Saturday, October 25, 2014

Face it: marijuana is legal, crime is down, traffic fatalities are declining and fewer teens are lighting up

 

International Impacts of the U.S. Trend toward Legal Marijuana-Brookings Institute

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Culture High - Culture High Director Brett Harvey and Producer Adam Scorgie talk to Cenk Uygur

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

No, marijuana use doesn’t lower your IQ

 

 "In particular alcohol use was found to be strongly associated with IQ decline," the authors write. "No other factors were found to be predictive of IQ change."

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 "But this study is the latest in a growing, robust body of evidence suggesting it makes little sense to focus on marijuana use to the exclusion of all other factors."

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Study shows no relationship between moderate adolescent cannabis use and exam results, IQ

at Medical Xpress

 It's hard to know what causes what- do kids do badly at school because they are smoking weed, or do they smoke weed because they're doing badly? This study suggests it is not as simple as saying cannabis is the problem.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Cannabis Compound Cannabigerol (CBG) May Prevent Colon Cancer

 By TJ Baker at The Daily Chronic

 

 ... “CBG should be considered translationally in colorectal cancer prevention and cure.,” researchers concluded.

Entrepreneurs eye emerging marijuana markets
by Donna Leinwand Leger, at USA TODAY


The Bigger the Criminal, The Smaller the Penalty

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"The Culture High" trailer

Higher Ground: Marijuana prohibition, an alchemy that turns a weed into gold

Metro Times

   

  ... "We've taken something that's renewable and easy to cultivate, relieves symptoms, may cure disease, and simply makes one feel good, and prohibited it. Do you see? Prohibition is the ultimate form of alchemy! We've taken a weed and turned it into gold!"... 

Monday, September 29, 2014

UNLV’s next big recruit could be pot researcher

 By ARNOLD M. KNIGHTLY-LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

 

 ... "Nevada’s state and federal lawmakers have been working to bring medical marijuana researcher Dr. Sue Sisley to the university to conduct a pilot study on the safety and efficacy of marijuana on veterans with chronic and treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder."

Friday, September 26, 2014

Eric Holder signals support for marijuana reform as he walks out the door

Thursday, September 25, 2014


The Civil Asset Forfeiture Racket

It's time to end the practice of policing for profit.

 A. Barton Hinkle at Reason.com

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Why sheriffs oppose medical pot: Profits, not public safety

 

"No amount of money justifies turning otherwise law-abiding patients into criminals or forcing sick people into the illicit drug market, where their dollars support drug cartels and criminal gangs. The only risk posed by Amendment 2 is to the police administrators' bottom lines."

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer Calls For Investigation of Marijuana Legalization Campaign
Willamette Week

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Smoking Marijuana Causes ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease, No Side Effects, New Study Shows

 by David Downs in featured, Health-SFGate

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, USF preclinical study finds

 Anne DeLotto Baier at USF Health

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Feds Are Incapable of Telling Truth About Pot
At AlterNet By Paul Armentano


Take It From a Cop: The Drug War Poisons Community Policing

 by Diane Goldstein at Substance.com

"The emphasis on drug war actions has resulted in the systematic subversion of all Americans’ constitutional rights, the corruption of law enforcement and the destruction of the relationships necessary to build strong and healthy communities."

Marijuana Use Lowers Risk Of Domestic Violence In Married Couples, Study Finds

 By Taryn Hillin at The Huffington Post

Monday, August 25, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Police SWAT Lobbyists Mobilize to Cover Their Assets
by Scott Shackford at reason.com
The Shooting Of Michael Brown And The Phantom Menace Of Drug-Crazed Blacks 
by Jacob Sullum at FORBES

Marijuana and the Developing Brain

 Why Maintain Under-21 Prohibition?

 by FRED GARDNER at Counterpunch.org

 "Because so many Prohibitionist mouthpieces are liars and clowns, it’s hard to take seriously their assertions about marijuana use harming “the developing brain.”..." 

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"... Under-21 Prohibition means that the power of the drug police gets focused on those with developing brains."

Monday, August 18, 2014

There Is Only One Real Way to Prevent Future Fergusons: End the War on Drugs

 By John McWhorter - The New Republic

... "So, what will really make a difference? Really, only a continued pullback on the War on Drugs. Much of what creates the poisonous, vicious-cycle relationship between young black men and the police is that the War on Drugs brings cops into black neighborhoods to patrol for drug possession and sale. Without that policywhich would include that no one could make a living selling drugsthe entire structure supporting the notion of young black men as criminals would fall apart."...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

4 disgraceful ways conservatives are trying to derail medical marijuana 

April M. Short,Alternet-at SALON

 

 "... Florida’s medical marijuana opponents continue to wave red flags that have long been debunked by logic, science and reality ... "