The end of the ridiculous war on drugs

As US states legalise marijuana, is this the end of the drugs war?
Eugene Jarecki, guardian.co.uk

The director of a landmark documentary which chronicles how the current penal approach has resulted in social disaster says the greatest legacy of the US elections may be shifting attitudes towards illegal narcotics

Last week was a momentous wee…

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Researchers seek new drugs through evolution and local plant lore

Researchers seek new drugs through evolution and local plant lore
John Timmer, arstechnica.com

Some of the most suc­cess­ful drugs we know about have come from plants, includ­ing the can­cer drug Taxol, the malar­i­al treat­ment artemisinin, and even aspirin. The lat­ter two were iden­ti­fied because of their use in herbal reme­dies that…

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