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When Florida voters go to the polls this November to cast their ballot on the legalization of medical marijuana, the state's Sheriff's Association wants them to vote no. The Florida Sheriff's Association is set to make a large push against legalization.
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Calvina Fay, executive director of Florida-based Drug Free America, says that she could use the help of a few billionaires. She has been in the trenches in the war against marijuana for decades and said that mostly modest grass-roots donations make up the bulk of anti-pot campaigns and are no match for the cash being raised by pro-marijuana groups. Fay believes that lopsided donations were instrumental in successful campaigns to legalize recreational marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington and may determine outcomes in future battles.
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The clash has intensified between police and drug producers, with cannabis growing more than doubling in Norfolk in the last five years. A prolonged crackdown by police in London has forced growers and dealers to shift their operations out of the capital and into the regions – with East Anglia increasingly on the radar. The criminals are also moving from industrial-scale factories to smaller operations – often in homes or outbuildings.
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Steve Zabawa, a partner with the Rimrock Auto Group, is sponsoring an initiative that would "eliminate the disparity between federal law and state law." The potential law would make any drug on Schedule One of the Federal Controlled Substances Act illegal in Montana.
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All synthetic drugs will be pulled off the shelves within two weeks until individual testing has proven each brand is "low-risk", the Government has announced. Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne told Fairfax Media: "While there has been a substantial reduction in the number of these products available and the number of outlets from which they can be sold, reports of severe adverse reactions continue to be received by the National Poisons Centre and Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring.
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Dressed up in orange prison uniforms and shackled at the wrists and ankles, former convicts took to the streets of Beacon Valley with the message that "crime doesn't pay".
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Teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke marijuana may be at increased risk for unsafe driving, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
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According to U.S. Coast Guard stats, more than 42,500 kilograms of cocaine were removed from the waters of the central and eastern Caribbean shipping routes between October 2011 and this April. Such an amount could have an estimate "street" value of US$1.5 billion.
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Following a series of tough new laws, Amsterdam coffee shop owners now say they see a looming disaster. August de Loor is convinced all of Amsterdam´s coffee shops will be gone in 10 years
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Newly licensed marijuana growers in Washington state may find themselves without a key source of water just as spring planting gets under way. Federal officials say they'll decide quickly whether the U.S. government can provide water for the growers or whether doing so would violate the federal Controlled Substances Act, which makes possession of the drug illegal.
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