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Huge majority thinks ‘war on drugs’ has failed, new poll finds

Source : http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/05/war-on-drugs-failed-decriminalise-illegal-use An increasing proportion of Britons favours a more liberal approach to drugs and would support decriminalisation strategies, according to a comprehensive survey commissioned by the Observer. An overwhelming majority also believes that the so-called « war on drugs » is futile, with 84% saying that the decades-long campaign by ...

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Philadelphia Decriminalizes It

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/philadelphia-decriminalizes-it It’s official. Philadelphia has become the largest city in the United States to formally decriminalize possession for small amounts of marijuana. On Wednesday, Mayor Michael Nutter signed legislation that lowers the possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana to a civil offense. Those possessing that amount ...

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Marijuana could deliver more than $800 million in revenue to Washington and Colorado

Source : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/09/26/marijuana-could-deliver-more-than-800-million-in-revenue-to-washington-and-colorado If a pair of new government forecasts prove true, Washington and Colorado would see more than $800 million in extra revenue over the next few years thanks to marijuana sales. At the least. The estimates, both released in recent days, differ greatly in what they predict and ...

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The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/dangers-synthetic-marijuana What is actually in synthetic weed? You’ll be surprised. What is the high like? More surprise. Is it worth it? Read on. Across the United States, synthetic marijuana has been commonly thought of as a cheap version of natural cannabis. It is about to be unmasked for ...

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‘Magic Mushrooms’ Show High Success Rate for Smoking Cessation

Source : http://www.thefix.com/content/magic-mushrooms-show-high-success-rate-smoking-cessation Though a small study, researchers found that taking psilocybin can have a positive effect on quitting smoking. According to a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology last week, psychedelic mushrooms helped 12 long-time cigarette smokers quit the habit and showed a unique promise that may lead ...

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Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid By Painkiller Drug Companies

Source : https://news.vice.com/article/leading-anti-marijuana-academics-are-paid-by-painkiller-drug-companies As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policymakers should avoid relaxing restrictions around marijuana. It’s too dangerous, risky, and untested, they say. Just as drug company-funded research has become incredibly controversial in ...

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