Tag: prohibition

(230 posts)
April 22, 2014
04/22/2014
Prohibitionists Have Goregasm Over Student’s Death

Prohibitionists Have Goregasm Over Student’s Death

This is a follow up to my piece on Levi Pongi, the 19 year old student who tragically fell to his death in Denver a couple of...
By: Devilmonk
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
You Can’t Stop Progress: The Inevitability of Legalization

You Can’t Stop Progress: The Inevitability of Legalization

“You hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability.” – Agent Smith A local newspaper from Holland, Michigan released an editorial urging residents (and the...
By: Devilmonk
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Chris Christie Says He Opposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Chris Christie Says He Opposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Weeks after a state senator introduced a bill that would make the sale and possession of marijuana legal in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie emphasized today that...
By: NY Farmer
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Eric Holder Testifies Before Congressional Committee, Fields Questions on Pot (Video)

Eric Holder Testifies Before Congressional Committee, Fields Questions on Pot (Video)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder faced tough questioning from the House Judiciary Committee this week about the federal government’s marijuana stance. The committee specifically pressed Holder on marijuana’s classification...
By: NY Farmer
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Mexican Marijuana Farmers Make Switch to Heroin as Pot Prices Fall

Mexican Marijuana Farmers Make Switch to Heroin as Pot Prices Fall

Mexican marijuana farmers in the remote valleys of the northern Sierra Madre have begun to harvest opium poppies instead and distribute cheap $4 heroin to many rural...
By: Moirai
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
Ban Chocolate, Keep Dogs Safe

Ban Chocolate, Keep Dogs Safe

DEA administrator Michele Leonhart, desperate to stop the cannabis legalization movement, attempted to pull on our heartstrings by declaring that cannabis is a killer… of dogs. Despite...
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April 2, 2014
04/02/2014
Marijuana Potency Increasing, Project SAM Needs a Diaper Change

Marijuana Potency Increasing, Project SAM Needs a Diaper Change

What is it with the anti-pot crowd and their penchant for drama? Seriously, some of these people ought to work for the National Inquirer. Heidi Heilman (who unsurprisingly...
By: Devilmonk
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April 1, 2014
04/01/2014
Study Finds Legalization of Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Crime, May Decrease Violent Crime

Study Finds Legalization of Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Crime, May Decrease Violent Crime

The 18-year-old question as to whether or not legalizing medical marijuana causes an increase in crime seems to be answered in a recent study by a team of researchers...
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March 27, 2014
03/27/2014
THC Mythology: The Demonization of Mr. T. H. Cannabinol

THC Mythology: The Demonization of Mr. T. H. Cannabinol

At Ladybud, Dianna Donnelly reports her experience battling the mythology about “Mr. T.H. Cannabinol” She says, “THC has absolutely nothing to do with laziness – quite the...
By: NY Farmer
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March 27, 2014
03/27/2014
McGruff the Crime Dog Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

McGruff the Crime Dog Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

This bit of news looks like something that tumbled out of a Second City improv sketch, but, as usual, truth is stranger than fiction. An out of...
By: Devilmonk
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March 26, 2014
03/26/2014
Parents 4 Pot Ready to Grow

Parents 4 Pot Ready to Grow

After a whirlwind beginning, Parents 4 Pot founders have taken their next steps. Articles of Incorporation have been filed and approved. The group is now an official Nonprofit...
By: Anna Diaz
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March 19, 2014
03/19/2014
Illegal Weed Is Bad for the Environment

Illegal Weed Is Bad for the Environment

The above video from Mother Jones provides an unusual argument for legalizing cannabis: illegal grow operations can be very, very bad for the environment. The short clip follows Mourad Gabriel, a...
By: Andy Cush
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March 17, 2014
03/17/2014
Thank You for Smoking—Marijuana

Thank You for Smoking—Marijuana

Don’t mistake this one-time high school pot dealer with a libertarian streak for your run-of-the-mill stoner. His aim is to become the Philip Morris of the American...
By: NY Farmer
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March 14, 2014
03/14/2014
Does Medical Marijuana Equal Bad Parenting?

Does Medical Marijuana Equal Bad Parenting?

“Your baby doesn’t need to be subjected to marijuana,” an officer says, in an audio recording. The couple have legal prescriptions for the marijuana in their home. ”I told...
By: NY Farmer
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March 14, 2014
03/14/2014
Say What? UNODC Panel Says Criminalizing Drug Use “Not Beneficial”

Say What? UNODC Panel Says Criminalizing Drug Use “Not Beneficial”

Yep, you read that right. The global anti-drug bureaucracy doesn’t think it’s a good idea to criminalize drug use. As the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) notes: Today, a...
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March 13, 2014
03/13/2014
Project Propaganda: SAM’s Real Agenda

Project Propaganda: SAM’s Real Agenda

Our friends over at High Times recently put out an article detailing some of the glowing orbs of shit that Project SAM is disseminating. It got me...
By: Devilmonk
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March 12, 2014
03/12/2014
Cannabis Not to Blame for Idiocy

Cannabis Not to Blame for Idiocy

Today I started my day with a nice bong rip. I don’t always begin my days in such a fashion, but the sun was shining and I...
By: Devilmonk
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March 11, 2014
03/11/2014
How Much the War on Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons

How Much the War on Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons

America’s prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame. Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses,...
By: NY Farmer
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March 10, 2014
03/10/2014
Patients Ought To Be Skeptical Of Proposed CBD-Only Legislation — Here’s Why

Patients Ought To Be Skeptical Of Proposed CBD-Only Legislation — Here’s Why

In recent weeks, lawmakers in several states have moved forward with legislative proposals to permit specific strains and/or extracts of cannabis possessing high quantities of the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), but otherwise...
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March 6, 2014
03/06/2014
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “I Am Doubling Down On Medical Marijuana”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “I Am Doubling Down On Medical Marijuana”

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta is “doubling down” in his advocacy for patients to have legal access to cannabis as a therapeutic agent. In a...
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