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

"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
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?


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


"... 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 ... "

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Petition the obama administration to:

Allow medical marijuana patients to reside in federal housing or receive federal assistance


As many states have recognized the beneficial medical use of marijuana, issues have arisen. One such issue is using medical marijuana in federal housing or in housing assisted by federal benefits. Many studies have shown marijuana to be effective treatment to many ailments. The people who choose to use this alternative medicine shouldn't have to also worry about being homeless. People that reside in federal housing or receive federal assistance with their rent shouldn't have to give up effective treatment or their housing. Many of those receiving federal housing/assistance are very low income, poverty level individuals, seniors, disabled people, and disabled veterans. Many of whom would benefit from medical marijuana for their ailments.

CLICK HERE to sign the petition

Canadian cannabis advocate Marc Emery arrives in Windsor after more than four years in U.S. prisons 

By Lee DeVito at Detroit Metro Times (blog)

"... Emery plans to tour Canada and continue fighting for marijuana rights. ..."

Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?


Medical Cannabis Gets 87-Year-Old Woman Kicked out of Housing


 ... "Our social safety net is failing, and the government is trying to ensure that it specifically fails those who choose to use cannabis instead of addictive prescription pills" ...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Who's Funding the War on Drugs?

5 groups with a financial interest in keeping marijuana illegal

by Tom McKay at PolicyMic

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Who's The Pusher Now?

Eric Holder Warns About America's Disturbing Attempts at Precrime 

by Peter Suderman at

"... it’s a system that could lead to something worse than the psychic-powered precrime of Minority Report. ..."

Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

by Radley Balko at WP

Monday, August 4, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Policing for Profit - 
The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture

“When Americans learn that law enforcement officials can take their property without convicting them of a crime, they are outraged and want the practice to stop,” said Institute for Justice Senior Attorney Scott Bullock. “This online initiative educates citizens about the pernicious practice of civil forfeiture and what they can do to fight back.”


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Parallel Construction: Unconstitutional NSA Searches Deny Due Process
By: Peter Van Buren at FDL

"... DEA seems to be the center of the NSA distribution network, as the program originally started as a way to bust foreign drug dealers before it metastasized into the currrent tool for broadly evading the Bill of Rights. ..."

"How widespread domestically is the practice of parallel construction? No one knows."

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dr. Kevin Sabet vs. Judge James P. Gray Resolved: 
“Legalizing marijuana saves money and lives.”

Held Wednesday, July 16th at 12:45pm ET | Colorado School of Mines | Golden, Colorado

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Daniel Chong is the entirely predictable result of dehumanizing drug offenders

 By Radley Balko at The Washington Post

“Drug people are the very vermin of humanity.”
– Myles Ambrose, director of the Office of Drug Abuse Law Enforcement during the Nixon Administration.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America

By Radley Balko at CATO Institute


Americans have long maintained that a man's home is his castle and that he has the right to defend it from unlawful intruders. Unfortunately, that right may be disappearing.


 Botched Paramilitary Police Raids


Meet Jason Westcott, your latest, needless, inexcusable drug war casualty

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Raid at Denver pot club raises questions about where adults can legally smoke

 By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press-AP NewsBreak - US New&World Report

 A police raid at an Amsterdam-style cannabis lounge in Denver has triggered a debate over where adults can smoke pot in a state that allows recreational marijuana consumption — but not in public.   ...

Despite Science, New Medical Cannabis Laws Prohibit Smoked Cannabis

 Smoking bans are not backed by scientific research and they serve to proliferate a black market.

  By Angela Bacca at AlterNet

 “The law is based on politics, not on what is actually [scientifically] shown,” says Dr. Marcu.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pot researcher abruptly fired by University of Arizona

by Evan Halper 

 “What happened here is the repression of science for political purposes,” said Rick Doblin, president of of the psychedelic studies association. “It is astonishing in this day and age."

Monday, June 30, 2014

Count The Costs Of The War On Drugs

Friday, June 27, 2014

Drug Policy Alliance: Status Report Colorado Marijuana Regulation

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Marijuana Rehab Scam and the Myth of Cannabis Addiction

Toke Signals with Steve Elliott


 Steve Elliott gets it right about the modern scam of marijuana rehab


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

War Comes Home:
The Excessive Militarization Of American Policing

Monday, June 23, 2014