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Why Does the NCAA Test Athletes for Marijuana More Stringently Than US Soldiers or Airline Pilots?
Posted on: Jan 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A little harsh.
5 WTF Marijuana Moments of 2014
Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source: High Times
Some of the craziest lies spun about the drug.
Feds Raid Colorado Marijuana Suppliers
Posted on: Oct 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants and up to $1 million in cash as part of an investigation.
State Department's Top Drug Warrior Seeks to Loosen Drug Control Rules
Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Secretary William Brownfield spoke about the need for “flexible interpretation” of UN Drug Control Conventions.
1 in 20 Afghans Use Drugs Despite Expensive U.S. Efforts to Eradicate Drug Crops
Posted on: Oct 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet
America’s costly dozen-year effort to reduce Afghan opium production has been a spectacular failure.
House Voted (Twice) to Allow Marijuana Banking Services
Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Democrats were joined by a growing faction of Republicans.
Can Marijuana Kill Your Dog?
Posted on: Jan 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet
It depends...but just in case, keep weed out of reach of pets.
Terrible Idea: Lawmakers Are Abandoning Medical Marijuana Bills For CBD-Only Bills
Posted on: Jan 19, 2014, Source: High Times
Legalization bills are silent on the THC-needing patients thrown under the bus.
Legal Weed Is Now a Legitimate Business, But Banks Are Still Acting Cagey About Handling the Money
Posted on: Jan 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Operating pot dispensaries on a cash-only basis leaves the burgeoning industry vulnerable to a host of problems.
Law Enforcers to Use Underage Kids to Sting Marijuana Shops
Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The Obama administration wants to ensure that minors don't get access to legalized marijuana.
Oregon Seeks to Avoid Washington’s Marijuana Legalization Mistakes
Posted on: Nov 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Oregon benefits from the successes in Colorado.
Marijuana Wins Big in State Elections
Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet
All four of this year's marijuana-related proposals came out victorious on November 5.
Has California Joined the Hemp Revolution?
Posted on: Oct 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet
California Gov. Jerry Brown just signed Senate Bill 566 which legalized industrial hemp… sort of.
Price of Illegal Drugs Is Dropping, Purity Is Increasing, and the Global War on Drugs Is Failing
Posted on: Oct 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet
When dispassionate minds review the evidence, it is becoming exceptionally clear that the War on Drugs has failed.
Drug Testing Purveyor Absurdly Tries to Blame Boston Bombing on ... Pot?
Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Here's why that's absolutely ludicrous.
New Site Satirizes Anti-Legalization Group Project SAM
Posted on: Jan 21, 2013, Source: RadicalRuss.com
Before drug warriors could claim their own web domain, legalization advocates jumped to make SmartApproaches.com a parody.
Outrage: Texas Women Cavity Searched by Police Over Alleged Marijuana Smell
Posted on: Jan 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet
A civil liberties disaster.
Woo-Hoo! Legal Pot in Washington State Celebrated at Seattle's Space Needle
Posted on: Dec 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet
"I'm here from Oklahoma on business," said one middle-aged man, "and something like this would fill our county jail for a while."
Top 5 Bad Excuses for Voting Against Pot Legalization
Posted on: Nov 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Some pot smokers are voting against prohibition. Here's why that's nonsense.
7 Steps to Smoke Pot and Never Get Caught
Posted on: Sep 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Most pot smokers never get arrested. So, what are they doing right?
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