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Now That Weed Is Legal, California Politicians Have a New Drug in Mind for Decriminalization

Will magic mushrooms be next? California Could Decriminalize Psychedelic MushroomsAfter legalizing weed, California politicians have set their sights …

Cannabis

Pennsylvania Cops Terrorize Elderly Couple After Confusing Hibiscus Plants for Marijuana

Armed with assault rifles, Pennsylvania cops forced a 66-year-old woman out of her home, handcuffing her in her underwear while ransacking her home, …

Crime

The Logic of Drug Legalization

Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC BY 2.0<p>The Drug Lords of today exist because of the extraordinary profits resulting from criminalization. …

Medicine

New Orleans man jailed nearly 8 years awaiting trial on drug charge — and judge blames delay on him

A Louisiana man spent nearly 3,000 days in jail awaiting trial on a drug charge — and the judge blamed his defense attorney’s requests for a speedy …

Crime

Ayahuasca Can Help Cure Depression, Alcoholism: Study

<i>November 14, 2017, 10:31 AM GMT</i><p>Ayahuasca, a <b>psychedelic</b> traditionally brewed in South America, has shown in a study to improve people's general sense …

Health

Alcohol and marijuana have very different health effects — here's which is worse, according to science

Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call. There are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked. Time is important, too — while some effects are noticeable immediately, others only begin …

Research

Trump’s opioid panel has a ‘dangerous’ fixation on snuffing out legal pot: health experts

Health experts are sounding the alarms about President Donald Trump’s opioid addiction panel and what they call its “dangerous” fixation with …

Donald Trump

Could California’s Insane Cannabis Tax Cripple the Legal Market?

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996 with Proposition 215. It was a time when the wild west was full of marijuana …

Cannabis

BUSTED: Watch LA Cops Plant Drugs in Black Suspect's Wallet—Unaware Their Body Cams Were On

An investigation into what is being captured on the body cams worn by Los Angeles police has turned up evidence of officers planting drugs in a …

Policing

The CIA’s House of Horrors: Frank Olson’s Fatal Trip

By the early 1950s the CIA’s relationship with drugs stretched from alliances with criminal smugglers of heroin to research in, and application of, …

National Security Agency (NSA)

The God Capsule: Can Psychedelics Prove a Biological Basis for Spirituality?

Click here for reuse options! A team of neuroscientists in London believes they can.For a long time in western culture, transcendent consciousness …

Consciousness

What are the side effects of magic mushrooms? They might end up decriminalized in California

A hopeful politician in California is trying to get something new on the ballot next year, psychedelic mushrooms. Kevin Saunders, a former heroin …

Magic Mushrooms

WATCH: Veterans say they ‘wouldn’t be here’ without marijuana — and demand changes to VA policy against it

Veterans with PTSD are in a difficult position as the Veterans Administration denounces patients using marijuana to deal with health issues.<p>A</i> …

Veterans

6 of the Strongest Marijuana Strains

Cannabis consumers are confronted by a bewildering variety of strain names, but most of us are just looking for a good buzz. While the marijuana high …

Cannabis

Cannabis and Sleep Disturbances: What You Need to Know

Is your marijuana use helping or hindering your ability to get a good night's rest?• Sleep disturbances are the most common health problem in America. …

Cannabis

Why it’s so hard for victims of police abuse to sue and win – VICE News

Latasha had no idea the cops would just start shooting. There were no warrants out for their arrest. No one in the car was armed. They were just three black friends driving home from a club through a rough part of Miami. They’d each had small run-ins with the law, but the officers knew nothing …

Justice

High taxes could drive up marijuana prices and bolster the black market in California, analysis says

High taxes on legal marijuana in California could have the potential to turn many consumers away from the state’s cannabis shops and toward the black market, according to a report from Fitch Ratings.<p>The credit rating agency estimates state and local taxes on marijuana, which will become legal in …

Cannabis

California Senior Citizens Teach Garden-Wrecking Cops a Lesson

How the 'Lake County Ten' fought back (and won) after county deputies ransacked their backyard cannabis gardens.The post California Senior Citizens …

Cannabis

After 20 Years, Still Haunted by a Drug Conviction

Filed 10:00 p.m.<p>10.26.2017<p>Life Inside<p>“The criminal justice system has become an ever-present shadow looming over my life.”<p><i>The article was published</i> …

Justice

House lawmakers urge VA secretary to research medical marijuana

In a letter Thursday to VA Secretary David Shulkin, lawmakers cited the country’s opioid crisis and the growing demand from veterans and major …

Cannabis

In medical marijuana debate, more veterans head to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Nick Etten thinks a Navy SEAL in a suit is the perfect person to convince lawmakers that marijuana isn’t scary.<p>“There’s so many parts to …

Cannabis

A Well-Kept Secret: How Vets And Their Doctors Are Getting Around The VA’s Medical Marijuana Policy

Between November 2016 and May 2017, Jonathan Fruchter, a 37-year-old Navy veteran, was receiving care at a post-traumatic stress disorder inpatient …

Cannabis

How tripping on LSD can increase long-term optimism

When most people think of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­the image that comes to mind is hallucinating hippies at …

Creative Commons

UF Health to study effects of marijuana on HIV symptoms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The University of Florida has received funding in the form of a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to help support …

Cannabis

The Feds Think Pot Is a Greater Threat Than Opioids

By now, anyone who is awake is aware that the country is experiencing a lethal opioid crisis. Opioid overdose deaths are at record highs, President …

Cannabis

The Other Reformation: How Martin Luther Changed Our Beer, Too

On this day 500 years ago, an obscure Saxon monk launched a protest movement against the Catholic Church that would transform Europe. Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation changed not just the way Europeans lived, fought, worshipped, worked and created art but also how they ate and drank. For …

Beer

Cannabis and the Common Cold: Does It Help or Hurt?

An influx in cool weather is a sure harbinger for cold and flu season.The potential medical applications of cannabis seem boundless—there are an …

Cannabis

Teen Busted for Pot, Then Raped by New York City Cops

Click here for reuse options! As if we needed even more reasons to end marijuana prohibition.A New York City grand jury indicted two Brooklyn …

Justice

There's a Man Serving Life in Prison for $5 Worth of Marijuana in the Same Country Where Millions Can Smoke It Legally

Click here for reuse options! The madness of the drug war is far from over.Deedee Kirkwood is a hippie housewife in Camarillo, a scenic beach town in …

Prison