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Side Effect Of Legal Pot: Police Budgets Take A Hit

Some U.S. states are viewing the legalization of marijuana as a chance to gain new sources of tax revenue. Several states allow its use for medical reasons; Colorado has approved its recreational use, and Washington will follow suit this year.<p>But the decriminalization of pot also stands to remove a …

Vigilantes take on drug cartels terrorising south-west Mexico

Daniel Castaneda said he had his reasons for taking the law into his own hands. Firstly, the drug cartels had kidnapped his sister; secondly, they were rife in the region, making getting around dangerous; and thirdly, he didn't trust the government to do enough about it.<p>So Castaneda joined a …

Cartels and Vigilantes Clash in Mexico: Photographs by Jerome Sessini

Jan. 11, 2014. A gunman working for the Knights Templar cartel shot dead by vigilantes in the town of Ant�nez, Michoac�n<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jerome …

Florida Voters May Decide On Medical Marijuana In 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Backers of a medical marijuana constitutional amendment in Florida announced Wednesday evening that they have collected enough signatures to make the 2014 ballot.<p>Ben Pollara, the campaign manager for United for Care, sent out an email to supporters that organizers have …

Poco progress in Mexico drug war

At a recent Washington power point presentation, a Mexican security analyst put up a slide reading: How Do You Say Quagmire in Spanish?<p>The answer: …

Rick Perry Mellows on Pot

The Texas governor stunned political observers by announcing his desire to decriminalize marijuana. Will the liberal stance affect his 2016 …

Russell Brand: 'Drugs legal within 20 years'

Comedian Russell Brand has told the BBC he predicts much of the world will have de-criminalised all drugs within the next two decades.<p>Brand, who is a former heroin addict, backs abstinence based recovery from addiction, rather than use of substitutes like Methodone.<p>But he told the BBC's Mark Easton …

Philippines police seize methamphetamine worth 22 million euros

Crystal methamphetamine worth 22 million euros has been seized by Filipino police in the second major drug bust in Manila in the space of 10 days.<p>Four suspects were arrested after wooden crates containing 272 kilograms of the substance were found in a van.<p>The seizure was made as part of an …

Holder: Banks Should Be Able To Handle Pot Money

The federal government is preparing to address the biggest problem facing the nation’s marijuana industry. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said …

Rick Perry mulls decriminalizing pot

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is supporting policies toward decriminalization of marijuana in his state, although he is still against legalization of marijuana entirely.<p>Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Perry said he has already begun the process to move toward softer …

Reader's Dilemma: My Husband Thinks Our Sex Life Is Too Vanilla

Pinterest<p>This reader has a bedroom issue, and she needs your help. She writes...<p>"My husband and I have been together for five years now. I was a virgin when he and I met, and he had had multiple sexual partners. Out of the blue about a year ago he tells me he really wants me to full-out dominate …

16 Stellar Manis That Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day

Some folks wear kilts to show their St. Patrick’s Day spirit, while others don big-buckled shoes and red beards as a sign of Celtic pride. But here at Brit + Co., we celebrate the Irish holiday with nail art! And really, the traditional greens and golds of St. Paddy’s Day lend themselves to some …

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How to wear art-house fashion – video

From Jackson Pollock-influenced dresses to floral and colourful skirts and tops, this season is all about splashes of colour, brush strokes and artistic references in fashion.<br>Jess Cartner-Morley talks through a selection of art-house clothes that can be included in your summer wardrobe

The Style: How to Wear Spring Trends

From crop tops to stripes to Chanel in Dallas, these are the spring trends everyone will be coveting.<p>From crop tops to stripes to Chanel in Dallas, these are the spring trends everyone will be coveting.

Red Carpet File: Oscar Nominee Matthew McConaughey's Dapper Black-Tie Style

Matthew McConaughey not only entered this year's awards season with his very first Academy Award nomination for <i>Dallas Buyers Club,</i> but he has also …

The Best '90s Fashion Moments To Inspire

As they say, history repeats itself, and never more true in fashion.<p>As they say, history repeats itself, and never more true in fashion. From minimal coats, to plaid and gingham dresses, we picked out some of our favorite 90s looks from the most stylish models and celebrities back then that are …