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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : The Psychedelic Revolutionaries

The psychedelic revolutionaries…‘White Hand Society:The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg’ By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / October 12, 2010 [White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg, by Peter Conners (City … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : The Psychedelic Revolutionaries

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Follow the Poppies : Opium, Afghanistan, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Soldier among the poppies at opium field in Afghanistan. Image from Aftermath News.Working with the warlords:Afghanistan and the heroin trade The U.S. used the international heroin network to serve its geopolitical aims in Afghanistan and elsewhere. By Sherman DeBrosse / … finish reading Follow the Poppies : Opium, Afghanistan, and U.S. Foreign Policy

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Jonah Raskin : Marijuana Made Simple

Poster for the movie Homegrown, based on a story by Jonah Raskin.A primer:Marijuana made simple By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2010 Author, activist, educator, former Yippie, and marijuana aficionado Jonah Raskin will be Thorne Dreyer’s … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Marijuana Made Simple

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Cannabis in California : The Growing Storm

Marijuana campaign image from Photo Bucket.Cannabis is on the ballot:All eyes are on California By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / March 26, 2010 The man in the dark slacks and the blue jacket counted out 100 $100 bills … finish reading Cannabis in California : The Growing Storm

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Cannabis Commerce : Wasted Potential

Graphic from sloshspot. CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Put that in your pipe and smoke it Love it or hate it, people smoke marijuana — lots of it. In some states marijuana consumption and possession have been decriminalized, and even … finish reading Cannabis Commerce : Wasted Potential

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‘Magic’ Poet, ‘Weed Ambassador’ Simon Vinkenoog Dead at 80

Poet Simon Vinkenoog, a Sixties icon. With the death of Simon Vinkenoog Amsterdam loses one more of its iconic ambassadors of the ‘Swinging Sixties’… when the Dutch capital gained its reputation as a drugs-friendly Magic Centre… By Rob Kievit / … finish reading ‘Magic’ Poet, ‘Weed Ambassador’ Simon Vinkenoog Dead at 80

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If Not Now, When? Ending the Drug War

Wizard’s culture-jammed version of a print ad for a popular cleanser envisions potential benefits of medicinal cannabis, still illegal in 36 states, if US researchers were freed of prohibition-mandated limitations.IF NOT NOW, WHEN? Ending the drug warBy Mariann G. Wizard … finish reading If Not Now, When? Ending the Drug War

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Bageant Goes Trippin’

Skinny Dipping in Reality: A coot’s account of the great hippie LSD enlightenment search partyBy Joe Bageant / February 17, 2009 There’s nothing better that 250 mics of good acid to kick start the cosmic coonhunt for Enlightenment. It takes … finish reading Bageant Goes Trippin’

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Drug Policy: Dictated by Tabloid Irrationality

Although this article is about British drug policy, its basic content and conclusions apply perfectly to US drug policy. Richard Jehn / The Rag Blog The Case is Overwhelming: All Experts Agree: Legalize DrugsBy JULIAN CRITCHLEY / August 15, 2008 … finish reading Drug Policy: Dictated by Tabloid Irrationality

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Emerging from the Drug War Dark Age : A Psychedelic Drug Revival

Alex Grey’s Oversoul.LSD and other psychedelic medicines make a comebackBy Charles Shaw After a 40-year moratorium, credible research for treating illnesses and addictions with psychedelic compounds has made a miraculous comeback. The return flight from Switzerland was a mix of … finish reading Emerging from the Drug War Dark Age : A Psychedelic Drug Revival

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What Will the Candidates Do to End the Unwinnable War on Drugs?

‘The prohibition of drugs is perhaps the most disastrous policy currently pursued by the US government’By Johann Hari / August 10, 2008 On January 20th 2009, either the president of the United States will be a man who used to … finish reading What Will the Candidates Do to End the Unwinnable War on Drugs?

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DEA Uses Blackwater to Raid Medical Marijuana Providers

Blackwater does the DEA’s job in Culver City, Cal.‘I guess none of their usual buddies were available’By Rebecca Saltzman Last week the DEA raided a medical marijuana dispensary in Culver City, Cal., spending hours on site detaining employees and ultimately … finish reading DEA Uses Blackwater to Raid Medical Marijuana Providers

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