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Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Marijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday that makes the state the third largest to decriminalize minor pot offenses.<p>The new law, which takes effect immediately, makes …

Illinois

The FDA says it’s ok to drink weed

First marijuana pills, now a drink: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved the liquid version of dronabinol, which is essentially a …

Liberal News

Heaven on Earth: A Day with California's Weed Nuns

The Sisters of the Valley are not your average nuns. For one thing, they're non-denominational. They wear the habit and prize spirituality, but they're not affiliated with any of the churches near their home in Merced, California. Instead, they belong to a highly specialized and devout order—one …

California

Your kid is way more likely to be poisoned by crayons than by marijuana

A new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics is making waves this week with the news that there's been a sharp uptick in emergency-room visits and poison-control calls for marijuana poisoning among children in Colorado.<p>The study found that the number of marijuana-related hospital visits for children …

Cannabis

The Average Legal Marijuana User Spends $645 A Year On The Green Stuff

Before marijuana became legal in some states, you’d have to figure out on your own how much money you’d spend on weed. But now that recreational pot …

Marijuana

Harrowing images show hundreds of Filipino 'drug dealers' shot dead

• <b>Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has been dubbed 'The Punisher' because of his brutal war on drugs</b>• <b><br>He ordered police to carry out summary</b> …

World Leaders

Cannabis startups and the ghost of Nancy Reagan

The cannabis industry could reach $100 billion by 2029 in the U.S. alone. But the path to expansion isn't without obstacles for entrepreneurs struggling to build companies.<p>Over my career, I've helped build and deploy weapon systems, music videos, mainstream movies, pornography, firearms and sex …

Marijuana

Publix heiress gives $800G to fight medical marijuana

One of Florida's richest women is donating big time to keep medical marijuana out of the state. The trust of Carol Jenkins Barnett, daughter of the founder of the Publix supermarket chain, has donated $800,000 to the Drug Free Florida group, which is fighting a legalization measure on the ballot …

Medical Marijuana

Branson: Parents should join kids who insist on smoking pot

CHICAGO (AP) — British billionaire Richard Branson says if kids are going to smoke marijuana, their parents should join them.<p>The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2af73S9 ) the Virgin Group founder told an audience of entrepreneurs in Chicago on Tuesday that if their kids are "going to have a …

Kids

Why People Think Potheads Are Lazy: A History

"I no longer doubt that marijuana can be an intellectual stimulant," wrote the Harvard professor Lester Grinspoon in 1994. "It can help the user to penetrate conceptual boundaries, promote fluidity of associations, and enhance insight and creativity."<br>Those sentences are from his introduction to an …

Marijuana

Not all marijuana use is ‘chemical dependency’ that could lead to termination of parental rights

A trial court ordered that J.B.’s parental rights should be terminated because of his continuing marijuana use; Missouri law provides that parents can be stripped of their rights if they have a “chemical dependency.” But in <i>In the Interest of K.M.A.-B.</i>, decided this month, the Missouri Court of …

Marijuana

What Happened When I Added Weed Into My Beauty Routine

Weed, ganja, pot, cannabis, Mary Jane -- call it what you want. Marijuana has had a somewhat controversial history in the United States. But recently, national perception of the drug has shifted as more and more states are legalizing it -- so far, 24 for medical purposes; four for recreational. …

Marijuana

What a Shocker: Study Finds Alcohol Makes You Aggressive; Pot, Pretty Much the Opposite

Hold the presses.Pot heads are mellow, drunks can be mean. That's the common wisdom, and now, thanks to a group of researchers from the Netherlands, …

Alcohol

Vaping’s toxic vapors come mainly from e-liquid solvents

Over the last three years, growing evidence has shown that electronic cigarettes are not the harmless alternative to smoking that many proponents …

Science

This Psychedelic 'Magic Carpet' Reacts When You Step on It

Earlier this month, Miguel Chevalier launched an interactive exhibit that invited viewers to walk all over it. As people move over this "Magic …

Psychedelia

A Psychedelic Can Cure Heroin Withdrawal

But it can’t cure addiction.<p>At a shamanic ceremony in Mexico, an initiate is deep in his psychedelic visions. Some sort of wreath is placed on his head and the incessant rattling of indigenous instruments strengthens the trance. Candlelight flickers over a puke bucket as the drugged vision-seeker …

Psychedelia

Can Cannabis Prevent and Treat Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is a serious condition usually caused by an external blow to the head that can cause severe and often chronic …

Traumatic brain injury

How Prison Labor Is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support It

By Sara Burrows / returntonow.net<p>American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue …

Prison

Drumming without a drum

How Nitrous Oxide Inspired Early Psychedelic Literature

I love jotting down nonsensical snippets of conversation I overhear at music festivals, parties, and other drug-friendly gatherings. I've catalogued trustafarian musings like "At our core, we're interstellar beings," "Dog feet are a good idea," and most spectacularly, "I feel like a deer that for …

Nitrous oxide

New tests on Colorado town's water show no sign of marijuana

A warning not to drink the water in a Colorado town has been canceled, after tests showed there was no longer any evidence of a marijuana chemical in the tap water, an initial finding which the mayor said “blew his mind”.<p>The Lincoln County sheriff’s office said on Saturday that a criminal …

Marijuana

Illinois governor working with police on marijuana bill

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with the Illinois State Police on how to handle a proposal to make marijuana possession in …

Marijuana

America's "Psychedelic Spring"—Why Are These Drugs Growing in Cultural Importance Again?

Photo Credit: agsandrew / Shutterstock.com<p><i>This article was originally published by The Influence, a news site that covers the full spectrum of human</i> …

LSD

Here's Why We Should Probably Say 'Cannabis' Instead of 'Marijuana'

The word marijuana has a rotten history.Weed, pot, ganja, bud, herb, grass, green, dank, Cali, Dutchie, hippie lettuce, Mary Jane. That …

Marijuana

Is LSD Really That Dangerous?

LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a derivative of ergot first synthesized in the lab by chemist Albert Hoffman 1938 while he was trying to …

LSD

False alarm. No THC in Colorado town’s public water supply, officials say.

<i>Update</i>: On Saturday, additional tests from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation failed to detect THC in the community water supply. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office now believes the test kits used earlier showed false positives.<p><i>The original story is below:</i><p>The tests found something fishy in the …

Colorado

Gatwick flight to Crete turned back due to strong 'cannabis smell' in cabin

A British Airways flight to Crete was forced to make an unscheduled return to Gatwick after an overpowering smell similar to that of cannabis filled the cabin.<p>Passengers on Thursday’s 8.15am flight to Heraklion complained of a foul odour and the pilot turned the plane back as a precaution. The …

Cannabis

Some Cleveland Wisdom From Your Friendly Neighborhood RNC Weed Guy

A look at some of Adrian’s product.I first met Adrian* at a dusty bar situated among warehouses, a couple miles from downtown Cleveland, where they …

Marijuana

Alcohol versus marijuana: which really causes aggression?

Alcohol versus marijuana: which really causes aggression?<p>Using marijuana is associated with decreases in measures of aggression, while drinking the more legal drug alcohol causes aggression to spike, a new study confirms.<p>As at least seven states prepare to vote on marijuana law reforms in the …

Marijuana