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Study: cannabis among safest therapeutic substances; alcohol more dangerous than heroin and cocaine

By Benson: (NaturalNews) The hypocrisy of many prohibitionists who condemn legal cannabis by day while imbibing on beer, wine and liquor by night was highlighted recently after researchers demonstrated that alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available, exceeding both cocaine and heroin in terms of mortality risk.

Longer hours on the job linked to risky alcohol use, workplace inefficiencies, and bad health

By Antonia: (NaturalNews) Many studies have touted the benefits of drinking alcohol in moderation, perhaps the most widely-studied one revolving around red wine. While some have felt that the red wine/health link is nothing more than hype, others have found that its organic compound reservatrol is beneficial. In fact, one of the latest findings from researchers at California's Scripps Research Institute points to reservatrol's ability to actually protect cells from genetic damage in addition to playing a role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems.(1)

Supreme Court ruling: You need ID to buy beer, but not to register to vote


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona's state law requiring potential voters to show proof of citizenship while registering to vote is illegal. The court ruled that Arizona, like every other state, cannot add ID requirements to the federal voter registration form which simply asks the person to check a checkbox to indicate whether they are a citizen. No proof of citizenship is required, anywhere across America, to register to vote.

Drunken fruit flies help scientists find potential drug target for alcoholism

A group of drunken fruit flies have helped researchers from North Carolina State and Boston universities identify entire networks of genes—also present in humans—that play a key role in alcohol drinking behavior.