Advocates to legalize the possession of marijuana for adults in the municipality of Portland, Maine have successfully gathered double the amount of signatures that are necessary to have their referendum qualify for the ballot in November. The required petitioned signatures have been officially delivered and if their efforts are efficacious, marijuana would be legal to [...]
Brian Furnish, a farmer from Harrison County, Kentucky, has been chosen as the new chairman of the state’s industrial hemp commission. Furnish reportedly claimed that Kentucky is at the forefront of efforts to revive the crop. State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer stepped down from the position as commission chairman in accordance with legislation that passed the [...]
Is America overmedicated? If so, is this the business plan of Big Pharma, or just genuine health concerns? Does the pharmaceutical industry bury relevant information about the dangers of prescription drugs? And who has an interest in expanding the definitions of mental illness? A panel discusses these issues in the enclosed video clip that are [...]
The debate over legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio, is already a hot topic. Those on both sides of the issue are speaking out, since it could end up on the state’s ballot in 2014.
Chile’s Supreme Court has annulled the conviction of Dr. Milton Flores, a psychiatrist who promotes the use of medicinal marijuana and personal cultivation. The court ruled to rescind the conviction of a lower court against the doctor who was charged with cultivating marijuana. The decision overruled a March 18, 2013 ruling in a San Bernardo [...]
American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny, now playing in select theaters across the nation, takes a hard look inside America’s longest running war to find out why the government and big pharma companies are benefiting from cannabis restrictions while others are suffering.
Martin Lee, author of the books “Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana, Medical, Recreational and Scientific,” and “Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD; The CIA, The Sixties, And Beyond,” discusses the implication of the recent passing of recreational marijuana usage laws for adults in Washington and Colorado. Lee believes the success of [...]
A huge article was published on the Rolling Stone website today about the marijuana boom currently underway in Denver, Colorado, a boom that is only going to accelerate over the next few years. Already home to a large medical marijuana industry, Denver is positioned perfectly to be the recreational cannabis capital of the world after [...]
Marijuana prohibition negatively affects practically every human being that breathes oxygen throughout the world, but seemingly here in the United States there is one particular race that has been specifically targeted for arrests: black people. When you consider that the populace of black people living in the United States comes to approximately 13%, and the [...]
Norm Stamper, an increasingly known figure in the fight to legalize drugs in the United States, discusses the current federal drug policy and his belief that the government should follow Portugal’s example and legalize all drugs. He is the author of the book “Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Expose’ of the Dark Side of American [...]
A bill that would have brought more regulation to the medical marijuana industry in California has failed in the state assembly after passing the senate. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) was the force behind the bill and he has been a longtime champion of medical cannabis in the state. “I hope cities will allow dispensaries so [...]
Paul Stanford was recently interviewed by Steve Dunn from Portland, Oregon ABC affiliate, KATU-TV, Channel 2′s news show, “Your Voice, Your Vote” regarding the legalization of marijuana in Oregon. Paul’s Measure 80 was unsuccessful in the 2012 election cycle; now he has apparently re-vamped the language and is preparing to petition for the necessary signatures [...]
On Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., gDiapers will host a special Oregon premiere of “Bringing It Home,” a documentary film about the benefits of cultivating industrial hemp, healthy houses, and offering a greener future for America. The film’s premiere date is in honor of the 4th annual Hemp History Week celebration, which is [...]
Many consequences come with the War on Drugs, and these consequences hurt real people every single day, as shown by two new reports. One of these reports shows how the war is decimating minority communities by unfairly targeting blacks and Hispanics for drug arrests at a much higher rate than whites, something we have reported [...]
Allen St.Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, discusses Colorado having taken their initial step towards creating the first regulated pot market in the United States. What’s the recreational marijuana marketplace going to look like? And what should other states that are looking to end marijuana prohibition in their own [...]