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INTERNATIONAL: The Korea Herald

Drug News Bot - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:06
koreaherald.com A postponed South Korea-US joint military exercise will resume April 1. (Tue Mar 20 01:06:36 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $drug_dog(50%), $aggrandizement(100%), $meeting(60%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Court to review arrest warrant for ex-President Lee Thursday

Drug News Bot - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:06
koreaherald.com Prosecutors are said to have alleged in their argument for an arrest warrant that Lee created 34 billion won in slush funds via the company from 1994-2006 and the money was the "reservoir of the suspect Lee's illegal seed capital" funneled into his political campaigns.B Prosecutors believe Lee directly ordered government agencies to make sure DAS gets its money back. (Tue Mar 20 01:06:36 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $dissent_silenced(70%), $propaganda_theme8(70%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $drug_dog(50%), $school(100%), $meeting(60%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: S. Korea, US issue different statements on resumption of joint drills

Drug News Bot - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:06
koreaherald.com The postponed joint military exercises will start on April 1 with the field-training Foal Eagle exercise that is to be halved in length from two months to one. (Tue Mar 20 01:06:36 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(50%), $moral_imperative(100%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $drug_dog(50%), $incarceration(60%), $for_profit_prisons(60%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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CANADA: Pot producer Tilray links up with pharma firm Sandoz Canada - Business - Cape Breton Post

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:05
capebretonpost.com (US) In what it says is the first collaboration between a cannabis producer and a local affiliate of so-called Big Pharma. (Tue Mar 20 02:05:28 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Pot producer Tilray links up with pharma firm Sandoz Canada - Business - Cape Breton Post

Drug News Bot - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:05
capebretonpost.com (US) In what it says is the first collaboration between a cannabis producer and a local affiliate of so-called Big Pharma. (Tue Mar 20 02:05:28 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $propaganda_theme5(100%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(100%), $legalization(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $various_drugs(100%), $youth(100%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(85%)]
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INTERNATIONAL: Albanien: polisattack mot marijuanaodlare - Drugnews

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:01
drugnews.nu (Europe) Albanien: polisattack mot marijuanaodlare - Drugnews Cannabis Cannabis medicin? Cannabis "Cannabis viktig basinkomst fC6r gC$ngen" Albanien: polisattack... (Tue Mar 20 01:01:24 2018 PDT)
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INTERNATIONAL: Albanien: polisattack mot marijuanaodlare - Drugnews

Drug News Bot - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 01:01
drugnews.nu (Europe) Albanien: polisattack mot marijuanaodlare - Drugnews Cannabis Cannabis medicin? Cannabis "Cannabis viktig basinkomst fC6r gC$ngen" Albanien: polisattack... (Tue Mar 20 01:01:24 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(90%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $use_is_abuse(75%), $propaganda_theme4(75%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $propaganda_theme7(100%), $dissent_attacked(60%), $propaganda_theme8(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $prohibitionist(80%), $legalization(100%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $cannabis(100%), $hashish(100%), $fentanyl(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $youth(70%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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US PA: How A Federal Judge In Philly Could Blow Up The Marijuana

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 00:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 16 Mar 2018 - Is a marijuana dispensary an "unlawful" business? A federal judge in Philadelphia will decide. This arcane dispute over language in the deed of a marijuana dispensary in Northeast Philadelphia could carry outsized implications: A ruling by U.S. District Judge Gene Pratter could affirm the superiority of federal law, which considers marijuana illegal, over state law, where in Pennsylvania and 29 other states, it is not.
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US PA: Pennsylvania Issues Regulations For Medical Marijuana Clinical

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 00:00
Morning Call, 16 Mar 2018 - The Pennsylvania Department of Health has issued new regulations for medical marijuana clinical research programs. The regulations, released Friday, outline the process for an accredited medical school with an acute care hospital to become an approved "Academic Clinical Research Center" that can engage in medical marijuana-related research projects with "clinical registrants," an entity that can grow, process and dispense medical marijuana.
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US MA: Recreational Marijuana Companies Face Bans, Moratoriums In

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 00:00
Boston Globe, 16 Mar 2018 - Marijuana companies will be banned from a majority of cities and towns in Massachusetts when recreational sales begin this summer, a Globe review has found, the latest indication that there will be fewer pot stores in the early going than many consumers expected. At least 189 of the state's 351 municipalities have barred retail marijuana stores and, in most cases, cultivation facilities and other cannabis operations, too, according to local news reports, municipal records, and data collected by the office of Attorney General Maura Healey.
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State Senate votes to let Marylanders possess more marijuana but prohibit smoking in cars - Baltimore Sun

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 18:55

Baltimore Sun

State Senate votes to let Marylanders possess more marijuana but prohibit smoking in cars
Baltimore Sun
Bills are pending in the General Assembly to ask voters whether marijuana should become legal under the Maryland constitution, but legislative leaders have said they don't expect them to advance this year. The relatively more modest proposal passed ...

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Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition to be handed to government - BBC News

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 18:05

The Times

Alfie Dingley's medical cannabis petition to be handed to government
BBC News
A six-year-old boy with epilepsy is to present a petition to No 10 on Tuesday calling for him to be granted a special licence to use medical cannabis. Alfie Dingley has a very rare form of the illness that causes up to 150 seizures per month. His ...
Cannabis fear is blamed for suffering of Alfie DingleyThe Times

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Trump's Policy of Executing Drug Dealers Is Straight From the Authoritarian Handbook

Alternet - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:39
Click here for reuse options! At one point, Trump seemed to suggest the death penalty should be used against drug "abusers."

President Donald Trump is proposing to fight the opioid epidemic using the death penalty, a vicious and counterproductive policy that would do little to make the country safer and echoes the policies of authoritarians like Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. 

"These are terrible people, and we have to get tough on those people because we can have all the Blue Ribbon committees we want, but if we don’t get tough on the drug dealers, we're wasting our time," Trump said at a speech Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire. "Just remember that. We're wasting our time. And that toughness includes the death penalty."

He insisted, "We have got to get tough. This isn’t about nice anymore."

Trump has previously praised Duterte, who famously promoted a brutal campaign of extrajudicial killings against drug dealers and users in the Philippines that killed thousands. Trump's suggestion that the U.S. adopt any kind of similar policy is frightening.

The White House has said that the plan is to use existing laws to go after drug dealers. However, federal law does supposedly allow the death penalty as a punishment for large-scale drug crimes, though the law has never been used or tested in the courts.

At one point, Trump seemed to suggest the death penalty might be appropriate for people who abuse drugs, not just the dealers.

"Unless you have really, really powerful penalties, led by the death penalty for the really bad pushers and abusers, we are going to get nowhere," he said.

Most observers seem to have interpreted this as a slip, which it likely was. But it demonstrates that Trump has little interest in the complexity of drug policy or actual understanding of drug abuse.

Smart policies like expanding Medicaid in all 50 states could do a great deal to reduce opioid deaths, yet Trump won't even mention that idea.

Instead, he likes the death penalty, not because it would actually help address the opioid crisis, which it wouldn't, but because it makes him sound like a tough guy. 

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Cannabis café experiment rolls out in California - The Times

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:01

The Times

Cannabis café experiment rolls out in California
The Times
One way is by introducing pot-smoking lounges. At present California is the only state in America to allow enthusiasts to smoke their purchases in special rooms attached to licensed marijuana shops. In other states customers are supposed to go home ...

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Tilray, Novartis strike deal to create medical marijuana line - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:41

The Globe and Mail

Tilray, Novartis strike deal to create medical marijuana line
The Globe and Mail
A Canadian unit of global health-care giant Novartis AG is dipping its toe into the country's medical marijuana market – the latest bigger player to do so. Private cannabis producer Tilray Inc. has struck a deal with generic drug-maker Sandoz Canada ...
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Routine traffic stop catches driver smoking home made bong with numerous cannabis plants drying in the back of a van - The Advertiser

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:29

The Advertiser

Routine traffic stop catches driver smoking home made bong with numerous cannabis plants drying in the back of a van
The Advertiser
When police searched the vehicle they found multiple cannabis plants drying in the back of the van. On Monday morning police from the Southern Road Policing Tactical unit were conducting traffic operations on Goodwood Rd targeting poor driving ...

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With cannabis legalization, competition for warehouse space to tighten - The Globe and Mail

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:20

The Globe and Mail

With cannabis legalization, competition for warehouse space to tighten
The Globe and Mail
The connection between commercial real estate and marijuana legalization may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But the link is clear to analysts. Legalization this year will usher in an entirely new, ready-made industry, needing lots of ...

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Benefits of Top Dressing Cannabis - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:58

Leafly

Benefits of Top Dressing Cannabis
Leafly
Top dressing is a non-invasive way to add vital nutrients to your soil throughout the season. It's commonly used to refuel your soil food web and replace the nutrients that have been consumed by your cannabis plants. When choosing a feeding method for ...

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For Cancer, Cannabis Has Many Virtues, Says Large Study - Medscape

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:28

Medscape

For Cancer, Cannabis Has Many Virtues, Says Large Study
Medscape
Cannabis, or marijuana, may improve a variety of cancer-related symptoms, including nausea and vomiting, sleep disorders, pain, anxiety, and depression, conclude the authors of a 2960-patient observational study from Israel. The study was published ...
Study Shows That Coffee and Cannabis May Have Opposite Effects on the BodyThe Portland Mercury (blog)

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How Cell Phones And Marijuana Are Killing More Pedestrians In America - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 06:15

Forbes

How Cell Phones And Marijuana Are Killing More Pedestrians In America
Forbes
And some experts point to mobile phones and marijuana as two culprits. Pedestrian fatalities totaled 5,987 nationwide in 2016, increasing 27% from 2007 while all other traffic deaths decreased by 14% according to a recent report by the Governors ...

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