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Carl Sagan’s Thoughts On The War on Drugs

Since today marks the birthday of the late Carl Sagan, we can remember a lesser-known aspect of his greatness by reading (or re-reading) the following 1969 essay he wrote under the pseudonym “Mr. X” published in 1971 in Lester Grinspoon’s … Continue reading

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The Growing Acceptance of Marijuana Smoking in Society

By Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel Source: NORML Blog We are at a tipping point in this country regarding the legalization of marijuana, and it is exhilarating to experience the ending of prohibition and the start of legalization. Even as … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Hemp Doc Double Feature

The Hemp Revolution (1995) covers the history, cultivation and usage of hemp including food, fuel, building material and medicine. It also explores some of the factors behind the prohibition of hemp production in the U.S. in 1938 (including pressure from … Continue reading

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Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong: Smashing the Drug War Paradigm

By Matt Agorist Source: The Free Thought Project “Overwhelming evidence points to not just the failure of the drug control regime to attain its stated goals but also the horrific unintended consequences of punitive and prohibitionist laws and policies,” states a … Continue reading

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The Root of Support for the Drug War

By Laurence M. Vance Source: The Future of Freedom Foundation Although many states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, some states have decriminalized the possession of certain amounts of marijuana, and four states (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and … Continue reading

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6 Things You Should Know When Buying and Consuming Legal Marijuana

Whether you haven’t toked since the 70’s, or you’re entirely new to the experience — here’s the starting place. By Jeremy Daw Source: Alternet I distinctly remember the first time I bought weed. Nervous out of my mind, I dialed … Continue reading

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This Mom Could Go To Jail For Saving Her Son With Cannabis Oil. This Needs To Stop

By Joe Martino Source: Collective Evolution A mother of a 15-year-old could be facing jail time for using cannabis oil to help her son with the side effects of his brain injury. Her son was finally seeing relief from daily … Continue reading

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9 Crucial Ballot Measures that Could Legalize Marijuana and Help End the Drug War this Election

There are more drug policy reform questions on the ballot this November than ever in American history. By Stephen Gutwillig Source: Alternet It may be an off-year election, but it’s a big one for drug policy reform. In seven weeks, … Continue reading

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