Crawfordsville Indiana Cops Make Weed Arrest Under Very Sketchy Pretense

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Crawfordsville officers did something so out of the ordinary, which led to the discovery of a homegrow operation consisting of ‘several’ plants, that there is no way but to interpret their behavior as anything but ethically challenged.   There is something wrong with this picture. Something so out of place that it tripped every bullshit […]

How the Term ‘Gateway Drug’ Is Full of Insane Supernatural Claims

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Law enforcers, legislators and other prohibitionists who use the term ‘gateway drug’ are actually making some very sketchy claims about the nature of existence.   “Cannabis is a gateway drug that leads to heroin and meth.” This is what those who profit from prohibition believe and desperately want you to believe; which is why it is […]

Mother Loses Custody for Successfully Treating Daughters Pharmaceutical Withdrawals With Cannabis

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An Idaho woman has had her children removed from her custody after using cannabis to treat her daughter for life-threatening symptoms she suffered after being taken off prescribed psychotropic medications.   Ladies and gentlemen, we have our winner for the biggest scumbag doctor of 2016. The honor belongs to an Idaho doctor who was prescribing […]

States With Medical Cannabis Seeing Less Traffic Fatalities

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A new study showing a decrease in traffic fatalities in states that have adopted medical marijuana programs further suggests the cannabis DUI fearmongering of politicians, law enforcement and prohibitionist pundits may be entirely unfounded.   As I have previously mentioned, the entire scare over cannabis DUI’s has been predicated on a pack of lies that […]

Your State May Have Legalized Cannabis But Not On Federal Property

State legalization of cannabis does not apply to federal property or properties under federal jurisdiction within the state.   While several more states just legalized recreational and medicinal use of cannabis, those laws apply only to areas not under federal control. Given that many of these states are in the west, where the federal government […]

Maine Governor Wants to End Medical Cannabis Program & Tax Patients

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After losing his tireless battle to maintain recreational cannabis prohibition in his state, Maine Governor Paul LePage now wants to tax patients so the state can profit from their illnesses. Paul LePage says that now that there will be legal over-the-counter recreational marijuana, there is no reason to continue the states medical protections. From WGME: Gov. […]

DEA Crackdown On CBD Oil Cites International Drug Treaties

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The Drug Enforcement Agency have taken an even more intolerant stance against a medicine that many Americans rely on just to get through the day, because apparently their commitment to agreements among global superpowers precede the interests of the American people. The US federal government, whose commitment to honoring its treaties can currently be seen in the events […]

Supreme Court Rules That Marijuana Evidence In Trash Not Probable Cause to Search Home

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The Sixth Circuit Panel of the Supreme Court has made a precedence level ruling against providing home search warrants based on what is in the residents trash.   In United States v. Abernathy the Supreme Court upheld the opinion that evidence obtained from trash does not justify probable cause for a warrant, at least not without […]

Outrage Over Kids Pants with Printed Leaves Is Japanese Maple, Not Cannabis

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Yet another group of prohibitionists have had their unfounded fears reported by mainstream media who did not bother to question whether the design on a pair of kids pants was actually marijuana. (pictured above: Varieties of Japanese Maple tree leaves, and some pants that confuse ignorant people.) Just after Halloween I reported on an incident […]

Why I Will Not Stop Using the Word Marijuana

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There is a rather popular argument among cannabis advocates that the term ‘marijuana’ is problematic and should be abandoned altogether, and while it comes with the best of intentions, it is not necessarily the best idea. The arguments against the word marijuana do in fact contain a legitimate insight, which is that the word marijuana […]

“Abstinence Only” Prevents Harm Reduction Education That Lowers Risks

Telling people that they just should not do drugs or should not do other things like driving while on them is unrealistic and prevents harm reduction narratives that could minimize the risks those inevitable activities pose. Last month I discussed ways to avoid police detection while rolling dirty and how to avoid a marijuana DUI. […]