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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?
Olympic Athletes Were Using Plenty of Drugs in London: Why Don't We Let Them Use the Safe Ones?
Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: AlteNet
The media do not blast scandalous headlines about Olympians poisoning themselves with alcohol, a deadly drug whose cartels actually sponsor the Olympics.
6 Ways the Criminalization of Marijuana Defies All Reason and Logic
Posted on: Jul 6, 2012, Source: RadicalRuss.com
Comparing marijuana use with child rape? Growing laws that turns patients into felons? These anti-pot absurdities completely defy logic.
Most Americans Want Marijuana Legalized and Regulated
Posted on: May 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The latest public opinion poll shows that a growing majority of American voters support the legalization and regulation of marijuana.
Ten More European Countries Approve Pharmaceutical Weed - But What About the Real Thing?
Posted on: May 9, 2012, Source: NORML
Florida Judge Declares Mandatory Drug Tests for All State Workers Unconstitutional (With Some Constitutional Drug Test Exceptions, Of Course)
Posted on: Apr 26, 2012, Source: NORML Stash Blog
California State Athletic Commission Approves Athletes' Medical Marijuana Use
Posted on: Apr 11, 2012, Source: NORML
Feds Continue Counteractive Crackdown on Medical Marijuana While Lamenting Painkiller Overdose Deaths
Posted on: Apr 6, 2012, Source: NORML
The government claims to fight the War on Drugs in the name of our health and safety, yet is complicit in the rising addiction to opioid pharmaceuticals that kill Americans.
Former Colombian President: 'We Cannot Be Condemned to Live in War Because Americans Do Not Want to Talk About Drugs.'
Posted on: Mar 28, 2012, Source: NORML Stash Blog
The Silly, The Stupid, and The Just Plain False: The Top Ten 'Reefer Madness' Stories of 2011
Posted on: Dec 30, 2011, Source: NORML
From the pizza driver who snitched on a pot patient to cannabis 'deaths' and vodka tampons, 2011 was a year of great drug propaganda.
As Feds Crack Down on Medical Pot, Groundbreaking Lawsuit Fights Back
Posted on: Nov 8, 2011, Source: NORML
Claiming states' rights, entrapment, and constitutional violations, NORML attorneys file suit in four CA districts to challenge the federal assault on legal weed.
Is Obama Denying Science? The White House Responds to NORML's 'We the People' Petition
Posted on: Oct 31, 2011, Source: NORML
The response to the most popular petition on the 'We the People' website repeats tired lies and misdirections. Most of all, it fails to answer the petition's actual question.
Pot Goes Mainstream: At Least 1 to 1.5 Million Americans are Legal Medical Marijuana Patients
Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Market for these patients in sixteen states and D.C. estimated at between $2 to $6 billion annually.
Man Could Face Life in Prison for 3 Grams of Marijuana, While Sex Offenders May Get 5 Years Tops
Posted on: Apr 4, 2011, Source: NORML
In Montana, passing someone a bowl of your medical marijuana could put you in prison for life.
Arizona Shooter Loughner Used Marijuana ... So What?
Posted on: Jan 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Pinning "pot smoker" on Loughner is a cheap, easy attempt to scapegoat the cause of his insane outburst.
Government Is Going 'Loko' Trying to Banning a Booze-Buzz Fusion Drink
Posted on: Nov 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Four Loko, a 23.5 ounce can of booze with lots of calories and caffeine that’s popular with the young binge-drinking set, is being targeted by the prohibitionist crowd.
19 Reasons Pot Should Be Legal
Posted on: Oct 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Prop 19, the CA initiative legalizing marijuana, benefits not just those who enjoy the herb, but the entire state of California and ultimately, the nation and the world.
The 8 Most Absurd Excuses for Trying to Defeat Legal Pot
Posted on: Aug 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet
I've collected the eight craziest claims about a post-legalization state of California predicted by opponents of Prop 19.
Health Tragedy: Patients Denied Life-Saving Transplants for Their "Abuse of Illicit Substances"
Posted on: Jan 26, 2010, Source: NORML
Let's end the needless discrimination against desperately ill cannabis consumers.
NBC, CBS, ABC, & FOX Happy to Profit from Marijuana, as Long as Nobody Talks About Legalizing It
Posted on: Aug 4, 2009, Source: NORML
Everywhere you look, corporate media are covering pot stories, except for the issue of its illegality and the lives ruined by prohibition.
Sanjay Gupta: What the Next Surgeon General Doesn't Know About Pot
Posted on: Jan 7, 2009, Source: NORML
The next surgeon general needs to stop putting politics before science. Gupta may not be ready for that.
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