber filled with state senators, Rosenfeld made the remark Tuesday and then held up a silver canister containing 300 pre-rolled joints, a month's supply. He continues to receive the canisters from a government-authorized farm in Mississippi to help treat a rare bone-tumor disorder. This despite the drug's classification by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a top-tier hazardous substance with no medicinal value. "I'm living proof of the...
  • First graders taken to hospital after classmate brings drugs to school

    06/10/2014 3:59:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/10/2014 | Kristen A. Graham
    An entire first-grade class was bused to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for monitoring Tuesday after a 6-year-old was spotted with packets that police said likely contained heroin. The incident happened when a teacher at John Barry Elementary at 59th and Race Streets in West Philadelphia noticed one of her students playing with small plastic packets she had brought to school.
  • Hershey sues Colorado edible pot company

    06/07/2014 6:09:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | June 6, 2014 | By SADIE GURMAN
    The Hershey Co. has sued a Colorado marijuana edibles company, claiming it makes four pot-infused candies that too closely resemble iconic products of the chocolate maker. The trademark infringement lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Denver this week against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC. It alleges TinctureBelle's Ganja Joy, Hasheath, Hashees and Dabby Patty mimic Hershey's Almond Joy, Heath bar, Reese's peanut butter cups and York peppermint patty candies, respectively.
  • Marijuana use may affect the size and shape of men's sperm

    06/06/2014 7:14:49 AM PDT · by shove_it · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5 Jun 2014 | Loren Grush
    ~snip~ “There are fewer risks than people think, and that makes sense to me,” Pacey said. “The single thing that affects fertility is how big your testicles are. If you’re blessed with big testicles, you’ll produce more sperm.”
  • CBCP head disowns priest's remark on ban vs. One Direction

    06/05/2014 5:12:27 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy
    GMA Network ^ | June 4, 2014
    The president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Wednesday disowned the statement of a Catholic priest, who called for a ban on the band One Direction after two of its members were caught on video allegedly smoking marijuana. CBCP president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said One Direction wasn't condemnable even if some of its members were seen smoking pot. "In the first place that some members smoked marijuana or contraband does not make its group itself condemnable," Villegas said. "One Direction has so many young followers. We condemn a group they idolize you condemn them…there has...
  • Maureen Dowd’s Weed Candy Experiment Personifies White Privilege

    06/04/2014 4:26:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    Maureen Dowd, author of “Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk”, speaks during a panel discussion during a luncheon at the Book Expo America convention, Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey) I never smoked marijuana before, and Maureen Dowd‘s haphazard experience with a weed-laced candy bar in her Denver hotel room certainly isn’t motivating me to book a plane ticket to what is soon to be dubbed the “Mile High State.” The New York Times columnist was in Colorado reporting on the state’s first months of legalized marijuana use when she decided to take what she later learned...
  • Maureen Dowd's marijuana-induced freak out

    06/04/2014 2:49:08 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 June 2014 Last updated at 12:21 ET | By Anthony Zurcher
    Maureen Dowd travelled to Colorado in January, ate a bit too much of a marijuana-laced chocolate bar and proceeded to have a Valley-of-the-Dolls-style meltdown in her hotel room. Here's how she describes the experience in her Wednesday New York Times column: "I felt a scary shudder go through my body and brain. I barely made it from the desk to the bed, where I lay curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours. I was thirsty but couldn't move to get water. Or even turn off the lights. I was panting and paranoid, sure that when the...
  • Fire in West Berkeley caused by hash operation

    05/28/2014 4:21:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 28, 2014 | By Emilie Raguso
    A small fire at a West Berkeley business Tuesday, which sent a man to a San Francisco burn center for treatment, appears to have been caused by what police described Wednesday as “a hashish production operation.” Scant information was available from authorities, but officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, said that officers who responded to the fire Tuesday found an illegal marijuana grow and hashish production operation on-site.
  • Teen whose date was found dead in their hotel room after prom suggests she overdosed

    05/20/2014 10:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2014 | Lydia Warren and Jessica Jerreat
    A Texas teenager whose date died in their hotel room after her senior prom has sent a series of emotional text messages to a friend suggesting she passed away following an overdose. The unidentified date frantically called 911 on Saturday morning after waking up in a North Houston Hyatt to find that 17-year-old Jacqueline Gomez was not breathing. Investigators said that the MacArthur High School senior showed no outward signs of injury and the results of her autopsy are pending. They added that her boyfriend is not suspected of any crime. Now text messages that he sent to one of...
  • Bitcoin: more than just the currency of digital vice

    05/10/2014 2:47:36 PM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 14, 2013 | Arwa Mahdawi
    Dale doesn't exactly look like an international crypto-criminal. He's soft-spoken, baby-faced, and a senior at an Ivy League college. But every couple of weeks the political science major logs onto the Silk Road, an online black market that has been described as an "amazon.com of drugs" to buy wholesale quantities of "molly" (also known as MDMA, a particularly "pure" form of ecstasy), LSD and magic mushrooms. Some of these will be for his personal use, and the rest he'll flog to less tech-savvy classmates at a mark-up of up to 300%. On a good weekend, he can net a profit...
  • Medical marijuana: Here's a look at differing approaches in Minnesota House, Senate

    05/05/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-5-14 | Christopher Snowbeck
    With medical marijuana bills advancing at the Minnesota Capitol, both supporters and critics have been invoking the phrase "Wild West" when debating the merits of legislation. Without more scientific evidence about risks and benefits, the prospect of legalized medical marijuana "would be kind of like the Wild West of medicine," argued Sen. Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, during a hearing in April. In a Senate committee last week, Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, used the metaphor in a different way -- arguing that desperate patients currently face a Wild West situation of buying marijuana on the street, without knowing what they're getting. "Or...
  • Amateur hash-oil production, explosions bound to continue [WA]

    02/08/2014 9:42:18 PM PST · by steve86 · 18 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Feb. 8, 2014 | Robert Young
    From Spokane to Seattle, Vancouver to Mount Vernon, amateur chemists have caused explosions in recent months, often in homes, while using flammable solvents to produce hash oil. The most recent blast occurred Monday in a Spokane Valley kitchen. Three weeks earlier, an explosion in a Vancouver home left a man hospitalized with burns to his face. [...] This phenomenon is not part of the state’s legal marijuana system. Under rules for the state’s new industry, hash oil can only be made in licensed facilities, and those do not include homes. State rules also require that only certain equipment and chemicals...
  • McGruff The Crime Dog Actor Sentenced To 16 Years For Pot, Grenade Launcher

    02/07/2014 3:53:13 PM PST · by MarkBsnr · 55 replies
    CBS Houston (Galveston) ^ | February 6, 2014 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Galveston, Texas (CBS HOUSTON) – Former McGruff the Crime Dog actor, John R. Morales, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison following his guilty plea three years after police seized 1,000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons – including a grenade launcher, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition from his home. The man who played the famous “Take a bit out of crime” dog was arrested in 2011 after Galveston police and drug-sniffing dogs pulled over the McGruff actor for speeding, the Houston Chronicle reports. Authorities found diagrams of two indoor pot-growing operations sitting on the front seat, and multiple pot seeds...
  • Reason Magazine: Hey, Let’s Reduce Heroin Overdoses by Legalizing Heroin

    02/04/2014 2:32:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/04/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For a magazine that styles itself Reason, it’s surprisingly unreasonable. Nick Gillespie of Reason attacks Truth Revolt’s Ben Shapiro for writing that “Philip Seymour Hoffman['s] self-inflicted death is yet another hallmark of the broken leftist culture that dominates Hollywood, enabling rather than preventing the loss of some of its greatest talents. Libertarianism becomes libertinism without a cultural force pushing back against the penchant for sin; Hollywood has no such cultural force.”It’s a point that’s rather hard to argue with. Freedom opens up the arena for individual character to define how people will use it. Freedom alone is a blank slate...
  • Medical marijuana gaining support in Georgia

    02/03/2014 5:41:57 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 6 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | February 3, 2015 | Charles Oliver
    For the past four months, Sarah Callaway has had to watch as her daughter Greylynn’s body has been wracked by uncontrollable spasms several times a day. “They don’t hurt her. But they scare her, and she cries. And you can’t do anything for her except comfort her,” said Callaway, a Chatsworth resident. “That’s the most frustrating part. I just say to her, ‘I’m sorry I can’t do anything for you. I’m sorry.’” When Greylynn was born six months ago, doctors diagnosed her with a brain malformation and gave her only weeks to live. She survived, but her condition has left...
  • SUPER BOWL 2014: RIOT POLICE RESTORE ORDER IN SEATTLE AFTER SEAHAWKS WIN

    02/03/2014 2:01:23 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Feb 14
    After the Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl in franchise history on Sunday, fans in Seattle jumped on cars, took over intersections, torched couches, and riot police had to be brought in to restore order.
  • President and Moo Obama Announce New Crusade

    01/30/2014 6:32:41 PM PST · by RetiredTexasVet · 9 replies
    1-30-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    President and Moo Obama Announce New Crusade. Moo took the lead at the press conference in announcing their new crusade "Toking is not Smoking". His Arrogance and Moo will take their program to the schools during the month of February. Many children are erroneously reporting their parents as smoking under the "Comrades Reporting Addiction Program (CRAP)" under CORE when they are just toking a few joints after work. Several leaders of cancer charities, the Surgeon General, CDC and HHS have joined with His Arrogance and Moo to clarify that doing a few doobies is not the same as the filthy...
  • DA’s office: Woman accused of selling heroin out of McDonald’s Happy Meals

    01/29/2014 12:54:18 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 29, 2014
    EAST LIBERTY, Pa. — A 26-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday after police said undercover agents purchased heroin from the woman while she was working at the East Liberty McDonald’s. According to Mike Manko, a spokesperson for Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, authorities received information that heroin was being sold by an employee at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Penn Avenue in the Bakery Square section of East Liberty. Manko said several law enforcement officers set up a controlled buy at the restaurant Wednesday. Investigators said the customer looking for heroin was instructed to go through the drive-through lane and say,...
  • Gov. Rick Perry for decriminalization of pot

    01/23/2014 12:38:11 PM PST · by thetallguy24 · 57 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 01/23/2014 | Kolten Parker
    SAN ANTONIO — Texas Gov. Rick Perry signaled Thursday that he's for the decriminalization of marijuana use — not legalization, but the softening of punishment for marijuana users in the border state. “As governor, I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization” by introducing alternative “drug courts” that provide treatment and softer penalties for minor offenses, Perry said during an international panel on drug legalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His spokesman confirmed that Perry is staunchly opposed to legalization of marijuana because of the dangers that have been associated with the drug,...
  • Obama pot comments not meant to endorse legalization: White House

    01/23/2014 12:30:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama wasn’t trying to set new federal drug policy when he stated that Colorado and Washington state should “go forward” with new laws legalizing marijuana use, the White House said Wednesday. “The president’s position on these matters hasn’t changed,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. “He made clear that he sees it as a bad habit and a vice, and not something that he would encourage. He’s not endorsing any specific move by a state, he’s simply making an observation.” Under federal law, marijuana use is illegal. The president has acknowledged smoking marijuana — former friends in his...
  • N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Promises to End War on Drugs in Inaugural Speech

    01/23/2014 9:04:52 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 49 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 01/22/2014 | Allison Geller
    In the inaugural speech for his second term of office, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie vowed to end the ineffective “war on drugs.” “We will end the failed war on drugs that believes that incarceration is the cure of every ill caused by drug abuse. We will make drug treatment available to as many of our non-violent offenders as we can and we will partner with our citizens to create a society that understands this simple truth:  every life has value and no life is disposable,” Christie said Tuesday at the War Memorial in Trenton. Christie generally tried to strike...
  • HHS: 8,300 Words About the Dangers of Tobacco Smoking, But Not a Single Word About Pot Smoking

    01/21/2014 6:07:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "We're still a country very much addicted to tobacco," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a news conference last Friday, as she urged communities, schools and businesses to "help make the next generation a tobacco-free generation." A transcript of that news conference runs around 8,300 words, but there isn't a single word about the adverse health effects of marijuana smoking -- even as more states jump on the pot-legalization bandwagon. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana smoke is an irritant to the lungs, and "frequent marijuana smokers can have many of the same...
  • The blunt truth — White house drug czar contradicts Obama on marijuana

    01/21/2014 10:12:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Washington Timesw ^ | 1/21/14 | Ernest Istook
    President Obama’s latest claims about marijuana are contradicted by research and official positions of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which is part of the White House. And Mr. Obama’s words have anti-drug leaders worried about negative repercussions among youth. Mr. Obama claimed to The New Yorker magazine that marijuana is no worse than cigarettes or alcohol and he promoted state efforts by Colorado and Washington to legalize marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law. The National Drug Control Policy’s official stance, posted on the whitehouse.gov website, says the opposite of Mr. Obama on all counts. For example, as...
  • Hey, Barack, Pass that Doobie to Andrew, Will Ya?

    01/21/2014 6:37:55 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/2014 | J. Robert Smith
    Dope's no worse than booze, claims President Obama, a former doper. Dope, as in mary jane, tea, herb, grass or, more commonly, pot. The Magnificent O made his pronouncement in a lengthy interview with The New Yorker, as conveyed through the auspices of the Washington Times. His Magnificence wasn't speaking ex cathedra -- yet -- so states needn't jump to and join the dope legalization bandwagon. For the time being, though, states hungry for tax revenues can opt to treat dope legalization like casino gambling -- a controlled vice with upsides for state government coffers. Many -- mostly blue states...
  • Law enforcement 'deny there were any drugs' at Justin Bieber's mansion ....

    01/21/2014 4:51:50 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    amid claims star's house was 'littered with narcotics'A spokesperson with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is denying that any drugs were found during a raid on Justin Bieber's home in Calabasas last week. The source also claimed there was no smoking room, contrary to previous reports. The statement to TMZ comes amid claims the pop star's property was littered with drugs and drug paraphernalia during a recent police raid on his Calabasas, California property. Sources close to the investigation told the website that when Los Angeles County Sheriff's searched 'there were two large cookie jars filled with weed in plain...
  • 5 Reasons Marijuana Should Remain Illegal

    01/21/2014 4:29:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 172 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | John Hawkins
    How did we end up in a world where Big Gulps are being banned in New York while the welcome mat for potheads is being rolled out in Colorado? How is it that cigarette smokers are pariahs, while people smoking weed are being cheered? This is despite the fact that potheads are almost universally recognized as unmotivated, low class, degenerate – and, yes, smelly failures. Even the ones that get somewhere in life, like Barack Obama, usually turn out to be mediocrities. Moreover, we all recognize that smoking is a dirty habit that makes you die younger and while drinking...
  • Justin Bieber allegedly addicted to sizzurp, urged to go to rehab

    01/21/2014 1:04:46 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 58 replies
    Heatworld.com ^ | January 20, 2014 | Joel Golby
    ...Sizzurp is traditionally a blend of codeine syrup, a fizzy drink (in this case, Pineapple Fanta) and maybe some crushed up sweets or something for flavour, all served in a Styrofoam cup for added class – and police allegedly found a mountain of empty soda cans, personalised-with-a-biro Styrofoam cups and empty codeine bottles in Bieber’s mansion. However, as TMZ reports, police had to pass up a number of not-very-well-hidden-at-all items of drug paraphernalia while raiding Justin’s Calasbasas home – apparently including two cookie jars stuffed with ‘whacky tobacky’, as well as the aforementioned sizzurp ingredients – as the search warrant...
  • Parents warned of alarming new trend of students snorting Smarties that can lead to NASAL maggots

    01/20/2014 10:59:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 11:48 EST, 20 January 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    Parents in Rhode Island are being warned that their children could succumb to horrifying infestations of nasal maggots worming in their noses, internal bleeding and lung infections if they continue snorting Smarties candies. The skin-crawling consequences of the unusual trend which seeks to imitate cocaine users seen on television, are caused by a condition called nasal myiasis—which occurs when flies lay larvae eggs inside the nose—attracted by the rotting candy rammed up inside the lining. According to officials in Portsmouth Middle School, the trend is a “widespread phenomenon” that has been sweeping YouTube in recent years and has involved over...
  • Why Heroin Use Is Skyrocketing Across The US

    01/20/2014 2:12:28 PM PST · by BBell · 68 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | 1/15/14 | Pamela Engel
    Heroin abuse has been getting more attention lately. Last week, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin spent his entire 34-minute State of the State address talking about the state's "full-blown heroin crisis," and law enforcement officials in small cities across New England have noted an increase in heroin use. Demand for the drug might be coming from people who are hooked on prescription pills.Health officials and drug experts have started noticing that heroin use has been exploding as states crack down on "pill mills," which get people addicted to Oxycontin and other pain killers even when they don't have a medical need...
  • Lil Za [D-bag Bieber's thug sidekick] says reporters were being racist by exaggerating drug charges

    01/16/2014 3:35:09 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 37 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | JANUARY 16, 2014 | wenn.com
    Justin Bieber's rapper pal Lil Za has accused reporters of racial discrimination by exaggerating his drug possession arrest to make him "look bad". The 19 year old was taken into custody on Tuesday following a police raid on Bieber's Calabasas, California mansion in connection to an alleged neighbourhood vandalism incident. Cops claim to have discovered illegal substances in "plain view" during the property search and arrested Lil Za on suspicion of felony drug possession. The white powder allegedly found was determined to be MDMA, a form of ecstasy frequently referred to as molly, but the teenager, real name Xavier Smith,...
  • Cops find cocaine 'in plain view' at Justin Bieber's mansion ....

    01/14/2014 1:34:13 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 97 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 14, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    after police raid in connection with vicious egg attack on neighbor's homeLos Angeles law enforcement officials found cocaine at Justin Bieber's mansion on Tuesday morning when they executed a felony warrant to search the property. The warrant was served at 8am local time and was related to allegations that the singer had been responsible for throwing eggs at a neighbor's home in an exclusive gated community in Calabasas, California, last Thursday - causing more than $20,000 worth of damage. Eleven L.A. County Sheriff's patrol cars were spotted entering Bieber's gated community to look for 'video surveillance or other relevant evidence'...
  • Does smoking pot cause man boobs?

    12/06/2013 8:51:09 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | December 5, 2013 | Dr. Anthony Youn
    (CNN) -- A young man in his 20s -- let's call him George -- sits across from me in the exam room. "Dr. Youn," he says, "I have man boobs." I notice a not-so-unfamiliar smell wafting from his body. It's the same odor that floated my way during a rock concert I recently attended. "How long have you had a problem with this, George?" "Hard to say. But it seems to have gotten worse over the past year or so." "George, the first thing you need to do is stop smoking pot. Marijuana could be causing your man boobs."
  • Bob Dylan sued for racism by Croatian group

    12/01/2013 10:04:17 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 99 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 30, 2013 | David Harding
    <p>Bob Dylan is getting sued in France by Croatians over a quote he gave to a magazine.</p> <p>He may have been a prominent Civil Rights movement supporter, but Bob Dylan is being sued for racism.</p>
  • Alleged crack-smoking trooper suspended without pay

    11/26/2013 5:14:49 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | November 26, 2013 | Gary J. Remal, Laurel J. Sweet
    A state trooper accused of triggering a three-car crash on Route 1 in Revere that smashed up a cruiser and put an on-duty trooper in the hospital has been suspended indefinitely without pay today, state police announced. Trooper Shawn D’Amato, 43, who authorities said told EMTs he had smoked crack within an hour of yesterday's crash, was arraigned in his Massachusetts General Hospital bed yesterday on charges of drunken and drugged driving, negligent operation; and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle. EMTs also observed "apparent track marks on (D'Amato's) arms, suggesting intravenous drug use," Jake Wark, spokesman for...
  • ...The Crystal Methodist 'who didn't believe in God'... in his own brazen texts to his dealer

    11/23/2013 4:29:25 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    FULL TITLE: Sex, drugs, blasphemy, depravity, arrogance: The Crystal Methodist 'who didn't believe in God'... in his own brazen texts to his dealer Paul Flowers kept up an astonishing stream of sex and drug obsessed texts, even after his humiliating recent performance before the Commons Treasury Select Commitee and as The Mail on Sunday prepared last week’s revelations about his drug use. The texts are littered with references to ‘coke’ (cocaine), ‘ket’ (ketamine), and crack, as shown by this selection from exchanges with dealer Peter Wilson (whose name we have changed). They provide an insight into how he was leading...