Opioid Deaths Plummeting in States with Legal Weed

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As Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to lament what he views as a blight on society, a new study is showing that states with medical marijuana programs are seeing drastic reductions in opioid-related hospitalizations and overdoses. From a Reuters article published Tuesday: “In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in […]

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Alcohol Industry Frantically Lobbies Against Legal Weed as Beer Sales Predict $2 Billion Drop

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Some new cannabis statistics are undoubtedly causing the alcohol industry in the US to shake in their boots. With over half of the country’s states embracing some form of legalized marijuana, with a few states even permitting recreational use, cannabis is poised to affect the alcohol industry at some point. And according to a new study, the beer industry stands […]

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Federal Legislation Introduced To Exclude Cannabis From The Controlled Substances Act

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Representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have introduced bipartisan legislation in Congress to exclude marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act, thus providing states with the exclusive authority to regulate the plant how best they see fit. The “Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017” removes the cannabis plant from the CSA so that it is no longer scheduled […]

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This DEA tweet accidentally reveals one of the big arguments for legalizing marijuana

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The DEA pointed to the tobacco model as a success. But tobacco is legal. The Drug Enforcement Administration heads the nation’s drug war. As part of that, it’s done a lot to push messaging that marijuana is dangerous — at times struggling to admit that pot isn’t as dangerous as heroin. On Tuesday, the DEA’s Twitter account put out a […]

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No, the DEA Hasn’t Made CBD Oil Illegal… Yet

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“People need to understand that there are federal laws that the DEA cannot bypass,” a hemp industry professional tells MintPress News regarding CBD oil. (MPN) Austin, TX — An administrative change by the Drug Enforcement Administration has left users of CBD oil, a popular tincture derived from agricultural hemp, fearful that they could lose access to this vital health remedy. CBD oil […]

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Drunk Driving vs High Driving

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There are couple of charges that qualify as a driving offence, commonly called DUI (driving under the influence). These include Impaired Driving, Over 80, failure or refusal to perform physical sobriety tests or give breath or blood samples.  Not only that, but this also includes Impaired Driving charges connected to driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.This is noteworthy […]

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Jeff Sessions’ Coming War on Legal Marijuana

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There’s little to stop the attorney general nominee from ignoring the will of millions of pro-pot voters. On Election Day, eight states voted to legalize recreational or medical marijuana, bringing the nationwide total of medical states to 29. In Florida, medical marijuana won nearly 2 million more votes than Donald Trump. Added up, 65 million people now live in states that […]

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First Major Clinical Trials Show Magic Mushrooms Heal Mental Illness like a ‘Surgical Intervention’

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In June 2015 we reported on the re-emerging field of using psychedelics to treat mental illness, with psilocybin, in particular, showing great promise for chronic anxiety and depression. Western medicine began realizing its potential in the 1940s, but medical research was stamped out with the War on Drugs. Now, as the injustice of the drug war is fully exposed, research […]

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NFL is Punishing a Player for Using Medical Marijuana to Treat His Crohn’s Disease

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Buffalo Bills third-year offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson has just been hit with his second suspension of the season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. What makes this case different is the fact that Henderson’s substance abuse offense is for treating his Crohn’s disease with medical marijuana. Henderson’s case is a testament to the ongoing societal battle over the legalization of […]

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