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Must-haves in legalization bills

Some good advice from Shaleen Title, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner:

Top Ten Equity Must-Haves in Any Legalization Bill

Homegrow. Allow consumers to grow a limited number of their own plants at home (in MA, it’s 6 per adult with max of 12 per residence, see law for details) and gift a limited amount to other […]

Finally, figuring out how to convince people to support legalization

Marijuana Use Before Sex Leads To More Satisfying Orgasms, Study Finds

How times have changed

Remember when Bill Clinton admitted to having tried marijuana, but had to modify it by claiming he hadn’t inhaled? And even then, he had to be a big drug warrior in order to counter the “druggie” image.

In contrast, the 2020 candidates seem to be (finally) proudly admitting how much they enjoyed it.

Forecast: continued periods of darkness

U.S. Prosecutors Sue To Stop Nation’s First Supervised Injection Site For Opioids

After months of threats, federal prosecutors in Philadelphia launched a legal challenge on Wednesday against the nonprofit Safehouse, which is hoping to open what could be the nation’s first site where people with opioid addiction can use drugs under medical supervision.

According to […]

How Do You Fix Fear?

Drug war fear and loathing in Mexico provided University of Colorado Denver researchers with some critical new evidence on how fear does severe harm to a nation:

…Previous research on risk preferences has relied on data gathered only after a violent event, and found insecure environments made residents either more risk tolerant or had no […]

Anslinger lives on

Kansas lawmaker makes racist comments about African Americans, marijuana

Republican Rep. Steve Alford of Ulysses:

“What you really need to do is go back in the ’30s when they outlawed all types of drugs in Kansas (and) across the United States, what was the reason they did that?” Alford said at the event. “One of […]

A fossil shows up on the pages of the New York Times

We haven’t had many of these in a while — but they used to be pretty common fare, until the public stopped falling for them.

In the New York Times: What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know by Alex Berenson

Federal surveys also show that rates of serious mental illness are rising […]

Hemp is legal in the United States

Congress just passed an $867 billion farm bill. Here’s what’s in it.

Wow, that took a long time.

This article in Forbes explains it all for the completely oblivious masses that haven’t been aware (like we have) that the prohibition of hemp was one of the stupidest things imaginable.

How Hemp And The Farm Bill […]

Big Pharma Suppresses Rebellion

Drug wars perpetuate destabilizing authoritarian political policies. One such US drug war policy relies on the pharmaceutical industry doping children to forestall rebellious behavior proven absolutely essential for preserving self-government.

Authoritarians rely on their ignorance and the ignorance of others for their own economic and political survival. Where ignorance fails, failed propaganda and failed social […]

Marijuana in the U.S.

We’ve made some progress over the years…

Marijuana Won the Midterm Elections by Tom Angell