Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Victory: Congress Ends War On Medical Marijuana
by David Downs at Smell The Truth

In a landmark moment for cannabis law reform, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure late Thursday night to de-fund the federal war on medical marijuana. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

GOP needs to evolve on state and local marijuana laws

 By Alexandre Padilla at The Hill


 ...  "Congressional Republicans may be well-intended in their desire to “protect us,” young and old, from marijuana and drugs in general, but it’s time to examine the hard data and put outdated urban legends to sleep."

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Open Thread   - (about Ferguson)
at DrugWarRant by Pete Guither 

"Our anger, and more importantly, our active commitment to change, should be aimed not at Officer Wilson’s fate (over which we have no control), but rather at the broken system that so easily puts lethal force into play, that increases the necessity of putting lethal force into play, and actually fuels both this kind of confrontation and the setting for this kind of confrontation.

We have an out-of-control drug war that actually causes violence, a prison pipeline that can make our streets less safe (through ridiculous laws, we have 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prison population), a broken judicial system that can’t handle the load and has therefore, for all practical purposes, given prosecutors complete power to charge, try and sentence. And we have a police structure that has associations lobbying for tougher laws, more militarization, and more ways to extract increased budgets from the people they serve.
These are the things we need to address."

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Marijuana fights Alzheimer’s disease, new study indicates

 by David Downs in Smell the Truth

... "The main active ingredient in pot “directly interacts” with amyloid-β, “thereby inhibiting aggression”. THC was also effective at lowering other key Alzheimer’s Disease markers. Furthermore “no toxicity” was observed from the THC. The researchers also found THC “enhances” the function of the cell’s energy factories — the mitochondria." ...

... “What we found was that not only did the single puff a day reverse the memory impairment but also restarted neurogenesis,” ...

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Silk Road, Online Freedom, and Why the Prosecution of Ross Ulbricht Should Worry Us All

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hemp oil cured man's stage 4 pancreatic cancer
What Are Phoenix Tears? Quite simply, Phoenix Tears are a potent, concentrated form of the cannabis plant. This therapy is also known as R.S.O (Rick Simpson Oil), Cannabis Cure Oil, Run From the Cure Oil, F.E.C.O (Fully Extracted Cannabis Oil), Ronnie Smith Oil, Jamaican Hash Oil (like you used to get “back in the day”) Cannabis extract, or simply hash oil. Whatever you call it, it is strong medicine that cures most cancers and can treat many disorders/diseases in the body.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time (Extended Cut)

Why Congress should legalize pot

By Jeffrey Miron at CNN Opinion

... "To realize the full potential of legalization, therefore, federal law must change. The best approach is to remove marijuana from the list of drugs regulated by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the federal law that governs prohibition." ...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mich. medical marijuana card holder commits suicide after police ‘witch hunt’ over pot ‘butter’

by: David Edwards at RAW STORY

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Media Leaping to Extremely Faulty Conclusions from Study on the Effects of Marijuana on the Brain

By Paul Armentano at AlterNet 

... "So precisely what do these findings tell us in regard to pot use and health? Not much. Since the study design is not longitudinal, investigators cannot determine whether these differences are caused by subject’s cannabis use, whether these differences existed prior to subjects’ ever trying cannabis, or whether these differences persist when users’ cannabis consumption ceases."


"Most importantly, investigators in this study failed to determine whether any of these differences are positively associated with any measurable adverse performance outcomes, such as cognitive performance or quality of life. It may be that these cannabis users are functioning in their daily lives in a manner that is indistinguishable from controls, in which case the imaging differences may hold little if any real-world significance. (In fact, one of the paper’s authors acknowledged,  “[C]hronic users appear to be doing fine.”)" ...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TED TALK - Ethan Nadelmann:
Why we need to end the War on Drugs

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cannabis boosts brain connectivity

by: press association 


 "... our study does not conclusively address whether any or all of the brain changes are a direct consequence of marijuana use"

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Marijuana milestone

Almost half of American states have taken steps to legalise cannabis. The federal government should follow

The Economist

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

How the IRS and Congress cripple the marijuana industry with an obscure, decades-old law

 By Terrence McCoy at The Washington Post

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dr. Tod Mikuriya: 
The Lost Interview, Berkeley, California, 2004

California Raids Destroy Sick Kids' Medical Marijuana Supply

by Carly Schwartz at Huff Post Politics


"A spate of recent raids in California has destroyed an abundance of medical marijuana plants intended to treat children with debilitating seizure disorders."   ... 

We Already Know Who Won the 2014 Election

by: Wendy Weiser and Lawrence Norden-Huff Post The Blog


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Florida Medical Marijuana Is Actually Not Done, According to Latest Poll

 New Times Broward Palm Beach

 ... "Still, even with a reliable poll showing 62 percent, that number still indicates that this race is too close to call. Anzalone says turnout is what will truly count in the end."

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."


 "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