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It looked less like a Cheech and Chong movie than a junior chamber of commerce meeting as would-be marijuana entrepreneurs — ganjaneurs, as many of them call themselves — gathered in West Palm Beach on Saturday to plan for the day when weed is legal in Florida.
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Colorado plans to crack down on medical marijuana patients, state health department authorities announced Friday, saying it would challenge patients and medical pot growers with permission for more than six plants. The head of the state Health Department, Dr. Larry Wolk, announced Friday that those so-called "high volume" patients and their designated caregivers will have to show physician justification for "medical necessity" waivers.
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New research reveals that five per cent of those aware of Bitcoin have used it to buy drugs, while a third of Britons believe it to be the "currency of the future"
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InSight Crime accompanied Rio's elite military police squad as it occupied one of the city's biggest and most violent favelas, the latest operation in the "pacification" scheme as Vila Kennedy's Police Pacification Unit (UPP) becomes the 38th installed since 2008. However as promised social investment fails to materialize, critics are pointing to recent outbreaks of violence in other pacified favelas as evidence that a one-dimensional security approach cannot have long-term success.
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When The Baltimore Sun ran an editorial about the Maryland mall shooter, who killed two people and then himself, the newspaper said that mental health problems need to be identified sooner. But it failed to breathe a word about killer Darion Aguilar's admitted marijuana use. Dr. Christine Miller, a semi-retired molecular neuroscientist living in Maryland, was not too surprised by the omission. She says the liberal media tend to ignore the relationship between marijuana and mental illness.
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Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags, and that state-grown marijuana will be cloned to include genetic markers, making sure that what's grown here, stays here.
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Des Moines police report more than a half dozen marijuana arrests in the last week with the majority of it is coming from Colorado.
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Granada winger Dani Benitez has tested positive for cocaine at a doping control, Spanish newspaper AS claimed.
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The Fresno City Council has deemed it illegal to grow marijuana both indoors or outdoors. This despite emotional appeals from medical marijuana users at city hall.
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It will be interesting to see what Colorado's experiment in drug policy brings. But let's keep the experiment there, not in our homes.
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