The Pot TV News for Monday, August 05, 2002

Judge James Gray explains why the drug war must end.

CANNABIS EASES TRAUMATIC MEMORIES
Scientists have known for years that the brain makes substances almost identical to the active ingredient in marijuana, but the function of these “cannabinoids” remained mysterious. Researchers now say they help to extinguish traumatic memories.

ABC NEWS: GOING TO POT
Wayne Justmann already smokes marijuana daily to ease the pain of neuropathy. But now he wants to get it from a new supplier — the city of San Francisco.

VANSTERDAM FERRY DRUG BUSTS AN ‘ABUSE OF POWER’
A dozen RCMP and drug dogs board a B.C. ferry to randomly sniff out drugs among passengers, creating front page news across B.C. and new accusations against the RCMP.

NEVADANS WEIGH PROPOSAL TO MAKE MARIJUANA LEGAL
New York Times: “After voting two years ago to ease state drug laws, Nevada voters could go even further this year, making their state the first to legalize marijuana and derive taxes from a regulated sales system.”

WOULD-BE REEFER REFUGEES TRY TO GAIN ACCEPTANCE FOR MEDICAL USE OF CANNABIS
“He doesn’t look stoned, or even sick. Dressed in a crisp blue suit and talking a mile a minute, he could pass for an over-caffeinated stockbroker. If anything, the trim, 56-year-old Californian looks the picture of health. He says that’s because he has been smoking pot every day for more than 20 years.”

JUDGE JAMES GRAY INTERVIEW:
California Superior Court Judge James Gray discusses how the drug war causes far more harm than good. With folks like Walter Cronkite and Governor Gary Johnson endorsing his new book, this conservative Orange County judge is making a serious impact on ending the drug war.

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