Monday, April 13, 2015

Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise for Epilepsy 

By Robert Preidt at WebMD

  - Child and adult patients who took cannabidiol had big drop in seizure rates, study found

Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Marijuana?

By Tom Angell at marijuana.com

 

"The 2016 presidential field is starting to take shape, and many of the candidates are weighing in on the debate about marijuana."

"Here’s a roundup of what the declared candidates have said about cannabis policy, as well as what they’ve admitted about their own marijuana consumption.This post will be updated as new candidates officially enter the race." ...

Democratic voters love marijuana legalization. Hillary Clinton doesn't.

by German Lopez at Vox

  "All we really need from the next administration is to respect state marijuana laws," says Dan Riffle, director of federal policies at the Marijuana Policy Project

Friday, April 10, 2015

I Thought Legalizing Pot Would Be a Disaster. But It Turned Out To Be Wonderful.

by Bruce Barcott at Time

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades to fight the war on drugs

Brad Heath at USA TODAY

The Drug War, Not Terrorism, Brought Us Mass Surveillance

by Scott Shackford at Reason.com 

 
... "Federal officials from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are actually the source of our current domestic mass metadata collection madness, not the National Security Agency (NSA)" ...

Marijuana Straight Talk - Pilot

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Federal government admits medical marijuana works on brain tumors, but still plans to prosecute patients

by Blue Telusma at theGrio 

 
... "So while one government agency is admitting the benefits of marijuana in medical treatments, the Justice Department is pushing forward with prosecuting medical marijuana users in spite of the data substantiating its value"...

  - Drug Policy Alliance Director of National Affairs, Bill Piper: 

“President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder need to rein in this out-of-control agency,”

Why Does The War On Drugs Persist?

Alva Noƫ at NPR


Saturday, April 4, 2015

How Everyone Can Benefit From Daily Cannabis Oil
"Cannabis is the key to unlocking preventative medicine," says neuroscientist Dr. Michelle Ross. "It helps protect your DNA from damage so it can actually slow down the aging process... I think everyone should use cannabis oil, you should learn about it, you shouldn't be afraid."


In this short clip from the 'Reset with Amber Lyon' podcast, neuroscientist Dr. Michele Ross explains why she believes everyone can benefit from daily use of cannabis oil, or 'vitamin weed' as she calls it. Dr. Ross is a former drug researcher for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, turned medical marijuana advocate.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Congressmen Say DOJ's Interpretation Of Their Medical Marijuana Amendment Is 'Emphatically Wrong'

by Matt Ferner at HuffPost politics

Sam Farr (D-Calif.) : 

"Stop going after patients and dispensaries"

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Did The Federal Government Just Admit That Marijuana Can Shrink Serious Brain Tumors?

Jonah Bennett at DailyCaller

...  A publication from NIDA, revised as of April 2015, states that “recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others. Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors. Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.” ...

Friday, March 27, 2015

The 4th Amendment is Another Victim of the Drug War

By Adam Bates at CATO Institute blog

 ... "Whether the issue is civil asset forfeiture, warrantless surveillance, or armed government agents barreling through your front door at 4:30 in the morning, there is a strong case to be made that the drug war has mangled the Fourth Amendment beyond recognition." ...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Conversation with President Obama and The Wire Creator David Simon

Path-Breaking Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana In States That Allow It

by Jacob Sullum at Forbes

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

9 Reasons We Should Never, Never, Never, Ever Legalize Marijuana

By Michael McCutcheon at Policy.Mic

... "Marijuana legalization may seem like the cool thing to do, but facts are facts. It's having a terrible impact. Here's a shocking look at the apocalyptic hellscapes Washington and Colorado have become since both states began recreational marijuana sales in 2014 " ...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Marijuana: The gateway to the 2016 presidential race

 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Poll: 61 Percent Of Americans Want Marijuana Legalization, Smashing Previous Records

by Jonah Bennett at the DailyCaller

 

 "A new poll has found that 61 percent of American voters agree with legalizing recreational marijuana, shattering previous records. The poll was released by the Benenson Strategy Group (BSG), while the old record of 58 percent supporting was done by Gallup in 2013."

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Why marijuana isn’t at the bottom of the list

by Pete Guither at DrugWarRant

...   “Thinking about marijuana” is about more than getting high.

 
It’s about systemic police corruption. It’s about a failed criminal justice system that fuels situations like Ferguson. It’s about tens of thousands dead in Mexico. It’s about failed foreign policy. It’s about using bad laws to control a population and deny them basic rights. It’s about perversion of our Constitution. It’s about financial self-interest trumping science and reason.

Marijuana most definitely isn’t at the bottom of the list.

Obama: States decriminalizing pot could pressure Congress to reschedule the drug

Monday, March 16, 2015

Cory Booker on marijuana legalization

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

by David Downs-Smell The Truth-sfgate

 Investigators reported that smoking weed caused a “complete remission” of Crohn’s Disease in five of the 11 subjects. Another five of the eleven test subjects saw their Crohn’s Disease symptoms cut in half.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thoughts on a wonderful thing

by Pete Guither at DrugWarRant 

 
"The drug policy reform movement is about ending a set of prohibition policies that cause corruption, destruction and death in just about every aspect of society. It’s not about people wanting to get high." ...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

San Diego Scientist: Every Medical Pot Study Showed A Benefit To The Patient

By David Wagner at KPBS 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say 

New study: We should stop fighting marijuana legalization and focus on alcohol and tobacco instead

 By Christopher Ingraham at The Washington Post

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Federal Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced To Congress

by Johnny Green at The Weed Blog

  ... "Today US Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced separate bills to tax and regulate the sale of marijuana for adults at the federal level. Polis introduced a bill that would allow states the ability to choose to legalize marijuana without fear of federal intervention, and a federal regulatory structure would be built to accommodate those new laws. Blumenauer’s bill would tax marijuana at the federal level, in addition to any taxes that may be imposed by state and local jurisdictions."

A Quarter of the U.S. May Soon Live Where Weed is Legal 

by Phil Mattingly at Bloomberg politics

Group Urges Holiday Inn Boycott Following Lawsuit To Shut Down Colorado Marijuana Industry

by Matt Ferner at Huff Post politics

Monday, February 16, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Marijuana As A Depression Treatment? Rat Study Suggests It Can Alleviate Chronic Stress, Mental Illness

By Lecia Bushak at Medical Daily

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Landmark Study Finds Marijuana Is Not Linked to Car Crashes 

USA Today nevertheless perceives a "new driving threat from dopers."

by Jacob Sullum at Reason

Monday, February 9, 2015

High Price: Thinking about Drugs with a Social Conscience - Dr. Carl Hart