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Colorado Medical Marijuana Lab Raided By DEA Is Second In State

Westword | Michael Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

We recently wrote about how a DEA raid at Full Spectrum Laboratories, a Denver medical marijuana testing facility, was triggered by the lab applying f...

CBS Corporation Bans Ad Calling For Marijuana Legalization

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Armentano

Now, the fifteen-second ad, which asserts that taxing and regulating the adult use and sale of marijuana would raise 'billions of dollars in national revenue, will not appear on the CBS billboard in Times Square

Is Medical Marijuana Getting Colorado Teens Addicted?

The Denver Post | Christian Thurstone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado's public policies regarding the use of medical marijuana are a complete mess -- and as the medical director of a busy adolescent substance ab...

Behind the Lack of Medical Marijuana Research: Feds Disallowing Initiatives

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

A "catch-22" has long plagued medical marijuana advocates and patients. Lawmakers and health regulators demand clinical studies on safety and efficacy, but the feds bar these studies from being conducted.

Cannabis Crown 2010: Who's got the best weed? Contest aims to find out

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN, Colo. — It's like a beer competition for marijuana. A cannabis festival in Aspen this spring will be the first in the state for approved...

'Reefer Mad' Mainstream Media Does It Again

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

For anyone who missed the worldwide corporate media's hysterical anti-pot headlines last week, here's a sampling.

Tobacco-Related Health Costs: $800; Booze-Related Health Costs: $165; Pot-Related Health Costs: $20 -- Any Questions?

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

A new study has directly compared the societal costs of marijuana and alcohol, as well as tobacco, and the final tally isn't pretty.

2009: The Year In Review - NORML's Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

#1 Obama Administration: Don't Focus On Medical Marijuana Prosecutions United States Deputy Attorney General David Ogden issued a memorandum to federa...

Pot Arrests for Year 2008 Second Highest Total Ever Reported

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

NORML Director Allen St. Pierre: Present enforcement policies are costing American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars, ruining the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans, and having no impact on marijuana availability or use.

Marijuana Use By The Numbers

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

By age 25, 54 percent of the population has admittedly used marijuana. Does anyone still believe that marijuana prohibition is working -- or that all of these people deserve to be behind bars?

If Pot Prevented Cancer You Would Have Read About It, Right?

Paul Armentano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Armentano

Investigators from Brown University reported that lifetime marijuana use is associated with a "significantly reduced risk" of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

25 Years In Prison For Pot? Congressman's Proposal Is Just Plain Dumb

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

Facts play virtually no role in political drug policy debate, and ignorance hardly disqualifies someone from holding elected office.

Don't Believe the Hype! Potent Pot, So What?

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

If nothing else, the government's annual "new and improved pot" claims are good advertising for marijuana dealers. As for the rest of the public, it's time for a reality check.

What Do You Know, the Ex-Drug Czar Is Still Full of Sh*t!

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

Walters demonstrated that he remains an unrepentant liar -- even though he's no longer paid by the federal government to be one.

Drug Czar John Walters: The Irony And The Idiocy

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Paul Armentano

Deep down, even the Drug Czar knows that the use of cannabis does not pose anywhere near the health and safety threat as does the use of other intoxicants, including alcohol.

Pot Versus 'The Superbug'

Paul Armentano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Armentano

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, colloquially known as MRSA or 'the s...

When It Comes To Medical Pot, Rats Are Smarter Than Our Politicians

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

If rats can deduce that whole cannabis works better as a medicine than a single synthesized molecule, what's stopping our politicians from reaching this same conclusion?

What Your Government Knows About Cannabis And Cancer -- And Isn't Telling You

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

What possible advances in the treatment of cancer could have been achieved had U.S. government officials chosen to advance, not suppress, research into the anti-cancer effects of cannabis?

Don't Buy The 'Potent Pot' Hype

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Armentano

While the feds' latest "reefer rhetoric" may sound alarming, there's little substance behind the hype. The average THC in domestically grown marijuana has remained unchanged for nearly a decade.