Friday, November 9, 2007
One of the most outrageous consequences of the war on drugs is the federal crackdown on medical marijuana, which is used by patients to help treat the effects of cancer, glaucoma, HIV-AIDS, chronic pain and nausea, and other severe symptoms associated with serious illnesses. Medical marijuana prescribed by a physician is legal in 12 states, yet federal agents are raiding state-approved dispensaries and preventing patients from having safe access to this drug.
In Episode 2 of Reason.tv's Drew Carey Project, Drew takes a look at patients who need and use medical marijuana in California, and how the federal government is making their lives even worse.
Episode 1 of Reason.tv's Drew Carey Project, Gridlock, is here.
Drew Carey on Medical Marijuanareason.tv
You might say he's smarter than the average bear. A black bear is on one New Jersey police department's most wanted list. He or she apparently broke into a minivan looking for chocolate and then took a little joyride. The minivan in question was damaged, specifically a window where the bear apparently forced his way in. Vernon police officers have since made a "Wanted" poster, featuring a picture of "Yogi Bear." With news video.
Teen sues Cardinals over message
A teenager from Illinois is suing the Cardinals, claiming she was ostracized at school after a crude comment about her was shown at the ballpark last year.
The message appeared on a scoreboard that allows fans to display custom remarks via their cell phones. According to the lawsuit, she was at a game with her high school in May 2006 when a female classmate sent the offending message.
It claimed the plaintiff “has an STD! Eww!”
The girl, then 16, is identified only by her initials — A.B.
The suit, filed Wednesday in St. Louis Circuit Court, claims that the “shame and humiliation” she suffered forced her to stay out of school, take her final exams in a separate office, and seek psychological counseling.
Almost all of her friends were at the game, the suit says, and afterwards “boys that she was friends with would no longer associate” with her.
LoJack Undoes Scheme To Fake SUV Theft
Sheriff's officials say an Oceanside woman who was behind on car payments faked that her 1999 GMC Yukon was stolen and hid it in a friend's backyard in Escondido, not realizing it was equipped with a LoJack system.
After the woman filed a stolen vehicle report with the Oceanside police department and a claim with her insurance company, police activated the LoJack and traced the SUV's location, said sheriff's Capt.
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The Worst Robber In Scotland
Scotland's most useless armed robber was so hopeless at hold-ups that he couldn't even scare a shop assistant into giving him a carrier bag.
David Allan, 24, went into a convenience store with an air pistol in his trousers and demanded cash. But the woman behind the counter repeatedly refused to open the till.
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Nursing home resident had maggots in his eye
A Volusia County nursing home resident who was taken to a hospital on Wednesday for respiratory problems had maggots in one of his eyes, an infected breathing tube, a partially inserted catheter and bed sores, according to authorities.The unidentified 82-year-old University Center West nursing home resident was transported to Florida Hospital DeLand, where staff members discovered the ailments, DeLand police said. Deland investigators confirmed that maggots were found in the man's left eye and that they had never seen anything like it. With news video.