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The Daily Buzz: April 16, 2014


Christian leaders call for an end to the War on Drugs and mass incarceration; study suggests that even casual marijuana use may cause "brain abnormalities"; and Dina Lohan pleads guilty to DUI.

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Rev. Edwin Sanders is one of those leading the call. Photo via

Rev. Edwin Sanders is one of those leading the call. Photo via

Christian Leaders Call for an End to the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration
A coalition of religious leaders is pushing for drug policy reform. They plan to release their statement at Easter (the holiest Christian holiday) in the spirit of resurrection.

Can Even Casual Marijuana Use Change Your Brain?
Toking up even a few times a week is enough to physically alter your brain structure, according to a new study. Say what now?

Oklahoma Gun Range Wants to Start Serving Booze
The run range would be the first in the state to acquire a liquor license. Supposedly, the alcohol is intended to be consumed after shooting. Still, booze and bullets seems like a risky combo.

Colorado Pot Shops Raided by Feds May Be Shut Down
Four Denver-area medical pot businesses were probed by federal officials in November over suspected links with Colombian drug cartels. They may now be closed for good.

Synanon’s Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult
An in-depth look at a rehab program that turned into “a strange utopian community where everyone worshipped sobriety and expressed solidarity by shaving their heads.” Add in celebrities and murder and you have: One, a juicy story, and Two, maybe not the best place to get sober.

Lindsay Lohan’s Mom Pleads Guilty to DUI
Dina Lohan appeared in court in NY today for her September drunk driving arrest. Looks like she’ll get 100 hours of community service and pay a fine.