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How Cannabis is Going to Change Life as We Know It by Mike “Zappy” Zapolin

How Cannabis is Going to Change Life as We Know It
By Mike "Zappy" Zapolin

In this article, Mike Zappy transcribes the contents of a talk on cannabis …

Stoner rabbits will run amok if Utah legalises marijuana, DEA agent warns

Rabbits ‘have cultivated a taste for marijuana’ in Utah where lawmakers are voting on the legalisation of medical pot

Could the legalisation of medical marijuana in Utah lead to a bunch of bunnies running around as high as a kite?

That’s the view of a US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent who has …


Drugs squad accidentally gets locals high while burning marijuana mountain

Community gets high as police destroy marijuana with massive bonfire

An Indonesian police force might want to rethink its drugs disposal policy after accidentally helping residents of one district get high as kite.

Destroying tonnes of marijuana in a big bonfire proved to be as reckless as it sounds …


5 Mind-Blowing Policing Results of Colorado's Marijuana Legalization

Coloradans voted to legalize marijuana in November 2012, possession became legal early the next year, and legal marijuana sales began in January …


Race disparity in Colorado pot busts, despite legalization

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has not stopped racial disparities in arrest rates, with blacks still much more likely than whites to be charged with crimes related to the drug, although overall arrest rates have fallen significantly.

The report by the Drug Policy Alliance, which …


America’s ISIS next door: Mexico, billion-dollar cartels and the colossal failure of the war on drugs

They behead people by the hundreds. And like ISIL, Mexican gangs are flourishing as a result of failed U.S. policy

They behead people by the hundreds. They heap headless, handless bodies along roadsides as warnings to those who would resist their power. They have penetrated the local, state, and …


5 states rapidly moving toward marijuana legalization

The legislative season is in full swing across the country, and pot is hot -- especially in New England

The legislative season is in full swing at statehouses around the country, and pot is hot. And we’re not even talking about medical marijuana or decriminalization bills, we’re talking about …


First government-owned pot store opens in Washington state

The city of North Bonneville, Wash. -- population 1,000 -- sits along the Columbia River a stone’s throw from one of the world’s largest hydroelectric dams. On the other side of the Columbia River Gorge is the state of Oregon.

It may seem an unlikely place for the nation’s first city-owned marijuana …


Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal Scientific Reports. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and …


Confessions of a pot shop girl

At our recreational marijuana store, we have sativa strains, proper lighting, and many people, sharing their pain

People stare into the content of our cases with a dazed look in their eyes. So many little containers with tiny labels. In the old, illegal days of buying pot, you took whatever the …


Texan Christian Conservative Makes Case For Ending Pot Prohibition

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Texas Republican David Simpson believes that it is an inappropriate use of government power to arrest …


Irish Es are smiling – ecstasy and other drugs temporarily legal in Ireland

Possession of ecstasy and other drugs is currently legal in Ireland, but only for a day, after a court ruling on Tuesday morning.

A written judgment released by the Republic’s court of appeal said part of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977, which allows certain substances to be controlled, is …


History in the Making: Three Prominent US Senators Roll Out Legislation to Legalize Marijuana

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A bipartisan trio of senators will introduce historic legislation to legalize medical marijuana at the …


How Psychedelics Saved My Life

I invite you to take a step back and clear your mind of decades of false propaganda. Governments worldwide lied to us about the medicinal benefits of …


When Silicon Valley takes LSD - Jan. 25, 2015

Can LSD make you a billionaire?

"So, I don't think there is such a thing as recreational LSD use," veteran Silicon Valley engineer Kevin Herbert said wryly. "I would be at a Grateful Dead show, high on LSD ... and something about my work would just come to me."

Herbert, who works at Cisco, has been …


Legal cannabis generating so much tax revenue in CO that government may have to give some back to residents!

(NaturalNews) The Colorado legislature is desperately trying to finagle its way out of having to refund an excess of tax revenues generated from …

Why (and How) We Should Legalize Psychedelics

Psychedelics hold enormous potential for understanding the human mind.One reason for psychedelics to be legalized is to open the gates of …


Farm-to-table marijuana startup throws posh Berkeley launch party

When San Franciscans awoke Friday morning, those with medical marijuana cards were able to make high-grade, sun-grown cannabis appear on their doorsteps within an hour.

Flow Kana, the startup behind it, celebrated its new farm-to-table — or farm-to-bowl — service by passing joints at a Berkeley …


Ketamine control plan condemned as potential disaster for world's rural poor

A proposal that is about to come before the UN to restrict global access to ketamine, a drug abused in rich countries, would deprive millions of women of lifesaving surgery in poor countries, according to medicines campaigners.

Ketamine, known to clubbers by a variety of names including ket, Vitamin …


High hopes: Cannabis legalization party to stand in UK general election

A new political party is planning to stand as many as 100 candidates at May’s general election with the aim of pushing through reforms to UK drug law.

CISTA – Cannabis Is Safer Than Alcohol – claims that tax revenue gained from legalizing cannabis could cut the government’s deficit by up to £1.25 …

High Hopes

Republicans in Congress Threaten DC Mayor with Arrest If She Pushes Marijuana Through

The nation's capitol is set to legalize marijuana at midnight.Even as the nation's capital moves to implement the will of its voters and legalize the …


Utah bill would legalize medical marijuana

The conservative bastion of Utah could join twenty-three other states in permitting medical cannabis, under new legislation introduced today.

Senate Bill 259 from Sen. Mark B. Madsen would create a state registry of medical cannabis patients who could possess and use the botanical drug. The bill …

Rand Paul slams Jeb Bush for marijuana 'hypocrisy'

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., blasted former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush late Wednesday for what he called "hypocrisy" on drug policy ahead of this weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference.

Paul, who like Bush is considering whether to seek the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, contrasted Bush's …


Jamaica decriminalises marijuana

Jamaican lawmakers have passed an act to decriminalise small amounts of marijuana and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical cannabis industry on the island.

After several hours of debate legislators in the lower house on Tuesday gave final passage to drug law amendments that make …


Alaska's marijuana entrepreneurs eager to open for business

As marijuana enthusiasts rang in the end of “prohibition” in Alaska – with some marking the historic legalization of the drug in the state with a “ceremonial toke” at 4.20pm – entrepreneurs said they eagerly awaited the day when dispensaries can open for business.

On Tuesday, the Last Frontier …


Alaska becomes first red state to legalize recreational weed

It still won't be legal to sell or smoke in public

Thanks to a ballot initiative passed last November, Alaska is now the first red state to have legalized recreational marijuana use, joining Washington and Colorado. Now, Alaskans age 21 or older may legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and …


How Right-Wingers in One State Are Trying to Give Elites Control of the Marijuana Industry

Even when it comes to marijuana, they're out to help the 1%.Conservatives live in a fantasy world, and nowhere is that more clear right now than in …


Curing the fear of death: How “tripping out” could change everything

A chemical called "psilocybin" shows remarkable therapeutic promise. Only problem? It comes from magic mushrooms

The second time I ate psychedelic mushrooms I was at a log cabin on a lake in northern Maine, and afterwards I sat in a grove of spruce trees for three and a half hours, saying over and …


Marijuana cooking classes launch in SF

With smoking is on its way out, and legal cannabis on its way in — the market for infused foods and cooking lessons has never been hotter.

Today, there’s more places than ever to ascend up the learning curve to haute pot cuisine. There’s books like Elise McDonough’s Official High Times Cookbook, Ed …