Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Is the word "Marijuana" Racist?

September 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a debate that has raged for years: is the word “marijuana” racist? No, but plenty of people will tell you that it is because it’s rooted in the dark ages of cannabis history when white Amer…

Undercover DEA Op Busts 9 in San Diego Hash Oil Sting

September 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Many people in the cannabis community heard the news via social media apps like Facebook and Instagram way before the San Diego Division of the DEA put out a press release and the local news m…

US HI: OPED: If You Think Big Tobacco Was Bad, Wait Until You

September 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 24 Sep 2014 – Proponents of legalization and other drug policy reforms make some important points. It is true that most people who try drugs do not get addicted – they stop after using a few times. It is also true – and regrettable – that America’s incarceration rate is embarrassingly high and that blacks and Latinos bear the brunt of harsh arrest policies.

US GA: OPED: If You Think Big Tobacco Was Bad, Wait Till You

September 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Rome News-Tribune, 21 Sep 2014 – Proponents of legalization and other drug policy reforms make some important points. It is true that most people who try drugs do not get addicted – they stop after using a few times. It is also true – and regrettable – that America’s incarceration rate is embarrassingly high and that blacks and Latinos bear the brunt of harsh arrest policies. And, finally, despite our best efforts, fully eradicating drug use and its consequences remains a distant dream.

Girl Suspended from School for Writing About Marijuana

September 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A Missouri school district is now up against an angry dad after suspending his daughter for the majority of the 2014 school year because they found references to marijuana written in her person…

Legal pot entrepreneurs in Denver and Seattle face some complications – Al Jazeera America

September 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

KGMI Legal pot entrepreneurs in Denver and Seattle face some complicationsAl Jazeera AmericaHe always has. The longtime New York securities lawyer says he has always smoked it — probably always will. In fact, he believed in pot — legal pot — so much that he left his 30-year law career behind, packed up his life and moved to Denver, where …Adventures in legal-weed land: Our writer goes to Washington to explore …Sacramento News & Reviewall 29 news articles »

Study: Pot Smokers Get Cranky Before Smoking Weed Again

September 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In perhaps one of the most blatantly obvious and useless pieces of research to ever emerge on the marijuana culture, pseudo-scientists from the Boston Children’s Hospital claim that the youth of…

Italy Has the Right Idea: Grow Weed and Free Prisoners

September 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

While the United States military continues to frown on its soldiers’ use of marijuana, the Italian army is planning to puts its troops to work in the cannabis fields to cultivate medicine for pa…

Weed People: Potbotics founder David Goldstein

September 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The new pro-weed atmosphere in America has brought about an age of discovery. Where cannabis research and the exploration of its effects were previously hampered by savage prohibition, today those fascinated by the plant can crack it open in a lab setting and hone our und…

US MI: Column: It Won’t Be Too Long

September 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Metro Times, 10 Sep 2014 – Marijuana has become pretty normal in America. That doesn’t mean that people aren’t still getting dragged off to jail for possession. According to FBI estimates, about 750,000 people were arrested for marijuana-related offenses in 2012. The vast majority of them were for simple possession, and although marijuana use is approximately equal among both groups, young African-Americans and Latinos are arrested at rates much higher than whites.

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