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What is Cocaine Detox?

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Cocaine Use, Featured | 0 comments

What is Cocaine Detox?

Cocaine can be a difficult drug to detox from. Once cocaine is ingested, its effects are almost immediate. The user feels incredibly high, but this high may be short-lived. Studies have shown that snorting cocaine typically results in a 15-30 minute high. Afterwards, the user may feel as though they need another hit, thereby creating a cycle of cocaine use that can cause long term damage. Over time, cocaine changes the brain. By targeting the reward center in the user’s brain, cocaine makes it nearly impossible for the user to experience...

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Border Patrol: Cannon Used To Shoot Drugs Into US

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in Cocaine Arrests | 2 comments

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents say smugglers have come up with yet another creative way to get drugs in the country — a cannon. Authorities say 33 cans of marijuana were spotted Friday in a field near where the Colorado River crosses the U.S.-Mexico border. They believe the cans were launched about 500 feet into the U.S. using a pneumatic-powered cannon. After searching the area, agents recovered a carbon dioxide tank. Mexican authorities were also notified and searched their side of the border. The 85 pounds of marijuana...

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Fast And Furious Gun Buyer Sentenced To Prison

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Cocaine Arrests | 0 comments

A man who purchased two rifles found at the scene of the fatal shooting of a Border Patrol agent north of the U.S.-Mexico border was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in federal prison. Jaime Avila Jr., 25, received a sentence of 57 months, a penalty on the lower end of federal guidelines, for his acknowledged role in a gun smuggling ring targeted in a botched federal investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious. Two assault weapons acquired by Avila from a suburban Phoenix gun store were found in the aftermath of a 2010 shootout...

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Marijuana Vs. Real Drugs: Differentiating Fact From Fiction

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Other Drug Information | 0 comments

Typically, socially acceptable party maxims reference tobacco, alcohol and/or synthetic garbage. Within many cultures, it is customary to consume a glass of wine with dinner, and light up a stogie after afterwards. Beer and pizza, to others are as compatible as Led Zeppelin and heavy metal. And should you aspire to be a ‘star‘, you may be expected to overdose on cocaine, heroin or some speedball mix, prior to finally clawing your way to that sought after iconic status. Just ask Jim Morrison – Jimi Hendrix, Bon Scott or Janis Joplin. Yet...

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U.S. should honor states’ new pot laws (Editorial)

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Cocaine Arrests | 0 comments

  (CNN) — The residents of Colorado and Washington state have voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and all hell is about to break loose — at least ideologically. The problem is that pot is still very much illegal under federal law, and the Obama administration must decide whether to enforce federal law in a state that has rejected the substance of that law. What makes this development fascinating is that it brings into conflict two important strains of political thought in America: federalism and...

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UN Demands Obama Smash State Marijuana Legalization

Posted by on Dec 22, 2012 in Other Drug Information | 0 comments

In a move likely to further alienate the already unpopular United Nations from the American people, a top official with the global body put his ignorance about the U.S. constitutional system on full display by calling on the Obama administration to lawlessly quash recent marijuana legalization initiatives in Washington State and Colorado. Voters in both states approved the decriminalization of the controversial plant on November 6, nullifying unconstitutional federal statutes and a dubious UN narcotics agreement at the heart of the global...

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Pro-marijuana state Rep. running for House Speaker in Maine

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Other Drug Information | 0 comments

Representative Diane Russell (D-Portland), who introduced legislation to fully legalize marijuana in the state of Maine, is running for Speaker of the House. The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus followed by confirmation of the full House through the passage of a House Resolution. In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. Russell has been a consistent champion for cannabis reform issues, working to win privacy...

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Long-standing Medical Marijuana and Sex Work Activist Robyn Few Dies

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Cocaine Arrests | 1 comment

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Sex work and medical marijuana activism share common ground. Both parties understand that their cause is based on a victimless crime, needlessly stigmatized by society. Both parties have been on the wrong side of the law and have witnessed wasted lives and countless dollars in needless...

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