We can all agree that excess tobacco, alcohol and drugs are not healthy for the body, especially for developing children, but where we all disagree is the degree to which using these substances become unhealthy and whether using these substances is a criminal offense.
Well, this is a first: I take off my shoes and replace them with sterilized sandals. I don a lab coat, put a hairnet on -- and then a hardhat over that. I chuckle to myself, just loud enough for others to hear: "Wow, I guess medical marijuana really is dangerous."
While marijuana revenue could be a promising new source of income for states, a wide range of expectations underscores how little we know so far about what mature markets will look like one day.
The world is celebrating. But is this really cause for celebration? A meta-analysis of 306 studies found that analogous to the case of alcohol prohibition in the United States, strict enforcement of drug policies in Latin America has only increased violence and organized crime.
In many of the recent comments from officials and candidates, the word 'compassion' has been thrown around a lot. In years past, compassion rarely came up in the discussion over medical cannabis. To be honest, very little conversation about it occurred 'in the sunshine.'
What if someone offered you this deal: Do business with me, and I promise to kidnap, torture and murder people. I'll help spread corruption and drug ...
In the name of all bad marijuana stereotypes, in the name of my Colorado heritage, in the name of historical significance, my soul is crying out to light it up. But I don't.
"This is your brain. This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?" -- Script for PSA by Partnership for a Drug-Free America, 1987 This...
The Washington House of Representatives approved legislation that would eradicate medical marijuana dispensaries, aka "collective gardens," and enforc...
It will be a frustrating wait for those who want to move forward in California more quickly. But if it means two additional years of preparing the ground and gaining public acceptance, taking the time and opportunity to learn from other states' mistakes, and -- most importantly -- if it means getting more and more advocacy groups to work together instead of against each other, then the wait may well be worth it.
When sheriff's officials head toward a dispensary, it's usually to seize cash, take cannabis, and padlock the place, unfortunately. But here's one case where an L.A. County Sheriff's Department employee was a medical marijuana hero.
The Obama administration just said yes to banking for marijuana businesses in cannabis-legal states.
By not directly and creatively addressing destabilizing wealth disparities and the disaster of the drug war, President Obama and his colleagues are missing a huge opportunity.
If our elected officials really cared about reducing drug use and sending the right message to youth, they would abandon our failed experiment with prohibition -- and decriminalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is a big step in the right direction.
Spliff. Stank. Schwag. Shanizzle. Sticky icky. Indica. Tetrahydrocannabinol. The assassin of youth. Hairy purple skunk balls. Whatever brand name you prefer, lines are forming at the trampoline for corporate America to jump on The Green Rush Bandwagon.
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