Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Conspiracy Behind Cannabis Prohibition 

by Marc Gromis at Artvoice

Why Is Marijuana Banned? The Real Reasons Are Worse Than You Think

By Johann Hari

 

" ... when I started to go through the official archives -- researching my book Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs -- to find out why cannabis was banned back in the 1930s, I discovered that's not what happened.

Not at all." ...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Medical Marijuana Could Help the NFL Cure the Illness Menacing Players' Brains, Activists Say 
by Asher Klein NBCNewYork 

 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Why One Ex-Chicago Prosecutor Changed Her Thinking On the Drug War

By Ben Adlin  at Leafly 

 

“Part of what bothers me the most about whole the war on drugs is the sheer intellectual dishonesty of it,”...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

These 6 States Are Still Royally Screwing Up Medical Pot Laws

By Colin St. John

 

New York, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Delaware,
Michigan,
Montana. read the article

CATO Institute:

What the President Should Do: Declassify Marijuana

Former Surgeon General: “Stop Using Our Poor to Subsidize Private Prison Industries”

by Johnny Green at TheWeedBlog

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In Midst of Opioid Drug Crisis, No Real Drug Reform

Kathleen Frydl Huff Post politics blog 

  ... "When it comes to the ostensible targets of drug enforcement -- the price, availability and purity of illicit drugs -- the drug war has driven these measurements in the exact wrong direction." ...

Monday, February 1, 2016


How Government Created the Marijuana Prohibition Problem
by Joe Klare

 There was a time in the U.S. when no one talked about the “marijuana problem” because one didn’t exist. That was before the government intervened.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Americans Don’t Care if Presidential Candidates Used Marijuana

By Tom Angell at Marijuana.com 

 

 The last three presidents have admitted to using marijuana, and several current candidates for the job have acknowledged past cannabis consumption as well. To find out which 2016 contenders are on record as former tokers, check out Marijuana.com’s comprehensive guide to to the candidates.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Dabs, The Latest Marijuana Trend Police And Media Are Needlessly Freaking Out About

by Johnny Green at the Weed Blog 

  ... "Okay, shatter has made it to the East Coast. It’s stronger than buds, so dabs newbies should be careful to not overdo it, but it’s not going to explode in your face while doing it and it’s not going to kill you. Just don’t mess around with trying to make it at home. That could explode in your face and that could kill you. It’s good that at least some media outlets are now taking the trouble to get the story right." ...

Friday, January 22, 2016

Pharmaceutical Industry Synthesizing Marijuana To Patent It… And It’s Already Killing People

By and

5 Major Developments That Change How We Should Think About Marijuana

By Paul Armentano / AlterNet

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Even the US National Cancer Institute admits that cannabis kills cancer cells

Soapbox Momma at ChicagoNow

 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Is Police Corruption Inevitable in the War on Drugs?
 By Bill Kilby at VICE

                   It sure is ...

Thursday, January 7, 2016

How the DEA Profits off the War on Drugs

 by Kyle Jaeger

 

 The Drug Enforcement Administration has a vested interest in the War on Drugs, the federal government's decades-long mission to eradicate drug use in the U.S.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Legalizing Weed Isn’t Enough

 By Michael Thomsen at SLATE

 

Open-container laws have always targeted the poor and marginalized. States and cities need to permit marijuana use in public.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The man who exposed the lie of the war on drugs 
at TheGuardian 

...“Capitalism,” says Saviano, “needs the criminal syndicates and criminal markets… This is the most difficult thing to communicate. People – even people observing organised crime – tend to overlook this, insisting upon a separation between the black market and the legal market. It’s the mentality that leads people in Europe and the USA to think of a mafioso who goes to jail as a mobster, a gangster. But he’s not, he’s a businessman, and his business, the black market, has become the biggest market in the world.” ...

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Small Amounts of Cannabis Can Improve Some People’s Driving Ability, Says Scientists

Friday, December 18, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

Courts are forcing marijuana users to get drug treatment they probably don't need
 By Christopher Ingraham at The Washington Post
Chuck Grassley Is Basically Killing The CARERS Act With Inactivity
at TheWeedBlog


"... Passing this legislation is a no-brainer right? Well, apparently not according to the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley. Chuck Grassley has to schedule a hearing in order for this legislation to get any movement, and all Senator Grassley has to do to effectively kill this bill is do nothing at all, unfortunately. There doesn’t appear to be a hearing coming down the pipeline, which makes this worthwhile legislation dead on arrival..."

Below is Senator Chuck Grassley’s contact information. Let him know what you think:

Des Moines Office
721 Federal Building
210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-288-1145
Fax: 515-288-5097


Washington D.C. Office
135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-3744
Fax: 202-224-6020

SIGN THE PETITION TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA IN MICHIGAN!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Marijuana and ADHD: Studies Revealed That Weed Could Treat ADHD Better and Safer Than Adderall

By Abbie Uychiat

 

... As per Dr David Bearman, who is the head of the cannabis research, the effectivity of marijuana among ADHD symptoms treatment has to do with the dopamine levels on the brain.

 
"Cannabis appears to treat ADD and ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine, This then has the same effect but is a different mechanism of action than stimulants like Ritalin and dexedrine amphetamine, which act by binding to the dopamine and interfering with the metabolic breakdown of dopamine."...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Most in Treatment for Marijuana Were Referred By Criminal Justice System, Federal Data Shows
 By Tom Angell

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Dr. Sue Sisley: Cannabis Medical Research is Being Kept in the Dark as Thousands Die Each Year 
By Henry Truc 

... "If you look at all the mainstream medical schools around the country, they typically don’t even mention the endocannabinoid system, even though this is a system that was uncovered in the ‘80s. We’ve known about the existence of ECS for well over three decades. And we know that every human body has an endocannabinoid system. That, I think, is really an abomination, and speaks to this pervasive stigma that we have around the word cannabis, and how politically radioactive this word is."...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Recreational Pot Will Be Legal Just About Everywhere Soon

 

 

'Medical Marijuana' Update: Recent Studies Confirm That Medical Marijuana is Safe For Long Term Use

By abbie uychiat at Food World News

Saturday, November 28, 2015

King’s College London Causes Psychosis (with anti-marijuana propaganda)

 by Michael Vipperman

 

Drug offenders make up nearly one-third of prison admissions, new analysis shows

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/social-mobility-memos/posts/2015/11/25-drug-offenders-stock-flow-prisons-rothwell

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

We need to abolish the DEA: There’s no federal agency that does more harm to the people it serves
by 

Republicans are fond of listing the federal agencies they'd get rid of. Let's start with this one

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Marijuana Users 50 Percent Less Likely To Suffer From Metabolic Syndrome

Guy Bentley at Daily Caller

... "Metabolic syndrome, according to the Mayo Clinic, is a group of different conditions including increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that cluster together in one patient" ...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Police Civil Asset Forfeitures Exceed The Value Of All Burglaries In 2014

'War on drugs means millions are needlessly dying in pain'

 

 

  • Restrictions on controlled medicines are causing needless suffering globally, argue three experts
  • Fear of recreational drug use limits access to opiates, they say
  • U.N. drug control conventions require states to provide these treatments to all who require them

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015