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Five of the best lines from Allen Ginsberg’s FBI file

In a fitting birthday tribute to the man the FBI deemed “bizarre, but not dangerous,” we rounded up the strangest lines from the Bureau’s security report - some of them poetry unto themselves.

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CIA created “pseudo-marijuana” for a presentation on drug abuse

According to declassified meeting minutes from 1972 and an old article saved by CIA, the Agency’s Office of Medical Services had a drug abuse booth “originally created by CIA doctors for parents who work for the agency” - including a sniffable bag of “pseudo-marijuana.”

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Despite legalization, D.C. Police arrest hundreds on weed consumption charges each year - overwhelmingly African Americans

Recently-released numbers on marijuana-related arrests provided by the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department present a stark racial disparity in the allocation of weed-associated charges made by the department.

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MuckRock’s guided tour of lesser-known DEA patches

Inspired by the logo of the popular podcast Chapo Trap House, Curtis Waltman sent a FOIA to the DEA for records about their infamous patches. Let MuckRock take you on a little guided tour of some of these artistic masterpieces that came out of that.

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Who Shot Ya?: Twenty years after the fact, the FBI still doesn’t know who killed Biggie

20 years later, a look at the FBI’s investigation into the infamous death of Christopher George Latore Wallace AKA The Notorious B.I.G. AKA Biggie Smalls offers some useful details - but not the important one.

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