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S.Africa opposes online rhino horn auction

AFP

© AFP | Rhino horn is worth more than gold or cocaine per kilo on the black market

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – South Africa said Friday it would oppose an online auction of rhino horns due to start next week, as outraged conservationists said the sale would undermine the global ban on rhino trade. 307 more words

Suky Goodfellow: Political Acid Trip

Bunbury Magazine: ⭐⭐⭐

I always appreciate it when ground rules are laid out at the start of a thing, whether that’s laying out the rules for a class or, in this case, a show. 176 more words

Comedy

Editorial: State and nation need to make changes on pot

There are at least two issues about marijuana that should win agreement from everybody:

• Legal marijuana businesses need access to banking services.

.• Proper scientific research is needed to determine how marijuana can be effective as a medicine. 11 more words

Oregon Legislature

Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown

Tracking legal weed from the fields and greenhouses where it’s grown to the shops where it’s sold is their main protective measure so far.

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. 40 more words

Oregon Legislature

Busts highlight pot smuggling from legal states

Hard to tell if grown legally.

Marijuana grown in Oregon and the handful of other states where pot is legal is being smuggled to other parts of America, authorities say. 47 more words

Daily Astorian