Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Drugs

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It appears that the US Department of Justice may indeed let Washington state proceed with marijuana legalization.

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Rolling Stone | If you've ever been arrested on a drug charge, if you've ever spent even a day in jail for having a stem...

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Writer and director Quentin Tarantino sits down with George to talk about his new movie 'Django Unchained', which opens on December 25th. In this...

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Time | When people consider the connections between drugs and violence, what typically comes to mind are illegal drugs like crack cocaine. However, certain medications...

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AP | SAN FRANCISCO -- President Barack Obama says he won't go after pot users in Colorado and Washington, two states that just legalized the...

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On Thursday Washington State became the first state in America where it is legal to possess marijuana for adult recreational use, and hundreds of...

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Medical Cannabis for Mental Health | A molecule in cannabis (CBD) has shown to relieve anxiety and symptoms of psychosis in people diagnosed with schizophrenia,...

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ActivistPost.com | When the people of Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana on Election Day, there was immediate speculation as to how the federal government would deal...

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The good news is we’ve found a plant that can save the world. The bad news is…it’s illegal! Neenah Payne, Activist Post | What if a plant could...

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Michael Roberts | The response to Amendment 64's passage has gone international, with Felipe Calderon, Mexico's president suggesting that his country's pot policies may have to change as...

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Matías Rojas | The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is using drug money to fund Rafael Correa’s opposition in the coming 2013 Ecuadorian elections, intelligence sources...

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Allison Linn, NBC News | Voters in Colorado and Washington on Tuesday approved measures allowing adults to use marijuana for any purpose, NBC News projected,...

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Stephen C. Webster, RAW Story | The Obama administration will not just sit by and watch as up to three states attempt to implement laws...

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Even though I’ve lived west of the Mississippi for half my life, the native New Yorker in me has always been dismissive of reports...

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Phillip Smith | A new YouGov poll conducted for the Huffington Post has found that a whopping 59% of respondents nationwide support legalizing marijuana, with 51% saying...

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Mick Meaney | The British people are finally waking up to the draconian laws surrounding the use of cannabis. A new poll conducted by the BBC...

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Simon Jenkins, The Guardian | Imagine the Afghan war had run for the past 40 years. Imagine 2,000 deaths a year. The enemy remains 400,000-strong, despite 40,000...

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ITV | The UKDPC called for Parliament "to revisit the level of penalties applied to all drug offences and particularly those concerned with production and...

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David Gordon |  The efforts, spurred by Mayor Bloomberg, to ban large cans of drinks deemed too sugary have been much in the news lately; and...

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NaturalNews | A Michigan man was recently fired from his managerial position at a Walmart store in Battle Creek, Michigan, after it was discovered that...

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More than 100 college professors across the nation signed an open letter on Tuesday endorsing a Colorado ballot measure that would legalize marijuana and...

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Holy smokes! A new report has found that Colorado could be $32 million better off, if voters decide to give the green light to Amendment 64...

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Eric W. Dolan | Facebook has agreed to run marijuana legalization ads after being confronted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU of Northern...

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Cormac O’Keeffe | Alcohol is ranked as the fourth most harmful drug behind heroin, crack cocaine, and crystal meth, but ahead of cocaine, nicotine, ecstasy,...

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Charles Lynch, a medical marijuana provider in the state of California, which has voted consistently to allow what he does, faces a year in...

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By Joe Klein | For the past several years, I've been harboring a fantasy, a last political crusade for the baby-boom generation. We, who...

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By Michael Doyle | WASHINGTON — A recent Drug Enforcement Administration raid on a South Lake Tahoe, Calif., medical marijuana dispensary showcases one of...

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There is a substantial amount of anger over the government's decision to reclassify cannabis, a new poll suggests. The politics.co.uk poll, which comes as government...

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So Why Are Obama's Drug Cops Already Making Pot Raids? By Paul Armentano  Pot-reform activists have swarmed Obama's Change.gov, and huge majorities voted for pot reform...

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By J.D. Tuccille Asked about medical marijuana on the campaign trail in New Hampshire just a year and a half ago, then-Senator Barack Obama said,...

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“The war on drugs has been an utter failure. (W)e need to rethink and decriminalize our (nation's) marijuana laws." -Barack Obama, January 2004 (Watch the...

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By DEREK HARPER TRENTON - New Jersey took a major step toward becoming the latest state to allow certain patients to use marijuana Monday, when...

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Elements found in marijuana can be beneficial to ageing brains and can even stimulate the growth of new brain cells - according to Ohio...

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SHAH ALAM: "Please, please" pleaded Muhamed Tariq Sadaquah Abualjadeil in the High Court yesterday, minutes before he was to be sentenced.

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By David Gutierrez | A report by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission has concluded that prescription drugs have outstripped illegal drugs as a cause...

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NORML - The potential health risks associated with cannabis are less than those associated with alcohol and do not justify the continued criminalization of...

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By Sam Smith - Progressive Review | Since there is so much bad financial news these days, we thought this might cheer you up. The drug...

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Researchers are exploring the use of hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and ecstasy as a form of “psychedelic psychotherapy” for terminally ill patients, London’s Daily...

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By Kevin Carey | On November 16, 2005, Willie "Bo" Mitchell and three co-defendants -- Shelton "Little Rock" Harris, Shelly "Wayne" Martin, and Shawn Earl...

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In 1988, Simon Berry, Chief Executive of ruralnet|uk was working as a development worker in remote north east of Zambia, conscious that while he...

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Like the Iraq war and the “war on terror”, the so-called “drug war” is a government contrived “war” based on lies that generates massive...

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's alcohol prohibition lasted 13 years, filled the country's prisons, inspired contempt for the law among millions, bred corruption and produced...

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NaturalNews | Contrary to claims by the pharmaceutical industry, it is usually wealthier and insured patients who receive free drug samples, according to a study...

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By BENEDICT CAREY and GARDINER HARRIS | It seemed an ideal marriage, a scientific partnership that would attack mental illness from all sides. Psychiatrists would...

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By Bruce Mirken | The United States has some of the world's most punitive drug policies and has led the cheering section for tough "war...

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By Ron F | According to UN figures, in the 2000 growing season opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan covered 82,000 hectares. (1) Following a ban...

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By Greg Mitchell | As if the "soldier suicide" problem wasn't bad enough already, word has just emerged from ABC News and The Washington...

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By David Maddox | CANNABIS should be legalised and taxed, an influential Scottish think tank recommended yesterday, just weeks after the Government hardened its...

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By Alexander Zaitchik | With key medical marijuana ballot initiatives likely to pass, and a more pot-friendly majority in Congress, there is room for...

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By John Veit - HIGH TIMES MAGAZINE | A hundred years from now, Avram Noam Chomsky is going to figure in the history books as...

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Radley Balko | HBO’s critically acclaimed drama The Wire wrapped up its final season in March. The show has been widely praised for its...

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The following is an excerpt from "Dying to Get High" by Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb (NYU Press, 2008). (c) 2008 NYU Press....

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By Alan Travis | The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, will today stress the dangers of more potent strains of cannabis as she is expected...

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By Alan Travis - The Guardian | Police will not adopt a tougher approach to cases of simple possession of cannabis when ministers upgrade the legal...

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By Alan Travis | Gordon Brown's decision to overturn the advice of his own group of drug experts by pressing ahead with a tougher policy...

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