http://www.vancouversun.com/business/technology/gang+cartel+contact+gunned+down+Mexico/6011745/story.html
Mar 19 2012

A B.C. man executed in the Mexican state of Sinaloa this week was a high-ranking member of the United Nations gang who had direct contact with Mexican cartels, The Vancouver Sun has learned.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/shot+dead+connection+with+Langley+marijuana+grow+Police/6283190/story.html
Mar 14 2012

"What looks like a botched marijuana grow-op theft in Langley [British Columbia] came to a bloody end when a 25-year-old man was shot dead Friday night."

http://www.interlakespectator.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3496822
Mar 14 2012

"Marijuana grow operations fuel organized crime, threatening the safety of our citizens and security of our communities," said Bezan. That's exactly why we need to make pot legal - to stop supporting the gangs!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/03/13/edmonton-firefighter-marijuana-bust.html
Mar 14 2012

"Police said it was the first grow-op in Canada to have used LED (light-emitting diode) lights in the operation, which draw less electricity and are more difficult to detect."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ethan-nadelmann/legalization-debate-takes_b_1337053.html
Mar 12 2012

"After decades of being brutalized by the U.S. government's failed prohibitionist drug policies, Latin American leaders, including not just distinguished former presidents but also current presidents, are saying 'enough is enough.'"

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/Stores-selling-bhang-laced-cupcakes/Article1-821960.aspx
Mar 12 2012

"Even as the sale of bhang, a potent extract of the cannabis plant, is deemed illegal by the police authorities, several city-based revelers are decorating their Holi thalis with these chocolate goodies."

http://news.yahoo.com/future-weight-loss-marijuana-diet-pill-071500947.html
Mar 12 2012

"New research from the University of California, Irvine — detailed in the March issue of Cell Metabolism — found that certain brain chemicals with characteristics similar to marijuana might help the body shed pounds without any exercise."

http://www.northumberlandview.ca/index.php?module=news&func=display&sid=13564
Mar 6 2012

“The fact that the Minister of Public Safety was unaware of what was included in his own bill–or in this case, missing from it–is embarrassing and seems to be part of a troubling pattern with Ministers in this government,” said Liberal Leader Bob Rae. “It took the Liberal Party to pinpoint the holes in this government’s omnibus crime bill and present substantive amendments that even the Conservatives have now agreed were necessary.”

http://rabble.ca/news/2012/03/c-10-passes-senate-why-conservatives-crime-bill-wrong-canada
Mar 6 2012

"Harper's political base doesn't care much about sound statistics and proven best practices, certainly not if these are competing with the satisfaction obtained through retribution and high profit margins."

http://branford.patch.com/articles/marijuana-arrests-down-after-decriminalization-4beb2ba7
Mar 1 2012

According to the Connecticut Post, there were 4,774 marijuana arrests from July 1-Dec. 1, 2010 for posession of marijuana less than four ounces. With the new law, there have been 1,127 arrests in that same period in 2011. There were nearly 2,000 tickets issued.