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Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, Admits US National Cancer Institute. Leaked Documents Show Alabama Police Department Planted Drugs On Black Men For Years. [ Pictured in the image above, Carlton Ott, Clark Rice, Steve Hamm, Steve Parrish, David Jay, Michael Magrino, Dewayne Herring, Andy Hughes, Gary Coleman, and Scott Smith ] A newly-leaked report has just proven what many African Americans in Alabama have been saying for years: that police officers in the City of Dothan had been planting evidence on African American men they didn’t like, for many years.

Leaked Documents Show Alabama Police Department Planted Drugs On Black Men For Years

The shocking new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Justice Project reveals that police officers in Dothan, Alabama, planted drugs and weapons on thousands of African Americans – of which hundreds are still in prison on false charges. The proof of these claims has been revealed by none other than police officers themselves, who say that “the public has a right to know that the Dothan Police Department, and District Attorney Doug Valeska, targeted young black men by planting drugs and weapons on them over a decade.

Read the report below… Share this article! What's The Most Dangerous Drug In The World? What is the most dangerous drug in the world?

What's The Most Dangerous Drug In The World?

This sounds like a relatively simple question: Surely it’s the one most likely to kill you, right? As it turns out, it depends on a multitude of things, from the individual owner's risk to the wider risk to society – and perception plays a large part. Many Anti-Pot Arguments Are Based On Weak Science, Say Researchers. 14 Years After Decriminalizing All Drugs, Here's What Portugal Looks Like. In 2001, the Portuguese government did something that the United States would find entirely alien.

14 Years After Decriminalizing All Drugs, Here's What Portugal Looks Like

After many years of waging a fierce war on drugs, it decided to flip its strategy entirely: It decriminalized them all. If someone is found in the possession of less than a 10-day supply of anything from marijuana to heroin, he or she is sent to a three-person Commission for the Dissuasion of Drug Addiction, typically made up of a lawyer, a doctor and a social worker. The commission recommends treatment or a minor fine; otherwise, the person is sent off without any penalty. 14 Years After Decriminalizing All Drugs, Here's What Portugal Looks Like. US marijuana legalisation has not led to rise in use by adolescents, study finds.

Legalising the medical use of cannabis has not led to a surge in the numbers of adolescents using it in the USA, according to new research that surprised its authors and will encourage those hoping for relaxation of the law elsewhere.

US marijuana legalisation has not led to rise in use by adolescents, study finds

Since 1996, 23 US states and the District of Columbia (DC) have approved the medicinal use of cannabis. In the states of Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon and DC, recreational use is also legal. These moves towards permissiveness, even where possession of the drug is restricted to medical use, have caused many critics to worry that cannabis use would rise, especially among teenagers.

“Our findings provide the strongest evidence to date that marijuana use by teenagers does not increase after a state legalises medical marijuana,” said Dr Hasin. The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal. Javier Zarracina/Vox.

The 3 deadliest drugs in America are all totally legal

Untitled. Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change. Justin Turley has suffered from cirrhosis, a degenerative liver disorder that keeps him in near-constant pain, for 13 years.

Medical Marijuana Patients In California Are Being Denied Organ Transplants, But That Could Soon Change

Shortly after his diagnosis, frustrated by the side effects of pharmaceutical medications he said turned him into a "zombie," he started using medical marijuana to treat his symptoms. "I was able to eat again; I could deal with the pain and not have to be completely removed from social situations," the San Diego resident told The Huffington Post. "It helped me alleviate my problems without all the complications. " Turley's doctor told him that he would eventually need a liver transplant in order to survive, so he scheduled an appointment at University of California San Diego Medical Center to learn more.

The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science. By Sam P.K.

The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science

Collins. Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana. Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.

Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It brings almost to a close two decades of tension between the states and Washington over medical use of marijuana. Under the provision, states where medical pot is legal would no longer need to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations.

Legal Marijuana Should Cost $4.44 A Pound - Beyond Chronic. Just Say No to DARE. Heres a news flash: "Just Say No" is not an effective anti-drug message.

Just Say No to DARE

And neither are Barney-style self-esteem mantras. While most Americans wont be stunned by these revelations, theyve apparently taken a few DARE officials by surprise. According to the New York Times, after years of ignoring stubbornly low success rates, coordinators of the 18-year-old Drug Abuse Resistance Education program are finally coming around to the news that their plan to keep kids off drugs just isnt working. What is the war on drugs? - Everything you need to know about the war on drugs. If lawmakers decided to stop the war on drugs tomorrow, a major hurdle could be international agreements that require restrictions and regulations on certain drugs.

What is the war on drugs? - Everything you need to know about the war on drugs

There are three major treaties: the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, the Convention on Psychotropic Drugs of 1971, and the UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988. Combined, the treaties require participants to limit and even criminalize the possession, use, trade, and distribution of drugs outside of medical and scientific purposes, and work together to stop international drug trafficking. Where Americans Smoke and Grow Marijuana (Maps) Marijuana's popularity has fluctuated throughout history and across the globe. But in the United States, this drug is becoming ever more mainstream.

In two states, recreational use of pot has been legal since 2012, and some type of use of the drug is now allowed in almost half of the country. 34 Medical Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer. Smell the Truth » War on marijuana unconstitutional? Federal judge reviews evidence. Federal on war on marijuana (pictured above) up for review in District Court in California.

In a surprise case with far-reaching ramifications and global symbolism, a federal judge in California will review evidence this week as part of a defense motion to declare the government’s 40 year-old war on marijuana unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly J. 2,400 Year Old Mummy Had Breast Cancer Used Cannabis. Photo: Via Wikimedia Commons. A 2,400-year-old "Siberian Ice Maiden" apparently knew something that not all US lawmakers do: Cannabis is a perfect palliative for cancer. Discovered in 1993 by archaeologist Natalia Polosmak, the mummified remains of this woman, also known as the "Princess of Ukok," were recently examined by a team of Russian scientists. They found that the woman, who was heavily tattooed and died when she was between 20 and 30 years old, suffered from and ultimately succumbed to breast cancer. Terminal Cancer Patient Guilty In Marijuana Trial. A terminal cancer patient who says he grew marijuana to treat his tumors was found guilty of drug charges Wednesday by an Iowa jury that wasn't allowed to hear his defense.

Benton Mackenzie, 48, was convicted in Iowa district court jury of marijuana manufacturing and conspiracy, along with his wife, Loretta, 43, the Quad-City Times' Brian Wellner first reported. Their son Cody, 22, was found guilty of misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Benton Mackenzie, who had been barred by Judge Henry Latham from a defense that explains he grew cannabis to relieve his aggressive and rare cancer of the blood vessels, faces a minimum of three years in prison when he is sentenced later. His family said they intend to appeal the verdicts. Cannabis smoking and lung cancer risk: Pooled analysis in the International Lung Cancer Consortium - Zhang - International Journal of Cancer. 34 Medical Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer. Dear Media: This Is What People Who Use Marijuana Look Like  Driving Under the Influence, of Marijuana. Photo. Here's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose.

Could You Lose Your Job for Smoking Legal Pot? The Lone Star State has led a surprisingly progressive overhaul of its incarceration system. The story behind the bipartisan push that GOP contenders may be extolling come 2016. Here Are All The People Who Have Died From A Marijuana Overdose. Infographic - Why Are Pot Smokers Skinny? New Research on Weight & Marijuana. Katrina vanden Heuvel: Time to end the war on drugs. But on November 6, citizens in Colorado and Washington became the first to approve ballot initiatives legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Brits Want Marijuana Reforms, Drug Policy Review. Americans Overwhelmingly Want Feds to Let States Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization. Homegrown. While the Obama administration is deliberating how to handle the newly approved marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington State, one thing they will likely pay attention to is popular opinion.

Regular Americans overwhelmingly see marijuana legalization as a states’ rights issue and do not want the federal government to interfere with the will of the electorate in either state. A new Reason-Rupe Public Opinion poll found a majority of Americans do not want federal resources used to inhibit any aspects of the new legal marijuana system in these two states. The poll found 72 percent don’t want the federal government to arrest people for using marijuana in these states, while only 24 percent want federal law enforcement deployment.

Molly Davies: A Letter to the President: My Husband Is Not the "Bigger Fish to Fry" in Your Drug War. President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500. Washington state lights up as smoking marijuana becomes legal. Maria Santos Gorrostieta 'executed' after surviving two assassination attempts. ‘The Fight Over Medical Marijuana’ This video is not currently supported on your browser. Continue reading the main story Video. OIG releases an audit of DEA adoptive seizure process and equitable sharing requests. Without a Card to Play, Texas Grandma Sentenced to Life Without Parole for First-Time Drug Offense. Residual Effects of Cannabis Use on... [Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012. Feds raid four reservation smoke shops.

"The House I Live In": New Documentary Exposes Economic, Moral Failure of U.S. War on Drugs. The Neuroscience of Pot: Researchers Explain Why Marijuana May Bring Serenity Or Psychosis. Light Pot Smoking Easy On Lungs. Parents’ Minor Marijuana Arrests Lead to Child Neglect Cases. Gary Johnson: Yes, It Is time for Pot Legalization, Mr. President. Legalizing Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives - Megan McArdle - Business. Mexican crook: Gangsters arrange fights to death for entertainment. Global war on drugs 'has failed' say former leaders. Olbermann Departs: Extreme Right 3, American People 0. David Henry Sterry: Mexican Drug Lord Officially Thanks American Lawmakers for Keeping Drugs Illegal.

Harm reduction: Fighting drugs through jujitsu. News & Information : Press Releases. Former surgeon general calls for marijuana legalization. LA Sheriff Pledges to Bust People for Pot Even If Marijuana Is Legalized in California.