The Dangers of Second Hand Marijuana Smoke Are Unscientific Lies

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A 2016 study claiming second hand marijuana smoke is more dangerous than second hand tobacco smoke has highly problematic methods & conclusions.   The claims of a scientific study which indicates that second hand marijuana smoke poses an imminent health risk strengthens the fear-based narratives being used to restrict or heavily regulate cannabis use, but there […]

Five Strange Ways That Cannabis Might Change the World

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Besides the socio-economic and political implications of new attitudes and policies towards cannabis, there are some other strange ways getting high could alter civilization. This list starts off swinging wild with a bit of observational humor, but eventually finds it’s way into corners of human culture that could change human civilization as we know it. Fish […]

Jailing Normal People for Pot Turns Them Into Future Criminals Says Study

A study by the University of Pennsylvania has concluded that those jailed for minor crimes like cannabis possession become more likely to commit future criminal offenses. In yet another example of how the War on Drugs has been an industry-scale manufacturing tool of criminal activity, this new study indicates that jailing marijuana users helps to create […]

Ending Prohibition Is In the Best Interest of the Politically Left & Right Alike

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Americans from all points of the political spectrum contain values promoting, and would benefit from, ending prohibition. The stench of status quo reductionism drives public opinion in almost every issue, which has resulted in marijuana getting lumped into the category leftist causes. Yet when we view cannabis through the lens of different political views, the repeal of prohibition […]

Headlines Like “Teenager Stabbed Over Marijuana” Ignore True Cause of Violence

Whenever violent crimes and marijuana overlap police and the media are quick to blame the marijuana instead of the dangerous black markets created by prohibition.   Lakeville, Massachusetts police told local media, who reported it unquestioningly, that marijuana was the cause of a stabbing that occurred during a robbery. From WVCB: One teenager stabbed another […]

For the People – Why Are International Laws & Corporations Deciding Drug Policy?

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Both prohibition and regulated legalization serve the interests of multi-national industrialists and United Nation proclamations.   In the United States of America we are taught all of our lives that government exists for the people, much in the same way the people of every nation are taught to regard their government. While normally I would […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mainstream Media Using Political Fearmongering to Manipulate Pot Narratives

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The mainstream media has capitalized on Trump’s nomination as president to sell more ads via alarmist sensationalism, and has even co-opted the marijuana discussion with their dishonest greed. Let me preface this by saying that I am not pro-Trump. Nor am I anti-Trump. The same is true of Hilary, Bernie, Jill, Gary and all of […]