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States that legalized medical marijuana saw fewer traffic deaths: study

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A new study postulates a link between states with legalized medical marijuana and a reduction in traffic-related fatalities. The study was conducted by D.

Drug Testing for Corporate Welfare Recipients

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The proponents of the War on Drugs never take a rest from conjuring up new and cruel ways to beat up on vulnerable populations for political gain. 2011 saw the rapid emergence of a particular nasty variety of this drug warrior tact, drug testing the poor to receive public assistance. Read More

Local schools among those on ski-vacation buses busted for pot – San Jose Mercury News

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Local schools among those on ski-vacation buses busted for pot San Jose Mercury News By Rick Hurd Students from a dozen East Bay high schools are listed as participating in a three-day ski vacation that earned national notoriety after police found the teens had brought several pounds of pot along for the ride. ..

Pot Legalization Signatures To Be Turned in Thurs.

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Supporters of an effort to legalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana in Washington state plan to turn in signatures this week to qualify their initiative. New Approach Washington expects to turn in more than 355,000 signatures to the secretary of state’s office on Thursday, said the group’s campaign director, Alison Holcomb.

Arizona 2012: Ethnic Studies Leadership Will Lead the State into a New Era

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Pima College freshman Mayra Feliciano probably didn’t even have time to dwell on the latest episode in the Ethnic Studies witch hunt this week. Working her way through college, the Ethnic Studies alumni anticipated state administrative Judge Lewis Kowal’s ruling to uphold Arizona’s bizarre ban against Tucson’s acclaimed Mexican American Studies program. “I took the

Calif. teens busted for pot on ski trip – Today’s THV

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msnbc.com Calif. teens busted for pot on ski trip Today’s THV ELKO, NV (CBS) — A police chief in northern Nevada said Thursday he decided to use the discovery of marijuana on five Utah-bound buses carrying 250 underage skiers from Northern California as a teaching moment instead of an enforcement headache. ..

Hypocritical Sexual Society: Focused on the Petty Sex Scandals, Ignoring the Ones That Really Matter

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Why isn’t it a bigger scandal when politicians chip away at our rights to control our bodies and our sexuality?

2011: The Year In Review – NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

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#1 NORML Sues to Halt Government’s Prosecution of Medical Cannabis Providers In October, the United States Deputy Attorney General, along with the four US Attorneys from California, announced their intentions to escalate federal efforts targeting the state’s medical cannabis dispensaries and providers. In response, members of the NORML Legal Committee filed suit in November against the federal government arguing that its actions were in violation of the Ninth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution. Plaintiffs further argued, using the theory of judicial estoppel, that the Justice Department had previously affirmed in federal court that it would no longer use federal resources to prosecute cannabis patients or providers who are compliant with state law.

Compassionate Conservatism? An Open Letter to Newt Gingrich From the Child of a Janitor

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Newt Gingrich has repeatedly shown that he is an existentially ugly person. Therefore, his repeated comments about the black poor, and “inner city” communities, where people “don’t have a work ethic” are not at all a surprise. Time has demonstrated that “compassionate conservatism,” an oxymoron if there ever was one, is not particularly kind, just, Related Stories Republicans Try to Convert America into Pottersville Iowa and Beyond: For the Tea Party GOP “Common Sense” Racism is the Road to the White House Resolutions, Political Resolutions and Damned Lies

Are Crackpot Liars Being Used to Tie Iran to 9/11?

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A court case resulting in a “finding of fact” that Iran assisted al Qaeda is a tapestry of recycled fabrications and distortions of fact from a bizarre cast of characters.

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