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Nora Volkow spotlights violent marijuana consumers

The belief that smoking marijuana can lead to gratuitous acts of violence among young adults (18-34) was resurrected in April of this year thanks to a science publication by NIDA director Nora Volkow. In it Dr. Volkow and her colleagues … Continue reading

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Are DEA Administrative Law Judges Unconstitutional?

Inept efforts by the DEA to assign two psychedelic drugs to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act have backfired thanks to a granted request for a restraining order that stalls the scheduling process for 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine (DOI) and 2,5-dimethoxy-4-chloroamphetamine (DOC). … Continue reading

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John Walters and William Barr linked to Nazis

Former ONDCP Director John P. Walters is at it again, only this time he has help from Donald Trump’s former US Attorney General, prohibitionist William P. Barr. Barr joins Walters in authoring a Hudson Institute publication claiming that marijuana is … Continue reading

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CIA versus the DEA in Burma’s Narcotopia

Rumors that the CIA orchestrated the meth and heroin trade in Southeast Asia during the Viet Nam War have been examined in Patrick Winn’s excellent new book, Narcotopia: In Search of the Asian Drug Cartel that Survived the CIA. During … Continue reading

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DEA scammers plague the DEA

The US Department of Justice wants us all to know that internet swindlers are impersonating DEA agents and scamming money from people online. Unfortunately, the warning doesn’t include a similar public concern about the DEA’s own scams. Actual DEA agents … Continue reading

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Candace Owens attacks Native American drug use

Candace Owens (aka Candace O) conflates trans Native Americans with cannibalism and drugs: …I don’t know what you’re talking about with Two-Spirit people. Is this like a Native American tribe, like high smoking and talking about your spirit? I’m asking … Continue reading

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Prohibitionists praise themselves for impeding medical science

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) President Kevin Sabet, a former three-time White House drug policy advisor, eulogizes the late-Senator Dianne Feinstein for her opposition to medicinal marijuana in the 1990s: …“For a Californian like me working on drug policy, Senator … Continue reading

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Family Research Council demonizes psychedelics

Tony Perkins and Jennifer Bauwens of the Family Research Council (FRC)–a think tank and organization of churches accused of wanting to end democracy in the U.S. and replace it with a theocracy–are warning Americans that psychedelics open people up to … Continue reading

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Hotels adapt to serving the cannabis connoisseur

Public consumption of marijuana terrifies prohibitionists. In practice they appear to view cannabis users in groups as the moral equivalent of demonic rituals. Maybe it’s because for thousands of years heaps of smoldering marijuana and psychedelic herbs have been publicly … Continue reading

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Seizing addictive drugs can be fatal

If failure can be defined as something that creates the very crisis it’s intended to prevent, then a recent Brown University study of close-proximity opioid overdoses in Indianapolis confirms suspicions that little else fails like the drug war when it … Continue reading

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