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In Legalization Battles, Alcohol Defines the Politics of Marijuana

Drug reform advocates are so sure marijuana is safer than alcohol, they are now challenging police to a “drug duel” to prove their point.

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The Italian Army’s Growing Weed. Here’s Why

The reasons behind the Italian armed forces growing marijuana in a military lab are more noble than you might expect.

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Dennis Kucinich on the Responsibility to Speak Out About Gaza

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The former congressman says, “You can’t just stay silent when you see a massacre of people going on.” Also: Washington, D.C., will decide whether to legalize marijuana.

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Dennis Kucinich on the Responsibility to Speak Out About Gaza

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The former congressman says, “You can’t just stay silent when you see a massacre of people going on.” Also: Washington, D.C. will decide whether to legalize marijuana.

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N.Y. Times Editorial Board Goes to Pot

The editorial board of The New York Times has weighed in with its collective take on decriminalizing marijuana use, and it can be summed up with two familiar words: Legalize it.

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Seattle’s First Marijuana Shop Runs Out of Stock

The first and only recreational pot store in Seattle was forced to close Friday after running out of stock just three days after Washington became the second U.S. state to allow pot sales to adults. But Seattleites shouldn’t fret. It’s set to reopen soon.

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We Still Don’t Really Know How Effective Medical Marijuana Is

A review of evidence conducted by the American Academy of Neurology found that marijuana has no proven benefit for any neurological disorder besides multiple sclerosis, and that it has significant adverse effects.

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Former Justice John Paul Stevens: Legalize Pot

The leading Supreme Court liberal who retired in 2010 said Saturday that the federal government should legalize marijuana, drawing parallels with the failure of alcohol prohibition.

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This Marijuana Commercial Airs on National Television

Breaking a barrier for the legal pot industry, this ad for Marijuana Doctors.com “appeared on Fox, CNN, ESPN, Comedy Central, AMC, and Discovery,” The Verge reports.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown on Legalizing Pot: Americans ‘Need to Stay Alert’

California Governor Jerry Brown isn’t so stoked about the prospect of legalizing marijuana, and his reasons are surprisingly pragmatic.

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Killer Weed

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Where ‘Canabusiness’ Goes, Wall Street’s Sure to Follow

Wall Street’s fat cats will be just fine with Americans rolling fat joints en masse once the other 48 states go the way of Colorado and Washington on the marijuana legalization issue. Sure enough, as Capital New York’s Joanna Molloy put it, “Marijuana is going corporate.”

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 READ MORE


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Obama Sounds Off on Marijuana vs. Alcohol, Legalization

According to President Obama, smoking pot isn’t a more perilous prospect, health-wise, than drinking alcohol. Of course, Obama, in an interview with The New Yorker, couched this statement by issuing a series of responsible-sounding disclaimers. 

Posted on Jan 19, 2014 READ MORE



Uganda’s President Blocks Controversial Anti-Homosexual Bill but Insists Gays Are ‘Abnormal’

President Yoweri Museveni hasn’t allowed a homophobic bill to go into effect while maintaining gay acts are “disgusting”; more and more Americans are buying e-reading devices as well as e-books; meanwhile, did a CNN journalist get high while on the job? These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 READ MORE


As Marijuana Becomes Legal

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Posted on Jan 11, 2014 READ MORE



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Reefer Sanity Takes Hold in Colorado

Seven years before legal marijuana went on sale this month in my home state of Colorado, the drug warriors in President George W. Bush’s administration released an advertisement that is now worth revisiting.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE



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Marijuana Injustices

I have come to believe that we should legalize or at least decriminalize marijuana use. The way we enforce marijuana laws is unconscionable.

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 READ MORE


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Poll Finds Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Pot

The so-called gateway drug is getting some respect: Echoing results from a Gallup poll taken in October, a CNN/ORC International survey found this week that 55 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana—and they’re not so inclined to moralize about it either. 

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 READ MORE



Satire: ‘I Smoked Pot With David Brooks’

If you’ve read David Brooks’ column about weed, in which The New York Times scribe presents himself as a once-cool kid who got wise and found more fulfilling and morally sound pleasures in the conservative movement, then you know it’s begging to be made fun of.

Posted on Jan 3, 2014 READ MORE


Mile High: Denver Celebrates 2014 With Legal Recreational Marijuana

The times, they are a changin’, and in Denver, you can tell by the smoke signals.

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 READ MORE


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Public support for marijuana legalization is incredibly high.
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Uruguay Likely to Become the First Nation to Legalize Marijuana

On Tuesday, Uruguay’s Senate will vote on a law that would allow for regulated distribution, production and sale of weed; income inequality in the U.S. is at its highest since 1928; meanwhile, Europeans are starting to believe that legalizing prostitution isn’t effective. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Women’s Role in Legalizing and Destigmatizing Weed

As more and more women from all walks of life come out about using cannabis, The Atlantic’s Emily Dufton considers the implications.

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 READ MORE



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A Majority of Americans Supports Legalizing Marijuana

We’ve come a long way since Gallup first starting asking the question in 1969, when only 12 percent favored legalized cannabis.

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New Details Emerge About Michael Hastings’ Death

When journalist Michael Hastings died in a car accident in Los Angeles early on the morning of June 18, he left a trail of questions in his wake. On Tuesday, L.A. officials—along with his family—finally had some answers.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 READ MORE


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Why I Changed My Mind on Weed: Dr. Sanjay Gupta

After years of knocking the merits of medicinal marijuana, CNN’s prominent chief medical correspondent announces, “I am here to apologize.”

Posted on Aug 8, 2013 READ MORE


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Reaction to Snowden Asylum, Another State Legalizes Pot, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including San Diego’s mayor blames the city for sexual harassment allegations against him and the Virginia Republican lieutenant governor nominee claims that Democrats are “anti-God.”

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 READ MORE



WikiLeaks Releases Snowden Statement, Vermont Decriminalizes Pot, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including student loan interest rates double due to Congress’ inaction and Texas Republicans begin their push to pass a controversial anti-abortion law in the new special legislative session after their attempts were thwarted last week.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 READ MORE


L.A. Pot Dispensary Crackdown

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Is Obama Delivering on His Promise of a ‘21st Century’ Approach to Drugs?

Many public health experts say the administration deserves credit for increasing access to drug treatment. But others say despite an increase in funding for rehab, the administration has continued to push programs and policies built to punish drug users.

Posted on May 12, 2013 READ MORE



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What’s Going on With Obama and Drug Policy?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: With marijuana, alone, the administration has adopted multiple, contrary positions. Also: The past and future FCC, why we don’t execute terrorists, and baby books for kids.

Posted on May 10, 2013 READ MORE


What’s Going on With Obama and Drug Policy?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: With marijuana, alone, the administration has adopted multiple, contrary positions. Also: The past and future FCC, why we don’t execute terrorists, and baby books for kids.

Posted on May 10, 2013 READ MORE



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Canada’s ‘Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’

A retired 29-year veteran of the Winnipeg Police Service told Vice magazine that he wants to see all drugs legalized and regulated by the government.

Posted on Apr 27, 2013 READ MORE


Michael Hudson on Obama, Social Security and Mean Mrs. Thatcher

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Economist Michael Hudson attacks Obama’s proposed cuts. Also on the program: the fight to keep Monsanto from polluting Hawaii’s natural wonders, a college degree ain’t what it used to be, and a new movie documents the legal showdown over medical marijuana.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 READ MORE



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Michael Hudson on Obama, Social Security and Mean Mrs. Thatcher

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Economist Michael Hudson attacks Obama’s proposed cuts. Also on the program: the fight to keep Monsanto from polluting Hawaii’s natural wonders, a college degree ain’t what it used to be, and a new movie documents the legal showdown over medical marijuana.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 READ MORE



Public Opinion Shifts on Pot, Colbert Declares War on Scarborough, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Connecticut’s tough new gun laws and a recently created PAC looks to support candidates based on one nonpolitical trait.

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 READ MORE



Senators Slam ‘Offensive’ NRA Move, Marriage Equality Endorsements Pile Up, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a bold prediction by MSNBC’s president and the launch of a pro-marijuana super PAC.

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 READ MORE



Rand Paul Weighs In on Drug Punishments, LaPierre Blasts ‘Insane’ Bloomberg, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Ted Cruz’s attempt to repeal Obamacare and why the debate on gay marriage may be over even before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a pair of cases on the issue this week.

Posted on Mar 24, 2013 READ MORE



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The U.N. Needs to Sober Up

An international body immersed in one drug (alcohol) yet telling governments to outlaw an objectively less harmful drug (marijuana) is biting comedy.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 READ MORE


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New Treasury Secretary Confirmed, Palin Claims Feds ‘Stockpiling Bullets,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including California voters make an about-face on marijuana legalization and an Illinois lawmaker offers an interesting comparison on gun control.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 READ MORE


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Lawmakers Seek to Legalize Pot, Trump Sues Maher, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the government’s pending legal action against S&P and Joe Scarborough becomes the latest conservative to smack down the NRA.

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 READ MORE


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Dutch Catholics Seek to Ditch a Homophobic Church

Many Dutch citizens are attempting to “de-baptize” themselves to protest Pope Benedict’s anti-gay marriage declarations; a national database of gun owners may have helped prevent the Newtown shooting; and although the media insist the president is giving in to the Republicans’ demands to make cuts to Social Security, Obama’s been trying to reduce it all along. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Teens: Smoke, Don’t Drink?

Teens who drink alcohol are more likely to damage brain tissue than those who use marijuana, a new study shows.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 READ MORE


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