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Drug War Shows no Sign of Letting up

With both Colorado and Washington state moving to legalise the recreational use of marijuana in past months, numerous commentators have posited that this is the turning of the tide in the US government’s long running and largely futile “War on Drugs”, which began in earnest under the Nixon administration following the hedonistic excesses of the

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Secret Drug Testing Done on Unsuspecting Germans

Western drug companies tested pharmaceuticals on more than 50,000 people in the former communist East Germany, often without the knowledge of patients, several of whom died, the Spiegel news weekly reported Sunday.

Some 600 clinical trials were carried out in more than 50 hospitals until the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall, the report

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HSBC: Double Standard Drug War

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Matt Taibbi: ‘Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves The Drug War Is A Joke’

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By Matt Taibbi

Rolling Stone

If you’ve ever been arrested on a drug charge, if you’ve ever spent even a day in

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Female Founder of Blog Del Narco Speaks for First Time

For three years it has chronicled Mexico’s drug war with graphic images and shocking stories that few others dare show, drawing millions of readers, acclaim, denunciations – and speculation about its author’s identity.

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Blog del Narco has become a must-read for authorities, drug

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Marijuana Dealer Sentenced to Write 5000 Word Essay

Convicted drug dealer Terry Bennett has a choice: write a 5,000-word essay on the “dangers” of marijuana, or go to jail for a year. The 32-year-old from Gloucestershire, England, was caught with over two pounds of marijuana and admitted possession with intent to supply. He was originally sentenced to 240 hours of community

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Newtown Shooter Lanza Prescribed Violence-Linked Anti-Psychotic Fanapt

The ‘Connecticut Shooter’ Adam Lanza has now been reported by mainstream media to indeed be taking the violence-linked anti-psychotic drug known as Fanapt, a prediction I made after the news of the shooting broke. And as I explained in my previous article regarding this drug by name, Fanapt has a very disturbing history

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Drug Smuggling Subs on the Rise

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While the US ramps up its War on Drugs, dope smugglers are embracing state-of-the-art technology to elude authorities. At the top of that list are underwater submarines, and law enforcement agents say their usage is on the rise.

Diesel-powered submarines may be slow and hard to steer through the darkened depths of the waters

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Drug Dogs in Nevada are Bogus

A group of Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and a retired police sergeant have filed a racketeering complaint against the NHP and Las Vegas Metro Police in U.S. District Court.

The complaint alleges that after then-Gov. Jim Gibbons approved a K-9 program to target drug runners on Nevada’s highways, Nevada Highway Patrol Commander Chris Perry intentionally

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Uraguay to Legalize Maijuana Sales

Source: RT

 

The Latin American country is planning not only to legalize marijuana, but to actually start selling it. By dose.

­The Uruguayan government has devised a new measure to fight drug trafficking: lawmakers are to send a bill to Congress on

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U.S. Counters S. American Drug Legalization Ideas

U.S. Tells South America to Shut Up About Legalizing Drugs

By Scott Morgan

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano has a message for everyone who thinks the drug war is bad: you’re wrong, it’s awesome.

(Reuters) – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano defended Washington’s drug war strategy on Monday despite calls by

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Cops Urge Lawmakers to Scrap Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Marijuana

Cops and judges in the U.S. are asking Canadian lawmakers to learn from America’s mistakes and scrap harsher pot penalties in a controversial new crime bill.

The Conservatives have championed Bill C-10, dubbed the “Safe Streets and Communities Act,” as a way of ensuring the punishment fits the crime, and they have the support of

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Can a Drug Dog Violate Your Rights

The US Supreme Court said Friday it would decide whether having a drug dog sniff at the door of a private residence violates the Fourth Amendment’s proscription against warrantless searches. The court agreed to hear an appeal from the state of Florida in a case where the Florida Supreme Court ruled that such searches were

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No Surprise: Drug Researchers Hiding Negative Results

UK experts: Drug studies being suppressed by researchers, could hurt patients

LONDON — A British medical journal says a worrying number of drug studies are being suppressed by researchers and that the lack of public data could threaten patient safety.

One study described by the BMJ journal found the results of fewer than half of

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DEA Laundering Mexican Drug Money

Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal law enforcement officials.

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Mexico City Under Siege From Drug Cartels

Mexican Government Under Assault From Drug Cartels, Washington Yawns

Suspected Mexican drug traffickers from the Zetas drug cartel on 20 September drove two trucks to a main avenue in the Mexican Gulf coast city of Boca del Rio in Veracruz state and dumped 35 corpses during rush hour while gunmen stood guard, menacing frightened motorists

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CIA Working with Mexican Drug Cartels

The Central Intelligence Agency was intimately involved with the federal government’s infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” scheme to send American weapons to Mexican drug cartels while simultaneously working with other agencies allowing narcotics to be shipped over the border, according to a series of explosive reports.

Citing an unnamed CIA source,

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Vaccine Targets Heroin Addiction

DarkGovernment: This isn’t your typical vaccine that targets and protects against a virus or other (living) pathogen, but instead, targets and neutralizes a substance, in this case heroin.

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Scientists from the Urals State Medical Academy in Russia have developed a drug that will help fight drug addiction of opium, including heroin.

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DEA Agents Forced Into Combat Zones

As the Obama administration ramps up the Drug Enforcement Administration’s presence in Afghanistan, some special-agent pilots contend that they’re being illegally forced to go to a combat zone, while others who’ve volunteered say they’re not being properly equipped.

In interviews with McClatchy Newspapers, more than a dozen DEA agents describe a badly managed system

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Clinton Gives Opinion on Drug Legalization

In what will likely be seen as something of a Freudian slip by the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said recently in a Mexican news interview that the United States cannot legalize drugs as a means of fighting the black market because “there is just too much money in it.”

Asked by Denise Maerker

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How Marijuana Affects Lung Cancer

The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.

They say this is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, Delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC),

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