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Australian Government should be ashamed

See Last One Speaks for this travesty:

In yet another example of forfeiture run amok, 81 year old David Davies, a WWII vet and his wife Florence had their life’s worth of assets seized because their son was storing 19 kilos of cannabis in the ceiling. In an blatantly apparent miscarriage of justice, the couple […]

Gonna score some dextromethorphan

Walter in Denver notes Why The Drug War Is Doomed To Fail He points to a Rocky Mountain News article which pretty well indicates that people will always find a drug of choice, legal or illegal:

Colorado calls to the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, and the type of drug involved, in the past […]

Don’t fall asleep in your marijuana field

Jason at Positive Liberty sent me this bizarre item in The Guardian. As part of a long story about unusual and deadly plants in a castle garden…

‡ Cannabis sativa
Indian hemp or marijuana (not to mention pot, dope, spliff, skunk etc). Delicate fronds made the plant a Victorian border essential; but you can also suffer extreme hallucinations or even death if you sleep in a cannabis field. Known as the “cementer of pleasure” and the “leaf of delusion”, it can only be grown with a Home Office licence

I think the author may have been eating too much laburnum anagyroides.
Although, I suppose you could make the case that sleeping in a field of cannabis could cause death… by law enforcement.