Daily Archives: June 24, 2004

Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s call for investigation into mandatory minimums bears fruit

In the Chicago Tribune: ABA urges new look at sentencing: Many get-tough approaches to crime don’t work and some, such as mandatory minimum sentences for small-time drug offenders, are unfair and should be abolished, a report from the American Bar … Continue reading

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Student Drug Testing – not the same as TB tests

A bill in California has bi-partisan support and would ban universal random drug testing of students, and only allow drug testing if administrators have “reasonable suspicions.” A companion bill would allow for testing of athletes specifically for performance enhancing drugs. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Wars on Drugs

Dusty Nix in the Ledger Enquirer (GA) Consider two “drug wars” — one a highly and expensively hyped crusade, the other quieter; but both of tremendous social, economic, legal and cultural significance over the last few decades. One, waged principally … Continue reading

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Brazil to shoot down drug planes

From BBC News: Brazil is close to adopting a plan to shoot down aircraft suspected of carrying narcotics over the Amazon jungle, the government has said. Colombia and Peru called a halt to the controversial practice in 2001 after the … Continue reading

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Sue ’em for False Advertising

Reported in Now Magazine Our friendly neighbourhood pot promoters, Canadians for Safe Access ( CSA ), are calling for an immediate moratorium on the distribution of medical pot after independent testing of the feds’ bud revealed that THC levels are … Continue reading

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THC Delays Progression of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Via NORML Seattle, WA: The administration of the cannabinoid THC in mice delayed disease progression of an animal model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to clinical findings published in the journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Other Motor Neuron Disorders. … Continue reading

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One lady who won’t sit down and die.

Suing The Reaper by Dean Kuipers in Los Angeles City Beat The story of a South L.A.├ŽSickle-Cell Patient Had To Sue The LAPD To Stop Pulling Up Her Legal Pot Harvest. Kambui, who relies on marijuana to combat debilitating pain … Continue reading

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