The Pot TV News for Friday, August 9, 2002

Are the Drug Warriors genetically defective?

CUOMO BOLDLY TAKES ON DRUG LAWS
During an East Harlem press conference, Cuomo called the laws a "social injustice" and a "waste of taxpayer money." He noted that 90% of those sentenced under the Rockefeller laws are black or Hispanic. He urged "not just reform, but the repeal of the mandatory minimums" and called for the "restoring of judicial discretion in sentencing."

ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNRAVELING ANCIENT MIDEAST DRUG TRADE
Recent studies confirm hashish and opium use widespread in ancient world.

POLICE UNION REVOLTS AGAINST CHIEFS
Police are upset with their superiors after NCOPS, a statewide police organization, announced Tuesday its board of directors voted 9-0 to support the proposed constitutional change that would decriminalize possession of up to 3 ounces of marijuana.

‘LIFE AND DEATH’ MEDICAL MARIJUANA CASE DELAYED
A ‘life and death’ request for a court-ordered medical marijuana exemption was adjourned for two weeks by a B.C. Supreme Court Justice in Chilliwack Tuesday.

DR. ROBERT MELAMEDE:
Is there a genetic basis to the drug war? Based upon studies of mice that are unable to properly metabolize cannabinoids, it appears that cannabinoid deprived individuals may be crippled by a profound fear of newness and rigid inability to adapt to change.

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