How is it that our land, supposedly the beacon of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world, puts so many of its own people into prison? And why has the number climbed so drastically since 1980?
Currently, at least 125 million people use marijuana, 14 million people use amphetamines, 12 million people use opioids, and 14 million people use cocaine. Illegal drugs have a plethora of negative impacts.
There you have it, New Jersey! A governor with his sights set on the oval office proclaiming that marijuana legalization "will not happen on my watch, ever."
Next Tuesday, the Uruguayan Senate will vote on a bill that would make their country the first in the world to legally regulate the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adults.
A bill that would allow a total of two medical marijuana dispensaries to setup shop in Santa Monica, California has been presented to the members of city council for review.
A company that specializes in marijuana formulation-based drug development, Cannabis Science Inc., has announced the submission of a patent application in Europe entitled 'Composition for the Treatment of Neurobehavioral Disorders.'
If there was ever a small opening for the GOP to win the hearts and minds of millennials, pot might be the golden ticket.
Market research shows that the largest growth sector for illegal behavior is in corporate management. Prison owners hope to tap into that fertile market by appealing to local municipalities to get white collar criminals into the system early, where they can become lifelong customers.
If Charlotte's Web came from a yucca plant or bacteria grown in a laboratory, it would be an absolute no-brainer. It would be easily available in every CVS or Rite-Aid in America.
We've seen federal reviews and hearings that concluded the way cannabis is classified is flawed, that it is a safe and effective medicine whose 5,000-year history was merely prelude to the exciting scientific advances that promise cannabis-based treatments for many of the most devastating human ailments.
Edward H. Jurith, a key figure in American drug policy making since the 1980s, died peacefully at home in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Ed has been my friend since 1981.
The Food and Drug Administration hasn't sanctioned these particular synthetic drugs for human consumption, not to mention they haven't been approved for any medical uses.
Let's be real. When it comes to drugs, "public safety" is the last thing on the minds of our elected officials. You don't think pot has been illegal ...
Now that two states have legalized marijuana use for adults and 20 states have protections for medical use of cannabis, it is clear that American attitudes toward marijuana have changed drastically. Here are five opinions that a majority of Americans hold toward pot, according to the latest opinion polls.
Now that support for making marijuana legal has reached 58 percent nationwide, opponents of marijuana legalization are now trotting out arguments that were only used in impolite company years ago.
We want to make sure that new approach is informed by everyday New Yorkers, especially those of us who are targets of drug war-related policing and violence.