One war the world overlooks that is still happening today is the so-called "War on Drugs," which was famously declared by former President Richard Nixon more than 40 years ago. It's a war -- like many -- that doesn't need to be happening, and it's a war, like many, that is costing way too much money and too many innocent lives along the way.
The drug policy reform movement descended upon Denver last week for the 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference.
We're not fighting to prevent people from receiving the medical help they desperately need. We're fighting for the emotional well-being of our children.
"Fly me to the moon..." (Bart Howard) Previously I had reported that I had tried to get a prescription -- approval -- for medical marijuana. My oncol...
If we were to legalize drugs like cocaine, heroin, and yes even meth, we would destroy criminal monopolies that lead to crime, and ultimately curb a lot of violence in America. If the drugs were regulated then many deaths would be prevented, as well as a massive reduction in crime as it does abroad.
These would seem to be good times to be a medical cannabis advocate. But what is unfolding in Washington State is weighing on me.
In my career as a reporter, I've been on more than a few drug raids and seen my fair share of marijuana plants. But nothing prepared me for what's growing in northern California.
President Obama should back up his administration's stated commitment to changing the way we deal with people convicted of drug crimes by showing mercy toward some of those prisoners.
The Internet is teeming with claims regarding the use of zinc supplements as a strategy for thwarting drug tests. But is there any hard science to support these anecdotes?
People's image of marijuana legalization, however, is not consistent with this new corporate reality. Folks are still stuck in the 1970s -- they think of peace loving, drum playing, harmless pot smokers who just want to light up without the hassle of the law.
We can only hope the latest poll means we're actually Gallup-ing toward an end to this antiquated war on otherwise law-abiding citizens.
In a nutshell, if BOTEC's projections are accurate, the end price for an ounce of state-authorized bud will be nearly two to three times as much as purchasing a sack from the black market.
In California, the American Civil Liberties Union has assembled a high-profile panel with the intention of studying every aspect of the legalization o...
A former Hershey factory in Ottawa is on track to be repurposed into a weed manufacturing plant. It's like right out of a fairy tale! Canadian stoners everywhere are rejoicing at the prospect of a hydroponic hub, where weed flows like wine.
Some think marijuana should bear no special taxes. Their theory will face voters next month in Colorado, where proposals to tax legalized marijuana 15 percent at wholesale and 10 percent at retail -- along with various local taxes -- are on the ballot.
In both instances, the laboratory mice's immune cells created fewer inflammatory molecules, principally one referred to as interleukin 17, or IL-17, which is powerfully related to multiple sclerosis and quite destructive to nerve cells.