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Two Charts Show How the Drug War Drives US Domestic Spying

Nearly 9 out of 10 wiretaps in America today now target drug suspects.The post Two Charts Show How the Drug War Drives US Domestic Spying appeared …

International Relations

5 Reasons You May Be Surprised By Your Marijuana Edibles

Edibles are an increasing share of the marijuana market, yet we really don't know much about how they work.The popularity of marijuana edibles has …


Alcohol sales get higher after weed legalization contrary to industry fears

Underlying the debate over marijuana legalization has been an equally fierce battle between marijuana and another so-called vice industry: alcohol.

As an increasing number of states look to join the four states and Washington DC in legalizing recreational marijuana, many in the alcohol industry have …


SWAT Team Raids Home, Kills Man Over $2 Worth of Pot – Informant Exposes Police Cover-Up

A Florida family seeks justice after their son Jason Westcott, was killed by members of a SWAT team, during a “drug raid” on his house which yielded …


Want To Reduce Illegal Immigration? End The Drug War.

Credit: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Addressing drug war violence in Mexico and Central America will help curb illegal immigration into the U.S.

Several GOP presidential hopefuls have over the last few weeks offered wildly extreme and generally unrealistic proposals for deterring illegal immigration …


Coming to a Pet Store Near You, Cannabis-Enhanced Pet Food—For Their Health, Of Course

"Just want to say how much this product has helped my animals," one pet owner posted on the brand's Facebook page. "Bug, [my] 18-year-old cat, is …


Why the rich love Burning Man

The festival has become a playground for wealthy libertarians. Maybe it was never a socialist utopia to begin with

In principle the annual Burning Man festival sounds a bit like a socialist utopia: bring thousands of people to an empty desert to create an alternative society. Ban money and …

Burning Man

Medical Marijuana and Alcoholism

By Gooey Rabinski August 25, 2015 • 12:03 pm

The consideration of medical cannabis as a treatment therapy for those suffering from alcohol addiction, …


Maps reveal how much drink and drugs countries really indulge in

A series of maps shows that Iceland smokes the most weed, with the Netherlands not even making the top five, while Norway is the booziest nation.


“The War on Drugs is Over, and We Lost,” Meet the Police Chief Who’s Starting a Revolution

Gloucester, MA — Leonard Campanello is not your average police officer, which makes him even more of an atypical police chief. While police departments …


Why the world’s remaining hunter-gatherer societies are some of its biggest pot smokers

New research challenges our understanding of man's earliest consumption of cannabis

What if it were marijuana’s medicinal qualities that originally inspired humans to light up, instead of the urge to get high? That’s the theory of some Washington State bioanthropologists just back from studying one …


Hillary and Bernie at the prison gates: Mass incarceration is finally a hot political issue — if we want to save America we must seize the moment

Black Lives Matter has pushed America's deranged prison system into the 2016 campaign -- now change is up to us

Mass incarceration is an issue whose time has finally come. There are many signs that the wind is shifting on the question of America’s vast, wasteful and immensely destructive prison …

Civil Liberties

Watch: Drone Delivers Marijuana Order to San Francisco Park

Last month, a San Francisco company called Trees released a video showing one of its Phantom drones making a marijuana delivery run in Dolores Park …


The Festival Lawyer Gives Tips On What To Do If Police Stop You At A Concert or Festival

Just one day after announcing a four-night Halloween run, Joe Russo's Almost Dead i ...

The classic White Stripes track "Seven Nation Army" gets a …


Parents Demand Medical Marijuana for Epileptic Kids

PITTSBURGH — In room 716 of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 12-year-old Hannah Pallas is motionless, but for an occasional turn of her head and blink of her eyes, following a series of life-threatening seizures. On the same day, 5-year-old Sydney Michaels is down the hall in room 749, …


What States Have the Cheapest Weed—And Why

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The western US has marijuana legalization in four states—Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington—as well …


Voters to decide whether Ohio will become first Midwest state to legalize pot

Ohio will vote on a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in November, state officials announced Wednesday.

If the measure passes, Ohio would become the fifth state and the first in the Midwest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, in addition to the District of Columbia.

A …


Blowing Up the Big Myths About Indica v. Sativa Strains of Marijuana

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When it comes to getting high on marijuana, the conventional wisdom is that one of two species of the …


8 Most Hilariously Dumb Ways America Has Tried to Keep Teens From Getting High

Within days last month, representatives of the famous DARE Program -- standing for Drug Abuse Resistance Education -- both advocated for and …


Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies Will Stick Their Hands Inside You if They Smell Weed

The night of June 21, a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over 21-year-old Charneshia Corley for running a stop sign near Ella and Barren …


Traces of cannabis found in Shakespeare's pipe - To exhume or not to exhume doobie

A team of South African scientists want to exhume the Bard’s remains and confirm rumors that he was an avid toker of “noted weed”

“To dig, or not to …


California police file lawsuit against investigation into pot dispensary raid

Police officers in Santa Ana, California, have responded after clients of a marijuana dispensary filed a lawsuit accusing them of excessive and unconstitutional actions during a raid in May.

A lawsuit filed last week in Orange County superior court by the officers and the Santa Ana Police Officers …


The "Martha Stewart of Marijuana" Helps Women Get Into the Weed Business

It was bound to happen — cannabis networking events that encourage curious women to pursue a career in a growing market. Pun intended.

A marketing …


4 ways John Oliver nails America’s disastrous War on Drugs

From mandatory minimum sentences to civil asset forfeiture, the HBO host has captured the story from every angle

For some years now, Comedy Central and HBO have played a huge role in educating people about some of the most important issues of the day. Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Larry …

John Oliver

Bitcoin payments and drone deliveries: Cali company teases pot possibilities

If a California start-up gets its way, customers will be able to buy marijuana via Bitcoin and have it delivered by drone. However, drone deliveries are yet to be approved by federal regulators – a process even Amazon has not been able to overcome so far.

A video posted on YouTube by the San …


New York City's new drug threat: 'weaponized marijuana'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It gives users super human strength, makes them impervious to pain and can be bought for as little as $2 across New York. It can also kill, police say.

Illegal synthetic marijuana, or "weaponized" marijuana as police are calling it, is spreading across New York, particularly the …


Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into DOJ's Continued Crackdown On Medical Marijuana

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Two congressmen behind a federal provision protecting state-legal medical marijuana operations are seeking an investigation into the Department of Justice's continued crackdown on medical marijuana patients and providers, saying the DOJ may be in violation of …


US court says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test

CHICAGO (AP) — Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.

That's the core finding of a potentially influential new ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which considered the question of how much police should rely on their K-9 partners to …

1st legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approval

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno.

Dressed in polo shirts, tie-dyes and button-downs, about 75 people with medical …