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Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Tim Canova Debate Fracking, Israel, Marijuana and More (Video)

The former head of the Democratic National Committee and her challenger in Florida’s 23rd District primary clash in an illuminating debate broadcast by a Miami TV station.

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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As the War on Weed Winds Down, Will Monsanto Be the Winner?

The war on cannabis that began in the 1930s seems to be coming to an end. But skeptics question the sudden push for legalization, which is largely funded by wealthy investors linked to Big Ag and Big Pharma.

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 READ MORE



Imagine What President Donald Trump and Attorney General Chris Christie Might Do to Marijuana Laws

A new administration hostile to marijuana and a memo from the Justice Department could crash the pot movement.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE



Frequent Marijuana Use Raises Risk of Psychotic Disorders in Vulnerable People

The potential for marijauana to cause lasting damage to the mental health of some users, especially the young, is serious enough to warrant global public health campaigns, international drug experts say.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 READ MORE



Drug Legalization in America: Shifting the Dialogue From ‘Why?’ to ‘How?’

As the United States debates the legalization of marijuana and faces a growing trend of opioid addiction, journalist Dan Baum discusses the complexities of legalizing drugs in our country.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 READ MORE



10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015

It would certainly be easy to do a piece about 10 horrible events from 2015, from the ongoing war in Syria and the refugee crisis to the bombings in Beirut, Paris and San Bernardino and the rise of Donald Trump and Islamophobia. But that wouldn’t be a very inspiring way to bid farewell to this year and usher in a new one. So let’s look at 10 reasons to feel better about 2015.

Posted on Dec 23, 2015 READ MORE



Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules That Smoking Pot Is a Fundamental Human Right

The motion represents a sharp challenge to the country’s strict drug laws, adding the court’s weight to the growing debate in Latin America over the costs and consequences of the war on drugs.

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 READ MORE



After Upset Election, Canada’s New Leader Wants to Legalize Marijuana

This represents a 180-degree turnaround from Canada’s previous right-wing government and a seismic shift for North America.

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 READ MORE



Portugal’s Approach to Drugs Is Saving Lives; Why Aren’t We Copying It?

In 2001, the Southern European country tackled drug use with what seemed like a radical plan.

Posted on Jun 16, 2015 READ MORE



The Marijuana Economy Comes Out of the Shadows

Since Colorado voters legalized marijuana in 2012, more states and cities have been considering a similar path. At the same time, the cannabis market is looking less like a music festival and more like a Silicon Valley confab—upscale, data-driven and focused on investors.

Posted on May 15, 2015 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: CPAC, Bibi, Pot in D.C.

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the applause that Israel received at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a “clean” funding bill that keeps the Department of Homeland Security open without picking a fight over immigration rules, and the announcement that marijuana is now legal in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Which Is More Toxic—Sugar or Weed? Russell Brand Checks It Out

The “Trews” host argues that while there’s a lot of “disinformation and propaganda” being spread about marijuana, there’s also quite a bit of “deception and confusion around food.”

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



NYPD Officer Indicted for Allegedly Head-Stomping Suspect at Arrest Scene (Video)

The incident in Brooklyn, N.Y., last July was captured on video by a bystander.

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 READ MORE



Nebraska and Oklahoma Sue Colorado in Pot Dispute

Nearly a year after Colorado blazed a trail in the movement to legalize recreational marijuana use in the U.S., two neighboring states are totally harshing the stoner mecca’s mellow.

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 READ MORE



The Disenfranchisement of American Felons: Caught Once and Left Behind for Good

The American public only loses when we don’t allow felons to try to reintegrate into society.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 READ MORE


Three Grandmas Smoke Weed for the First Time, Realize It’s Not So Bad

Don’t worry—this incredibly hilarious video was filmed in the state of Washington, where recreational use of marijuana is legal.

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



Some Surprisingly Progressive Outcomes of the 2014 Midterm Elections

We all knew Republicans would take control of the Senate, but American voters had a few surprises up their sleeves.

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 READ MORE



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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.

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 READ MORE



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.

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 READ MORE


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.

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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.

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 READ MORE



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.

Posted on Jul 27, 2014 READ MORE



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.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014 READ MORE



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.

Posted on May 2, 2014 READ MORE



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.

Posted on Apr 26, 2014 READ MORE


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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.

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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.

Posted on Mar 2, 2014 READ MORE


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Posted on Jan 24, 2014 ENLARGE



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









Posted on Jan 11, 2014 ENLARGE



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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 WATCH & LISTEN


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Public support for marijuana legalization is incredibly high.
Posted on Dec 8, 2013 ENLARGE



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.

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 READ MORE


Drone Delivery









Posted on Dec 2, 2013 ENLARGE



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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.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 READ MORE



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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


Marijuana Dreaming









Posted on Aug 10, 2013 ENLARGE


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 WATCH & LISTEN


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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


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