Marijuana Use in Vogue

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 1:24 pm

Vogue Magazine features an article about one of the editors recent experience with cooking legal marijuana in Colorado after having not consumed it in over two decades.


Would Marijuana in Michael Brown’s System Make Him Act “Crazy”?

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 11:07 am

In an interview on FOX news Dr. Michael Baden, who performed the second autopsy on Michael Brown’s body, said the toxicology report revealed Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot. Baden then went on to speculate that this potentially could have led Brown to act “crazy” and that he “may have done things to the police officer that normally he would not have done.”

Late Night: The Good News

By: Sunday August 3, 2014 8:00 pm

Consider this a public service to combat the wiles of the professional psychic vampires out there who aren’t happy unless they’re driven people to top themselves, preferably in the vamps’ presence.

Maintaining Americans’ Healthier Marijuana Habits

By: Thursday July 31, 2014 8:05 am

There is one aspect of America marijuana consumption that public health experts should consider good news. American marijuana consumers have a tradition of not mixing their marijuana with tobacco, unlike most other industrialized nations.

The Grey Lady Turns Green

By: Sunday July 27, 2014 12:38 pm

On the day after the day the NYT finished its internal discussions about the failures of cannabis prohibition the Grey Lady comes out as a green lady.

Cigarette Taxes and What They Mean for Legal Marijuana

By: Monday July 21, 2014 2:23 pm

Cigarettes are one of the most heavily taxed products in American but in the future legal marijuana could easily end up with a tax rate on par with cigarettes or even surpassing them. To understand why, you need to look at the current dynamics surrounding cigarette taxes.

Black Law Enforcers Take a NOBLE Stand Against the War on Cannabis

By: Thursday July 17, 2014 6:39 pm

The Grand Rapids Press and MLive Media reported Tuesday on the annual meeting of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) where conferees leveled a unified and scathing critique of the national ‘war on cannabis’ that is driven by self-serving local police, federal and state level prohibitionist politicians, private prison owners and purveyors of bigoted pseudo medical justifications, which has, according to attendees at this year’s NOBLE conference, “ruined the lives” of countless African American youths, stood as a force against medical treatment of addiction, intensified racial inequality and served to burn bridges of understanding and cooperation between law enforcers and the communities in which they serve.

Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Containing Amendment to Prevent Marijuana Reform in D.C.

By: Tuesday July 15, 2014 9:51 am

On Monday the White House issued a veto threat against H.R. 5016, the appropriations bill which contains the amendment from Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to prevent D.C. from spending money on marijuana decriminalization or legalization. President Obama opposes the underlying bill for several reasons laid out in the statement but did specifically mention the Harris amendment as one.

First Legal Marijuana Sale Made in Washington State

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 12:14 pm

This is a historic day in Washington State as the first legal recreational marijuana sale was made around 8:00 am this morning. A year and a half after the voters approved marijuana legalization, there is now finally a way for adults 21 and over to legally buy marijuana under Washington State’s new regulatory system, but it is not exactly easy to do at the moment.

Prescription Opioid Makers Are Big Donors to Anti-Marijuana Groups

By: Monday July 7, 2014 4:09 pm

It is worth drawing attention to the interesting correlation between medical marijuana states and prescriptions for opioid pain relievers. On average opioid prescription rates are noticeably lower in states that have medical marijuana laws. Of course correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causation.

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