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The Marijuana Referendums: Bolstering The Therapeutic State.

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

Thomas Szasz Drug prohibitionists were alarmed last November, when voters in Arizona and California endorsed the referendums permitting the use of marijuana for “medical purposes.” Opponents of drug prohibition ought to be even more alarmed: The advocates of medical marijuana have embraced a tactic that retards the repeal of drug prohibition and reinforces the [...]

Fire Reveals Hammond Grow-op.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows News Oct 27, 2004 Fire destroyed a two-room marijuana growing operation in the attic of an old home in Hammond on Saturday.

US District Court: Man Not Guilty Of Growing Marijuana.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

By Dan Herbeck The Buffalo News News Staff Reporter Oct. 27, 2004. A federal jury Tuesday acquitted an Orchard Park businessman who was accused of growing 125 marijuana plants in a field.

Zig Zags Zapped: UnderCover Op Busts Gangland Dope Ring.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2004

The Winnipeg Sun By Cary Castagna (Police Reporter) October 27, 2004. It was an undercover operation that shares the name of a Shakespearean tragedy and it has an unhappy ending for nearly three dozen Hells Angels underlings. Winnipeg police have arrested 35 people — consisting of an undisclosed combination of Zig Zag Crew members and [...]

Missing Facts in the Magbie Case.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

By Colbert I. King Washington Post October 23, 2004; Page A23. Respect seems hard to come by for Jonathan Magbie, the 27-year-old quadriplegic who was dispatched to the D.C. jail by a Superior Court judge for 10 days for simple possession of marijuana. Magbie died five days after being placed in the custody of the [...]

Asian Gangs Going To Pot: Report Says Grow-Operations Dominating Crime Resources.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

By Dave Breakenridge Calgary Sun. Organized crime groups are routinely turning to “low-risk” endeavours, including marijuana grow operations, as a way of expanding their empires, law enforcement experts say. The semi-annual report on organized crime from the Criminal Intelligence Service of Alberta ranks combating marijuana grow operations, more frequently set up by Asian gangs, as [...]

Brit Blames Positive Test On ‘Passive Smoking’.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004

Associated Press Oct. 26, 2004. A British track and field athlete who blamed a positive marijuana test on passive smoking received a public warning Tuesday.

Quadriplegic Man Dies While Jailed For Pot Possession.

Monday, October 25th, 2004

by Dana Larsen Cannabis Culture Oct. 25, 2004. Washington DC judge sentences paralyzed first-time pot offender to 10 days in jail – he dies after five. Jonathan Magbie, a 27-year old quadriplegic resident of Maryland, died in a Washington DC jail on September 24, after being sentenced to 10 days imprisonment for possession of marijuana.

Bush Administration Campaigns Against Marijuana Ballots.

Monday, October 25th, 2004 Oct. 25, 2004 White House officials are aggressively campaigning against legalization and medical-marijuana ballot initiatives in Alaska, Montana, and Oregon, the Hartford Courant reported Oct. 20.

Malaysian Police Arrest Four Indonesians Of Cannabis Smuggling.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004

Associated Press October 24, 2004. Malaysia’s marine police arrested four Indonesian men who allegedly tried to smuggle 149 kilograms (328 pounds) of marijuana packed in instant noodle boxes, a news report said Saturday.

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