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Thu
07
May

Cyprus: cannabis plants discovered

Anti-Drugs Police (YKAN) has seized 36 cannabis plants from a 42-year-old man’s house in Nicosia.

The suspect was detained on Wednesday for the illegal possession of drugs. The plants ranged in height from 15-45cm.

The arrest comes after anti-drugs police seized over 1,600 cannabis plants in Avgorou, the largest cultivation ever found in Cyprus. Two men aged 32-years-old and 30-years-old were detained and remanded for eight-days.

Anti-Drugs Police (YKAN) are continuing to investigate the case.

Wed
06
May

No More War on People: I Am A Drug Policy Reformer

I am a drug policy reform advocate.

Despite being a medical marijuana patient, despite founding and editing one of the first medical marijuana trade journals in the Midwest–the now defunct Midwest Cultivator– and despite the fact that cannabis has played a dramatic role in healing my PTSD, I am not a “cannabis” or “weed” activist.

Drug policy reformers work to reform our nation’s failed drug laws and protect families–all of them, especially the familieswith drug addicted loved ones.

Wed
06
May

Drug Free America Foundation Honors Florida Sheriffs Association

We are so proud to announce that we were have been honored by the Drug Free America Foundation with its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for its efforts to combat the legalization of marijuana in Florida. 

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County received the award on behalf of the sheriffs and thanked FSA Executive Director Steve Casey and Communication Coordinator Tanesha Williams and other coalition partners for their work on the campaign. 

The prestigious award, which is symbolic of an eternal flame, is given annually by the national organization to recognize the efforts of individuals and or organizations that are instrumental in combating illegal drug use.

Wed
06
May

Department of Justice Finally Agrees to Transfer Local Marijuana Smuggler to Prison in Spain

David Mendoza with one of his children. (We promise we didn't go out of our way to choose the most saccharine, sympathetic photo—this was the only one Mendoza's people sent.) Courtesy of Laurie King

When we last checked in with pizzeria owner and former marijuana smuggler David Mendoza, he was stuck in prison in Fort Dix, New Jersey, trying to get transferred to a prison in Spain. That was in April of 2014, roughly five years after he'd been arrested in Guernica, extradited to the US, and sentenced in Seattle—and he wasn't having much luck.

Wed
06
May

Louisiana's medical marijuana legislation slides through Senate, headed to House

The Louisiana Legislature on Monday (May 4) moved closer to authorizing pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana to patients in Louisiana. The Senate rubber-stamped the legislation, which spells out how the state's medical marijuana industry would work, by a vote of 22-13.

If the bill is adopted into law, those with a prescription could obtain the drug in non-smokable form at one of 10 dispensaries across the state. The version of the bill that passed Monday authorizes one growing site. It also restricts the use of medical marijuana to patients suffering from glaucoma, spastic quadriplegia and for those undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. 

Wed
06
May

Why I Have Joined the Liberal Democrats.

In my view the only rational choice for the next UK government is another Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition.

The Labour Party is simply a joke.  Miliband is an out-of-touch, Hampstead-socialist buffoon who was part of the team whose reckless borrowing meant that the banking crisis destroyed this country’s economy.  It is ludicrous that we should even consider giving the same people another chance.

Cameron is an oily, two-faced oaf who has transformed the Conservative Party into the Bullingdon Club Party, dominated by out-of-touch posh boys with quasi-fascists like Theresa May, Iain Duncan Smith and Chris Grayling as their attack dogs.

Wed
06
May

Pakistan seizes three tonnes of hashish bound for Middle East, Europe

Pakistani authorities have seized more than 3 tonnes of hashish bound for the Middle East and Europe on an oil tanker, one of the country's largest hauls of the drug ever, police and coastguard officials said on Wednesday.

The drugs were found late on Tuesday after a tip-off. The tanker had set sail from Karachi and three Pakistani men from the southwestern province of Baluchistan had been arrested for drug trafficking, police said.

"The hashish was kept in secret compartments especially meant for drug smuggling," said police officer Chakar Khan.

Wed
06
May

Pakistan seizes 3 tonnes of hashish bound for Middle East, Europe

KARACHI May 6 (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities have seized more than 3 tonnes of hashish bound for the Middle East and Europe on an oil tanker, one of the country's largest hauls of the drug ever, police and coastguard officials said on Wednesday.

The drugs were found late on Tuesday after a tip-off. The tanker had set sail from Karachi and three Pakistani men from the southwestern province of Baluchistan had been arrested for drug trafficking, police said.

"The hashish was kept in secret compartments especially meant for drug smuggling," said police officer Chakar Khan.

Tue
05
May

Moving for Medical Marijuana

Sherise Nipper and her family are going to Colorado.

“My body is tired and there are some days I just feel like I can't get up anymore,” she explains.

The 35-year-old will take part in a 30 day cannabis trial.

“The only reason I can't be healed in Texas is because of politics and to me that's not very fair.”

Seizures have been a part of her life for ten years now after being diagnosed with epilepsy. Despite a cocktail of medications, she still suffers

“In the past 24 hours I've had more than 50 seizures.”

She's taken CBD Oil before which her husband says helped

“ Just in the little bit she's tried it's severely decreased her seizures,” he told FOX 7 reporter Ann Wyatt Little.

Tue
05
May

D.A.R.E. Removes Satire Article After Being Exposed, Board Members Deny Membership

In what continues to be a humorous story that is unfolding before our very eyes, D.A.R.E. removed a satirical article from their website earlier today after TruthVoice exposed the article as satire and pointed out how D.A.R.E. shared it as a factual piece to their readers in an attempt to scare them, or perhaps lie to them about the dangers associated with the use of Marijuana.

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