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  • October 22 2013

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    Drug Lord Killed by Gunman in Clown Costume

    A gunman wearing a clown outfit, complete with a wig and a red nose,shot and killeda notorious Mexican drug lord in LosCabos, Mexican authorities said Saturday. Francisco RafaelArellanoFelix, 63, the eldest brother of theArellano&nb...

  • October 22 2013

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    Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans Support Making Marijuana Legal

    A new Gallup poll shows that a record 58% of Americans think that marijuana should be made legal.

    Gallup trends

    Source: Gallup

    The poll shows a 10-point increase from just last year and reflects the growing political support nationwide. According to the poll, 62% of Independents, 65% of Democrats, and 35% of Republicans support legal marijuana, with growing Independent support largely responsible for the 10-point jump.

    According to Business Insider, support for legal marijuana is higher than almost any other political movement. More people favor legal marijuana than think highly of the Republican or Democratic parties, and legal marijuana has more than five times the support that Congress has.

    While causes with more support than Congress aren’t hard to come by, this poll marks a momentous event in the fight against marijuana prohibition. For the first time, a majority of Americans think that marijuana use should be legal. Hopefully, they won’t have to wait long.

  • October 22 2013

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    Proposed Delaware Medical Marijuana Regulations Will Not Provide Acceptable Access

    Earlier this month, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services issued proposed regulations for a single medical marijuana compassion center that could only cultivate 150 plants – far too few to meet patients’ needs. MPP submitted comments on behalf of Delaware’s patients and potential providers urging the department to revise the regulations to ensure a workable program.

    The regulations unnecessarily restrict the compassion center program to a single pilot center that can possess no more than 150 plants and 1,500 ounces of medical marijuana. Gov. Jack Markell announced this approach at a time when the federal government indicated it was concerned about large-scale grows. However, since then, the Department of Justice directed federal prosecutors to stop considering “the size or commercial nature of a marijuana operation alone” as a reason to take legal action against it.

    The plant limit will result in shortages, forcing patients to go without or driving them to the criminal market. Meanwhile, a single compassion center does little to help patients who happen to live miles from it. DHSS should register three centers as called for by law.

    You can read MPP’s proposed revisions here.