Polls Show Marijuana Legalization More Popular Than President Obama

  WASHINGTON, DC -Crimebeat- “Late Friday night the White House issued a typical evasive rejection of the several marijuana legalization petitions that collected more signatures than any other issue on its “We the People” website,” stated retired Baltimore narcotics cop Neill Franklin. “Even though recent polls show that more voters support marijuana legalization than approve […]

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Experienced Pot Consumers Less Likely To Exhibit Impaired Performance, Study Says

Maastricht, the Netherlands–(ENEWSPF)–28 October 2011.  Experienced cannabis consumers exhibit tolerance to some of the drug’s acute impairing effects, according to clinical trial data to be published in the journal Psychopharmacology. Investigators at Maastricht University in the Netherlands assessed behavioral performance following THC administration in 12 occasional cannabis consumers and 12 experienced cannabis consumers in a […]

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Cannabis a federal issue?

By Joe G. Welz Cannabis a federal issue?   Recently it was printed in the newspaper that a Lake County Supervisor was quoted as saying cannabis is a federal issue. I believe an idea starts with a person, then a city, county, state and country. For an elected representative to say cannabis is a federal […]

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Colombia’s President Wants to Give Pot Peace a Chance

by Jacob Sullum   In a recent interview with Metro, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says he would support worldwide legalization of “softer drugs” such as marijuana “provided everyone does it at the same time.” He cannot act on his own, he says, “because for Colombia, this is a matter of national security.” Since “drug trafficking […]

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An Open Letter to California Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs

Stephen Downing – Former LAPD Deputy Chief   Dear Fellow Law Enforcers, The federal government has put up another $72 million in “war-on-drugs-grants” to redirect your police resources once again from true public safety duties in order to extend their failed war on drugs; this time with a savage assault on California’s 15-year-old medical marijuana […]

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Industrial hemp’s benefit to Hunter Region

BY FRANCES THOMPSON DOING THEIR BIT: Jerrys Plains farmers Paul and Vicki Nichols have just finished sowing a crop of hemp on their property, above, and a hemp crop in the region, below. – Main Picture by Max Mason-Hubers AN ADVOCATE of industrial hemp says the Hunter’s mining industry and farmers have a lot to […]

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Hemp cheese on sale at Borough Market

Brought to London for the first time, the unique feature of the cheese is the use of hemp in its production. Made of unpasteurised cows’ milk, the cheese is smooth and creamy and the small hemp seeds pop between your teeth like a cross between popcorn kernels and flaxseed. The texture of Hanfmutschli is semi […]

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Life’s great inside our new ‘hemp house’

By Michael Holder Life-changing: the new home in West Drayton   HILLINGDON pensioner is living with his family in a new environmentally-friendly ‘hemp home’ for people with disabilities. The house in Mulberry Crescent, West Drayton, was built with Hemcrete, a blend of a lime-based binding and hemp that absorbs CO2 during the manufacturing process. It […]

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Cannabis Rising: Carl Hedberg Comes to Boston University

By Julia Kaplan Cannabis held in high esteem. | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia user Kilom 691   Most people associate marijuana first and foremost with its recreational uses. Carl Hedberg, who visited BU to present his lecture, “Cannabis Rising,” set his agenda straight in the very beginning, saying that “cannabis is a medicinal herb we […]

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