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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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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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5 Myths About Marijuana–Debunked

The more research is released, the more legalization makes sense. By Owen Poindexter Source: Alternet Back in the 1930s, the arguments to criminalize cannabis were bizarre and openly racist. The anti-pot crusader Harry Anslinger made all sorts of over-the-top claims, … Continue reading

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