Archive for the ‘News’ Category

55% of Americans Support Legalization

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

A new survey reports that a majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana. Angus Reid Public Opinion has found that 55% of Americans support legalization of marijuana. This is higher than both their 2009 and 2010 surveys, in which Americans favored it 53% and 52%, respectively.
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New study: psilocybin improves long term mental health in humans

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Original article

I’m too stoned to do anything but put the link there for you to click on. Maybe this would be different if I had used shrooms more often. You can find some trip reports of my experiences here in our archives.

The “Kill Team” How U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians and mutilated their corpses.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Morlock was particularly eager to volunteer the truth to his fellow soldiers, evidently unconcerned about how they would react to his having murdered an unarmed Afghan. The same evening he shot Mudin, several members of Bravo Company convened in the privacy of a Stryker vehicle for a nightcap of hashish, a common activity among the unit. Hash supplied by Afghan translators was a major part of the daily lives of many soldiers; they smoked up constantly, getting high in their vehicles, their housing units, even porta-potties.

Anyways here is the full RollingStone article about the “Kill Team”

Drug Raid on Law Professor Ends with One Pissed Off Law Professor

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Apparently the DEA really doesn’t discriminate. I suppose this is a good thing, since blacks outnumber whites 4-1 in American jails, and they are outnumbered 6-1 in the population of the US. But once again, the lack of oversight and general lack of interest in gathering worthwhile evidence tacks on another repetitive mark under “failed police raid on innocent American’s home.” This time, however, the victim of the raid was not an average American. Where most people would have neither the time nor resources to pursue any type of restitution, this UC Hastings professor vows to take his case as far as possible. At one time even being quoted saying he will not stop until “I see [the agents'] houses sold at auction and their kids’ college tuitions taken away from them.”

While it’s fairly unlikely that any repercussions will befall the individual officers involved in this case, it is possible that the infuriated professor, Clark Freshman, will see some sort of monetary compensation. It is historically a fruitless venture to take on any wing of the American government, especially the judicial sect. And for obvious reasons. But then again, this is not the ordinary citizen, and he probably has some friends in high places. I’ll be interested to see how this one turns out.

You can view the full story here.

Does early pot use make you dumb?

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

According to a newly presented study conducted by Harvard researchers, people who began smoking marijuana before the age of 16 score significantly lower on a standard test of intelligence than those who began smoking after 16. What does this study mean? Maybe the earlier onset smokers were more likely to be stoned while they were evaluated. In any case, check out the data yourself here at WebMD.

Did you smoke in your younger days? Let us know whether you think it made you dumber by commenting below.

Prop 203 has passed. Medical Ganja now allowed in Arizona!

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

It turns out that not every marijuana-related ballot initiative has to face the disgrace of being voted down this electoral season. As of this Friday Arizona approved a measure which allows medical access to marijuana. For more information on this one I’ll defer to the journalists over at the Examiner: With passage of Prop 203, Arizona becomes 15th medical marijuana state

We would love for you to comment on this development, especially if you live in Arizona.

LA Times article on Prop 19

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

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Pot legalization advocates are undeterred by the defeat of Prop. 19.

Everything but the period in the above sentence links to an LA Times article covering the response by various legalization bodies to Prop. 19’s defeat. A heartening read for the disappointed armchair cannabis legalization activist in all of us. Check it out and please leave feedback on this article or the site in general by commenting below!

First Drug Legislation to Make me Chuckle Instead of Cry

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

As anyone with experience will know, Four Loko seems unlike almost any alcohol drink. And as anyone who has looked at the ingredients will know, it is the alcoholic equivalent to a speedball (a bit hyperbolic, of course). Well, thanks to this caffeinated (and usually guarinated and taurinated) malt beverage, I am reminded just how forgetful people are about prohibition.

If you click this link here, you will learn about Michigan’s new law banning Four Loko (and, as I understand it, all alcoholic caffeinated malt beverages) from sale in the state. It should be noted that a probable major contributing factor here is this incident, in which nine college freshman were hospitalized after drinking Four Loko. Because, you know, college freshman never get hospitalized for any other alcoholic beverage.

Expect other municipalities, states and hopefully not the Federal Government (don’t hold your breath) to soon follow suit.

Yeah, This Post is About That

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Well, what can I say America? You are, once again, a complete disappointment. I became disillusioned with American politics in general long ago, so to be honest it wasn’t too surprising or upsetting to find that one of the most important pieces of drug legislation was shot down by voters today. Even though I privately assumed this would happen months ago, when I first learned about Prop 19, the possible failure was an unspeakable opinion for most marijuana reform advocates.

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Cannabis caravans fuel medical pot boom in Montana

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Here’s an interesting story about aggressive  promotional tactics by medical pot doctors and dealers in Montana. From the article:

HELENA, Mont. — As Bob Marley music wailed in the next room, the makeshift clinic hummed along like an assembly line: Patients went in to see a doctor, paid $150 and walked out with a recommendation that they be allowed to buy and smoke medical marijuana.

So it went, all day, at a hotel just blocks from the state Capitol that was the latest stop of the so-called cannabis caravan, a band of doctors and medical marijuana advocates roaming Montana that has helped thousands of patients apply for medical marijuana cards from the state.

Here’s another link to the whole article. Leave a comment if you want to see more macro budshots.