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Marijuana Laws By State

As California prepares to vote on Proposition 19, which would decriminalize the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana to the level of a parking ticket, NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) provides this snapshot of pot laws around the country. (Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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CALIFORNIA: Polling Favors Legal Pot

Dominic Holden assesses the bill’s supporters: That’s 48 percent yes, 41 percent no, and 11 percent undecided—which is pretty good. The crosstabs are over here. Groups with over 50 percent support for Prop 19 are men, people under 50, white, moderate to liberal, dislike the Tea Party, make over $80,000, and live in the Bay Area. In other words, rich ...

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California Decriminalizes Marijuana

The Governator just signed a bill decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana down to the level of a parking ticket. Those caught with less than an ounce of marijuana will still receive a maximum penalty of $100. However, Senate Bill 1449 reduces the legal categorization of marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction. This means that ...

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FLORIDA: Mistrial For Murder Music Reggae Star Buju Banton

The cocaine trafficking trial of reggae/dancehall superstar Buju Banton has resulted in a hung jury. Banton is part of a reggae niche called “murder music” for its lyrical calls for the brutal murders of homosexuals. Banton was charged with conspiring to sell eleven pounds of cocaine. Banton, a Jamaican national, maintained he had been entrapped by a paid police informant ...

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Two Months Jail For George Michael

George Michael has been sentenced to eight weeks in jail for driving under the influence of GHB on his way home from London Pride in July. Michael had passed out at the wheel and crashed into a photography shop. No one was injured. Last month he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana.

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BRITAIN: George Michael Pleads Guilty To DUI, Faces Possible Jail Time

George Michael pleaded guilty today to driving under the influence of GHB after attending London Pride on July 4th. He now faces possible jail time. In a 15-minute appearance at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, Michael admitted driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cannabis following the July 4 crash, where police say they found him “spaced out” and ...

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Yale Researchers Discover What Circuit Boys Knew Fifteen Years Ago

Researchers at Yale have published a study touting the horse tranquilizer Ketamine as an effective anti-depressant at low doses. The drug’s make-happy effect begins almost immediately, unlike regular anti-depressants which can take weeks to work. Ketamine, a general anesthetic usually administered to children and pets but perhaps best known as a horse tranquilizer, is also highly effective in low doses ...

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Stashitware

Underwear with a secret drug pocket for evading those nightclub security pat-downs. I know a few guys who could have used this back in the circuit party days. (If they had actually worn underwear, that is.) At Gothamist, John Del Signore notes that the NYPD has already issued a bulletin about the underwear. Attention all cars! Be on the look-out ...

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Afternoon View – Bongs & Jeebus

Next to the Union Square street vendor selling gas mask bongs (!) is some dude selling Jeebus over a portable PA system. If you’re passing through, their shouting match is quite amusing to behold.

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MEXICO: 17 Killed In Mass Slaying At Gay Party, Drug Traffickers Suspected

Seventeen people were murdered at a gay party in the northern Mexico city of Torreon yesterday. The party was advertised on Facebook, where it was noted that while the event was being organized by a gay group, all were welcome. Police say gunmen burst into the room and wordlessly opened fire after blocking the exits. Investigators have not ruled out ...

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BRITAIN: Performance Artist & Author Sebastian Horsley Dies Of Overdose

Notorious performance artist, model, and author Sebastian Horsley has been found dead of a heroin overdose in his London home. Sebastian Horsley, the dandy, writer and artist who found fame by being nailed to a cross in the Philippines, has died at the age of 47. The colourful self-publicist was found dead at his flat in central London this morning, ...

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Crack Is Whack

After Whitney Houston’s disastrous concert in Birmingham, England on Tuesday, some fans demanded ticket refunds amid rumors that the diva is again struggling with a drug problem. According to reports, Houston performed so ineptly during her two-hour stint Tuesday night that fans began to boo — and some, who paid upward of $200 for a ticket, told local outlets they ...

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Actor Corey Haim Dead Of Overdose

Former teen idol and actor Corey Haim has been found dead of a drug overdose at the age of 38. Haim died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday of an apparent accidental overdose, according to the LAPD’s North Hollywood Division. He was found unresponsive inside an Oakwood apartment, between Burbank and the Hollywood Hills, police said. His mother was at the home ...

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Buju Banton Pleads Not Guilty

Yesterday anti-gay “murder music” reggae star Buju Banton plead not guilty to federal drug charges in a Tampa court. Banton is accused of conspiring to buy 11 pounds of cocaine from an undercover federal agent. His attorney says that Banton is innocent and will not be seeking a plea arrangement. Banton faces up to thirty years in prison. He will ...

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Reggae Fans Blame Gays For Arrest Of Murder Music Star Buju Banton

As evidenced by some angry and hate-filled comments on my post about the arrest of Buju Banton, a number of reggae fans in Jamaica and the U.S. are claiming that his bust for attempting to buy eleven pounds of cocaine is payback from the LGBT community. Because we totally control the DEA. From the Miami Herald: On Monday, in South ...

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MIAMI: Murder Music Star Buju Banton Busted By Feds For Cocaine Dealing

Notorious “murder music” reggae star Buju Banton, whose hit records include calls for the murder of gay men, has been busted by federal agents in Miami for intent to distribute cocaine. Drug Enforcement Administration agents say Banton, real name Mark Anthony Myrie, has been in custody since Thursday and will soon be transferred to Tampa, where the U.S. Attorney is ...

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The Deadliest City In The World?

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Mexico Gets It Right

Yesterday Mexico decriminalized the possession of, well, everything. Mexico enacted a controversial law on Thursday decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs while encouraging government-financed treatment for drug dependency free of charge. The law sets out maximum “personal use” amounts for drugs, also including LSD and methamphetamine. People detained with those quantities will no longer ...

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CNN On Ammiano’s Pot Bill

Openly gay California legislator Tom Ammiano’s bid to legalize and tax marijuana could come to the ballot in 2010. Right now 56% of voters in California favor legalization.

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Sign Language

As we usually do, Chris and I ran into road construction on I-81 in the Pennsylvania mountains on the way to Hillside Campground on Friday. We were creeping along at 5mph when two men in a black Audi pulled up next to us and began making strange hand gestures. Chris said, “Are those gang signs? What the hell are they ...

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