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Texas House Panel Approves Full Legalization Of Marijuana In 'Unprecedented' Move

Texas House Panel Approves Full Legalization Of Marijuana In 'Unprecedented' Move | Drugs and Prohibition in the United States | Scoop.it
A proposal which would make Texas the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana use was approved in a bipartisan House panel vote – with the bill’s author citing his Christian values as cause for his support.
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Legalize Drugs: Zero Tolerance, Prohibition, Drug Laws, and the War on Drugs - Ron Paul

1988 Paul favors the right to use marijuana as a medical option. He was cosponsor of H.R. 2592, the States' Rights to Medical.
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How can we keep pot out of the hands of teenagers? By regulating it.

How can we keep pot out of the hands of teenagers? By regulating it. | Drugs and Prohibition in the United States | Scoop.it
Unlike prohibition, regulating marijuana creates real barriers to teen access. #cannabisclaims @icsdp http://t.co/O2Jgs14uFT
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Colorado farmers harvest industrial hemp despite federal prohibition

Colorado farmers harvest industrial hemp despite federal prohibition | Drugs and Prohibition in the United States | Scoop.it
Finished hemp, marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin, is legal in the US, but growing it remains off-limits under federal law
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Opiate legalization would turn the tide - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Making drugs legal — taxed and regulated like alcohol — would put an end to the irrational and patronizing attitudes of drug treatment programs.
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The Human Rights Case for Drug Reform

The Human Rights Case for Drug Reform | Drugs and Prohibition in the United States | Scoop.it
Nearly every country in the world plays a part—as producer, consumer, or transit point—in the multibillion-dollar illicit drug trade that supplies more than 150 million people every year and keeps on growing.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, July 22, 2015 6:02 AM

It should be a Human Right to ingest whatever you choose in your own body without threat of criminalisation, punishment or incarceration from the state. 

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Milton Friedman - Why Drugs Should Be Legalized

Milton Friedman puts forward a compelling case for the legalization of drugs More videos and information on issues of liberty is available at http://www.Libe...
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PROHIBITION DOESN'T WORK - YouTube

Peter Christ, ex US Police Captain and LEAP outlines arguments for why drug prohibition is not a good idea. LEAP stands for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
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You Can Now Buy Illegal Drugs off the Normal Internet - RYOT

You Can Now Buy Illegal Drugs off the Normal Internet - RYOT | Drugs and Prohibition in the United States | Scoop.it
The dark web is no longer needed to purchase illegal drugs online.
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California Ready for End to Pot Prohibition - Reason.com

California Ready for End to Pot Prohibition - Reason.com | Drugs and Prohibition in the United States | Scoop.it
State officials are charting the regulatory and tax framework for a coming marijuana boom
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Harper Is Waging a War on Drugs in Canada — And Scientists Say He's Clueless - VICE News

On Wednesday, a group of scientists released a summary of scientific evidence to debunk common claims about the dangers of marijuana — including some that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made.
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American Cannabis Society....History of Hemp/Cannabis Prohibition

Marijuana was made illegal before 1938 for one reason......to keep hemp from becoming a trillion dollar industry. All of the prohibition and arrests and anti drug ...
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Does tobacco use cause psychosis? Systematic review and meta-analysis - The Lancet Psychiatry

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Daily tobacco use is associated with increased risk of psychosis and an earlier age at onset of psychotic illness. The possibility of a causal link between tobacco use and psychosis merits further examination.


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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, July 21, 2015 7:23 PM

Legal drugs have gone under the radar for too long