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The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

The Long Marijuana-Rights Movement

This past Tuesday, voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., passed ballot measures to legalize marijuana, continuing a trend that began in 2012 when Colorado and Washington approved similar referenda. But what may seem like a surprisingly fast turn toward legalization has actually been a …

Marijuana: How one plant spread throughout the world

From the sites where prehistoric hunters and gatherers lived, to ancient China and Viking ships, cannabis has been used across the world for ages, …

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San Francisco Gets Giant 'High' Off World Series Victory

SAN FRANCISCO, California — The Giants’ World Series victory parade may have ended at 3 p.m., but the lingering effects of the high those who …

Europe's Latest Grass-Roots Movement: Cannabis Social Clubs

Gabriela walks into a large, dimly lit apartment, goes to a counter, buys a bag of sativa and sits on the sofa with her friends, joint in hand, like in Amsterdam. Except this is not Amsterdam. This is Barcelona, and the open sale of marijuana is illegal.<p>Still, places like these are popping up all …

Making History This Week With Hemp

Industrial Hemp has emerged somewhat quietly yet increasing quickly as an issue across the country over the past several years. For American consumers, Hemp has gone from rope and burlap to a wide variety of new products from high protein superfoods to building materials for homes. This week marks …

Minister's daughter: Cannabis 'a gift from God'

Aimee Curry recalls sitting on her couch one day, her back contorted, as spasms -- remnants of a car accident that almost killed her in 1992 -- rippled up and down her back.<p>A friend who had been visiting that day left, saying she would bring back some medication. "She came back with pot," said …

Hospitals in Greater Manchester to treat patients with cannabis

Hospital doctors are to treat patients with cannabis in a world first for Greater Manchester.<p>Experts believe the drug can relieve pain by numbing …

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Legal status of cannabis around the world - map

Cannabis<p>Key countries in which UN conventions prohibiting the use, possession and supply of cannabis are being increasingly flouted, or strictly observed<p>First published on Fri 23 May 2014 14.54 EDT<p>Share on Facebook<br>• Share on Twitter<br>• Share via Email<p>Topics<p>Cannabis<p>Drugs trade<br>• Drugs<br>• US politics<br>• Obama …

Should Marijuana Be Legal for Religious Purposes?

Medical marijuana is spreading in acceptance, with Illinois this month becoming the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana.<p>This week a Federal court judge ruled that religion can be used as a defense in a marijuana distribution charge. But so far no states have legalized religious marijuana use, …

9 Marijuana Policies from Around the World that Are Way Ahead of the U.S.

While people in Barcelona, Spain are lighting joints up on the street outside of bars as tourists flock to enjoy a marijuana culture that increasing …

The African Hemp Cults

The African Hemp Cults<p>Perhaps the most interesting anecdote concerning cannabis in Africa relates the way in which the drug transformed the Bashilange from a tribe of feuding miscreants to one dedicated to peace and goodwill. The storyteller is a German explorer, Herman von Wissman.<p>The Bashilange were originally a very warlike people, Wissman tells us:<p>One tribe with another, one village with another, always lived at daggers drawn... The number of scars which some ancient men display among their …

Do you have the freedom to choose your own religion despite t…

Do you have the freedom to choose your own religion despite the fact that "Religion" is responsible for millions of horrific deaths throughout history? Do you have the freedom to choose your own Political Affiliation, despite the fact that politics and government has been responsible for Genocide in virtually every country on this planet? Do you have the freedom to choose your own ideology, despite the fact that various ideologies creates a violent schism between humanity causing discrimination …

I have found that when people smoke cannabis they begin to…

I have found that when people smoke cannabis they begin to change. They begin to question fundamental ideologies within their own lives. Issues of Race, Sex, Religion, Politics and Sports begin taking on a different perspective. People begin to question their fundamental identity or at least another look at the question: "Who Am I?"<p>This obviously doesn't happen to everyone, but most #VeteranTokers I have personally met, people who are able to sustain a cannabis habit and still be productive, …

Holy Smoke! - 5 Faiths That Praise The Pot Plant

By Calli Walton<p>Cannabis has grown and evolved alongside humans for thousands of years. Evidence has come forward that our relationship with the …

Hindus discovered medicinal values of Marijuana (Bhang) - Why does Lord Shiva drink bhang?

Some people have asked me why Lord Shiva drinks Bhang or smokes Ganja? Why do all the shaiv sadhus smoke Ganja all the time? Isn't it a drug? Do our …

Ray Christl Interviews Chris Bennett - Cannabis In Religion

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Medicinal Cannabis Activist Creed

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.<p>My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my …

Mummy Proves America Is 2,400 Years Behind On Medical Marijuana

A 2,400-year-old "Siberian Ice Maiden" apparently knew something that not all US lawmakers do: Cannabis is a perfect palliative for cancer.<p>Discovered …

Cannabis to be Made Legal as Jamaica Finally Ends Its Weed 'Prohibition'

In what may come as a surprise to those whose knowledge of Jamaica is gleaned from Bob Marley albums and TV shows about Rastas, smoking cannabis is a …

Watch: Fox News Dump On Berkeley’s Free Medical Cannabis Program

Medical bills are the number one cause of bankruptcy in America, and most folks that go bankrupt from medical bills have insurance.<p>Consequently, the people that most need access to medical cannabis — the terminally ill — are the least likely to afford pot. The city of Berkeley took a step to …