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|11/29/2016 - With the cooperation and support of doctors and other cannabis advocates, NFL players are becoming increasingly successful in forcing a dialog with the league regarding the use of marijuana as a painkiller.
Many current and former players support the use of cannabis as an effective alternative to...|
|11/28/2016 - The cannabis plant's medicinal value is virtually unmatched by any modern medicine – even scientific evidence has shown us that. And yet, for some reason, the DEA continues to ignore the mountains of evidence that medical marijuana can, and does, help millions of people across the United States.
|11/23/2016 - Once again, state bureaucrats playing the role of tyrannical thugs have stolen a child from a parent who dared to treat her daughter with medical marijuana, even as they and federal-level bureaucrat thugs allow Big Pharma and establishment medicine to hook kids on dangerous ADHD medications.
|11/21/2016 - Cannabis has been vilified and attacked for nearly a century by industry propaganda, ignorant religious beliefs and controlling government dictates. As more people learn what cannabis is and all that it entails, they can release their feelings of dissension, control, judgment and paranoia toward the...|
|11/17/2016 - Despite the federal government's failure to recognize the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant, many people across the country have continued to advocate for the plant's numerous health benefits – and the cannabis industry's huge potential for financial success.
In states where cannabis...|
|11/14/2016 - In the two years since recreational marijuana sales became legal in Colorado, the state has seen economic growth two times greater than the U.S. national average, according to a new in-depth analysis.
"The Economic Impact of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado," released by the Marijuana Policy Group...|
|11/14/2016 - Voters overwhelmingly rejected the failing drug war at the voting polls, with eight out of nine states approving ballot measures loosening restrictions on the use of marijuana.
Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota became the 25th through 28th states (plus the District of Columbia) to approve...|
|11/11/2016 - The November 8 ballots produced a solid victory for medical marijuana proponents, with several states passing new medical marijuana laws.
Four states – Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota – will all now allow those seeking pain relief and treatment for numerous illnesses to have...|
|11/10/2016 - As the evidence supporting marijuana's healing properties continues to grow, the number of businesses getting involved with the commercialization of the plant also continues to expand. And despite the DEA's refusal to reschedule cannabis and relax federal laws surrounding marijuana, states continue...|
|11/4/2016 - Although U.S. traffic fatalities have decreased overall during the past couple of decades,...|
|10/26/2016 - The war on drugs has continued for nearly half a century in the United States, despite the indisputable fact that it has been a complete and utter failure.
A recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch explored in depth the cost in human lives and wasted resources associated...|
|10/21/2016 - Dr. J. Thomas Ungerleider, one of America's first researchers to champion the medicinal benefits of marijuana, died from Alzheimer's complications at the age of 85 on September 19.
Dr. Ungerleider led clinical trials in the 1970s and 1980s that demonstrated marijuana's effectiveness in treating patients...|
|10/19/2016 - Following months of negotiations and various offers, Germany-based Bayer has finally sealed the deal with Monsanto, purchasing the seed giant for $66 billion. The merger is reported to be the largest all-cash deal on record.
The purchase means a lot of things, and none of them good for consumers....|
|10/17/2016 - Police all across the Nation may soon be able to accurately detect when drivers are operating a vehicle under the influence of THC. A new breathalyzer device that can read THC levels is being tested out in California. Hound Labs, an Oakland, California-based company, in conjunction with the University...|
|10/14/2016 - NFL players are three times as prone to abusing opioid pain medications due the multiple injuries typically sustained during a career in professional football. Because of this, many are now looking to cannabis as a replacement for dangerously addictive pharmaceutical painkillers.
The Gridiron Cannabis...|
|10/12/2016 - An 81-year-old grandmother is the latest victim of an outdated "war on drugs" mentality that continues to prevent innocent citizens from benefiting from the wonders of one of nature's most versatile and effective medicinal gifts - the marijuana plant.
A recent raid involving state police, Massachusetts...|
|10/4/2016 - Opponents of medical marijuana laws have often claimed that legalizing marijuana use would lead to rampant drug abuse and have an adverse effect on society. Now that these laws have been instituted in some states for a few years, however, evidence is mounting that the opposite is actually true.
|9/28/2016 7:59:41 AM - As Floridians prepare to vote in November on a referendum to expand medical marijuana operations in the state, some dispensaries are finally getting a "green light" to sell low-THC medical marijuana under Florida's currently strict laws governing its use and availability.
Although Florida passed...|
|9/21/2016 - Given marijuana's many healing properties and the impressive body of scientific evidence backing up its capabilities, it is not surprising to find that those who are fighting against legalizing it typically have some type of self-serving interest driving their actions.
This is evidenced by the actions...|
|9/19/2016 - This year's election could have sweeping impacts on cannabis legislation nationwide, as numerous states gear up to vote on important regulations regarding America's most beloved plant.
In roughly two months, citizens in five states will vote on whether or not to fully legalize recreational cannabis,...|
|9/7/2016 3:06:58 PM - Women who live in either California or Colorado now have access to workable options other than NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for treating their menstrual woes, as companies in these two states have begun unveiling the latest in all-natural cramp relief: cannabis-infused feminine hygiene...|
|9/6/2016 - Those who insisted that legalizing marijuana would lead to a drug-crazed population have been proven wrong by the latest statistics released by the CDC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the percentage of Americans...|
|9/3/2016 - Court watchers know that the Ninth U.S. Circuit is one of the most liberal, most-overturned of all circuit courts. So it wasn't a surprise to many when leftist judges there recently ruled to uphold a ban on gun sales and possession to anyone who uses marijuana for medical purposes – even if it's...|
|9/1/2016 - In recent weeks scientists examining the positive therapeutic effects of cannabis have made a number of remarkable findings, including a potential solution for the rejection of transplanted organs.
Researchers at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine found that, when given to mice,...|
|8/30/2016 - The baby boomer generation is literally drinking itself to death at a time when medical marijuana should be – and could be – saving their lives.
As reported by the UK's Daily Mail, boomers born in the post-World War II period between 1946 and 1964 are distinct from previous generations...|
|8/29/2016 - A unanimous decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals now prevents the Department of Justice of the United States from prosecuting people who legally grow, sell or purchase marijuana, even though it's still illegal according to federal law. The decision is based on a previous ruling that keeps...|
|8/26/2016 - A federal court has ruled that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is not permitted to use any of its money to prosecute people who are in compliance with state medical marijuana laws.
"If the federal government prosecutes such individuals, it has prevented the state from giving practical effect to its...|
|8/23/2016 - There is a growing trend among consumers to seek natural products, whether it's the rise in demand for organic fruits and vegetables noted by major grocery store chains, or the burgeoning natural skincare industry.
A quick scan of the ingredient list on your favorite body lotion or face cream will...|
|8/22/2016 - Supporters of medical marijuana have gained an important victory with a federal appeals court ruling that prohibits the Department of Justice (DOJ) from prosecuting medical marijuana growers and users if no state laws are being breached.
A unanimous decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...|
|8/16/2016 - Those who support the nationwide legalization of marijuana for therapeutic use, were disappointed by the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recent failure to reclassify marijuana's status from that of a Schedule I drug to another more appropriate classification.
Since 23 states have now legalized...|
|8/15/2016 - Obama's war on humanity just took another great leap toward totalitarian despotism with last week's DEA decision to deny petitions seeking to reclassify medical marijuana as a non-schedule I drug. This decision means that any person possessing natural CBD (cannabidiol) compounds derived from hemp leaves,...|
|8/14/2016 - For hundreds of years, humankind has known that cannabinoids from marijuana are a boon to overall health, but for some reason the federal government run by a president who admitted to smoking pot in his youth still doesn't understand this.
On Thursday, in an announcement published in the Federal...|
|8/12/2016 - Buried in a trove of emails from the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, and mysteriously obtained by WikiLeaks, was an email newsletter sent to political insiders that contained something interesting: a paid advertisement from the alcohol...|
|8/5/2016 - In a gross display of wasted taxpayer dollars, dozens of Massachusetts National Guard personnel, operating under a grant from the DEA, alongside Massachusetts State Police, descended into the backyard of an 81-year-old cancer patient in a raid last week — to protect society from the dangers of...|
|7/27/2016 - Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the federal bench by Bill Clinton in 1994. She presided over trials for 17 years. And Sunday, she stood before a crowd at The Aspen Ideas Festival to denounce most punishments that she imposed.
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|7/26/2016 - Use of many prescription drugs has plummeted following the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia and published in the journal Health Affairs.
The researchers found that Medicare prescriptions fell for conditions that can be...|
|7/1/2016 - The medicinal value of cannabis cannot be ignored. This healing plant has successfully been used for treatment of pain, insomnia, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, and even cancer.
Despite its long history of medicinal use throughout the world, cannabis has...|
|6/17/2016 - The debate over whether the benefits of marijuana use are worth the risks continues to rage, as more and more states make moves to legalize it. While much remains unknown about its effects, a group of researchers recently made an important discovery that should lay some doubts to rest: Long-term marijuana...|
|6/11/2016 - Many veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have found relief from their symptoms in the form of cannabis. Although this treatment shows a lot of promise in dealing with a very complex and debilitating disorder, it would appear that the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center...|
|6/8/2016 - With so much reputable research having been done, not only on the negative health impacts of sugar on humans, but also on sugar's addictive effects, it is strange to many that the sweet substance isn't more heavily regulated (or even banned) as marijuana is in many states and on the federal level.
|5/31/2016 - Hypocrisy on the part of the FDA regarding the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine has once again been clearly documented as the agency - after insisting publicly for years that 'cannabis has no medicinal value' - is now ready to grant a license to GW Pharmaceuticals to begin marketing a cannabinoid-based...|
|5/31/2016 - "Jackpot!" exclaimed Mowgli Holmes, a 43-year-old geneticist with a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from Columbia University. He had just come across an old treasure from the 1930s, something that he could use to restore scientific knowledge regarding the medicinal qualities of cannabis. This...|
|5/30/2016 - As California prepares to vote on marijuana legalization in November, police and prison guard groups are uniting in an attempt to defeat the initiative so that they won't lose the enormous amount of income generated from cannabis prohibition.
These groups account for around half of the money being...|
|5/23/2016 - It seems to be standard operating procedure among scientists and drug manufacturers that whenever a natural substance is found to have beneficial medicinal or health-promoting properties, a synthetic version produced in the laboratory will soon follow – and often with disastrous results.
|5/20/2016 - In a long overdue move, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has finally granted approval for clinical trials researching the therapeutic value of marijuana on veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The DEA's decision will potentially benefit hundreds of thousands...|
|5/18/2016 - Running and smoking pot might sound like two mutually exclusive activities, but marijuana use among runners has increased over the years. Several athletes claim that eating marijuana edibles beforehand actually enhances the running experience, calling into question whether cannabis is a performance-enhancing...|
|5/16/2016 - As people everywhere become more concerned about what they are putting into their bodies, the demand for organic products is rising dramatically. Just as people are increasingly opting for organic food, those who purchase marijuana want it to meet the same criteria.
However, labeling marijuana to...|
|5/13/2016 - Here are ten serious predictions about events I believe have a better-than-even chance of unfolding over the next 18 months (or so). These predictions are based on projections of present-day observations combined with an understanding of social psychology and human history.
Societies all across our...|
|5/13/2016 - Four years after recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, legalization opponents are pushing back with measures designed to limit the potency of legal marijuana products. A pending bill in the state House and a voter initiative seek to cap the THC content of recreational marijuana products...|
|5/11/2016 - The federal government has secretly withheld information regarding the medical benefits of marijuana in an attempt to control the market by waiting for the right time to legalize and eventually sell the drug on their terms.
While dozens of states have progressed towards marijuana freedom, nearly...|
|5/10/2016 - Okay, the fun is over with this pot "sort of" legalization thing. Now it's getting serious.
With some states allowing recreational and medical use of pot, some states only allowing medical uses, some states not allowing either, and the Obama administration selectively enforcing federal pot laws,...|
|5/10/2016 - State marijuana regulations have recalled 31 batches of medical marijuana produced by Sunrise Solutions due to health concerns over pesticide use. This is Colorado's sixth recall since February. Gov. John Hickenlooper declared in November that marijuana bathed in unapproved pesticides poses a threat...|
|5/5/2016 - In a stunning medical breakthrough for humanity, a hemp cannabidiol (CBD) product from Medical Marijuana, Inc. has been approved by the government of Brazil as a treatment for cancer. The product, called Real Scientific Hemp Oil (RSHO), is also approved by Brazil as a prescription medication for epilepsy,...|
|4/29/2016 - Opioids are being over prescribed in America, resulting in 47,000 deaths a year, mostly from pain prescription overdoses. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that the US makes up 5 percent of the world's population but devours 75 percent of all prescription drugs. Considering all this, could...|
|4/27/2016 - The Obama Administration and Congress continue to send conflicting messages about the cultivation and recreational use of marijuana. While such use of the drug remains against federal law, the government has been expending taxpayer dollars to wipe out entire crops.
As reported by The Washington Post,...|
|4/27/2016 - It's a rather ironic twist that, as Colorado appears to be on the verge of rescinding its self-imposed limits on alcohol content in beer (which date back to the Prohibition era), the state may soon begin capping the THC content of marijuana.
Colorado is one of only five states that still limit alcohol...|
|4/23/2016 - The Canadian government plans to introduce legislation in 2017 that, if approved, would make the sale of marijuana legal throughout the country, the nation's health minister said.
As reported by the BBC, if the law is enacted it would make Canada one of the largest Western countries to permit widespread...|
|4/18/2016 - It has been noted that, before a new idea or concept can be fully accepted and integrated into society, the oldest generation must first die off. That's why it is perhaps not too surprising that the two oldest members of the United States Senate are among the most rabid foes of marijuana legalization.
|3/31/2016 - When Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., dropped out of the presidential race in recent weeks, that left every other viable candidate supporting at least a state's right to legalize marijuana if its voters chose to do so. And while recreational pot use remains against federal law – something that Congress...|
|3/26/2016 - Sales of legal marijuana have begun to surpass those of alcohol in at least one Colorado city, a trend which could lead to – among other benefits – a corresponding drop in cancer rates.
Statistics gathered by the City of Aspen, and published in the Aspen Times, reveal that during two...|
|3/23/2016 - Texas Governor Greg Abbott took a step closer toward health freedom recently, when he signed new legislation permitting epileptic patients access to the powerful, healing CBD oil from hemp. Thousands of Texas families who deal with epilepsy will now be given legal access to medical marijuana. This means...|
|3/4/2016 - At the beginning of 2016, freight costs were so low that nearly every cargo ship around the world was anchored. Goods were so cheap that their prices didn't cover the expenses of transportation. Now it's happening to oil. The fracking industry literally helped the economy drill through the 2008 crisis....|
|2/22/2016 - U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has sent a letter to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asking the agency to look into ways to combat the growing epidemic of prescription opioid abuse, in part by examining the impact of increased use of medical marijuana as a substitute...|
|2/17/2016 - According to the latest report by CIBC World Markets, legalizing marijuana in Canada could create a $10 billion a year industry. Whilst it's understandably difficult to get real data on marijuana use, a survey by Statistics Canada suggests that 12% of Canadians have admitted to smoking pot.
|2/15/2016 - In this important note to all Natural News fans and readers, I explain why every branch of holistic and naturopathic medicine will be criminalized or banned if we don't stop the government's 100-year censorship of natural medicine, medical marijuana and healing foods.
Sadly, most people who promote...|
|2/15/2016 - The Maryland General Assembly has overturned a veto by Governor Larry Hogan on a bill that decriminalizes possession of paraphernalia and the smoking of marijuana in public. The bill, known as SB 517, which makes public use of marijuana a civil rather than criminal offense, was voted into law on January...|
|2/9/2016 3:49:12 PM - Anyone who has ever experienced the phenomenon commonly referred to as the "munchies" might, at first glance, regard the idea of a "marijuana diet" to be a bit counterintuitive.
However, a recent book titled The Marijuana Diet suggests otherwise, and there is scientific evidence to back up the author's...|
|2/9/2016 - Well, once again, as in 2008, the Iowa Caucus was not the coronation that she and her supporters thought it was going to be.
Nominal Democrat presidential "frontrunner" Hillary Clinton barely made it out of the nation's first caucus as the technical victor (though the campaign her main opponent,...|
|2/9/2016 - Although some may find the idea a bit challenging to their traditional religious beliefs, there is ample historical and scientific evidence that Jesus Christ was a cannabis user and that he used the plant to heal the sick.
In 2003, High Times published an article written by Chris Bennett titled "Was...|
|2/4/2016 - A constitutional amendment that will allow the medical use of marijuana will be proposed in Florida's November ballot later this year. Organizers say that there is growing public support for the proposal, and that the predicted larger number of voters in this year's presidential election should help...|
|2/4/2016 - For any number of reasons known only to him, President Obama has neglected to enforce federal drug laws that classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, and thus, ban its recreational use. Three states – Washington, Oregon and Colorado – openly defy the federal ban, after citizens there have...|
|1/27/2016 - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is constantly finding ways to bypass state laws that sanction medical marijuana and harass providers who are operating under those state laws. They are overt and obvious with their application of federal laws.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which...|
|1/20/2016 - Cannabis, a wonderful food-medicine, has been demonized for decades. No plant has ever been fraught with such extreme controversy. Police raids are conducted to seize and burn this plant and to lock growers away. Innocent people are shot and killed in their own homes because of the war on this plant.
|1/7/2016 - In late December 2015, the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its yearly statistics regarding overdose death rates from various legal and illegal drugs.
Although overdose death rates are on the increase for several types of drugs, overdose...|
|12/23/2015 - While it's not unusual for marijuana users to engage in food binges during or after smoking, a new study has surfaced showing that such behaviors don't negatively impact their waistlines. One might think that marijuana users would be obese due to all the food consumption they're said to indulge in,...|
|12/14/2015 3:28:11 PM - During a Michigan state Senate hearing discussing medical marijuana, state Senator Rick Jones cut short the words of a military veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As a result, the veteran was removed from the hearing, undoubtedly causing many people – not just marijuana...|
|12/2/2015 - Attorneys and advocates of medical marijuana are accusing the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division of wrongly classifying origins of THC – the active ingredient in pot, found in hash oils and marijuana edibles – as "origin unknown."
As reported by The Intercept, Michigan prosecutors...|
|11/1/2015 - Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that more Americans are dying from legally prescribed drugs than from heroine and cocaine, combined (and from marijuana, of course, which doesn't kill), classifying the situation as an "epidemic."
As reported by The New...|
|9/14/2015 - A great misunderstanding regarding the therapeutic value of the cannabis plant persists, even within some reform circles. Marijuana is often lumped into the same category as cigarettes, hard drugs, and even alcohol, with the latest trend being to designate cannabis as "less harmful" than these other...|
|8/18/2015 - When certain politicians and so-called health experts bellyache over the legalization of cannabis, it's not because they're worried about the children. It's because cannabis is arguably the safest and most widely effective natural medicinal herb in existence, and its widespread acceptance would immediately...|
|8/18/2015 - For a state where voters recently chose to run afoul of federal drug laws and "legalize" recreational marijuana, this one truly is a head-scratcher.
As reported by Reuters and other sources, Colorado health officials have just tossed a bid by medical pot advocates to place cannabis on the list of...|
|8/12/2015 - You know the American justice system is utterly broken when murderers and rapists are receiving lesser jail sentences than a man convicted of merely having cannabis flowers in his possession. Even large-scale pharmaceutical drug crimes, including the incredible saga of fake pharmaceutical company "Gallant...|
|8/11/2015 - With very few exceptions, almost no medical issue in recent times has been more controversial in the United States than that of medical marijuana. Proponents of this issue believe that the bioactive ingredients in marijuana should be used as or in medications due to its many health benefits - and indeed,...|
|8/7/2015 - A marijuana chemical known as cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) helps fractures heal faster and even make the bones stronger than they were before, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University and published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
|8/6/2015 - Following their recent legalization of recreational marijuana use, a handful of U.S. states are turning their attention to the business of regulating marijuana agriculture. And those regulators have made some shocking discoveries: Dangerous pesticides are being used in excess of legal limits, and growers...|
|7/29/2015 - Kristoffer Lewandowski, a US Marine Corps veteran, is one of the thousands of soldiers who have returned home suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. More than 13 percent of Gulf War veterans have PTSD.
Lewandowski served three tours of duty; Afghanistan and Iraq were two of the countries...|
|7/27/2015 - As California continues to bake in the throes of a historic, multi-year drought, concerns over the state's remaining water supplies have risen dramatically.
State and local officials have been working in tandem to create conservative programs that, thus far, are having a mostly positive effect. Overall,...|
|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,...|
|4/28/2015 2:33:02 PM - 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...|
|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...|
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|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,...|
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