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Morning Roundup: August 7, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Mexico's new president may "internationalize" the drug war, many baby-boomer parents can't stay off drugs, and Jessica Simpson now chooses water on Saturday nights. MORE  

Lebanon's Pot Farmers Fight the Government

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Farmers often use aggressive, armed tactics to protect their crops from security forces.  MORE  

Is Marijuana the Next Big Obesity Cure?

By Valerie Tejeda

Pot is found to reduce appetite and boost metabolism in mice, raising hopes for its potential as a treatment. MORE  

Drug Use Surging in Developing Nations

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Illicit drug use in developing countries will double by 2050, predicts the UN's 2012 World Drug Report. MORE  

One Cannabis Collection, Seeks Loving Home

By Dirk Hanson

Oaksterdam University, the school for budding cannabis workers, needs a new home for its marijuana museum. MORE  

Scientists Breed Sober Weed

By May Wilkerson

Israel has developed a strand of marijuana with all the medical benefits—minus the high. MORE  

Congress Hopeful to Smoke Pot on Capitol Hill

By McCarton Ackerman

To push his pro-medical pot stance, California's Andy Caffrey says he'll light up on the Capitol steps. MORE  

NYC Cannabis March Gathers Unlikely Allies

By Hunter R. Slaton

Celebrities and activists in favor of weed legalization turn out in droves. MORE  

Hemp to Get You High—in Vodka Form

By Fionna Agomuoh

An "enterprising" Alaskan Distillery creates a vodka for 4/20...distilled with hemp seed. MORE  

Campus Closed for 4/20 to Stop Pot Rally

By Valerie Tejeda

University of Colorado Boulder will close down for the cannabis holy day, despite pot activists' protests. MORE  

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