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Visualizing the Language of Drug Experience | Scientific American Blog Network

Visualizing the Language of Drug Experience | Scientific American Blog Network | Cannabis News | Scoop.it

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive….” And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas. And a voice was screaming: “Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?”


-Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

 

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The Beginning of the End: The Top 10 Drug Policy Stories of 2013

The Beginning of the End: The Top 10 Drug Policy Stories of 2013 | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
2013 will go down in history as the beginning of the end of our disastrous war on drugs. Here are some of the top stories that made 2013 a watershed year in the fight to end America's longest failed war.
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Weed all about it: The origins of the word ‘˜marijuana’€™ in the US « Releaf Magazine

Weed all about it: The origins of the word ‘˜marijuana’€™ in the US « Releaf Magazine | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
ReLeaf Magazine LLC is a selection of ideas collected by medical cannabis patients for all patients.
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Chronicle AM -- December 16, 2013 | StoptheDrugWar.org

Chronicle AM -- December 16, 2013 | StoptheDrugWar.org | Cannabis News | Scoop.it

Uruguay's president defends marijuana legalization there and finds an ally, marijuana bills are popping up in some surprising countries, the Justice Department says we have a federal prison crisis, and much more. Let's get to it:

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Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering

Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs Eleven Years Ago And The Results Are Staggering | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
On July 1st, 2001, Portugal decriminalized every imaginable drug, from marijuana, to cocaine, to heroin.
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Some New York Politicians Want Pot Smoking To Be Equal To Drinking

Some New York Politicians Want Pot Smoking To Be Equal To Drinking | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Some New York Politicians Want Pot Smoking To Be Equal To Drinking
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Are Roadside Cannabis Breathalyzer Tests Around the Corner? | Cannabis Culture

Are Roadside Cannabis Breathalyzer Tests Around the Corner? | Cannabis Culture | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Tens of millions of drivers face the prospect of a breathalyzer test for weed in the coming years in the U.S.
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MAPS Bulletin: Winter 2013

MAPS Bulletin: Winter 2013 | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Founded in 1986, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of...
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Study links gene, impulsivity to drug-related problems - Brown Daily Herald

Study links gene, impulsivity to drug-related problems - Brown Daily Herald | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Researchers required 151 marijuana users to submit DNA samples and impulsivity tests.
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Étude israélienne : Le cannabis pourrait retarder la maladie de Crohn | Alyaexpress News

Étude israélienne : Le cannabis pourrait retarder la maladie de Crohn | Alyaexpress News | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Israël est un pionnier concernant les propriétés médicales du cannabis et de la marijuana. Une étude menée par des scientifiques de l'Université de Tel Avi
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Why Canada banned pot (science had nothing to do with it)

Why Canada banned pot (science had nothing to do with it) | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Searching for the scientific origins of Canada’s marijuana prohibition is a quick exercise. There was no science used to justify the laws instituted 90 years ago, just a mess of panic, racism and accident that has metastasized over time.
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Marijuana is not Kryptonite

Marijuana is not Kryptonite | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Garrett Brann is about to turn 3 years old. He has a form of epilepsy, known as “Dravet Syndrome,” which is robbing him of his childhood, a normal life and so much more. The disease manifests itself primarily in almost constant seizures.
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For Marijuana Smokers, A Weed Manicure Is High Fashion

For Marijuana Smokers, A Weed Manicure Is High Fashion | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
The weedicure unites getting high and getting your nails done.
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The Potential of LSD, Heroin, Marijuana and Other Controlled Substances in Brain Research | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Potential of LSD, Heroin, Marijuana and Other Controlled Substances in Brain Research | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Imagine being an astronomer in a world where the telescope was banned. This effectively happened in the 1600s when, for over 100 years, the Catholic Church ...
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Why Isn't Marijuana Used to Treat Eating Disorders?

Why Isn't Marijuana Used to Treat Eating Disorders? | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
PHOTO: Goldilock Photography At least 24 million Americans of all ages and genders are currently suffering from an eating disorder, and research shows that eating disorders have the highest mortali...
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GW Pharmaceuticals Patenting THC and CBD for Brain Cancer

GW Pharmaceuticals Patenting THC and CBD for Brain Cancer | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Clinical research and anecdotal reports have indicated the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived chemicals to fight an array of cancers for a long time. Drug company GW Pharmaceuticals recently anno...
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Drugs and Democracy | Uruguay’s historic cannabis regulation explained

Drugs and Democracy | Uruguay’s historic cannabis regulation explained | Cannabis News | Scoop.it

Uruguay has become the first state to regulate cannabis use instead of criminalising users. This infographic explains why they took this pioneering step and how the regulations will work.

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Marijuana laws around the world: what you need to know

Marijuana laws around the world: what you need to know | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
As Uruguay passes a landmark law allowing citizens to buy, grow and use cannabis, we take a look at drug laws in other countries around the world
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Dr. Oz Brings Reefer Madness Back to Daytime Television

Dr. Oz Brings Reefer Madness Back to Daytime Television | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
This week, Dr. Oz had a segment on his show about cannabis, asking the question, is it addictive?
However, in an effort to get to the answer, the doctor created a circus of images and animations, and
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Is There A Link Between Doobies And Man Boobies?

Is There A Link Between Doobies And Man Boobies? | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Pot-smoking dudes, beware: That joint you're toking may be causing your breasts to blossom. In a post for CNN on Thursday, Detroit-based plastic surgeon Dr.
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How a Nutritionist Became Interested in Medical Marijuana

How a Nutritionist Became Interested in Medical Marijuana | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Medical marijuana may not be a miracle, but when it comes to the autism epidemic, we need as many ideas as possible and every safe tool we can get.
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Cannabis Okay for Pregnant Women?

Cannabis Okay for Pregnant Women? | Cannabis News | Scoop.it

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Dreher studied 24 Jamaican infants exposed to marijuana in the womb, and 20 infants that were not exposed. She discovered that the culture polices its own cannabis intake, and considers the herb a sacrament. Study results showed no negative impact on the children born to mothers using cannabis; on the contrary, they seemed to excel.

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Special Report: What to do with weed?

Special Report: What to do with weed? | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Should Tennessee join Colorado and Washington in legalizing marijuana? The question is the heart of Staff Writer Gary B. Gray's special report.
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Two approaches to medical marijuana

Two approaches to medical marijuana | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Complaints of a 'wink-wink' headache and the $40 prescriptions that qualify thousands for marijuana in California won't work in the newly opened medicinal marijuana dispensaries in the nation's capital.
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Canada : un policier réclame le droit de fumer du cannabis pour sa santé - RTL.fr

Canada : un policier réclame le droit de fumer du cannabis pour sa santé  - RTL.fr | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
Un officier de police canadien, détenteur d'une ordonnance lui autorisant de consommer du cannabis dans un but thérapeutique, demande le droit de fumer en uniforme.
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'People Should Not Be Punished For Possessing Small Amounts Of Any Drug'

'People Should Not Be Punished For Possessing Small Amounts Of Any Drug' | Cannabis News | Scoop.it
What may very well be the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition in the United States has already begun.
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