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The Treat Alcohol Like Marijuana Act

The Treat Alcohol Like Marijuana Act As marijuana legalization sweeps the country, our prohibitionist opposition sounds the alarm about “Big Marijuana” – how it will become a predatory industry, mendaciously marketing super-potent gummy bears to the kids and promoting marijuana addiction among young adults. But some public policy wonks, even long-time supporters of ending prohibition, […]

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Anti-Pot Crusader Kevin Sabet Loses Marijuana Gummies At Boston Forum

Anti-Pot Crusader Kevin Sabet Loses Marijuana Gummies At Boston Forum This just in from our friends in Boston – it appears anti-pot legalization leader Kevin Sabet may have committed crimes and endangered children by carelessly letting a bag of marijuana gummy bears go missing at a public event: (Boston Pot Report) Just got back from the WGBH panel […]

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Terence Crutcher, Latest Victim of Drug War-Fueled American Racism

Terence Crutcher, Latest Victim of Drug War-Fueled American Racism Yet another unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, gunned down by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, responding to a call about Crutcher’s stalled SUV blocking traffic. Yet another police report of an uncooperative black suspect who had to be shot to protect officer safety… “He refused to follow commands […]

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DEA Bans Kratom, But Now Says It’s “Probably Medicine”

DEA Bans Kratom, But Now Says It’s “Probably Medicine” Last month, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) placed the active ingredients of kratom, an herbal substance with opiate-like pain killing effects, into an emergency temporary Schedule I status. Kratom is derived from a tree native to Southeast Asia and has been sold in head shops without […]

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Anti-Legalization Donor Thinks Marijuana Causes Murder

Anti-Legalization Donor Thinks Marijuana Causes Murder Retired Millionaire Art Professor Julie Schauer (Image: Twitter) It’s got to be tough being against marijuana legalization these days. The last ten national polls in a row have shown majority support for legalization. Five states may legalize this November, led by California, where Prop 64 is getting 71 percent support in the polls. […]

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Stanford Researching Roadside Marijuana Saliva Test Is Wasting Its Time

Stanford Researching Roadside Marijuana Saliva Test Is Wasting Its Time Once again, another team of scientists is trying to perfect the technology for police to detect marijuana use in drivers during roadside stops. This time, it’s researchers at Stanford University who are trying to create a handheld saliva testing device for THC. (USA Today) Officers […]

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Opioid Drug Maker Gives $500,000 to Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Opioid Drug Maker Gives $500,000 to Oppose Marijuana Legalization The latest polling out of Arizona on the marijuana legalization initiative Prop 205 shows it with a bare 50 percent support, against 40 percent opposed and 10 percent undecided. But today, opponents of legalization got a shot in the arm with the infusion of a half-million dollar donation […]

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Will Legal Pot Make Teens Go Schizo

Will Legal Pot Make Teens Go Schizo? That’s the headline they really wanted to use over at the Los Angeles Times for last Friday’s commentary, “Marijuana: A potent disruptor for young users, whose brains are still developing”. In the piece we learn the story of Devan Fuentes, a young man who first smoked pot in […]

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Adults Lead Increases in Marijuana Smoking, Not Teenagers

Adults Lead Nationwide Increases in Marijuana Smoking, Not Teenagers As media outlets report on the latest numbers from the National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH), they tend to frame their reporting on the assumption that it is a bad thing that more people are smoking marijuana as attitudes and laws change, making people […]

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Stoners Against Legalization 2016, Part III – The Southwest and the Northeast

Stoners Against Legalization 2016, Part III – The Southwest and the Northeast My three-part look at the phenomenon of marijuana aficionados who choose to vote against marijuana legalization – catch Part I here and Part II here. This November, four out of the five of the initiatives on the ballot to legalize marijuana are sponsored […]