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Public ignorance about the Constitution

A new survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center finds that most Americans are ignorant of many very basic facts about the Constitution. Chris Cilizza of CNN summarizes some of the lowlights:<p>* More than one in three people (37%) could not name a single right …

Political Science

Bill Seeks To Make Marijuana Legal On The Federal Level

While there are five states in the U.S. that have legalized recreational marijuana and about 29 others (including D.C.) that allow it for medical …

The United States Marijuana Party

<b>The United States Marijuana Party</b> – is a motivated group of Americans who are tired of living in fear of their government because of marijuana …

SF Exploratorium Blazes up With First Cannabis-Themed "After Dark" Event Thursday

With pot enjoying its last days in legal limbo in California and the countdown to 4/20 officially on, what better exploration for the Exploratorium …

Hospitals Deny Patients Organ Transplants for Smoking Weed

While the tension between state and federal laws has created a difficult situation for cannabis users, there’s another factor that is complicating …

Smoking Pot Can Get You Kicked Off Transplant Lists — Even In States Where It’s Legal

More than half the states in the country have legalized medical marijuana, but some hospitals still bar users from life-saving organ transplants. The policy delayed the late Riley Hancey's lung transplant for months.<p><b>Memories of Riley</b> Hancey’s life line the walls of his room at the Penn Transplant …

Can Drugs Actually Be Good for Your Health?

Many consider drugs to be one of the primary catalysts for some of the world’s best art, music and cultural development. Typically it’s because they …

LSD Makes It Harder to Recognize Fear in Others

The inability to recognize fear in others while on LSD may help treat depression and anxiety.<p>The last few years has seen a boom in research into the therapeutic effects of various psychedelic substances, which have been found to be effective in treating substance addiction, as well as depression …

The DEA just gave a big boost to a cannabis-based seizure drug

We are often judged by the company we keep, even unfairly. For decades, that has been the fate of cannabidiol, a chemical compound that has the bad luck to occur naturally in marijuana, the world’s most controversial plant. Because cannabidiol is subject to the same tight legal restrictions on …

The Real Reason LSD and Opium Are Illegal

Psychedelic substances have been used for thousands of years, according to the Drug Policy Alliance, but despite their role in religious and …

Psychedelic Drugs

Mowgli Holmes Wants to Map Weed DNA and "Piss Off Monsanto"

“I know you are all hoping I’m going to talk about weed,” <b>Mowgli Holmes</b> told the crowd at <b>TechFestNW</b> today. “But I’m just going to talk about …

Cannabis

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain

DALLAS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Generally speaking, the smaller a person's hippocampus -- a part of the brain associated with learning and memory -- the …

Cyanide levels ‘356 times higher than permitted’ found at Tianjin blast site – Chinese official

Staggeringly high cyanide levels have been found at the Tianjin blast site, with one spot exceeding the permitted amount by 356 times. It comes as …

Mom: Son’s confederate flag shirt no more offensive than gay rainbow flag in school

Shares 82<p>ONA, W.Va. – West Virginia mother April Stanley believes school officials are playing favorites, and her son is getting the shaft because of …

Oakland blocked from suing to keep Harborside pot dispensary open

Oakland has no right to challenge the government’s attempt to shut down the huge Harborside medical marijuana dispensary even though it would cost the city millions of dollars in tax revenues, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.<p>U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag filed suit in July 2012 to confiscate …

Claims that marijuana smell offensive go up in smoke, odor ruled nicer than garbage

The smell of marijuana is not inherently offensive, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. The court tossed out charges against a man who …