If Tobacco Regulation Works, Why Not Regulate Marijuana? December 23, 2007 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. President Bush recently touted new survey results showing a modest drop in teen use of marijuana and other drugs, but he failed to mention the drug for which prevention efforts have had the most spectacular success -- tobacco. If he had, he might have had to make some troubling comparisons. Citing the results of the annual Monitoring the Future survey, Bush noted that drug use has declined from its recent peak in 1996, but sidestepped the longer-term picture that doesn't look nearly so rosy. If you go back 15 years, to 1992, drug use is up almost across the board. This contrasts sharply with the figures on adolescent cigarette use. While marijuana use is higher among all age groups than it was 15 years ago, cigarette smoking has dropped remarkably. The sharp drop in cigarette use is not attributable to changing attitudes about smoking. So what does this have to do with marijuana?
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Decade-Long Scientific Studies: Medical Marijuana Works Next time someone tells you “There’s no reliable research” on medical marijuana, call BS. The results are in. Medical marijuana works. In a landmark report to the Legislature, the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced in 2010 that its studies have shown marijuana to have therapeutic value. CMCR researchers, in a decade-long project, found “reasonable evidence that cannabis is a promising treatment” for some specific, pain-related medical conditions. The findings were the first results in 20 years from clinical trials of smoked cannabis in the United States. “We focused on illnesses where current medical treatment does not provide adequate relief or coverage of symptoms,” said CMCR Director Igor Grant, M.D., executive vice-chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine. Dr. “The findings are very consistent,” said Grant. A fifth CMCR study found marijuana effective in reducing muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients.
» United Nations Moves to Impose International Treaties On States Legalizing Marijuana Alex Jones Kurt Nimmo Infowars.com November 21, 2012 The United Nations has declared Colorado and Washington in violation of international treaties following ballot initiatives that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, has voiced “grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in the United States of America that would allow the non-medical use of cannabis by adults in the states of Colorado and Washington, and in some cities in the states of Michigan and Vermont,” according to an INCB press release. The INCB is a quasi-judicial “control organ” for the implementation of the United Nations drug conventions. Mr. “Legalization of cannabis within these states would send wrong and confusing signals to youth and society in general, giving the false impression that drug abuse might be considered normal and even, most disturbingly, safe. Marijuana legalization is a classic states’ rights and federalist issue.
Drug Truth Network Medical marijuana bill passes Oregon house, now goes to governor The Oregon House on Saturday passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana retail establishments, moving what has been a booming but legally hazy industry squarely into the mainstream and handing medical marijuana advocates a major victory. House Bill 3460, now headed to Gov. John Kitzhaber’s desk, creates a registry of businesses that sell the medical marijuana. Patients have long sought retail access to cannabis, arguing the state’s rules — grow your own marijuana or have someone do it for you — are unrealistic. Legislative approval comes a year after an investigation by The Oregonian showed that scant state regulation of medical marijuana allowed widespread diversion to the black market. The vote means Oregon joins a dozen other states that allow medical marijuana dispensaries or retail outlets. Oregon voters have twice defeated ballot initiatives creating a regulated dispensary system, but that hasn’t deterred the state’s medical marijuana industry. A: Not yet. A: Yes. A: No. A: Yes.
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raising awareness of the consequences of prohibition Special to Drug War Chronicle by Houston-based investigative journalist Clarence Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org. Part 9 of his continuing series on Prosecutorial Misconduct and Police Corruption in Drug Cases Across America. Camden, New Jersey. A Day in the Life in Camden August 2, 2008 was a typical summer day in Camden, New Jersey, a gritty, impoverished, mostly black community across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. But as he arrived at his friend's house, Barnes encountered heavily-armed Camden police officers rushing into the house with guns drawn shouting "Police! It didn't work out that way. [Editor's Note: All quotes from Camden residents come from The Philadelphia Inquirer unless otherwise specified.] Another Camden cop, Officer Antonio Figueroa, led Barnes out of the house and threw him into a van, then left. "I don't know if there's drugs in that house. "I don't know nothing about drugs in the house," Barnes responded, pleading to be let go. But Barnes was innocent.
Feds raid medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state — where possession is legal Feds raid medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state — where possession is legal Federal agents raided several medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday in Washington — a state which just decriminalized the drug last year. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Seattle office confirmed in a brief statement that "several search warrants were executed today involving marijuana storefronts" in the Puget Sound region around Seattle. It gave no further details, and the number of raids remained unclear Wednesday evening. One of the dispensaries was the Bayside Collective in Olympia, the state capital, where seven government vehicles converged Wednesday morning. Agents with guns drawn seized business records and about $2,500 worth of marijuana intended for cancer patients, Casey Lee, who works at the clinic, told NBC station KING of Seattle. "It's humiliating," Lee said. Washington was one of the first states to legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana last year.