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Marijuana Sanctuary State? Massachusetts Democrats Challenge Jeff Sessions's Approval For Cannabis Prosecutions

Democrats in Massachusetts are pushing their state to become the first so-called sanctuary from marijuana prosecution as Attorney General Jeff …

9 Cannabis-Infused Bath Products That Can Help With Anxiety, Pain, and More

Pain, anxiety, muscle soreness, stress: cannabis can help with that! The various health benefits of marijuana are still being explored, and some of the stigma around the plant remains — but it is slowly wearing off as more states begin taking strides toward legalization and more uses for cannabis …

Cannabis

Two Guys Tried To Rob A McDonald's Restaurant Full Of Special Forces Officers

Anybody who commits an armed robbery is either desperate, strung out or crazy, or a combination of the three, so they're usually not thinking …

Special Forces

Is your marijuana bad? 5 ways to tell if you're smoking terrible weed

While many Americans can now buy and grow marijuana legally — choosing from an endlessly varied selection of premium bud — some still have to take it …

Cannabis

Noose found inside Smithsonian's African-American history museum

Tourists found a noose Wednesday on the floor of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the second left at a Smithsonian site in less than a week, officials said.<p>The gallery containing an exhibit on segregation was closed for about three hours while U.S. Park Police …

Black History

Sorry, College Kids, There’s No Such Thing As Hate Speech

For the sake of campus protestors and their professors across the country, it’s time to make something clear: there’s no such thing as hate …

Rights & Freedoms

Liberals Want To Kill Free Speech, So We Patriots Must Fight Back

Opinion<p>Posted: Apr 24, 2017 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Understand that …

Rights & Freedoms

The First Amendment doesn't guarantee you the rights you think it does

That's it. That's the entirety of our Constitution's First Amendment, the central animus of our American way of life that gets dragged out every time someone's banned from Twitter.<p>There's a lot going on in those few sentences, and it's important to know when and how it applies to common situations …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump's quest to stop bad media coverage threatens our Constitution

In the new age of Trump tweets, many citizens have developed what soldiers have called “the 1000-yard stare” — a type of expressionless, numb …

Donald Trump

Burning a flag is a protest, not arson

During the May Day marches in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, a man wearing a red T-shirt and a black mask dangled a small U.S. flag from his left hand and, in front of rolling video cameras, ignited it. It wasn't a very big flag, maybe twice the size of a folder, so it didn't make much of a …

International Church Of Cannabis Prepares For Opening Day

DENVER ― The International Church of Cannabis is slated to open its doors on April 20 and welcome the first-ever congregation of “Elevationists,” as it calls its members.<p>The church’s stated purpose is to serve as “a home to adults everywhere who are looking to create the best version of themselves …

Cannabis

Heroin Use Spikes Fivefold in U.S.

The number of people trying and abusing heroin has gone up by nearly five times in the U.S. since 2002, and white men are especially affected, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>It might be because it's more socially acceptable, they said.<p>It’s no secret that America is going through a crisis of both …

Medicine
Drug Addiction
New Jersey

Why Heroin Users Aren't As Afraid of Deadly Fentanyl As They Should Be

Decades of misinformation from the war on drugs have left hardcore users cynical about a very real danger.<p>The killer heroin was sometimes sold under the brand "Scumbag."<p>Heroin brand names are often devised with a morbid sense of humor. A few recent examples I've come across include "Obamacare," …

The Walking Dead

Vermont Panel Wants Harsher Penalties for Dealing Fentanyl

click to enlarge<p>A Vermont Senate committee is seeking to create stiffer penalties for people who possess and deal fentanyl.<p>The drug, which can be 100 …

Fentanyl

In The Era Of Fentanyl, Drug Users Fight To Survive

In 2016, 75 percent of the people in Massachusetts who died from an unintentional overdose had fentanyl in their systems. In 2015, that number was at …

Drug Addiction

Puppy Who Overdosed On Heroin Rescued, Greets New 7-Year-Old Owner With Kisses

After being separated from his previous owners, four-month-old Lucky has found a new home with seven-year-old Lacy.The post Puppy Who Overdosed On …

Home Depot

‘Stronger’ heroin is leading to rise in overdoses

The region’s narcotics cop warned that heroin ODs are skyrocketing, fueled by smack that’s three- to- 10-times more powerful than just a generation …

New York City

From opium to fentanyl: How did we get here?

Share this:<p>Tumblr<br>• Pinterest<br>• Google Plus<br>• Reddit<br>• LinkedIn<br>• Email<p>Vancouver has always had a drug problem. Only the opioids of choice — and the increasingly …

He had been sober 5 years. Then police found him unresponsive in his driveway.

The 40-year-old cook and construction worker had been clean and sober for five years. Then his girlfriend heard a thud come from the bathroom …

Heroin has killed more than 100 since Sheriff's Office started count in 2015

With four fatal heroin overdoses this weekend, Harford County has reached the tragic milestone of 100 opioid-related deaths since the sheriff's …

United Methodist

Tainted heroin suspected of killing 7 in New York state in one day

A batch of tainted heroin or other opioid that may still be getting sold on the street is suspected in the deaths of six men and one woman in a …

Heroin

Heroin epidemic expands its grip on America

Heroin use in the U.S. jumped fivefold over a decade, and young, white males are the epidemic's most likely victims, a new study finds.<p>One addiction specialist blamed the lax use of prescription opioid painkillers — narcotics such as Oxycontin, Percocet and Vicodin — for the surge in heroin use.<p>"A …

Heroin

Plan for heroin crisis centers in Maryland scaled back

A proposal to battle Maryland's heroin crisis advanced in the House of Delegates Friday, but in a significantly scaled back form. The sponsors' goal …

Health Care

Heroin became 'epidemic' as race of victims changed | Opinion

Last week, Gov. Chris Christie met with President Donald Trump and took the helm of a new federal opioid addiction commission.<p>A. J. Solomon, the son …

Painkillers

How to Talk to Men About 'A Day Without A Woman'

So you've decided to participate in A Day Without a Woman. Great! Now comes the tough part: talking about it with guys. (JK, we all know the tough part is overthrowing the patriarchy.)<p>While A Day Without a Woman and the women's strike should be pretty self-explanatory, it's sort of understandable …

Feminism

What is the future of recreational marijuana in Trump's America?

It's a movement charging ahead — for now.<p>Legalizing recreational<p>marijuanais currently a priority in more than a dozen states as polls show overwhelming support and lawmakers see a way to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue. So far, eight states have legalized recreational …

Dems push bill to let gun violence victims sue gun-makers

Gun manufacturers could be sued by victims of gun violence under new legislation from Democrats.<p>The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun …

Guns