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Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot.
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Canada’s next big move? It may be legalizing pot.

William Marsden | The Washington Post - December 6, 2015

MONTREAL – For police forces across Canada, the month of August is harvest time. Officers slip on their coveralls, grab thick gardening gloves, shoulder machetes and begin the…

Mexico’s Peña Nieto wants expert debate on marijuana legalization
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Mexico’s Peña Nieto wants expert debate on marijuana legalization

AFP - November 10, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Mexico's president indicated on Monday that his administration could drop its opposition to legalizing marijuana based on results of a debate of experts on the…

Marijuana use in the US more than doubles in just 12 years
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Marijuana use in the US more than doubles in just 12 years

Elahe Izadi | The Washington Post - October 21, 2015

The number of adults using marijuana in the United States more than doubled in recent years, according to new research culling data from two massive surveys. In…

In heroin fight, White House tries to break down walls between public health, police
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In heroin fight, White House tries to break down walls between public health, police

Marc Fisher | The Washington Post - August 17, 2015

Related: Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin WASHINGTON, D.C. — As heroin overdoses and deaths soar in many parts of the United States, the White…

US sheriffs are asking for armored trucks to wage war on marijuana. Yes, really.
Crime
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Crime
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US sheriffs are asking for armored trucks to wage war on marijuana. Yes, really.

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - August 11, 2015

If you're going to wage war on drugs, you need to be outfitted like a warrior. That seems to be the rationale behind hundreds of U.S. police…

Drug traffickers who cooperate with the US government have it pretty good – too good, watchdog says
Crime
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Crime
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Drug traffickers who cooperate with the US government have it pretty good – too good, watchdog says

Lisa Rein | The Washington Post - July 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Drug traffickers who cooperate with U.S. federal investigators are poorly vetted, and the Drug Enforcement Administration did not properly monitor at least 240 informants…

Another medical use for pot: Healing broken bones
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Another medical use for pot: Healing broken bones

Wilborn P. Nobles III | The Washington Post - July 22, 2015

There's yet another use for marijuana: It may help to heal broken bones, according to a new study. Researchers found that cannabidiol — an element of marijuana…

A huge new study finds that medical marijuana doesn’t ‘send the wrong message’ to kids
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A huge new study finds that medical marijuana doesn’t ‘send the wrong message’ to kids

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - June 17, 2015

See also: Cost of drug war in Costa Rica too high, says former police officer WASHINGTON, D.C. — Since the 1970s, advocates of an aggressive drug war have…

Cannabis is medicine, experts at first regional conference on medicinal marijuana agree
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Health
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Cannabis is medicine, experts at first regional conference on medicinal marijuana agree

Gabriela Diaz - June 7, 2015

For many Costa Ricans, marijuana legalization conjures images of dreadlocked hippies lying in hammocks getting baked. This perception is precisely what CannaCosta 2015, Central America's first annual conference…

Cost of drug war in Costa Rica too high, says former police officer
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Business
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Cost of drug war in Costa Rica too high, says former police officer

Zach Dyer - June 6, 2015

A former delegation chief of the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) is speaking out this weekend about what he believes are the failures of Costa Rica’s drug enforcement…

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