Cannabis prohibition has staggering global consequences. Without real research into the subject, we’re left to conjecture about the extent of such irrational prohibition. But the stories which abound about the consequences of drug trafficking in Latin America alone are enough to make this an important issue for global activists, not to... Read More »
Sometimes science is great, sometimes it is not so great. Case in point: according to a study published yesterday, a team of researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have developed a way to user breathalyzer-like technology to test for the presence of 12 different drugs, including cocaine, amphetamines, and yes, cannabis.... Read More »
UK citizen Susan Lunn, 43, is suffering from multiple sclerosis and has vowed to continue smoking cannabis, even if it means going to jail. She has been handed a six-month conditional discharge for possessing the illegal drug.
While there is nothing genuinely funny about a seventy-five year prohibition on cannabis that has arrested over 25 million cannabis consumers, making fun of the failed policy never goes out of style, especially when done right, with aplomb, which the NORML staff occasionally highlights on Read More »
In a vote of 95-1, the Washington House of Representatives passed a bill that would classify marijuana as part of the cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3% THC-A and Delta-9 THC. This bill effectively distinguishes industrial hemp from marijuana. Let this be a lesson to ill-informed law enforcement and politicians around the nation; it really is that easy to determine the difference.
Florida Rep. Darryl Rouson introduced HB 49, which would outlaw bongs and pipes to be used with illegal drugs. The bill passed the House and the Senate, and now moves to the governor. Luckily, though, since all pipes can be sold as ‘for tobacco use only,’ this measure will do little to change the availability of our beloved smoking devices. Even after the passage of Amendment 64 here in CO, most pipe shops still refer to bongs as ‘tobacco water-pipes.’
Just a day after the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP—the drug czar’s office) released its latest annual national drug control strategy, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report finding that ONDCP has fallen well short of goals enunciated in its 2010 national drug strategy. In the report, Office... Read More »
Cannabis, like other agricultural commodities, could be subject to problems ranging from mold, mites and pesticide residue in the raw plants to solvents, E. coli, salmonella and run-of-the mill food safety risks in prepared products, experts say.
In another positive sign of the times for cannabis law reform, please find below a new video from the Washington Post’s The Fold looking at a couple of different situations where parents faced the legal-moral dilemma of whether or not to follow a physician’s recommendation for their young Read More »
What fascinates us about eyeballs and weed? Probably the fact that we see our own eyes go from wide and white to slits and bloodshot when we smoke. Some of these cool pipes actually change color when you smoke with them to simulate the red eye effect. All of these pipes... Read More »