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Mexico: Drug Lord Is A Hero At Home

Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug 2015 – Mexicans See Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman As a Robin Hood, and He Has Certainly Given the Economy a Boost. CULIACAN, Mexico – A new shipment of caps arrived at Isaias Rodriguez’s Culiacan store, black canvas with the image of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman – once again the world’s mostwanted drug lord – embossed in gold on the front.

CN BC: Drug Educators Told To Stop Preaching

Vancouver 24hours, 26 May 2015 – Instead of warning about the harms and peer pressure of drugs, addictions researcher Dan Reist wants teachers to focus on the historical, social and cultural aspects of psychoactive substances – so kids can make their own choices. "(Traditional) drug education and virtually all health education is not education … it’s trying to sell somebody on a particular issue or behaviour where you’ve already determined what you want them to do," said Reist, an assistant director at the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C. "(For example) every civilization they cover, psychoactive substances are part of their religions, their economy, but every socials studies class doesn’t cover that … if we bring that perspective to it, suddenly this stuff doesn’t become a drug class where everybody makes jokes of it.

Marijuana fight returning to Legislature this session – Monroe News Star

Monroe News StarMarijuana fight returning to Legislature this sessionMonroe News StarState Rep. Dalton Honoré, D-Baton Rouge, is looking to Colorado as he prepares for the fight in the Legislature over upcoming marijuana legislation. “As we speak, I'm in Colorado now talking with legislators and policy advisers to see how the program …Louisiana lawmaker looking to Colorado for marijuana successThe Denver Post (blog)all 4 news articles »