The Daily Buzz: California and Mass. Look Best Bets to Legalize; Hell for Russian Heroin Users; Ancient Chinese Wine

Nov 07 2016

The Daily Buzz: California and Mass. Look Best Bets to Legalize; Hell for Russian Heroin Users; Ancient Chinese Wine

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Polls Still Suggest California and Massachusetts Will Legalize Marijuana Tomorrow [Reason]
But Arizona, Maine and Nevada are in the balance. Among the states voting on medical marijuana, Florida looks the best bet to say yes.

Why Russia’s Heroin Addicts Are Going Through Hell [Gizmodo]
A methadone ban, brutal “treatment” and state-sponsored stigma make a perfect storm.

Here’s Why Pot Growers Are Paying Millions for Old Greenhouses in the Salinas Valley [LA Times]
The story of some of the hottest agricultural real estate going.

No Biggie But Adderall And Meth Are Basically The Exact Same Thing [TotalFratMove]
This objectionable pick-up of Carl Hart’s piece for The Influence misses his point that we ought to treat meth users like Adderall users—not the other way around.

Another Politician Has Been Killed in the Philippines’ Vicious Drug War [Vice]
Mayor Rolando Espinosa of Albuera was shot in his jail cell; he was one of 150 officials blacklisted by Duterte’s government for alleged involvement in drug trafficking.

Drinking Wine in Ancient China  [JStor Daily]
The Shang dynasty was particularly known for its heavy drinking.