National Marijuana Legalization Could Raise $130 Billion While Adding 1.1 Million Jobs

(COMMONDREAMS) — Though a key argument for legalizing marijuana in the United States is that it would put a tremendous and necessary dent in the domestic and global failure known as “the War on Drugs,” a new analysis out Wednesday reveals that federal legalization could also raise more than $130 billion in tax revenue by 2025 while […]

Ron Paul: Just Say No to Jeff Sessions

(RPI) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions kicked off the New Year by reversing the Obama-era guidance for federal prosecutors to limit their enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. In what is almost certainly not a coincidence, Sessions’ announcement came days after California’s law legalizing recreational marijuana sales […]

NRA Silent as States, Feds Ban Gun Sales to Medical Marijuana Patients

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — The National Rifle Association (NRA), which fancies itself a champion of the Second Amendment and gun rights, is nowhere to be found as state governments are moving to confiscate firearms from medical marijuana patients. Police in Honolulu, Hawaii, recently sent out a letter to 30 medical cannabis patients warning them they had 30 days to hand […]

Cannabis Company Offers Brilliant Solution to Opioid Crisis: Trade Your Drugs for Weed

(ANTIMEDIA) Lebanon, Oregon— As the opioid crisis continues to plague the country, one cannabis company in Oregon is proposing a new solution. Kaya Holdings Inc. (KAYS), the first publicly traded company to open and operate a medical cannabis dispensary, is planning to set up an opioid-for-weed swap program where addicts can trade in their pills for the plant. […]

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Mainstream Media Is Sharing Fake News About Marijuana Killing A Baby

By: Carey Wedler/ANTIMEDIA This week the news cycle was flooded with mainstream headlines suggesting doctors were claiming have discovered the first marijuana overdose. “Doctors claim baby’s 2015 death was caused by marijuana overdose,” a Fox News headline claimed. “Baby boy is first marijuana overdose death, doctors claim,” wrote AOL and the New York Daily News. Local Colorado NBC affiliate 9 News headlined their article “Colorado doctors claim first marijuana […]

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Archaeological Discovery Confirms Humans Have Been Using Cannabis For At Least 2,400 Years

By: Carey Wedler / Wake Up World   Archaeologists in China recently discovered evidence indicating humans have been using cannabis as medicine and employing it in spiritual rituals for over 2,400 years. According to a research paper entitled “Ancient Cannabis Burial Shroud in a Central Eurasian Cemetery”, published in Economic Botany late last month, “[a]n extraordinary cache of ancient, well-preserved […]

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State Threatens To Kidnap Child Because Parents Cure Her Seizures With CBD In A LEGAL State

By: Justin Gardner/The Free Thought Project    “I would look outside my window just scared to death I would see a police officer and CPS here to take my kid.” It’s a nightmare made entirely by the State. A little girl would be snatched away from caring parents for doing nothing more than healing their daughter’s debilitating condition […]

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Jeff Sessions Suggests Prosecutions For Marijuana Growers, Sellers And Users In Legalized States

By: Aaron Kesel/Activist Post   Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that the Department of Justice may crack down on people who grow and sell marijuana, even in the 29 states that legalized the plant, echoing the drawn-out argument that it is still against federal law. Sessions made the non-surprising comments on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show after Hewitt asked whether the […]

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Marijuana In Halloween Candy Won’t Kill Your Kids — But The Sugar Might

By: Carey Wedler/ANTIMEDIA   Every Halloween, warnings to parents sound the alarm on cannabis and other drugs ending up in their children’s candy. While these advisories rarely come to fruition, another dangerous substance is guaranteed to be in kids’ treats: sugar. Though the link between sugar consumption and cancer has been increasingly established in recent years, researchers at KU […]

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Cops Delete Facebook Post After The Internet Destroys Them For Apple Weed Pipe Bust

By: Carey Wedler/ANTIMEDIA  A police department in Charlotte County, Florida, felt the wrath of the Internet’s opposition to the drug war after posting a picture of an apple fashioned into a pipe. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in Punta Gorda, Florida, shared an image Wednesday of a burned apple, attempting to joke about the Notice to Appear in […]

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2017 Marijuana Sales in Colorado Just Exceeded $1 Billion in Only Eight Months

(ANTIMEDIA)  — Colorado’s marijuana industry continues to flourish, with pot sales for 2017 already exceeding $1 billion, up 21% from last year, according to state tax revenue data released this week. The Cannabist reports: “Colorado’s marijuana retailers logged upward of $1.02 billion in collective medical and recreational sales through August, according to The Cannabist’s extrapolations of state tax data released […]

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3 Times Cops Posted About Weed Busts on FB This Week and Instantly Regretted It

(ANTIMEDIA) — Drug warrior cops are having a rough week on social media. Police departments have taken to Facebook and other platforms to boast about drug busts, and in turn, they’re receiving strong pushback from internet users, particularly when cannabis is concerned. From North Carolina and Ohio to Indiana, Missouri, and Texas, cops have been […]

Cops Delete FB Post of Massive ‘Weed’ Bust After the Internet Corrects Them

(ANTIMEDIA) — Last week, officers from the Missouri’s Jasper Police Department celebrated a marijuana bust they deemed worth roughly $100,000. In a now-deleted Facebook post, they disclosed their satisfaction with their operation, which took ten cops and sheriff’s deputies and a National Guard helicopter to conduct. As the Riverfront Times noted (grabbing screenshots before the post was taken down): […]