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The Weeds on weed: what a Dutch study tells us about legalization

The Weeds crew have finally discussed weed — specifically, marijuana use and policy. On the July 19 episode of the podcast, Vox’s Sarah Kliff, Matt Yglesias, and Ezra Klein talk about a paper — aptly titled “High Achievers” — out of the Netherlands that found marijuana use correlates to worse academic performance.

The 2015 Maastricht University study followed university students and tracked their academic achievement, with the intent to measure a temporary policy change in the city of Maastricht that restricted legal access to cannabis based on nationality.

For decades, marijuana use and sale had been legal in the Netherlands and could even be purchased at coffee shops and cannabis shops around the region, which led to a massive increase in drug tourism — people coming to the Netherlands with the intention to purchase or use pot. In time, the city of Maastricht saw its crime rate triple compared with that of cities further from the border. To curb the drug tourism problem (mostly coming from, as the study authors write, “bad tourists” from France and Luxembourg), cannabis shop owners in 2011 issued a “partial prohibition” policy change, which only allowed people from specific nationalities to buy cannabis on their premises. Interested customers had to present a valid Dutch, German, or Belgian ID to be granted entry to a cannabis shop.

This policy created a unique situation, the study authors write, where students at the university could be separated into groups — those that could legally obtain marijuana and those that could not — and their academic performance could be measured. They concluded that students who could no longer legally buy cannabis increased their grades substantially — particularly in classes that required more math or numerical knowledge.

In this episode, the Weeds team discusses these findings as well as how alcohol policies compare to marijuana policies, and the effect the war on drugs has had on legalization efforts in the US.

Sarah, Matt, and Ezra also discuss the state of the rapidly changing health care debate in the Senate, and the dynamics that are creating such a turbulent situation: moderate Republicans balking at the prospect of the uninsured population shooting up; far-right senators refusing to accept anything less than a full repeal of Obamacare as nearly enough; and a lack of leadership from Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump.

Sarah also unpacks the interesting case of “Obamacare in Alaska,” where insurers received funding from the state to pay for high-cost patients, which, in turn, lowered premiums for everyone — though it cost the state around $50 million.


Two held with weed worth Rs 5.25 lakh

crime branch has arrested two persons with 43 kg weed worth Rs 5.25 lakh. The accused have been identified as Nakulsingh Rajput (23) and Mahendra Singh (26), both residents of Solapur. The police are now trying to find out the source of the contraband, an officer said.
The Thane crime branch on Tuesday received a tip-off that the two accused would be coming to hotel Amar Garden near Mumbra with weed, the officer said. A team then laid a trap at the spot, and the two were apprehended. “They were carrying four bags. On opening the bags, we found there was 43 kg of weed in it, worth Rs 5.25 lakh,” said an officer.
A case was registered against the men at the Kalwa police station, following which they were placed under arrest.


यूपी: 5 किलो गांजे के साथ गिरफ्तार हुआ नागपुर बम ब्लास्ट का आरोपी

उत्तर प्रदेश पुलिस ने नागपुर बम ब्लास्ट के आरोपी शमसुद्दीन शाह को साढ़े पांच किलो सूखे गांजे के साथ शुक्रवार को बांदा जिले के मवई बाईपास से गिरफ्तार कर लिया। यह जानकारी अपर पुलिस अधीक्षक ने दी।

अपर पुलिस अधीक्षक अजय प्रताप ने शनिवार को बताया,'नगर कोतवाली पुलिस ने शमसुद्दीन शाह को मवई बाईपास से शुक्रवार को उस समय गिरफ्तार किया, जब वह एक नाबालिग लड़की को भगा कर फरार होने की फिराक में था। तलाशी में उसके पास से साढ़े पांच किलोग्राम सूखा गांजा भी बरामद हुआ है।'

उन्होंने बताया,'शमसुद्दीन की पत्नी स्नेहलता उर्फ शमसुन निशा की शिकायत पर पूछताछ के दौरान उसने स्वीकार किया कि उसने 18 जुलाई को नागपुर में हुए बम ब्लास्ट में शामिल आतंकियों को बारूद और हथियारों की खेप पहुंचाई थी। इस मामले में महाराष्ट्र पुलिस ने उसे जेल भेजा था। अब वह जमानत पर है। नाबालिग लड़की के साथ दुष्कर्म करने, उसका अपहरण करने, गांजा रखने और अपनी पत्नी का उत्पीड़न करने के आरोप में उसे जेल भेज दिया गया है।'

शहर की कांशीराम कॉलोनी में रह रही स्नेहलता उर्फ शमसुन निशा ने 10 जुलाई को पुलिस अधीक्षक के समक्ष पेश होकर खुलासा किया था कि उसका शौहर नागपुर बम ब्लास्ट में शामिल था और उसने राष्ट्र विरोधी गतिविधियों का विरोध करने पर उसे 25 मई को फोन से 'तीन तलाक' दे दिया। इस खुलासे के बाद बांदा पुलिस हरकत में आई थी।


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