|Australia's postal system has become a significant route for illegal drugs entering the country.|
|The Australian Crime Commission says drugs are being smuggled with parcels of food and t-shirts, and inside items like CDs and DVDs.|
Commission chief executive John Lawler says he cannot give a total value for the mailed drugs intercepted, but says last year law enforcement officers seized 8.4 tonnes of drugs poised to enter
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|Marc Emery will stay on as president of the B.C. Marijuana Party while in prison.|
The pot activist announced earlier this week that he plans to plead guilty to one of three drug-related charges against him--one count of distributing marijuana--in a Seattle courtroom in August. He will likely be sentenced in September or October.
He said the party will keep on as it
|In a last puff effort the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP), which won just 0.41 per cent of the party vote in last year's national election, has complained to the Broadcasting Standards Authority about being left out of a Mt Albert by-election candidates' debate.|
|The debate on the Back Benches show was broadcast on TVNZ 7 – a channel only available to those with Freeview digital television.|
ALCP's total vote in the 2008 national election (9515) was less than former Prime Minister Helen Clark's majority (10,351) when she held the Mt Albert seat.
|With polls showing the legalization of marijuana gaining public support, and a state budget crisis fueling an ever-more-desperate|
search for revenue, backers of the first major statewide initiative to legalize marijuana for personal use - and allow counties to tax and regulate the drug - say they're preparing to get the matter on the November 2010 ballot.
"We think the tides have turned," said Richard Lee, the executive director of Oaksterdam University, a major medical marijuana dispensary and advocacy group in Oakland, and
|The network flew the drugs over by helicopter from Morocco to Casabermeja.|
|The Civil Guard have released news of a months-long joint operation with National Police which has taken 17 people into custody and seized cannabis worth more than 3 million €. Another four people face charges in the case.|
The organisation smuggled the drugs into Málaga from Morocco by helicopter, using the cover of aerial photography to obtain permission to fly in Moroccan air space. The