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News: The Science of Drugs

Ever wonder what happens to the human body when drugs are ingested? National Geographic's Drugged series uses visual effects and CGI to visually demonstrate the bio-chemical effects of marijuana, cocaine, and ecstasy. Dr. Julie Holland, editor of The Pot Book, leads a cast of medical marijuana professionals, potheads, growers and legitimate medical patients.

News: Mexican Drug Lords Go Back to (Medieval) Basics

As a Los Angeles resident, I appreciate the Mexican immigrants. They work hard. They get the job done. That said, let the Colombians spend $1,000,000 on a fancy Narco sub. The Mexican-style medieval catapult is much more resourceful: "A 3-yard-tall catapult was found about 20 yards from the U.S. border on a flatbed towed by a sport utility vehicle, according to a Mexican army officer with the 45th military zone in the border state of Sonora. The catapult was capable of launching 4.4 pounds of...

News: This Year in Marijuana News

As a close to this year's marijuana law reform debate (Prop 19 flopped last night), Boston.com's The Big Picture examines "photos from the past year of marijuana in the news, for both medicinal and recreational purposes, and some of the legal entanglements involved."

NYT: Culinary Creativity Fueled by Marijuana?

Is it possible that creativity in the kitchen could be accredited to marijuana use? Stoners are certainly known for relishing the art of yummy food. Certainly not all chefs are potheads, but the New York Times presents an interesting portrait of those who are. Check out their investigation of the art of "haute stoner cuisine":

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