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Smoke Canada Everyday: Five of the most dubious entries from the DEA’s guide to marijuana slang

A DEA Intelligence Report on “Drug Slang Code Words” obtained by Public Intelligence offers law enforcement a list of “street names” for various illicit substances. Marijuana, unsurprisingly, has the largest number of entries, although, upon closer inspection, you have to wonder what the agents who compiled the list were smoking.

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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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