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Britain: Legal highs are rife in jails; new laws won’t help much

Spicing up life behind bars

ALEX CAVENDISH first encountered Spice, a synthetic drug that imitates cannabis, in prison in 2012 when a sleepy looking Dutch man, serving a sentence for drug offences, started trading it. By 2014, Mr Cavendish says, half his fellow prisoners would “literally stagger” down the hall to roll-call each day, high on the drug, varying their routine only so far as to pass out in the grounds, be violently sick in a washroom, or urinate in a six-man dormitory.

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The Murders Don't Stop: How the War on Drugs Is Responsible For Mexico's Outrageous Death Toll

The war on drugs is a war on people, where the majority of casualties are black and brown bodies.

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31
Jul

Glasgow. | Drugs squad cops raid three cannabis farms a day in Glasgow

DRUGS squad cops are raiding three cannabis farms every day in Glasgow, the Evening Times can reveal.

Thousands of plants - with a street value of more than £1.2million - have been seized by city detectives in the last three months.

We can today reveal police have identified and raided 65 cannabis cultivations across Glasgow since April.

And one drug-busting detectives warned the organised crime gangs behind these operations have infiltrated all communities, from the city centre to city suburbs.

"It could be the house next door or the flat across the flat, they are everywhere.Detective Inspector Alistair Anderson told the Evening Times: "These cultivations can be set up anywhere.

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State panel to vote on medical marijuana for autism

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan would become the first state to allow medical marijuana for children with severe autism if a senior official follows the recommendation made Friday by an advisory panel.

The state’s Medical Marijuana Review Panel voted 4-2 to recommend autism as a condition that qualifies for the drug.

Supporters say oil extracted from marijuana and swallowed has been effective in controlling extreme physical behavior by kids with severe autism. Pot wouldn’t be smoked.

The panel was influenced by comments received earlier from some Detroit-area doctors, especially the head of pediatric neurology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and parents desperate for relief. Many of the three dozen spectators cheered and applauded after the vote.

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31
Jul

Judge jails robbers for raid on cannabis farm

The judge told the court that they cannot sit back and let 'lkaw and order break down'

 

Criminals who raid cannabis farms were warned to expect tough jail sentences by a Crown Court judge.

Neighbours were startled when they saw a gang bursting into a home on a housing estate at Cotgrave in April.

Clayton Peters was caught red-handed in a car carrying £20,000 worth of the drug.

Judge Sean Rafferty QC imposed a five-year prison term on the 24-year-old, of Byron Avenue, Alfreton, who helped to plan the robbery.

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Two years custody were ordered for Andrew Thompson, 29, of Lilac Grove, South Normanton – another of the planners.

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30
Jul

Chris Christie, Newfound Drug Warrior, Is Too Late To Stop Pot

He vows to crack down on all marijuana use if elected, but most Americans live under liberalized pot laws.

No presidential election truly feels real until there’s a solid incident of hippie-punching, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was happy to throw the inaugural punch this week by telling pot smokers that as soon as he’s in the White House, the party is over.

That apparently applies to medical marijuana users, too. Christie said he would enforce the federal laws prohibiting all use and possession of marijuana, which rank the plant as dangerous as heroin and provide no exception for medical use.

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30
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Police find cannabis farm on wheels in Neath Valley

POLICE on an operation looking for stolen goods found more than they bargained for when they opened the back of a lorry — a cannabis farm.

The trailer had been fitted with lights, ventilation and insulation, and contained around 30 plants.

The discovery was made by officers from the Neath local police team when they executed search warrants in and around Glynneath.

As well as the cannabis factory on wheels — which was found on Manor Drive, Aberpergwm — officers seized a number of suspected stolen vehicles, equipment and plant.

 

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New Marijuana Law Section in MI State Bar

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan’s medical marijuana law has been called confusing and inconsistent, but a group of attorneys is now working to help people better understand it.

The group recently gained recognition from the State Bar of Michigan, which makes Michigan the second state to have a Marijuana Law Section of the state bar. The other is Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal. That state has a Cannabis Law Committee.

“This isn’t just going to be a social club. This is going to be a proactive section that’s going to try to get some things done,” Lapeer attorney Bernard Jocuns, who will serve as the new Marijuana Law Section’s chair, told 24 Hour News 8 in a Wednesday phone interview.

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Why Blame Marijuana For Sandra Bland's Death?

Sandra Bland died on July 13 in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell, apparently by her own hand. Police say the 28-year-old woman, who had just traveled from Illinois to Texas for a job at Prairie View A&M University, used a trash can liner to hang herself. But the dashcam video of the routine traffic stop that led to her arrest three days earlier indicates that Bland would not have ended up in jail if she had complied with Trooper Brian Encinia’s request that she put out her cigarette. After she declined, Encinia ordered her out of her car, and the encounter quickly escalated. Waller County officials have suggested that something else Bland smoked may have contributed to her arrest or her death.

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Presidential Candidate Chris Christie vows crackdown on recreational marijuana

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has a message for people in states that have legalized recreational marijuana use: Enjoy it while you can.

“You take an oath of office,” Mr. Christie, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said on “Fox and Friends.” “I take one as governor; I will take one as president that says that you’ll enforce the laws — not just enforce the laws you like. You’ll enforce the laws. And marijuana is against the law in the United States and it should be enforced in all 50 states.

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