Marijuana news, articles and information:
|5/12/2015 - Groundbreaking research published in the respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed new benefits to the denouement of marijuana prohibition throughout the U.S. It turns out that states where medical cannabis use is no longer a criminal offense are reporting substantially fewer deaths associated...|
|5/8/2015 - National re-legalization of marijuana is closer than it's ever been. The majority of Americans are starting to realize that cannabis is NOT an addictive, immoral and destructive drug. Americans are starting to see cannabis for what it truly is -- a harmless, useful plant with several healing virtues....|
|5/8/2015 - The phrase "If you're not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about" is now meaningless to most Americans as they see the true nature and purpose of our police thanks to the widespread use of camera phones and social media.
Shona Banda, a woman living in Kansas, found that her dollars...|
|4/29/2015 - Things are heating up on Capitol Hill in the realm of sensible cannabis policy, with a new bipartisan bill that seeks to further relegate federal prohibition of marijuana to the dustbin of embarrassing and unjust history.
The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act,...|
|4/11/2015 - Following a tragic incident in which a young man killed himself after consuming five times the safe level of edible marijuana, media outlets raised the question of whether recent legalization measures should be rolled back. Unfortunately, such a slant reflects neither the facts of the case nor the real...|
|4/10/2015 - Before public school officials and teachers actually accuse a student of possessing something they are not supposed to have, perhaps it would be a great idea for them to actually know what they are talking about first, lest they inadvertently cause emotional pain and angst to the hapless student.
|3/23/2015 6:10:21 PM - A prominent marijuana research and testing facility in Denver, Colorado, claims that a surprising amount of legal cannabis currently on the market in the Centennial State is contaminated with toxins like mold, heavy metals and pesticides.
Dr. Andy LaFrate of Charas Scientific, reporting his findings...|
|3/22/2015 - Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently recognize the vast therapeutic potential of the cannabis plant, which millions of people across the country rely on for safe relief from chronic pain, neurological disease, seizures, paralysis, sleeping disorders, anxiety, poor appetite, gut...|
|3/5/2015 - An article titled "Medical Marijuana for Children with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders?" and subtitled "Despite lack of evidence, some are advocating cannabis for children with autism" was published in a February 2015 issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
|12/21/2014 8:41:46 PM - The Justice Department no longer has the funds to raid medical marijuana establishments.
Not long ago, it seemed the movement to legalize marijuana was never going to gain traction. The federal government was eager to override any state law that legalized its use, for any reason. It seemed the only...|
|12/18/2014 - The federal government issued a statement that the Justice Department's DEA would not be going after federally sanctioned reservations if they wanted to grow and sell their own marijuana.
This decision was based on Oregon U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall's expressed concern from tribal members about...|
|12/2/2014 - Medical marijuana is often steeped in controversy, with some saying it's a giant con and others saying it's a necessary treatment to help alleviate or even reverse certain health conditions.(1)
For example, several law enforcement officials in California are not in favor of its legalization,...|
|11/26/2014 - On November 4, the citizens of Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But unless Congress acts to reform or repeal War on Drugs-era federal tax laws, businesses that wish to sell marijuana may find it nearly impossible to survive.
As marijuana vendors...|
|11/12/2014 - You wouldn't think that two small regions of a large state that was the first to legalize medical marijuana would be raiding fields of marijuana that have less THC and more CBD than other cannabis plants.
THC is the compound that gets one "high" or elevates conscious awareness. CBD is a compound...|
|11/9/2014 - Two more states and the District of Columbia have put an end to cannabis prohibition, positioning themselves as the true champions of individual liberty in a sea of mindless tyranny. The states of Oregon and Alaska, as well as Washington, D.C., will no longer target individuals who use or possess a...|
|9/8/2014 1:53:46 PM - Any actions forwarding medical marijuana or cannabis is bound to be met with derisive comments that portray anyone who uses pot for any reason as a deadbeat, a "stoner," contributing to ripping our social fabric and moral fiber. The UK's Daily Mail certainly did a decent job of selling that tone. Bishop...|
|9/3/2014 - A massive joint study (no pun intended) by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City was conducted to determine the impact on reducing prescription opioid deaths in states...|
|8/28/2014 - A new deadly designer drug has hit the streets of America, and other countries across the globe, that experts say is five to 15 stronger than heroin, according to a new study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The drug is particularly worrisome because of its inability to be detected. In fact, it...|
|8/2/2014 - New York is now the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana, but there is a catch - patients will not be able to smoke it. The Compassionate Care Act legalizes non-smokable forms of the herb, such as pills or vapors for patients with cancer, epilepsy, and other serious illnesses. According to USA Today,...|
|7/1/2014 - Shortly after voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures decriminalizing the possession and recreational use of small amounts of marijuana, Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, wrote a piece in which he made a prediction about the federal government's reaction:
|7/1/2014 - Shortly after voters in Colorado and Washington approved ballot measures decriminalizing the possession and recreational use of small amounts of marijuana, Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, wrote a piece in which he made a prediction about the federal government's reaction:
|6/19/2014 - Back in 2700 BC, according to Chinese legend, the emperor Shen Nung -- also known as Chen Nung, considered the Father of Chinese medicine -- discovered the healing properties of marijuana as well as ginseng and ephedra. Throughout history, the use of medical cannabis has been linked to the ancient Egyptians,...|
|6/13/2014 - The latest java trend is coffee meets cannabis. The most recent buzz is a cannabis-infused beverage going mainstream. Mirth Provisions, a company based in Washington State, is launching a new and innovative line of cannabis-infused (extract), cold-brewed coffee under the "Legal" label, which underscores...|
|6/3/2014 - For several weeks, medical marijuana advocate groups encouraged medical cannabis proponents to cheer on their federal congressional representatives to vote "yes" on restricting the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) from raiding state-approved cannabis dispensaries. Their efforts were rewarded by the House...|
|5/16/2014 - Over the recent past few decades, the social stigma from the over-the-top absurdities of 1938's Reefer Madness have mostly evaporated. Millions have asserted they have at least tried marijuana without going insane and looking for stronger drugs to get "higher." Yet, today cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana,...|
|5/5/2014 - With all the astounding therapeutic benefits of cannabis, and its subsequent legalization in a number of states, it was only a matter of time before a resourceful entrepreneur seized the opportunity to create a technologically advanced (and secure) way to obtain medicinal marijuana. And this is exactly...|
|4/27/2014 - A Colorado resident has filed suit against an Idaho police department, alleging that he was profiled by cops during a road trip through the state last year because of his license plate.
The suit, filed by Darien Roseen recently, comes more than a year after he says he was unlawfully detained and...|
|4/16/2014 - Meet Irvin Rosenfeld, a South Florida financial consultant and stock broker who openly smokes 10 or so joints daily without legal harassment in a state that still hasn't approved marijuana for medical use. He does this for a rare bone disease and unusual thyroid condition.
He smokes that much pot...|
|4/10/2014 - COPD is the often used term for "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease," a rather clumsy and vague description for most of us. It includes a few different lung issues, such as emphysema, bronchiectasis and chronic bronchitis. The scary part is that it's a mystery to our pharmaceutical-dependent medical...|
|4/6/2014 - From flashbacks and insomnia to anxiety and depression, veterans are coming home to America in need of help on many levels, and the last thing they need is "chemical" medicine. Though "psych" meds are prescribed almost across the board for "psychological" issues, the psychiatric manual DSM-5 doesn't...|
|4/1/2014 - If you've ever seen any unintentionally comedic clips from the old propaganda movie Reefer Madness, you'll witness a mindset that persists today. This mindset is most prevalent among those with vested interests: the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) -- which includes...|
|3/28/2014 - Last Friday, an Ariz. judge made a significant decision that could potentially revolutionize the way Americans utilize medical marijuana.
Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper of Maricopa County ruled in favor of allowing five-year-old Zander Welton, who was suffering from debilitating epileptic...|
|3/21/2014 - If politicians and law enforcement are so eager to protect Americans from themselves, then they should break in and raid people's homes, taking their boxes of sugar cookies, sugar cereals and sugar jars instead, because, frankly, sugar is way more dangerous and addictive than pot. The American majority...|
|2/18/2014 - Two months have passed since the states of Colorado and Washington made history by legalizing cannabis, and like dominoes, the rest of America is slowly falling in line with this burgeoning movement to end a senseless war on a plant. With Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, poised to decriminalize...|
|2/18/2014 - Today, one of the hottest topics in the news is marijuana. Not only is it garnering a healthy amount of media and legal attention, but it is also becoming more widely studied by the scientific community. One such study was recently published by Louisiana State University which found that the active...|
|2/16/2014 - Following a growing trend across the country, Rhode Island could be the next state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, if legislation recently proposed is passed and signed into law by the governor.
A bill introduced by state Sen. Joshua Miller and state Rep. Edith Ajello, both Democrats,...|
|2/11/2014 - In a culture so saturated in chemicals and synthetics, pesticides and plastics, fragrances and heavy metals, it can be very easy for a person to accumulate a toxic overload in the body and not even know it.
Environmental toxins wearing people thin
This toxic overload shows up in people's facial...|
|2/4/2014 - Champions of states' rights may have even more to get excited about as the federal government announces plans to back off and allow cannabis businesses in Colorado and Washington to access and use banking institutions. Politico.com reports that the Obama administration will soon unveil updated federal...|
|2/3/2014 12:32:29 PM - As you might have expected, the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington State this year has created new markets for pot-infused products, not the least of which are snacks and treats that customers eat to get high.
According to a recent New York Times report, stores that...|
|2/1/2014 - We've got good news on three fronts where victories for humanity are now imminent. I've posted a new video at YouTube covering these announcements. It's all good news because the corrupt, evil governments and corporations of the world cannot stop these powerful grassroots movements. Humanity will achieve...|
|1/31/2014 - With both Colorado and Washington having recently made history by legalizing the sale of recreational cannabis, the race is on for the rest of the country to see which states will either follow in their footsteps and reap unprecedented economic rewards or flounder on the wrong side of history by continuing...|
|1/31/2014 - Crohn's disease can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract, not just the bowel. And unlike ulcerative colitis, it can affect the entire thickness of the bowels, not just the inner lining. Western medicine is just beginning to discover what Chinese and Ayurveda medicine has known for centuries: All...|
|1/30/2014 - The somewhat surprising results of a new survey recently conducted by Public Policy Polling, one of the nation's premier research groups, have once again realigned the national conversation on marijuana reform, especially in the South. A whopping 54 percent of Georgia voters, it turns out, are now in...|
|1/30/2014 - The push to once and for all end cannabis prohibition nationwide is expected to gain significant momentum following new reports that President Barack Obama sees marijuana as no more of a threat than alcohol. During an extensive interview with The New Yorker's David Remnick, Obama recently confessed...|
|1/5/2014 - The state of Colorado has become the first state in the nation to open its doors to the retail sale of marijuana for recreational purposes.
Two referendums passed in the November 2012 elections in both Colorado and Washington state have effectively legalized marijuana, officially allowing for the...|
|12/20/2013 - With Washington and Colorado set to make history by ending cannabis prohibition for adults beginning in January, momentum is building at an unprecedented rate for many other states to follow suit in the coming months and years. And to help them along is a major groundswell of public support, backed...|
|12/18/2013 - As the American economy continues to limp along in near-stagnancy, the few states that have repealed their nonsensical prohibition of cannabis are experiencing major economic boons. A new report released by the marijuana advocacy group Arcview Market Research reveals that the legal marijuana market...|
|12/6/2013 - It is a fact that, legal or illegal, marijuana will always be around. Those that grow, sell and buy it will always find a way to, well, grow, sell and buy it, no matter how the government feels about the issue. The question is, do the individual states want in on this lucrative industry and the immense...|
|11/27/2013 - As the social stigmas and taboos about marijuana that largely emerged during the "Reefer Madness" generation continue to be stripped away from the public consciousness, an increasing number of people are beginning to look at this all natural herb with fresh eyes, recognizing its incredible potential...|
|11/26/2013 - The mother of a 22-year-old man who died in jail after being arrested for non-violent possession of all natural cannabis (marijuana) is suing Snohomish County in Washington state for the careless neglect of its jail's staff. According to reports, Michael Ryan Saffioti's pleas for medical assistance...|
|11/12/2013 - One by one, like dominoes, cities and states all across the country are finally waking up to the fact that marijuana is a completely harmless plant with legitimate medicinal benefits and not the dangerous "drug" that the federal government still mindlessly claims it is. And the first place on the eastern...|
|11/10/2013 - Protecting your children from harsh medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, and having them healed with alternative means is often considered child abuse by Child Protective Services and the Medical Mafia. Even in a state that now allows medical marijuana use, if your child is being healed with cannabis,...|
|11/5/2013 - The definition of "grass-fed meat" is expanding in Washington state, where a fresh new source of all-natural animal feed has emerged from the unlikeliest of places: the booming recreational marijuana industry. William von Scheneidau of BB Ranch butcher shop in Seattle is one of the first livestock farmers...|
|10/23/2013 - An Israeli company that has been producing medical marijuana for patients since 2004 has developed a new strain of the healing plant that it says contains minimal levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and thus does not elicit the "high" feeling typically associated with smoking recreational cannabis.
|10/17/2013 - Irony of ironies. In the late 1930s, former prohibition bureaucrat Henry J. Anslinger took over the newly formed Bureau of Narcotics in Washington, DC, to create the case against cannabis and hemp.
Only he constantly and zealously used the Mexican slang term "marijuana" for his fear mongering lies...|
|10/15/2013 - Israeli researchers have once again confirmed the healing potential of marijuana (cannabis), a natural, medicinal plant loaded with dozens of disease-fighting cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds. A recent announcement by American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) explains the findings of...|
|10/6/2013 - It's not every day that a major media figure admits he was wrong about something important and comes out publicly to apologize for it. But CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has done just that, having recently published a formal apology renouncing his role in denying the medical legitimacy...|
|9/21/2013 - Twenty states and the District of Columbia have passed laws in recent years decriminalizing marijuana for medical use, but not a single state in the Southeast is yet included among these. However, that could soon change, as activists from the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)...|
|9/18/2013 - The federal government's nonsensical "war on drugs" has obstructed yet another honest, sovereign American citizen from utilizing the many benefits of the natural marijuana plant for medicinal purposes, this time in South Carolina. As reported by TheState.com, 66-year-old Frank Dennis Peters from Bluffton...|
|9/12/2013 - The medical establishment loathes when free-thinking people stray from its prescribed methods of disease treatment, which is why this imperious beast is aggressively trying to force a Colorado mother, who for more than a year has been successfully treating her leukemic son with healing, non-psychoactive...|
|8/24/2013 - Last November, shortly after voters in Colorado and Washington State approved measures legalizing marijuana use in their states, President Barack Obama - who has admitted to smoking pot in the past - signaled that the federal government did not have much interest in pursuing the matter, despite the...|
|8/22/2013 - Californians may soon have the freedom to grow, buy, sell, transport, and, of course, use all varieties of marijuana and cannabis hemp products in their state, thanks to the committed efforts of a vast network of grassroots activists that are right now seeking to re-legalize the natural plant species...|
|8/18/2013 - Charlotte Figi's parents thought they had tried everything to save their daughter from a life marked by constant seizures and the gradual decline of all her motor skills and cognitive abilities. That is, until they stumbled upon the amazing healing power of medicinal marijuana, which effectively reduced...|
|8/3/2013 - The state of Oregon is about to join the ranks of about a dozen other states that have defied the federal government's onerous prohibitions on marijuana by allowing it to be sold in state-sanctioned retail stores for medicinal use. According to new reports, the Oregon House recently passed H.B. 3460,...|
|6/24/2013 - New business opportunities abound in the state of Colorado, where Amendment 64 to legalize the recreational sale and use of marijuana was recently passed with flying colors by 1.36 million enthusiastic Colorado voters. An entire sector of the market that was formerly limited to only licensed marijuana...|
|6/15/2013 - New York City Mayor Michael "Nanny" Bloomberg thinks medical marijuana is a hoax, but as far as I know he's never been to medical school, which is obvious based on the results of a new survey that found more than three-quarters of physicians would prescribe it to their patients if they could.
|6/12/2013 - Mr. Nanny State himself, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is at it again, making ridiculous statements about subjects in which he knows next to nothing about.
This time, the subject is medical marijuana, and the anointed one says there are no medical benefits from its use. In fact, hizzoner said as much...|
|5/28/2013 - A California father's desperate quest to find a viable solution to his young son's rare form of epilepsy has led him to incredible success in medicinal marijuana. The Los Angeles Times (LAT) reports that Jason David's son Jayden now functions normally, eats solid food, and takes only four prescription...|
|5/23/2013 - The human brain contains an extensive network of special receptor sites that modulate nervous system function only when activated by the appropriate cannabinoid compounds, many of which are found in abundance in the marijuana plant. And emerging research continues to uncover the unique role these cannabinoids...|
|4/24/2013 - If you're over 21, marijuana is legal to smoke and have in possession (under 1 ounce) here in the state of Washington. Many users do so for the effects the THC found in marijuana has on the body. THC is the substance in marijuana that gets you "felling high". But recently, through some breakthrough...|
|3/5/2013 2:25:45 PM - Americans have differing opinions about the wisdom of marijuana legalization but most of us would agree that no matter what we think about it personally, it is an issue for Americans to decide.
So, an admonishment by a United Nations agency urging the U.S. government to sue the states of Colorado...|
|2/19/2013 - We here at Natural News didn't think it would be long after voters in the states of Washington and Colorado approved measures legalizing possession and use of marijuana in November before the lawsuits would start.
In the weeks following passage of the measures, the Department of Justice announced...|
|1/30/2013 - Medical marijuana may help reduce the use of pharmaceutical drugs among the elderly, providing a safer alternative to drugs that often carry serious side effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University. The researchers also found that elderly participants who took medical...|
|1/16/2013 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....|
|1/5/2013 - The Feds (federal government) couldn't care LESS about pot smokers, and a bunch of people feeling happy and eating nachos late at night while talking about the universe and maybe a little "green" peace. In fact, the U.S. government only cares about keeping HEMP FARMING ILLEGAL because that, my friends,...|
|12/29/2012 - In a U.S. premiere, the use of marijuana for recreational purposes has been legalized in the states of Washington and Colorado. Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Seattle to celebrate the event, but not everyone is happy with the change. The new law sparked controversy as it allows the possession...|
|12/14/2012 - Washington state made more history on December 6 when it became the first American state to officially legalize the recreational use of marijuana. As reported by Reuters, Initiative 502 became law at the stroke of midnight that day, prompting hundreds of excited Washingtonians to gather at the downtown...|
|12/13/2012 - Coloradans for the decriminalization of marijuana had a lot to celebrate on December 10 when Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order much earlier than expected that officially recognizes the passage of Amendment 64, making Colorado the second state in the union to legalize marijuana...|
|11/29/2012 - Likely empowered by a U.S. administration that favors the kind of nanny state politics a ruling global entity would no doubt embrace, the head of the United Nations' International Narcotics Control Board feels comfortable telling federal officials they should move to challenge measures in Colorado and...|
|11/28/2012 - A cohort of law enforcement officials and long-time law enforcement veterans has had enough of the federal government's continued prohibition of marijuana, and is demanding that the rogue entity back off and respect the people's sovereign right to grow and use the natural plant as they see fit, particularly...|
|11/28/2012 - State budget deficits are self-inflicted delusions. Any state in the USA could almost instantly eliminate all budget deficits and start rolling in billions of dollars in state revenues by embracing freedom for farmers, holistic health practitioners and other groups (see below).
All that's needed...|
|11/15/2012 - There is a legal showdown brewing between the federal government and two states whose residents voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana earlier this month, as local prosecutors in one of those states - Washington - have already begun dismissing hundreds of cases involving persons who were caught...|
|11/7/2012 - Here's some good news in the election results: Voters in Washington and Colorado have decriminalized small quantities of marijuana for recreational use. This is an attempt to end the insane waste of law enforcement resources on small-time pot users who pose no threat to society.
Although I'm personally...|
|10/23/2012 - The state of Washington could soon make history as the first U.S. state to legalize the sale of marijuana at the retail level, albeit with some very serious restrictions and heavy control by the state government. CBS Seattle reports that, if Initiative 502 passes on November 6, Washingtonians over the...|
|10/6/2012 - The cannabinoid compounds naturally found in many varieties of cannabis, also known more commonly as marijuana, may help children with autism spectrum disorders experience dramatic behavioral improvements, and potentially even full recovery from their symptoms. These are the findings of a new study...|
|9/29/2012 - A Michigan man was recently fired from his managerial position at a Walmart store in Battle Creek, Michigan, after it was discovered that he had been using medical marijuana outside of work hours in accordance with his doctor's recommendations for treating an inoperable brain tumor. The American Civil...|
|8/17/2012 - Twice as many patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that were prescribed cannabis reported relief from muscle stiffness over the placebo while cannabis also provided better relief of body pain, muscle spasms, and sleep disturbances. In the MS study published online on July 12 in the Journal of Neurology,...|
|7/21/2012 - For years Americans have been told that marijuana should remain illegal because it is the ultimate "gateway" drug - that is, the drug that most often leads to the abuse of other, more potent drugs.
Not so, according to a new study which says alcohol - not marijuana - is the true gateway drug.
|7/20/2012 - Woven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary active components of marijuana. And it turns out, based on the findings of several major...|
|7/7/2012 - The Miami man who chewed the face off another man back in May was high on marijuana, not "bath salts." This is the claim now being made by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's Department, anyway, which is conveniently targeting marijuana at a time when many American states continue to advance decriminalization...|
|6/7/2012 - Legislation that allows certain medical patients to access marijuana for medicinal use has been signed into law in Connecticut, making the Constitution State the 17th in the nation to at least partially deregulate marijuana for medical use. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has officially signed into...|
|5/21/2012 - The federal government's continued "War on Drugs" is no longer getting a warm reception from the vast majority of Americans. A recent poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research (MDPR) reveals that three out of every four Americans now oppose needless federal prosecution of medical marijuana dispensaries,...|
|5/18/2012 - A recent Reuters write-up of a marijuana for an MS pain and spasticity trial highlighted positive results for the MS (muscular or multiple sclerosis) patients after using marijuana. They felt less pain and spasticity, which consists of extreme muscular tension, cramps and uncontrollable muscle spasms.
|5/4/2012 - Contrary to popular belief, the marijuana plant is a whole lot more than just a psychoactive drug that "stoners" use to get high. In raw form, marijuana leaves and buds are actually loaded with a non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol...|
|5/3/2012 - With a nearly two-to-one approval ratio, Connecticut House Bill 5389, which would legalize at the state level small amounts of medical marijuana for patients in need, has been passed by the Connecticut State House of Representatives. And if passed by the State Senate, Governor Dannel Malloy has indicated...|
|4/23/2012 - Marijuana prohibition currently costs taxpayers billions of dollars a year to enforce, and it accomplishes little or nothing beneficial in terms of economic benefits. On the contrary, legalizing marijuana would not only save taxpayers billions of dollars a year in unnecessary costs, but it would also...|
|3/3/2012 - With a national unemployment rate that now hovers around 23 percent, the European country of Spain is in dire straits economically. But one local town, Rasquera, population 900, has come up with a plan that will not only save itself from economic ruin, but also pay off the more than $1.7 million worth...|
|1/28/2012 - The pressure is on for researchers and pharmaceutical companies to develop drug-based, non-synthetic versions of marijuana for medical use, as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is poised to approve such varieties in the near future. But this potential approval appears to be reserved only for...|
|1/14/2012 - The largest medical cannabis advocacy group in the country, Americans for Safe Access, recently launched a free iPhone app for marijuana activists. The new app provides tools for activists including immediate updates on local, state and federal marijuana issues.
There are existing activism apps for...|
|1/13/2012 - Marijuana smoking, at least at moderate levels, does not harm lungs but actually improves airflow rates and lung capacity. That's the finding of a recent study published in the January 11, 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Large-scale study compares impact of cigarette...|
|1/12/2012 - A medicinal marijuana user should not be considered a criminal in any state. Most major medical groups, including the Institute of Medicine, agree that marijuana is a compound with significant therapeutic potential.
- Dr. Gregory T. Carter
The United States government is at war with its own people...|
|1/10/2012 - Snoop Dogg has been busted with marijuana possession at a west Texas border agent checkpoint. It's the same checkpoint where Willie Nelson was recently caught with marijuana. After being questioned by agents, Snoop Dogg (Calvin Broadus) readily admitted the marijuana cigarettes were his, as he has a...|
|1/9/2012 - There have been a few articles written about the multitude of environmentally sustainable industrial applications of hemp. There have been perhaps many more written about the medical applications of cannabis. Now there is a formerly skeptical California doctor who has found the optimal method of using...|
|12/28/2011 - Obama promised to let the states decide medical marijuana use. But federal agencies began paramilitary style raids on state-sanctioned, legal medical marijuana dispensaries around October of 2011. The rights that Obama promised to uphold have thus far been violated in 16 states.
|12/17/2011 - (NaturalNews )The research indicates that cannabinoids hold the secret to helping heal many of the chronic diseases we are facing. From cancer to diabetes, and from autism to Alzheimer's, medical marijuana helps, and sometimes dramatically so. Cannabinoid medicine holds a great power to alleviate human...|
|12/11/2011 - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is rising in the polls and could very well wind up being the next Republican presidential nominee. Like him or despise him, one knock against him is his publicly stated desire for something that hasn't worked and can never work - a more "aggressive" drug policy and...|
|11/26/2011 - The battle continues to rage between the individual states and the federal government over the legalized cultivation and use of medical marijuana. Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nation's largest medical marijuana advocacy organization, has now filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration's...|
|10/25/2011 - The state of California agreed on a referendum in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana in their state. A referendum is a citizen generated ballot that is then put to popular vote. So a majority of California's voting citizens agreed that openly selling marijuana for medical purposes is okay.
|10/22/2011 - Authorities recently took Millage Peaks Jr., son of former Los Angeles, Cal., fire chief Millage Peaks, into custody on charges of bribing a public official and attempting to smuggle marijuana onto a commercial airline flight. CBS 2 News in Los Angeles reports that Peaks confessed to bribing US Transportation...|
|10/10/2011 - The advent of the internet and the free flow of information that has enlightened the minds of millions, the mainstream media can no longer simply ignore or deny the truth about marijuana's medicinal capacity.
This was made evident in a recent PBS documentary that highlighted marijuana's ability to...|
|8/1/2011 - The prohibition of marijuana in the US has led to an "underground" cannabis industry in Mexico run primarily by violent gangster cartels like the ones wreaking havoc at the southern borders of Texas, Arizona, and California.
These cartels reap anywhere from $1 to $20 billion a year illegally selling...|
|7/27/2011 - Once known primarily for its weed-killing formulas, now Miracle-Gro wants to try its hand at growing killer weed.
Jim Hagedorn, chief executive of Scott's, the company that manufactures Miracle-Gro, said he's going to target the medical marijuana industry as a way of boosting overall sales of his...|
|7/25/2011 - The US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has finally acknowledged a nine-year-old petition filed by The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis to reclassify marijuana as a schedule III, IV, or V drug, rather than its current, and more-serious, schedule I classification.
The acknowledgment, however, was...|
|7/21/2011 - Raw marijuana is illegal in the United States and is not approved by the FDA for medical uses though many states have broken away from the Union preferring to help rather than hurt people, as the federal government seems to prefer. The federal government is ignoring the science that has repeatedly demonstrated...|
|7/6/2011 - Legalizing marijuana in the USA projects a bigger picture than easing the drug war tyranny on harmless pot smokers. What is overlooked is the medicinal value that marijuana offers, which threatens Big Pharma. If the THC compounds in marijuana that cure as well as get you high are removed, then why isn't...|
|7/5/2011 - The US economy is rapidly unraveling, vital services are being cut, and millions of Americans are losing their jobs and struggling just to survive. Meanwhile, the federal government continues to spend billions of taxpayer dollars every year to fight its endless "War on Drugs," which includes spending...|
|6/30/2011 - Business is booming for sales of marijuana that has been genetically-modified (GM) to contain up to nine times more tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than normal marijuana, according to a recent report by AFP.
The South American country of Colombia, which is known for its illicit drug trade, is apparently...|
|6/23/2011 - Four decades of the so-called "War on Drugs" has led only to the suffering of millions of innocents, the crowding of our prisons with non-violent citizens, the utter waste of billions of dollars on law enforcement and the (in)justice system, and the enriching of underground drug gangs who thrive on...|
|6/12/2011 - The federal government's phony "war on drugs" is slowly being deconstructed by individual states that are deciding to lessen penalties for, or flat-out decriminalize, the possession of marijuana. This week, Connecticut became the 13th U.S. state to at least partially decriminalize marijuana when it...|
|6/10/2011 - Marijuana offers strong protective qualities against radiation exposure. Since fewer and fewer people have the financial resources to continually purchase all the helpful things they will need perhaps growing weed in our backyard will offer the public one of the best anti-radiation solutions in the...|
|6/9/2011 - It's been nearly nine years since the Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis (CRC) filed its petition in 2002 to reclassify cannabis (otherwise known as marijuana). For decades now, the federal government has held onto the misguided and outdated position that cannabis is a dangerous drug with no medical...|
|5/28/2011 - The gap between many individual state laws regulating marijuana and the overarching federal intolerance of the plant is widening, and a coalition of marijuana advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to push the Obama administration to respond...|
|5/28/2011 - As DEA raids and IRS harassment continue on state-approved medical marijuana, Big Pharma eyes the profitability of cannabis and prepares to muscle in, using its lobbyists and government connections to ensure a monopoly on legal sales of the drug.
In early April of 2011, two drug manufacturing giants,...|
|5/23/2011 - Arkansas residents may see an initiative to legalize medical marijuana on the November 2012 ballot. The proposed law's sponsor, Arkansans for Compassionate Care, achieved its first victory when the Arkansas attorney general certified the proposal's ballot language. The group must collect 62,507 voter...|
|5/7/2011 - Legislators in Connecticut are in the process of moving forward with a bill that will legalize marijuana for medical use in the state, despite threats from federal prosecutors who say that they will go after individuals who grow or distribute the plant. If the bill passes in its current form, it will...|
|5/2/2011 - After failing to successfully gain enough signatures for ballot approval in 2004, advocates of legalized medical marijuana in the state of Arkansas have finally gained an opportunity to have a medical marijuana initiative placed on the 2012 ballot.
According to a recent Reuters report, Arkansas Attorney...|
|4/29/2011 - Maryland lawmakers plan to introduce a revised version of a medical marijuana bill that they put forth last year, this time with more restrictions. And according to The Baltimore Sun, talk show host Montel Williams, along with various politicians from both sides of the aisle, has come out in support...|
|4/3/2011 - A milestone quietly occurred last month, and one the federal government would prefer to ignore. Yet, it could mean a step in the right direction for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who use a centuries-old botanical medicine: cannabis, otherwise know as marijuana.
According to the...|
|4/2/2011 - A new Gallup poll has found that more Americans than ever favor the legalization of marijuana for general use, while the number of people opposed to it is now at an all-time low. The findings come at a pivotal time when California is set to vote on legalization of the crop, and indicate a significant...|
|2/24/2011 - Have no illusions about the true nature of the so-called "War on Drugs" and the actions of the DEA. The War on Drugs has always been about protecting the profits of the drug companies which have a long and well-documented history of copying street drugs, repackaging them as "medications" and selling...|
|1/25/2011 - California entrepreneur Clay Butler has developed a lineup of marijuana soft drinks that he says will be "a hit" once they are made available at marijuana dispensaries in the Golden State. California state laws permit marijuana use for medical purposes, and Butler sees the hundreds of medical marijuana...|
|12/29/2010 - Sending young people to prison for marijuana possession and use is not a good thing, said 700 Club founder Pat Robertson on a recent segment. Also founder of the Christian Coalition and former Republican candidate for President, Robertson expressed opposition to the current war on drugs, particularly...|
|11/28/2010 - Marijuana prohibition is the cornerstone of the U.S. police state. It gives cops a reason to search vehicles and keeps DEA employees on the payroll while filling the prisons with literally millions of people who have harmed no one except themselves.
Country singer superstar Willie Nelson is the...|
|10/25/2010 - The battle rages on over the legalization of marijuana in California, but a new report from NBC in California's Bay Area brings up a very interesting point about its cultivation in the state. According to the report, the state's marijuana crop is valued at seven times the amount of its grape crop, which...|
|10/19/2010 - Next month, California voters will decide whether or not to legalize marijuana in the state for recreational use. And former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders recently made an announcement on CNN that she supports both the initiative and the decriminalization of marijuana.
"What I think is horrible...|
|9/20/2010 - In February 2000 researchers in Madrid announced they had destroyed incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. The study was later published in the journal Nature Cancer Review. Chances are that you have never heard of this study, the same as you likely...|
|9/9/2010 - Across the United States, debates about medical marijuana fester in many communities and states. Currently, fourteen states of the fifty in the Union plus Washington, D.C. have legalized marijuana for medical use. Yet in those states, and many others who are considering similar measures, the argument...|
|9/4/2010 - Experts from different persuasions often argue about the alleged benefits of using marijuana for pain relief, but a new study out of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University (MU) has conclusively found that cannabis, the genus name for marijuana, is better than pharmaceutical drugs...|
|7/25/2010 - In states where medicinal marijuana is permitted, legal dispensaries usually obtain the drug from small backyard growers and distribute it to patients with prescriptions. But the Oakland, Calif. City Council recently took marijuana production to the next level when it approved the construction and operation...|
|11/16/2009 - The nation's largest physician organization, the American Medical Association, has reversed its position on marijuana and now supports investigation and clinical research on the plant for medicinal use. The group urged the federal government on Tuesday to reassess its Schedule I controlled substance...|
|8/15/2009 - In 2008, the American College of Physicians (ACP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, released a position paper entitled Supporting Research Into the Therapeutic Role of Marijuana that expresses the group's support for increased research and investigation into the medicinal functionality of marijuana, including...|
|7/25/2009 - The active ingredient in marijuana appears to target cancerous brain cells for destruction while leaving healthy cells alone, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Complutense University in Madrid, and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Researchers first conducted...|
|2/6/2009 - Following his admission that he was caught smoking a bong, Michael Phelps has now learned he's been dropped from Kellogg's as a sponsor. When his sponsorship contract runs out at the end of the month, it won't be renewed by Kellogg's, according to a source that spoke to CNBC earlier today (http://www.cnbc.com/id/29041954).
|9/24/2008 - When Ron and Nadine from the Living Libations beauty care and chocolate company (www.LivingLibations.com) attempted to fly to the United States in August of this year, they ran into something completely unexpected: Drug-sniffing dogs at the Toronto airport. When their dogs took a special interest in...|
|6/2/2008 - A non-psychoactive chemical that occurs naturally in the marijuana plant may prevent breast cancer from spreading, according to a study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.
Researchers found that a chemical called cannabidiol (CBD) affects the activity of a gene known as Id-1 in...|
|2/27/2007 - Methamphetamine is a highly addictive psychostimulant drug that can have horrifying side effects, but perhaps the most shocking thing about this drug is that the FDA and Big Business may be contributing to its spread in pursuit of profits.
While dietary supplements containing ephedra were banned...|
|2/25/2007 - In one of the few extensive tests of marijuana's medical benefits, a study by researchers at the San Francisco General Hospital has shown the drug can ease HIV-related pain in some patients, but the Bush administration's Office of National Drug Control Policy has dismissed the study and its results.
|1/25/2007 - In California, where marijuana has been legal for medical use since the Compassionate Use Act was passed into law in 1996, Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided 11 dispensaries of medical marijuana, seizing a large cache of marijuana and marijuana-based products, raising concerns over state’s...|
|12/28/2006 - The biggest cash crop in the United States is not corn or wheat, according to public policy analyst Jon Gettman, as marijuana produces more annual revenue than those crops combined; nearly $35 billion.
The report by medical marijuana advocate and former National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana...|
|10/6/2006 - A study conducted by scientists at Scripps Research Institute in California has found that, contrary to marijuana's reputation, the ingredients of the drug can actually fight off the memory-impairing effects of Alzheimer's disease.
The researchers found that the active ingredient in marijuana --...|
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|4/7/2006 - Medical researchers are once again warning about the long-term memory effects of smoking marijuana. Toking on the herb for decades apparently makes your memory, well, dopey. That is, if you believe the study which was based on 40 people found in a drug rehabilitation program who said they only smoked...|
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