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  • Obama: Marijuana 'not very different' from cigarettes

    01/19/2014 11:07:30 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama in an interview released Sunday said that using marijuana was not that different from smoking cigarettes nor any more dangerous than drinking alcohol. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life,” Obama said as part of an extensive profile published by the New Yorker on Sunday. “I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
  • World's oldest marijuana stash totally busted

    05/30/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT · by posterchild · 49 replies
    Discovery news via NBC ^ | Jennifer Viegas
    Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert has just been identified as the world's oldest marijuana stash, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany. A barrage of tests proves the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects. They apparently were getting high too.
  • On Arizona marijuana tour, Nevada legislators see value of quality control at dispensary level

    03/23/2013 1:41:42 PM PDT · by redreno · 10 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 2 a.m. | By Andrew Doughman (contact)
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — There may be very few times that six elected officials surround themselves with pounds of marijuana and invite in photographers, television stations and newspaper reporters. But the cameras were rolling as six Nevada state legislators huddled Friday around a lit display case at Arizona Organix. They peered at an array of green cannabis buds with names like Gucci, Blue Elephant, Purple Kush and Platinum Dream.
  • Car Plows Into Group of Cyclists in Italy, 8 Dead (Driving While High On Pot)

    12/05/2010 7:51:17 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/4/2010 | Yahoo News
    ROME – A speeding car plowed head-on into a group of cyclists in southern Italy on Sunday morning, killing eight of them, officials said. The driver had been smoking marijuana, police said. Bent, mangled bikes were strewn about the scene, and the sheet-draped corpses dotted the two-lane road near Lamezia Terme, in the Calabrian "toe" of boot-shaped Italy where the accident occurred. In addition to the eight cyclists killed, four people were injured, said Gianluca Gioia, a spokesman for ANAS, the agency that runs Italy's state roads and highways. Police confirmed the toll.
  • Pot penalties reduced in California

    10/02/2010 1:31:18 AM PDT · by South40 · 80 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2010 | MATTHEW T. HALL AND HAILEY PERSINGER
    Starting in January, getting caught with an ounce or less of marijuana in California will be an infraction on par with jaywalking and littering — and not a misdemeanor that can tie up juries and show up on criminal background checks for job applicants. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the law Thursday, but said it doesn’t change his opposition to Proposition 19, the Nov. 2 ballot measure that would legalize possession and personal use of up to an ounce of marijuana. Reaction was predictably divided Friday. Both sides of Proposition 19, which voters will settle on Nov. 2, tried to use...
  • Border Patrol seizes millions worth of marijuna

    10/01/2010 7:09:51 AM PDT · by devane617 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    The Monitor ^ | 10/01/2010 | Neil Morton
    U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than four tons of marijuana in a series of events in the western portion of the Rio Grande Valley this week. A Border Patrol press release stated agents at the McAllen station saw several individuals wading in the waters of a settling basin in Hidalgo early Thursday morning. A helicopter arrived soon after and helped apprehend the five suspects, including two juveniles and three adult men. Agents found sugar sacks stuffed with marijuana near the group, all of whom admitted to being Mexican citizens in the United States illegally. Border Patrol agents also found...
  • Sarah Palin: Marijuana is a 'minimal problem'

    06/17/2010 7:52:51 AM PDT · by pissant · 200 replies · 2,543+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/17/10 | Andy Barr
    Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday night that law enforcement should not focus its energy on the “minimal problem” of marijuana. Palin made the comment during an appearance on the Fox Business Network with Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). The libertarian Paul said enforcing marijuana restrictions specifically and war on drugs more generally is a “useless battle,” a point Palin somewhat agreed with though she was clear that she does not support legalization. "If we're talking about pot, I'm not for the legalization of pot,” Palin said. “I think that would just encourage our young people to think that...
  • Marijuana Growers Upend Hard-Luck California Town

    11/01/2009 11:52:04 AM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,258+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 01st 2009
    Marijuana Growers Upend Hard-Luck California Town They flock to Hayfork to bask in the sunny, cool climate and the permissive rules on medical pot farming and possession. An abandoned truck in Hayfork, Calif. Pot farmers are filling an economic void left by the logging industry. The unemployment rate in the county was 15.9% in September. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / October 31, 2009) PHOTOS: Trinity County, Calif.: 'Pot paradise' Alana Semuels November 1, 2009 Reporting from Hayfork, Calif. — Education has long been preached as a way to keep kids away from drugs. It's the walk to school...
  • Whether You Like it or Not - California Will Legalize Pot Next Year

    09/27/2009 2:36:52 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 545 replies · 6,392+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 9-27-09 | cakid1
    Whether You Like it or Not - California Will Legalize Pot Next Year (That seems to be the idea behind a new article out today) According to a well known, and outspoken leader from the left it’s a good bet that the state will legalize Pot next year. Part of the reason? The state needs...
  • Schwarzenegger says 'time for debate' on legal marijuana

    05/05/2009 2:27:27 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 167 replies · 2,452+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | , May. 5, 2009 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday it's time for California to study whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use, though he's not yet advocating for such a change. The governor was asked about a recent Field Poll showing that 56 percent of registered voters support legalizing and taxing marijuana to raise revenues for cash-strapped California. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, has proposed legislation that would legalize the drug for recreational use, rather than just medical purposes. "Well, I think it's not time for that, but I think it's time for a debate," Schwarzenegger said. "I think all of those...
  • Wisconsin teen busted after website pix of homegrown pot (Oh Oh!)

    03/15/2007 3:25:53 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 21 replies · 836+ views
    A teen accused of posting pictures of his potted marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia on MySpace.com faces charges after police monitoring for gang activity traced the information to him. Authorities said a label on the picture of potted pot plants read: "My Mary Jane thats growin in my closet right now.'' "People think that Web sites are more private than they are,'' Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco said. "This is just another tool for us to use.'' The criminal complaint filed in Circuit Court Wednesday against Moua Yang, 18, of Sheboygan said police were monitoring another Web site when...
  • $1 million in marijuana confiscated ("had just become a U.S. citizen week before)

    03/07/2007 9:43:24 PM PST · by Cedar · 30 replies · 1,078+ views
    Courier News ^ | Sean Ingram
    $1 million in marijuana confiscated By Sean Ingram Ever wondered what $1 million in marijuana looks like? Another week, another big marijuana bust on Interstate 40 for Troop J of the Arkansas State Police. This one, however, was the troop’s biggest bust of the year — 1,010 pounds of marijuana, according to a report authored by Cpl. George Summerlin. The marijuana — with an estimated street value of a little more than $1 million, according to Sgt. Kyle Drown — was discovered during a 2:40 p.m. Feb. 26 traffic stop conducted by Summerlin at the eastbound 55-mile marker on I-40....
  • Michael Vick's water bottle raises suspicion at Miami airport

    01/18/2007 10:43:46 AM PST · by JRios1968 · 28 replies · 699+ views
    Associated Press via USA Today | 01/18/2007
    MIAMI (AP) — Michael Vick reluctantly surrendered a water bottle to security at Miami International Airport that contained a residue "closely associated with marijuana." Police said Thursday that no charges immediately were filed. The 26-year-old Atlanta Falcons quarterback entered an airport concourse Wednesday morning with the 20-ounce bottle. He eventually handed it over and boarded his flight to Atlanta. But his initial reluctance to turn over the bottle aroused suspicion among airport security screeners, a police report said. Two Transportation Security Administration screeners recognized the 6-foot, 215-pound Vick. The bottle was found to have a hidden compartment that contained "a...
  • Alaska's liberal marijuana law up in smoke?

    04/12/2006 1:20:34 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 79 replies · 2,398+ views
    cnn ^ | 4-12-06
    Alaska's law on marijuana possession is considered the most liberal in the country -- but its governor wants to change that, saying pot has evolved into "a dangerous drug." Republican Gov. Frank Murkowski argues that recreational use of pot should no longer be protected by Alaskans' right to privacy. He's pressing the Legislature to restore criminal penalties for marijuana possession. Residents are now allowed to keep up to 4 ounces in their homes. The intent is to trigger a constitutional challenge and ultimately overturn the landmark Alaska Supreme Court decision that legalized the use of small amounts of marijuana. The...
  • U.S. Finds Highest, Lowest Marijuana Use (Boulder, CO & Boston, MA at top of list!)

    06/16/2005 5:33:59 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 53 replies · 1,530+ views
    AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 6/16/05 | KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer
    Both college towns, Boston and Boulder, Colo., share another distinction: They lead the nation in marijuana use. Northwestern Iowa and southern Texas have the lowest use. For the first time, the government looked at the use of drugs, cigarettes, alcohol and various other substances, legal as well as illegal, by region rather than by state for a report Thursday. Regions could be as specific as Riverside, Calif., or as broad as all of the state of New York (minus New York City). Federal officials say the information will help states decide where they should spend money for treatment and prevention...
  • Cory Clark (former American Idle Contestant) has been detained by the transportation department

    06/04/2005 8:02:27 PM PDT · by kcvl · 25 replies · 1,070+ views
    Smelled marijuana on him, detained him for a little while and then gave him permission to continue his flight.
  • 420 Million Volts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    04/20/2005 2:00:53 PM PDT · by nig1908 · 82 replies · 1,412+ views
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  • West Virginia University campus newspaper heavily promotes marijuana

    01/20/2005 9:13:06 PM PST · by unknownblogger · 111 replies · 1,678+ views
    The Daily Athenaeum ^ | 1/21/2005 | Various
    I've got word that the campus newspaper of West Virginia University (already the 4th biggest party school in the nation) is using tomorrow to devote their entire opinion section to marijuana legalization. I need some serious help here because I'm attempting to find some factual inaccuracies in the editorials (which I know are almost never fact-checked). All of the editorials are pro, NO cons. The newspaper is run by students, and the articles can be found by clicking the source URL and going to the Opinion section. Please send e-mail to DAPerspectives@mail.wvu.edu to voice your outrage at this horribly one-sided,...
  • University Fails in Bid to Grow Marijuana

    12/14/2004 8:09:26 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 16 replies · 369+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Dec 14, 2004 | Limbacher
    The Drug Enforcement Administration has rejected the University of Massachusetts' request to grow marijuana for research into medical uses. "The dispute is over marijuana in its smoked or vaporized form. Capsules of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, one of the plant's active ingredients, can be prescribed in many states for cancer and AIDS patients suffering nausea and appetite loss. But proponents of medical marijuana argue that the inhaled form is more effective and contains more than 50 active ingredients that the capsules do not," the New York Times reported today. The feds say they already have enough pot from the only government-licensed...
  • Raich v. Ashcroft, a chance to overturn despotic law!

    12/06/2004 7:03:14 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 25 replies · 894+ views
    American Constitutional Research Service | 12-05-04 | John William Kurowski
    AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE 12-05-04 To those who support our constitutionally limited “Republican Form of Government“, Raich v. Ashcroft is not about “medical Marijuana” but rather, the case presents a chance to correct a despotic decision made by the SCOTUS in 1942 concerning Congress’ power to regulate commerce in which the Court gave a new meaning to the word “commerce” in order to allow part of FDR’s NEW DEAL socialism [price controls] to pass as being constitutional, when it was not. The following article is worth reading, and can be found at findlaw.com.The Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on a...
  • Ala. Joins Calif. for Medical Marijuana

    12/04/2004 1:34:59 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 6 replies · 323+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 4, 2004 | Phillip Rawls
    Alabama, which has some of the nation's toughest drug laws, has become an unlikely ally of California on medical marijuana use. In a legal brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard arguments Monday on California's medical marijuana law, Alabama Attorney General Troy King said states, not the federal government, should have the right to decide drug-control policies. "I could not disagree more with the public policy that underlies the California law. I think it's flawed. I think it's bad public policy," King said in an interview. "But if somebody can go in and tell California you can't regulate...
  • Olympics Helicopter Finds Cannabis Farms

    07/14/2004 4:04:24 PM PDT · by numberonepal · 5 replies · 536+ views
    ABC 7 DC ^ | Wednesday July 14, 2004 2:25pm | AP
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Police uprooted thousands of cannabis plants on the island of Crete after a tip from police who saw three fields of the crop as they shadowed the Olympic torch relay in a helicopter, authorities said Wednesday. Officers from a police narcotics unit have destroyed more than 6,500 plants over the past three days, after the weekend discovery. Crete's mountainous landscape with its deep ravines is favored by cannabis growers, and police raids have increased in recent years after the deployment of police helicopters on the island. The Olympic flame is on a tour of Greece after...
  • Help! Writing a Series Turn Paper!

    04/30/2004 11:52:39 AM PDT · by William Martel · 89 replies · 290+ views
    04/30/2004 | john q. stupid
    help me... i'm writing a turn paper on trolls in political forums. i am a senior in high school and was hoping you conservatives could do my reserch for me. any help is apreciated! i also want to no wut viking kitties are as i have seen them refered to in postings around here. thanks!
  • Canada: Medical Pot Not Up To Snuff

    04/05/2004 8:41:13 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 28 replies · 204+ views
    The Windsor Star ^ | April 05, 2004 | Donald McArthur
    Medical Pot Not Up To Snuff Unless the government learns to grow better dope, a proposal to distribute Health Canada marijuana in pharmacies will go up in smoke, say local medical marijuana advocates. "They have to improve their product or this project isn't going to go anywhere at all," said Fred Pritchard of Windsor's marijuana compassion club. "I can't believe the government pushes this garbage on sick people. We're going to make them sicker." A 43-year-old Windsor woman authorized to smoke pot for medical reasons said she became sick after trying the Health Canada weed last fall and sent it...
  • Officers find two tons of pot in garbage truck

    02/26/2004 4:41:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 30 replies · 188+ views
    COCHISE COUNTY - The erratic driving of a garbage truck led to the arrest of two men for transporting and possessing more than two tons of marijuana. Arizona Department of Public Safety Sgt. Steve Tritz said he was suspicious of the truck as he followed it beginning near Ramsey Road and Highway 92 around 4 p.m. Tuesday. "It got my attention," Tritz said. "He was driving slow and failing to signal." As Tritz watched, the driver pulled the garbage truck off the road and watched traffic go by. "I normally don't get involved in traffic stops," said Tritz, a DPS...
  • 'Model pupil' baked cannabis cake for teachers

    02/17/2004 6:36:13 AM PST · by Hillary's Folly · 24 replies · 440+ views
    'Model pupil' baked cannabis cake for teachers A "model pupil" has admitted baking a cannabis cake which put ten teachers in hospital.Staff at the Herder Grammar School in Lueneburg in Germany thought it was a chocolate cake.The sixth form student, not named for legal reasons, was arrested after an anonymous tip-off and has agreed to make a public apology in front of the whole school in order to escape prosecution.Police who searched the student's home found traces of cannabis.The 19-year-old, who is only a few weeks away from his final exams, said he had thought it was "a funny...
  • Marijuana activist dies following explosion

    11/01/2003 9:04:19 AM PST · by Loyalist · 332 replies · 391+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | November 1, 2003 | James Gordon
    CREDIT: Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press Don Appleby died of his injuries suffered in an Oct. 12 explosion while he was trying to make a concentrated oil using marijuana and butane. Don Appleby's fight against the aids virus that was sapping him was made more difficult by a tragic paradox. While the Ottawa man was one of the few Canadians who could legally smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes, he could rarely afford it due to his minuscule disability pension. In the end, he was killed in the struggle to produce the drug that was helping him survive. On Oct. 12,...
  • Worrisome rise in pot farm violence

    09/23/2003 5:30:27 PM PDT · by Pern · 55 replies · 170+ views
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | September 22, 2003 | MIKE GENIELLA
    Violence in Northern California's marijuana fields is rising as government raids are on pace to seize a record $1.4 billion worth of the illicit weed on the North Coast and around the state. The body of a Santa Rosa man hacked to death by a machete was found near a Mendocino County pot garden Friday, capping a week in which four suspected marijuana-field guards were killed in two separate confrontations in Shasta and Butte counties with local and state authorities. Five weeks into the state's annual two-month harvest campaign against pot growers, marijuana raid teams are on a record pace....
  • Weed Road sign repeatedly stolen

    08/08/2003 9:59:58 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 21 replies · 384+ views
    Burlington Free Press ^ | today | Adam Silverman
    <p>ESSEX -- The residents of Weed Road in Essex are angry. You just might have a hard time finding them to ask why. The street signs at both ends of Weed Road have been stolen at least five times this summer. Police are investigating the incidents, as well as other cases of stolen and damaged markers around town. Missing and damaged signs threaten public safety and cost the town money, said Todd Law, assistant director of the Public Works Department.</p>
  • Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way: Marijuana

    04/10/2003 6:40:08 PM PDT · by Djarum · 421 replies · 2,723+ views
    In a series investigating the history of drug use, we begin our trip tracing the rise of marijuana and synthetic amphetamines. Marijuana, from the Indian hemp plant, has been used worldwide as a source of rope, cloth, and paper; its medicinal qualities were first documented 4,000 years ago in China. But it's best known as the drug of choice of the 1960s. WWII U.S. troops were given an estimated 200 million amphetamines to fight drowsiness and battle fatigue and they're still used to fight depression.
  • Dude! Look What the Tide Brought In!

    04/04/2003 7:35:29 AM PST · by Pern · 18 replies · 165+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 3, 2003 | Reuters 'Oddly Enough'
    MIAMI (Reuters) - About 500 pounds of marijuana washed ashore on several south Florida beaches, prompting a late-night search for drug smugglers in choppy coastal waters, police said on Wednesday. Federal and local law enforcement agencies sent two helicopters and two boats on Tuesday night to scour the sea for suspects after a man reported coming across a large bale of marijuana while strolling on the beach, police said. In total, police found 12 bales of marijuana wrapped in white burlap sacks with a street value of up to $1.5 million, said Jim Messer, a Delray Beach police spokesman. While...
  • JUST SAY 'YES'

    02/25/2003 12:39:40 PM PST · by Pern · 1 replies · 71+ views
    Macleans Magazine ^ | March 3, 2003 | BRIAN BERGMAN
    FIRST, the obligatory full disclosure. Like most boomers, I did, in my youth, inhale (repeatedly). In the intervening years -- I'm 47 now, thanks for asking -- I have, on rare occasions, taken a toke or two, though today's far more potent pot holds no appeal for me. In fact, there is little doubt that some current strains of marijuana are a far cry from the mellow stimulant of yesteryear which, if memory serves, induced little more than the giggles, the munchies and a heightened appreciation of (often very bad) music. That said, I think a strong case can be...
  • Tis the season for marijuana smugglers

    12/22/2002 7:37:55 AM PST · by Sparta · 19 replies · 338+ views
    Click on the link
  • Study: Marijuana Does Not Lead to Hard Drugs

    12/02/2002 2:42:58 PM PST · by Sparta · 253 replies · 738+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec. 2, 2002 | unknown
    — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Countering a basic principle of American anti-drug policies, an independent U.S. study concluded on Monday that marijuana use does not lead teenagers to experiment with hard drugs like heroin or cocaine. The study by the private, nonprofit RAND Drug Policy Research Center rebutted the theory that marijuana acts as a so-called gateway drug to more harmful narcotics, a key argument against legalizing pot in the United States. The researchers did not advocate easing restrictions in marijuana, but questioned the focus on this substance in drug control efforts. Using data from the National Household Survey on Drug...
  • Marijuana 'grow houses' booming (CANUCK STONER ALERT)

    11/29/2002 11:03:18 AM PST · by Sparta · 60 replies · 866+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Wednesday, November 27, 2002 | Janice Tibbetts
    Grow houses, such as this residence raided in January on Inuvik Crescent in Kanata, are often dangerous firetraps because the growers bypass hydro meters to obtain the massive amounts of electricity to power the heat lamps and other paraphernalia to surreptitiously grow the plants. Homegrown marijuana has blossomed into a huge industry that collects billions of dollars annually, officials say. Police say there are at least 50,000 houses in Canada that are now used exclusively to grow marijuana, ranging from new homes worth as much as $600,000 in downtown Vancouver to more modest residences sprinkled through the suburban streets of...
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...
  • Thousands To Mark 'Cannabis Liberation Day'

    05/04/2002 12:21:17 AM PDT · by LarryLied · 7 replies · 525+ views
    Ananova/Guardian/BBC ^ | 4/04/02 | staff
    Thousands of people are marching in cities across the UK to mark Cannabis Liberation Day. The Million Marijuana March is a worldwide event involving people taking to the streets in nearly 200 cities across the globe. According to the organisation's website, marches are taking place in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Hull, Sheffield and Stafford. In London the march, entitled Dance on the Grave of Cannabis Prohibition, will go from Kennington Park to Brockwell Park, in south London, where a festival is being held featuring live music, a speakers tent and food stalls. Across the world marches are taking place...