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Why the Mayor of Copenhagen Wants to Get Into the Marijuana Business

He sees it as the only way for the Danish capital to get a grip on its huge Cannabis trade.

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How Getting Rid of Parking Can Drive Away Drug Dealers

A lack of cars makes it harder to hide bad behavior.

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Why Vancouver Has Crack Pipe Vending Machines

It's part of an effort to provide safe and cheap alternatives for addicts.

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Could Legal Marijuana Help Curb Prescription Pill Abuse?

The other substitution effect is worth some study. 

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A Court That's More About Problem-Solving Than Punishment

New York City's Midtown Community Court is a national model for a different approach to dispensing justice.

Rob Ford: Still Not Resigning

"I can't do anything else but apologize."

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'Yes, I Smoked Crack Cocaine'

Ford has just admitted using the drug to journalists inside City Hall.

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The Gross Reason Berlin's Dogs Are Overdosing on Human Drugs

The German capital is currently reeling from news of a newly identified source of illegal drugs in the canine food chain: junkie poop. 

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This Heat-Sensing Helicopter Can Find Your Illicit Marijuana-Grow House

British police busted an apartment-tower grow operation after noticing its heat signature through the walls.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Admits to Doing Non-Crack Drugs

He smoked a lot of pot.

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Friends Have Criminal Histories and Tend to Live With Their Parents

Police and local reporters are slowly putting the complicated puzzle behind Ford and his strange circle of associates together.

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In D.C., Medical Marijuana Is All About Location, Location, Location

How a single neighborhood is shaping up to become the city's pot growing district.

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Dutch Coffee Shop Owners Found Guilty of Selling Cannabis to Foreigners

The country's reputation as a haven of drug tolerance took a knock yesterday.

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The Rob Ford Saga Turns From Funny to Scary

The mayor allegedly told staffers he knew where the video was stashed, citing the home of the men who may have killed to get their hands on the tape.

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Did Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoke Crack on Video?

Three reporters who have seen the tape agree that's what it looks like.

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Could the Police Get a Breathalyzer for Marijuana and Cocaine?

It could happen, with Swedish researchers reporting they were able to detect drugs in the breath of addicts.

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The Next Marijuana Legalization Fight? Copenhagen vs. the Rest of Denmark

The city wants to wrest the soft drugs trade away from criminal gangs, but the national government may not let it proceed.

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Meet the Former NASA Scientist Who's Teaching Coloradans How to Grow Marijuana Legally

Dale J. Chamberlain's HASH courses are specifically designed to comply with Colorado's new cannabis law. 

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Thailand Isn't Too Happy About Switching to Western-Style Toilets

Also, Australia tests the sewer system for drugs and there's a very suspicious-looking porta-potty at an Oklahoma golf course.