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Norway: Odd Push in Drug-Averse Norway: LSD Is O.K.
OSLO - In a country so wary of drug abuse that it limits the sale of aspirin, Pal-Orjan Johansen, a Norwegian researcher, is pushing what would seem a doomed cause: the rehabilitation of LSD.
US: Supreme Court Requests Advice In OK Pot Lawsuit
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court asked Monday for the Obama administration's views on whether Oklahoma and Nebraska should be able to sue Colorado over its marijuana laws.
US: U.S. Supreme Court Weighing Colo. Pot Suit
Neb., Okla. Say Legal Sales Affect Them DENVER - Advocates on both sides of the pot debate were busily reading the tea leaves Monday after the Supreme Court asked the solicitor general to weigh in on the two-state lawsuit against Colorado's legalized marijuana market.
US: Court Seeks Administration Views On Pot
Colorado Is Being Challenged on Its Legalization Law. WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court asked Monday for the Obama administration's views on whether Oklahoma and Nebraska should be able to sue Colorado over its marijuana laws.

Opinions

US DC: Column: A Broken Approach
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses.
US WA: Column: Let The States Make Drug Law
Howard Wooldridge, a Washington lobbyist, is a former detective and forever Texan on an important mission - trying to persuade the 535 members of Congress to end the federal war on marijuana.
US TX: Editorial: Medical Marijuana
Prescription Painkillers Can Prove Deadly, but Alternatives Remain Illegal in Texas. The days before Thanksgiving should be filled with turkey recipes and touch football, building up to the excitement of the Christmas season. For six people in Harris County, however, those days were their last. Over a period of two days in November 2013, half-a-dozen Houstonians died of prescription drug overdoses ("Pain pill OD data largely unsound," Page A1, April 26).
US NM: Column: Marijuana Still More Popular Than Politicians
Right after last November's general election, in this very column, I made the contention that marijuana was more popular than either gubernatorial candidate - Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democrat Gary King - at least in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Letters

US AK: Hemp Seed Is Great Non-GMO Crop for Alaska
A civilization stands or falls on its oils. Every cell in your body has a protective wall of two layers of interlocked oil molecules. This cell wall determines the health of the cell, by admitting or repelling molecules.
US HI: Changes Weaken Dispensary Bill
The reason there is so much trouble with the medical marijuana dispensary bill is because it is not good for the people of Hawaii ("Pot dispensaries measure hangs on," Star-Advertiser, May 2).
US WA: Pot Profiteers Harmful
Unfortunately, I believe that Washington government has equated the "gangland attitude" of profiteering shown by so many so-called medical cannabis "stores" with all of us, i.e., legitimate medical patients and activists.
Australia: It's Time to Focus on Our Failure to
KERRY Herron (Letters, May 1) acknowledges the sad execution of the Bali drug runners and asks may we now have equal media attention on deaths from illegal drugs.
CN ON: Weed Not Like Alcohol
I'm a 50-year-old regular user of marijuana and the last thing I want to do is come across as a whiner.
CN AB: Weed Not Like Alcohol
I'm a 50-year-old regular user of marijuana and the last thing I want to do is come across as a whiner. However, I have to say that the title you chose for your piece on the weed lounge (Hello Occifer) was inaccurate. The largest problem we users of "dope" face is the lack of knowledge by those who are non-users and those against legalization.
CN BC: Legalizing Pot A Hot Topic Among Readers
Re: Marc Emery? Call him irresponsible, Column, April 25 Shelley Fralic scorns Marc Emery's opinion that fast cars, alcohol and athletics might cause more harm to teens than marijuana use. But, given the statistics for death and injuries from street-racing, downtown's alcohol-driven "entertainment district," and hockey concussions, his point seems valid.