Marijuana ballot measures: Trio of states say yes, Floridians no

Source : Marijuana activists who have longed for decades to end America’s drug war pocketed more major victories Tuesday, with Alaska, Oregon and the nation’s capital approving recreational pot use. The only major loss for drug-law reformers came in Florida and even there, a medical marijuana proposal earned 58 ...

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Guam Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Source : Voters in Guam approved a ballot initiative Tuesday that would legalize marijuana for « debilitating medical conditions » such as epilepsy, HIV, cancer and glaucoma. The bill, which passed by more than 56 percent, makes Guam the first U.S. territory to legalize medical pot. The decision marks the first ...

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Scientists Have Discovered Why Magic Mushrooms Are So ‘Magical’

Source : The news: Psilocybin, the psychoactive chemical that puts the magic in magic mushrooms, has long been known to act on serotonin receptors in the brain. But researchers haven’t figured out quite how psilocybin produces psychedelic experiences — until now. New research published on Tuesday in the Journal of ...

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It’s official: U.S. war on drugs in Afghanistan is $7.6B failure

Source : The U.S. government wasted $7.6 billion on an ill-conceived drug war in Afghanistan that was doomed to failure from the start, according to a scathing new report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The Afghan opium poppy crop, providing the raw material for the bulk ...

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Plant That Gets You High and Reduces Opiate Addiction Is Taking Off in the US—And It’s Legal

Source : Why are people across the U.S. chewing on the small, glossy leaves of the Southeast Asian kratom tree? An ancient plant medicine related to coffee, it produces a high that’s both euphoric and legal. Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) has long been used in Thailand and Malaysia to relieve ...

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