Higher Ground’s “Cannabis Clicker” Turns The Channel On Reefer Madness

Higher Ground Clicker Ad

WASHINGTON: Seattle-based multi-media company Higher Ground has created a new ad to support legalization reform efforts across the country. “Cannabis Clicker” will air in the five States with recreational legalization ballots: California, Maine, Nevada, Arizona and Massachusetts. The ad will also run in States with medical marijuana votes – including Oklahoma, Florida, Arkansas, North Dakota Read the full article…

Marijuana Activists Cheer Michele Leonhart’s Exit From The DEA

Advocates hope that outgoing chief Michele Leonhart will be replaced by someone who is more open to legalizing marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Drug Enforcement Agency chair Michele Leonhart was done in by her agents’ unsanctioned, cartel-funded sex parties in Colombia, but it’s marijuana legalization advocates who are excited to see her go. “Hopefully this is a sign that the Reefer Madness era is coming to an end at the DEA,” said Mason Tvert, the Read the full article…

Anti-medical Marijuana Group Implies Pot Cookies Will Be Next Date Rape Drug

A group that has been outspoken in its crusade against legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is now alleging that pot cookies could be the new date rape drug.

FLORIDA:  A group that has been outspoken in its crusade against legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is now alleging that pot cookies could be the new date rape drug, according to theNew Times. The group No on 2 posted an image to its Facebook page earlier this month showing a man and woman with their arms around Read the full article…

Law Library Offers Exhibit On The History Of Marijuana

The exhibit, titled “Reefer Madness: the Legal History of the Loco Weed,” takes a look at marijuana, its history and how the information about the drug has been manipulated throughout history.

OREGON: The John E Jaqua Law Library is offering an exhibit about the history of marijuana. The free exhibit is open to all UO students, staff, faculty and community members. The exhibit was put together by law reference librarians Kelly Reynolds, Jaye Barlous and others in the second part to a series about information destruction, manipulation and control. The exhibit, Read the full article…

It’s Getting Harder For The Feds To Lie About Marijuana And Get Away With It

Botticelli’s spurious anti-pot testimony immediately became the subject of Internet video fodder and mainstream media criticism. Even more tellingly, Botticelli’s comments drew stern rebukes from federal lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

By Paul Armentano / AlterNet DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Publicly lying about pot isn’t as easy as it used to be. That’s the lesson White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (aka the Drug Czar’s office) Deputy Director Michael Botticelli learned earlier this week when he testified before U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Relations. Armed with what appeared to be crib Read the full article…

Marijuana-Schizophrenia Connection Just More “Reefer Madness”

Image showing brain areas more active in controls than in schizophrenia patients during a working memory task during a fMRI study. Two brain slices are shown.

MASSACHUSETTS:  Researchers from Northwestern University reported Monday that chronic teenage use of marijuana contributes to changes in a person’s brain structure to resemble that of a person with schizophrenia, often resulting in memory issues. Release of the research comes about a week after Uruguay became the first nation to legalize marijuana use for Uruguayans 18 and older, and after Read the full article…

Forget Marijuana Madness: Could Marijuana Treat Your Depression

“THC administration reduces the negative bias in emotional processing,” said the researchers. “This adds human evidence to support the hypothesis that the endocannabinoid system is involved in the modulation of emotional processing.”

NETHERLANDS: Depending on who you listen to, marijuana could be the solution for whatever ails you or your ultimate demise; or it could make you dumb and sick. We have a tendency to believe the research not funded by biased parties in support of federal marijuana prohibition—the research that shows cannabis may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and obesity, Read the full article…

Perspectives: Reconsidering medical marijuana laws

A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.

UTAH: They certainly don’t fit the pro-marijuana stereotype. They’re not tie-dye wearing, Frisbee throwing, long-haired potheads by any stretch. But a growing number of Utah residents dealing with cancer are putting a new face on the debate over medical marijuana.

Perspectives: Reconsidering medical marijuana laws

UTAH: They certainly don’t fit the pro-marijuana stereotype. They’re not tie-dye wearing, Frisbee throwing, long-haired potheads by any stretch. But a growing number of Utah residents dealing with cancer are putting a new face on the debate over medical marijuana.

Marijuana History In United States Sees Milestone, Pot First Banned In California 100 Years Ago

In the 1700's, Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. By the 1800's, it was sold in drugstores, and touted as a cure for migraines and menstrual cramps. In the 1930s, the country's first drug czar, Harry Anslinger, launched a media campaign that claimed marijuana drove normally sane youth to become homicidal maniacs who murdered their own families.

CALIFORNIA: Stricken with cerebral palsy after almost being strangled in the womb by his umbilical cord, the 41-year-old Valley Village resident takes a few puffs of medical marijuana and immediately feels relief. “Weed works,” he says simply.