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Detroit vote on Medical Marijuana looking good

Detroit Free Press:

With 40 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday, 62 percent of voters approved the measure. Thirty-eight percent opposed it.

The Detroit proposal exempts residents who use or possess marijuana for medical purposes from the portion of the city code that makes the drug illegal.

That means Detroit police officers would not arrest […]

A drug war cheerleader who lies about medical marijuana or a guy from Maryland who lost a senate race in his home state.

Just announced

CHICAGO — The five-week search for a Republican U.S. Senate candidate is down to two contenders: two-time presidential hopeful Alan Keyes and former Bush administration deputy drug czar Andrea Grubb Barthwell.

State party chairwoman Judy Baar Topinka announced Tuesday night that Republican leaders would interview Keyes and Barthwell on Wednesday and then choose […]

Treatment Statistics or, The Drug Czar is Lying to You

Many of us in the drug policy reform community have been offended by the Drug Czar’s and Administration’s distortion of treatment numbers to claim that they somehow prove marijuana is addictive, or that today’s marijuana is more dangerous than before. Jim at Vice Squad gives some additional rebuttal based on the limited information that SAMHSA […]

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