Nov 18 2012 6:16 PM

The Heretic – The Morning News

For decades, the U.S. government banned medical studies of the effects of LSD. But for one longtime, elite researcher, the promise of mind-blowing revelations was just too tempting.

World’s best places to get high – Salon.com

Portugal decriminalized all drugs in 2001 and “more than 10 years down the line, drug use is down, rates of HIV infections are tumbling, and more addicts than ever have found their way into treatment.” In regards to Latin America:

If we produce this list again in a few years’ time, Latin American countries will probably dominate: there’s a huge movement to decriminalize — even legalize — drugs all over Latin America right now, spearheaded by Uruguay’s proposal to sell state-grown marijuana to its citizens. This is no doubt a visceral response to the bloodshed suffered during the U.S.-led War on Drugs. But in many of these nations the laws are still in flux.

This month, the citizens of Colorado voted to decriminalize recreational marijuana. Washington state followed suite, decriminalizing the possession of 1 ounce. This movement is going somewhere.