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Australia: Column: Drugs Do Kill but Culture of Booze Is More

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 08:00
Herald Sun, 17 Nov 2014 - SYDNEY student Georgina Bartter has become the latest casualty in the unwinnable war against drugs. As her family and friends come to terms with the loss of a beautiful and promising young woman, campaigners have renewed calls for a wideranging crackdown; to end the scourge and save lives. It's commendable but it's too late.
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US: Mexican Meth Increasingly Supplanting At-Home Labs

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 08:00
The Ada Evening News, 09 Nov 2014 - ST. LOUIS ( AP ) - The nation's Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-meth states. Any celebration is muted: Meth use remains high, but people are increasingly turning to cheaper, imported Mexican meth rather than making their own. Meth lab busts and seizures are down 40 percent or more in states that traditionally lead the country in the undesirable category, narcotics experts told The Associated Press.
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US: U.S. Home Labs Decline Due To Mexican Meth

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 08:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 09 Nov 2014 - ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-meth states. But any celebration is muted: Meth use remains high, but people are increasingly turning to cheaper, imported Mexican meth rather than making their own. Meth lab busts and seizures are down 40 percent or more in states that traditionally lead the country in the undesirable category, narcotics experts say.
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US: Purer Mexican Meth Replacing At-Home U.S. Labs

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 08:00
Seattle Times, 09 Nov 2014 - Cheaper Supply Reaches Rural Areas Silver Lining Is Meth Labs Now Dwindling ST. LOUIS - The nation's Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-meth states. Any celebration is muted: Meth use remains high, but people are increasingly turning to cheaper, imported Mexican meth rather than making their own.
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US: Mexican Meth Increasingly Supplanting At-Home Labs

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 08:00
The Pantagraph, 08 Nov 2014 - ST. LOUIS (AP) - The nation's Heartland is ridding itself of the scourge of homemade methamphetamine, with lab seizures down by nearly half in many high-meth states. Any celebration is muted: Meth use remains high, but people are increasingly turning to cheaper, imported Mexican meth rather than making their own. Meth lab busts and seizures are down 40 percent or more in states that traditionally lead the country in the undesirable category, narcotics experts told The Associated Press.
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Australia: OPED: True Horror Story Is Drug Prohibition, Not

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 08:00
The Mercury, 03 Nov 2014 - POLITICIANS love to whip up a crisis. It's all part of the 24/7 news cycle that is eroding the capacity for rational dialogue in our democracy. And the latest "crisis" is ice. According to Tasmanian Green MP Cassy O'Connor, ice - a methamphetamine also known as crystal meth - "threatens to destroy multiple generations in single families".
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US FL: Fuzzy Science Guides Doctors, Voters On Pot

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 07:00
The Palm Beach Post, 02 Nov 2014 - Voters Decide Tuesday If Medical Marijuana Will Be Legal in Florida. In study after study, scientists have scrutinized medical marijuana and found promising - if inconclusive - results. Smoking pot helped patients with AIDS and Parkinson's disease, according to studies in California and Israel. In a separate experiment nearly a decade ago, Scripps Research Institute scientists found THC might halt the progress of Alzheimer's disease.
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US CA: Ground Zero For Penal Reform

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 07:00
Los Angeles Times, 01 Nov 2014 - Foundations' Push for California Prop. 47 to Reduce Drug-Use Penalties Is Aimed at National Change. SACRAMENTO - The statewide initiative on Tuesday's ballot to reduce penalties for illicit drug use and petty theft is part of a multimillion-dollar campaign to revise sentencing laws in California and across the nation.
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UK: What Happens If You Decriminalise Drugs

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:00
Daily Telegraph, 31 Oct 2014 - You'd Expect Drug Use to Go Up - But, Surprisingly, a Major Report Has Found That Sometimes It Actually Drops. A man lies on the floor in a squalid bedsit, a rubber rope tied around one arm, a needle in his hand. The door bursts open and two armed police officers run in. They take in the scene and swiftly find a bag of powder. What should they do next? The answer depends on the country they're in.
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US NY: Column: Beyond Pot: Legalize All Drugs

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
Buffalo News, 06 Oct 2014 - Thirty years ago, a college kid in Kentucky was caught growing marijuana plants in his closet. That turned him into a convicted felon, and though he's been on the right side of the law ever since, he still can't vote. On any job application, he must check the box next to "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" All this misery for growing a plant whose leaves the past three presidents admit having smoked.
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US PA: Column: End War On Drugs With Legalization

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 07:00
Republican & Herald, 06 Oct 2014 - Thirty years ago, a college kid in Kentucky was caught growing marijuana plants in his closet. That turned him into a convicted felon, and although he's been on the right side of the law ever since, he still can't vote. On any job application, he must check the box next to "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" All this misery for growing a plant whose leaves the past three presidents admit having smoked.
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US HI: Column: Don't Stop With Marijuana in Effort to Legalize

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 04 Oct 2014 - Thirty years ago, a college kid in Kentucky was caught growing marijuana plants in his closet. That turned him into a convicted felon, and though he's been on the right side of the law ever since, he still can't vote. On any job application, he must check the box next to "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?"
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US MI: Column: Marijuana Prohibition, an Alchemy That Turns a

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:00
Metro Times, 01 Oct 2014 - "Michigan State Police bust marijuana growing operation" reads the headline in the Freep. "Marijuana smell on Michigan kindergartener leads cops to dad's homegrown pot" announces another. And from The Washington Post's editorial board recently: "D.C. voters should reject the rush to legalize marijuana."
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US OK: Editorial: War Far From Over in Fight Against Meth Use

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
The Oklahoman, 29 Sep 2014 - WHEN government closes a window, the market opens a door. Sadly, this describes the methamphetamine problem in Oklahoma. This state has been a national leader in the meth manufacturing crackdown, finding ways to restrict the purchase of ingredients used to cook meth. But as fewer meth "labs" are being found and shut down by state authorities, the number of meth-related overdose deaths continues to rise.
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US ND: Dark Side Of The Boom

Methamphetamine (MAP) - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:00
Washington Post, 29 Sep 2014 - North Dakota's Oil Rush Brings Cash and Promise to Reservation, Along With Drug-Fueled Crime ON THE FORT BERTHOLD INDIAN RESERVATION - Tribal police Sgt. Dawn White is racing down a dusty two-lane road - siren blaring, police radio crackling - as she attempts to get to the latest 911 call on a reservation that is a blur of oil rigs and bright-orange gas flares.
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