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End of the Drug Czar? Trump Proposes Huge Cuts to White House Drug Office

Donald Trump may be following through on a campaign promise more quickly and easily than building a wall or removing millions’ of Americans’ healthcare. And this is one Trump promise that drug-reform advocates can applaud. Trump wants to slash funding for the office of the national “drug czar” by 95 percent, according to a Read more about End of the Drug Czar? Trump Proposes Huge Cuts to White House Drug Office[…]

Judge Blasts Ridiculous 18-Year Sentence for Marijuana

BY MICHAEL KUNZELMAN ASSOCIATED PRESS BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Is 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole too harsh for a man arrested with 18 grams of marijuana? The Louisiana Supreme Court’s chief justice thinks so, and she blasted her colleagues for upholding the punishment. In a withering dissent Wednesday, Chief Read more about Judge Blasts Ridiculous 18-Year Sentence for Marijuana[…]

Trump’s Wall Promises Big Profits for Smugglers

“Ain’t no mountain high, ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you, babe.” The late greats, Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, were talking about love, of course. But, as someone who spent a formative decade living south of the border, this song comes to mind as Read more about Trump’s Wall Promises Big Profits for Smugglers[…]

Texas Hopes Crickets Like Cannabis Oil

Many Texans hope the state legislature will get serious about legalizing a comprehensive medical marijuana program during the 2017 session, but most have forgotten that the state is close to rolling out a scheme to distribute low-THC cannabis oil for epilepsy patients. A recent report from the Austin Business Journal suggests that the “bullish” Read more about Texas Hopes Crickets Like Cannabis Oil[…]

Yet Another Study: Sick People Dump Opiates for Marijuana

The anti-marijuana legalization cabal of law enforcement, pharmaceutical companies and the politicians they support have something right: In the states where marijuana is available, marijuana use increases. That is exactly the point, after all—and it’s a good thing! As a new study published this week found, where marijuana use increases, there’s a significant decrease Read more about Yet Another Study: Sick People Dump Opiates for Marijuana[…]

DEA Breaks the Law with Special Prosecutors to Rekindle Drug War

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hopes to further capitalize on the modern day drug war by ramping up the prosecution of cases involving people who manufacture, traffic and use pharmaceutical substances outside of their medicinal function. According to National Public Radio, Uncle Sam’s leading drug enforcement hammers quietly announced a plan last month Read more about DEA Breaks the Law with Special Prosecutors to Rekindle Drug War[…]

Growing Weed From a Wheelchair

Our Canadian cultivation correspondent visits a med-pot farmer who lost the use of his legs as a teen. Discover his innovative techniques for achieving a successful harvest despite any physical challenge. Hard Work People who grow medical cannabis know that it’s hard work. Even the non-growers among us can get a sense of the Read more about Growing Weed From a Wheelchair[…]

Israel’s Largest Supplier of Medical Pot Expands to U.S.

After a decade of research and development, Israel is now here to bring all that they have learned and mastered to the U.S. marijuana market. Last month, Tikun Olam, the world’s first, largest and leading supplier of medical cannabis in Israel, announced its expansion to the U.S.—beginning with Nevada, just as the state embarks on its Read more about Israel’s Largest Supplier of Medical Pot Expands to U.S.[…]

Lamest Place on Earth: Marijuana Banned at All Disney Theme Parks

Walt Disney World, the enormous and enormously expensive Graceland-cum-Mecca for Greatest Generation-era cartoon characters and the modern-day parents willing to mortgage their homes to experience it, is the self-described “happiest place on earth.” (Because there’s just something inherently heartwarming about waiting in line three hours to float in fetid water on a log flume Read more about Lamest Place on Earth: Marijuana Banned at All Disney Theme Parks[…]

Everything You Need to Know About Pheno Hunting

Do you know what a “phenotype” is? Have you ever heard of a “pheno hunter?” If your thinking along the lines of Dog, The Bounty Hunter, you are WAY off! Phenotypes are traits you can see on the outside. Genotypes are traits on the inside that you cannot see. In this case, we are talking about pheno Read more about Everything You Need to Know About Pheno Hunting[…]

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