Date: 22 June 2017
Author: Kelen McBreen
Trump insider and Infowars contributor Roger Stone has created a lobbying group called The United States Cannabis Coalition (USCC) that hopes to convince President Trump to legalize marijuana nationwide.
Continue reading Roger Stone Lobbying Group Pushes Trump to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide
Main Source: Natural Society
Date: 30 September 2016
Author: Julie Fidler
Marijuana seems to be a helpful substitute for pharmaceuticals
A study published on September 15 shows that in states where medical marijuana is legal, fewer people use opioid drugs, bolstering advocates’ claims that marijuana can substitute for more deadly substances. Continue reading In States that Legalize Medical Marijuana, Opioid Use Decreases
Main Source: High Times
Date: 14 September 2016
Author: Mike Adams
In an effort to treat Canadians enslaved by a junk habit, the Liberal government has taken action against an old law by imposing a new set of regulations that will allow medical professionals to provide addicts with daily doses of pharmaceutical-grade heroin.Earlier last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration made a move to revamp some of the extreme anti-drug policies that were put on the books by the Conservative government during its rule. Specifically, the change involves a tweak in the language of Health Canada’s Special Access Program, giving physicians the freedom to treat severe cases of heroin addiction with a prescription form of the drug known as diacetylmorphine. Continue reading Canada Just Legalized Heroin to Control Drug Addiction
Date: 18 August 2015
Author:Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) When certain politicians and so-called health experts bellyache over the legalization of cannabis, it’s not because they’re worried about the children. It’s because cannabis is arguably the safest and most widely effective natural medicinal herb in existence, and its widespread acceptance would immediately render obsolete the gamut of pharmaceuticals that make the establishment drug barons (and their bought-and-paid-for lackeys in Congress) filthy rich.
No longer would the general population need to rely on side effect-laden painkiller drugs, psych meds and other deadly pharmaceuticals for relief from their chronic ailments — cannabis would replace all this and more, providing true healing to the masses for pennies on the dollar. Because cannabis is a plant that anyone can grow, it also threatens the centralized power structures that control modern medicine, not to mention the for-profit prison industry that banks on incarcerating non-violent drug offenders. Continue reading Why Big Pharma hates legalized marijuana; painkillers, chemotherapy and psych drugs could be made obsolete
Date: 6 June 2015
Author: CHRISTOPHER INGRAHAM
Doses of methadone are prepared for distribution to patients at the Taipas rehabilitation clinic in Lisbon, Portugual. Lisbon’s Taipas rehabilitation clinic is one of over 40 such clinics across the country, the result of Portugal’s 15-year-old pioneering drugs policy which decriminalised drug use while offering free treatment and state-funded street-work programmes.
OPINION: Portugal decriminalised the use of all drugs in 2001. Weed, cocaine, heroin, you name it — Portugal decided to treat possession and use of small quantities of these drugs as a public health issue, not a criminal one. The drugs were still illegal, of course. But now getting caught with them meant a small fine and maybe a referral to a treatment program — not jail time and a criminal record. Continue reading Why hardly anyone dies from a drug overdose in Portugal
February 23, 2015
By MOLLY DISCHNER Associated Press
Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America’s wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.
Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational marijuana was the goal of a coalition including libertarians, rugged individualists and small-government Republicans who prize the privacy rights enshrined in the state’s constitution.
But when they voted 53-47 percent last November to legalize marijuana use by adults in private places, they left many of the details to lawmakers and regulators to sort out.
Meanwhile, Alaska Native leaders worry that legalization will bring new temptations to communities already confronting high rates of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and suicide. Continue reading Alaska Becomes 3rd State With Legal Marijuana
February 18, 2015
Here are the biggest marijuana economies in the world, as measured by the percentage of GDP devoted to cannabis in each country.
The liberalization of cannabis laws has been one of the biggest and most surprising business stories of the past decade.
Over the past 10 years, several states in the U.S. have legalized medical marijuana, while four—Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska—have legalized recreational use. Meanwhile, poll data shows that a majority of Americans support outright legalization for the first time. As of January, 23 states and the District of Columbia have laws that allow marijuana use of some kind, and we can expect to see additional ballot measures addressing the issue in the years to come.
The legal changes have been a boon for legitimate businesses, which are scrambling to get a piece of the more than $40 billion U.S. consumers spend per year on the drug, according to an estimate from the Rand Corporation.
These companies must tread lightly since cannabis remains illegal on the federal level and in most countries around the world. At the same time, many analysts believe that the pot industry is ripe for consolidation as more legal barriers come down. After all, the weed market would benefit from economies of scale, and the company that successfully captures the public’s imagination with the right branding could be a nationwide player. Continue reading Fortune 5: The most potent pot economies in the world
September 16, 2014
There, I said it: legalize heroin. For those in a state of shock, let me say it again: legalize heroin. And for those conservative Christians who want to use the power of the state to stamp out sin and vice, let me say it again: legalize heroin.
Diacetylmorphin (or morphine diacetate or diamorphine), better known as heroin (or smack), is an opioid used as both an analgesic drug (to kill pain) and a recreational drug (to get high). I mention these basic facts about heroin because most defenders of the war on drugs, although they are adamant that heroin should be illegal, can neither tell you what it is or how it differs from cocaine, LSD, and crystal meth. Continue reading Legalize Heroin
Monday, 21 July 2014
By Andy Gregory
The Rotorua Daily Post article by Annemarie Quill is an example of someone who doesn’t see, or want to accept, the society she lives in and what’s going on around her.
Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders, including people she will like and respect, use cannabis regularly.
The so called “frightening” statistic in her article, that 9 per cent to 14 per cent of New Zealand and Australian citizens use cannabis, is neither alarming nor unknown. Continue reading Cannabis: It’s simply human rights and equality