Marijuana Legalization

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We Must Separate Fact From Fiction in the Cannabis Debate

Conversations about cannabis policy are heating up. So it's no surprise that we suddenly seem immersed in claims and counterclaims on a slew of topics related to cannabis use and regulation. The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy has tasked itself with determining the strength of scientific support for such claims. Over the past year, we've been working diligently on scanning the news media and online conversations about cannabis to identify the most oft-repeated or high-profile claims including the ones above related to its use and regulation.
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Smoking Marijuana Made Me Smarter

I feel that marijuana is great for tough decisions. Marijuana is a great medicine for anger and frustration. I believe marijuana makes you smart; maybe the government doesn't want you smoking marijuana because it educates and enhances your brain, enhances your thinking. Legalization takes away the extra tool a police officer would use to express his or her hate toward a cannabis consumer. Legalization also improves the atmosphere a cannabis consumer purchases in. You shouldn't have to jeopardize your life to get a little medication. Thanks to legalization things are safer for the vendor and the consumer.
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Ontario Health Minister Won't Talk Pot

TORONTO - Ontario's health minister is refusing to take a position on a call from Canada's largest mental health and addiction research centre to legalize marijuana.The Centre for Addiction and Mental...