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Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown

AP Photo/Andrew Selsky PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up being funneled out of the state for big money. Now, officials suspect pot grown legally in Oregon and other states is also being smuggled out, and the trafficking is putting America’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry at risk. In response, pot-legal states are trying to clamp down on “diversion” even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Marijuana…

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Families of victims of Philippines drug crackdown win legal challenge

Top Stories: MANILA (Reuters) – A Philippines court granted protection on Friday to families of five people killed or wounded by police and the right to access police case reports, in the first successful legal challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on drugs. Families of victims of Philippines drug crackdown win legal challenge

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