Tag: marijuana

Former African leaders calls for legalizing low-level drugs

Former African leaders calls for legalizing low-level drugs

| June 25, 2014

  (GIN)—A frank report cited by two former African presidents has called for the decriminalization of minor drug offenses, saying that trafficking, consumption and production is undermining development in West Africa and abetting corruption. Picking up the momentum led by some U.S. governors, the report by a panel of African experts criticized current punitive policies which, […]

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House blocks fed raids on medical marijuana

House blocks fed raids on medical marijuana

| May 30, 2014

While we’re not advocating any kind of intoxication as a way of life, this measure to prevent the DEA from going after medical marijuana dispensers and users signals a major shift toward a saner way to deal with the drug. The states of Washington and Colorado have taken steps to regulate the sale and use […]

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When will the war on marijuana be over?

When will the war on marijuana be over?

| May 23, 2014

Will historians look back on the era of busting people for pot in the same way we now look back on prohibition—as a, perhaps, well-meaning but tremendously flawed law enforcement strategy? It also will be interesting to see the societal, health and economic impact of legal, recreational pot becoming ubiquitous in the nation. And, don’t […]

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Drug agents crack down on synthetic drugs in U.S.

Drug agents crack down on synthetic drugs in U.S.

| May 7, 2014

We are by no means chemist or drug experts but all the anecdotal evidence we have seen—even some first hand—indicates that these drugs are incredibly dangerous.  In addition to law enforcement crackdowns, however, there needs to be a concerted effort to do more education about synthetic recreational drugs. Just as a side note, we’re curious […]

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‘Amateur chemists’ risk explosion making hash oil in wake of legalized pot

‘Amateur chemists’ risk explosion making hash oil in wake of legalized pot

| May 6, 2014

Folks, you’ve got legal smoke out there. Maybe you should leave well enough alone. On another note, in the wake of legalization moves around the country, don’t be surprised to hear more stories about the negative impact legalization of marijuana has had. That is to be expected. With any drug that has recreational potential, problems […]

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Marijuana tax windfall for schools – Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times – Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Marijuana tax windfall for schools – Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times – Thu, Apr 24, 2014

| April 24, 2014

There are lots of arguments for decriminalization and even legalization of marijuana on an even larger scale. For one, it would take a burden off our already overtaxed police departments. Also, it would take the bulk of street crime out of the marijuana business. Third, like liquor, it could generate a significant amount of taxes. […]

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Denver alleged wife killer may have eaten pot candy

Denver alleged wife killer may have eaten pot candy

| April 18, 2014

Of course, many will use this story to talk about the horrors of legalizing pot. But, where is the talk of all the carnage alcohol consumption causes in this country? We feel safe wagering that there are far more people addicted to alcohol in this country than other drugs. This is not to endorse the […]

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