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Canada Bans "Bath Salts" Drug

Canada has responded to the emergence of a new synthetic stimulant drug the old-fashioned way: by banning it.

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British Columbia Local Governments Call for Marijuana Decriminalization

The association representing British Columbia municipal governments has endorsed a resolution calling for marijuana decriminalization.

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Peru Coca Crop Keeps Getting Bigger

Coca production is up in Peru for the sixth year in a row, responding to thriving demand from Brazil and Europe. Colombia is barely holding on to first place now.

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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Initiative Fends Off Ballot Challenge

A last ditch effort to block an Arkansas medical marijuana initiative from appearing on the November has failed.

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Washington Marijuana Legalization Measure In Strong Position [FEATURE]

Washington state's I-502 marijuana legalization is well-placed to emerge victorious on November 6, but it's going to be close.

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Initiative Watch

We're a little more than a month from election day.

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Latin Americans at UN Seek Drug Policy Debate

The UN General Assembly heard a trio of Latin American leaders call for increased debate on alternatives to the war on drugs Wednesday, including hint of legalization talk.

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Medical Marijuana Update

The DEA strikes again in Los Angeles, and the feds are moving to eliminate dispensaries in downtown LA. But the pushback against the crackdown continues.

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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

It's been a fairly quite week on the corrupt cop front, but we've still got some Missouri jail guards in trouble, a Houston cop accused of helping to peddle Ecstasy, and a Baltimore cop who

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Montana Medical Marijuana Restriction Initiative Trailing

A Montana initiative that would endorse the legislature's gutting of the state's voter-approved 2004 medical marijuana law is leading in polls, but doesn't have 50%.

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Baltimore Man Swallows Drugs During Arrest, Dies

Another small-time drug busts ends in death as a Baltimore man dies after swallowing drugs as police moved in to arrest him.

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Colombia Okays Prescriptions for Addicts in Bogota

Colombia's capital may be about to open drug consumption rooms for addicts, who will get their drugs by prescription.

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British Columbia Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative Approved

Dana Larsen has a plan to decriminalize marijuana possession in British Columbia. It will take up to two years.

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Swiss Move to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

The upper and lower chambers of the Swiss parliament have agreed on a marijuana decriminalization bill.

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Initiative Watch

Three marijuana legalization initiatives, two medical marijuana initiatives, and one sentencing reform initiative are on state ballots this year.

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Medical Marijuana Update

Last issue, we reported that the DEA had taken the week off. Well, they're back, and so is the push-back.

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Colorado's Amendment 64 Heads for the Home Stretch [FEATURE]

Colorado's Amendment 64 campaign is leading by about 10 points in the polls, but not complacent as the clock ticks down toward November 6.

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Chronicle Video Review: Lynching Charlie Lynch

Award-winning film maker Rick Ray turns his camera and his sharp eye on the ongoing medical marijuana wars with his 2012 documentary Lynching Charlie Lynch. It's quite good.

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This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A Virginia prison guard smuggles heroin, a Pennsylvania cop steals and uses it, and a New Jersey cop pays off a prostitute with it, and that's just some of the crooked cop action this week.

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California Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Bill Signed Into Law

California will become the 10th state to enact a Good Samaritan law designed to reduce fatal drug overdoses by providing some protections from c

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