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‘Loud’: This legal Colo. weed is illegally selling for $800 an ounce elsewhere

South Bend, Ind. — An influx of high-grade marijuana has made its way to northern Indiana from western states that have legalized recreational pot, contributing to a spike in local prices ($800 an ounce?) and raising concerns that it could add to black-market drug activity and the crime that comes along with it.

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Poll Finds 84% of Britons Believe the Drug War Can Never Be Won, 52% Support Cannabis Legalization

A new poll commissioned by the Observer has found that an overwhelming majority of those in Great Britain believe that the drug war has failed, and can never be won. The poll also found majority support for legalizing cannabis, and growing support for decriminalizing the possession of hard drugs such as ecstasy.

According to the poll, 84% of Britons believe the drug war can never be won, and 52% are in support of legalizing cannabis similar to how Washington and Colorado have done in the United States. The survey also found 39% to be in favor of decriminalizing drug possession, up 12% since 2008.

In Great Britain, the simple possession of a Class A narcotic (which includes, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, LSD and magic mushrooms) can land someone in jail for up to 7 years. Supplying a Class A narcotic can result in a life sentence.

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‘Weeding out the stoners’: How ad agency lost client

The founders of a Denver-based ad company lost a major client and alienated activists when they said, “We’re weeding out the stoners,” in a recent New York Times piece on legal marijuana’s ever-changing image. Making matters more severe: The ad company, Cannabrand, deals solely with marijuana clients.

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Lawyer: Pot clouded mind of Boston bombing suspect’s friend

A prosecutor told a jury Monday that a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lied repeatedly to the FBI during the investigation into the deadly attack, while the friend’s lawyer said he was a frightened 19-year-old whose memory was clouded by heavy marijuana use.

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NY Times endorses pot legalization measures in Oregon, Alaska and D.C.

Given The New York Times editorial board’s recent writings on marijuana legalization, we shouldn’t be too surprised at their Oct. 5 editorial, which endorses the pro-recreational cannabis reform measures heading to the November ballot boxes in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia.

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