David Bronner, the maker of organic “Magic Soap,” blasted the ban on industrial hemp in the United States.
IN an extraordinary new initiative announced earlier this month, the Global Commission on Drug Policy has made some courageous and profoundly important recommendations in a report on how to bring more effective control over the illicit drug trade.
The campaign behind a failed initiative to legalize marijuana in California announced Friday it had formed a new committee to put another measure on the ballot.
A former federal prosecutor, a Seattle City Councilman who used to be a police officer and Seattle's current city attorney testified Wednesday in support of a bill that would legalize marijuana in Washington state.
On Sunday the largest daily newspaper in Washington state came out in favor of House Bill 1550 – a bill that would allow for the legalization of cannabis and set up sales through liquor stores.
And "poison" is also a misleading shibboleth. The widespread propaganda that illegal drugs are "deadly poisons" is a hoax. There is little or no medical evidence of long term ill effects from sustained, moderate consumption of uncontaminated marijuana, cocaine or heroin. If these substances - most of them have been consumed in large quantities for centuries - were responsible for any chronic, progressive or disabling diseases, they certainly would have shown up in clinical practice and/or on the autopsy table. But they simply have not!
The moderate use of marijuana is neither harmless nor devastating to the user. Unfortunately, the politics of marijuana has distorted research findings and made it difficult to find out the truth about marijuana's effect on human health.
Prohibition has failed and we must redirect our efforts to the harm caused by drugs, and to reducing consumption.
The campaign just past brought out a new round of craziness about bringing vigilante justice to the border. It also pointed up changing attitudes among the remaining sane populace. The much touted “War on Drugs” that has accomplished less than nothing has lost favor with the public it was foisted on.
Ask any pollster, and they'll tell you the key to accurately predicting an election is predicting turnout.
It is the home stretch in the battle over Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would legalize and regulate marijuana in California, and at “Yes” headquarters in downtown Oakland last week, young volunteers were hustling for votes.
I think it's wrong for society to lie to teenagers about smoking marijuana. I find it frustrating when I hear ads from places like "Partnership for a Drug Free America" running commercials against Pot that just aren't true.
I never thought I would say this, but it is high time for the state of Kansas to consider legalizing marijuana
Arizona soon could join 14 other states and legalize medical marijuana. With more than 250,000 signatures, a ballot question to authorize use of the drug for medical purposes on Tuesday (June 1) became the first to qualify for the state’s November ballot, The Arizona Republic reported.
Survey finds 49% support the ballot measure but a third of those only "somewhat" support it. Of the 41% who oppose it, a vast majority believe it will worsen social problems. One in 10 are undecided
First of all, I am sick and tired of hearing about how horrible marijuana is. Wake up people! It isn’t. Don't allow the government to make you believe their lies. Come on, I thought we were smarter than that. For something so horrible it sure was popular since the beginning of time.
In America there are plenty of scare stories about the "obesity epidemic", which is caused by too many Yanks eating too much junk food, and does bad things to public-health statistics. Clearly this obesity problem needs solving, and here's how: poison the nation's sugar and fat supply so anyone who eats too much will immediately drop dead, and serve as a warning to children and other impressionables.
Anyone who has ever read Milton Friedman's Free To Choose (a book everyone interested in Economics should read at some point in their life) knows that Friedman is a staunch supporter of the legalization of marijuana
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, so it is only natural that for every argument against the legalization of marijuana, there is an argument for it. Face it, marijuana’s prohibition in the United States has not stopped its production, possession, or recreational use.
I'll admit it, just five years ago I was "Public Enemy Number 1" in the eyes of the Libertarian Party. In my 2002 congressional race for Georgia's Seventh District, the Libertarian Party ran scathing attack ads against my stand on Medical Marijuana.