Jim Hightower: Razing the Garden of Eden

The Bible tells us that the Garden of Eden was heaven on Earth — until Adam ate that apple. Then all Hell broke loose. Now, Arlington, Texas, has updated this tale. At about 7:30 in the morning of August 2, a SWAT team of armed police agents, code enforcement officers, and narcotics detectives stormed Shellie […]

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Cops Freak Out Over Eric Holder’s Pot Announcement

Ryan Grim – ryan@huffingtonpost.com     WASHINGTON — A broad coalition of law enforcement officers who have spent the past three decades waging an increasingly militarized drug war that has failed to reduce drug use doesn’t want to give up the fight. Organizations that include sheriffs, narcotics officers and big-city police chiefs slammed Attorney General Eric Holder […]

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Jack Herer Gets Venice Beach Mural

by Oscar Pascual   Marijuana activist and author Jack Herer was recently commemorated with a mural that now adorns the side of Venice Beach’s Nile Collective. The mural, completed by Los Angeles artistTazroc, posthumously honors the activist and author who founded the organization Help End Marijuana Prohibition.   Full Article: http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2013/08/30/jack-herer-gets-venice-beach-mural/

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Revised U.S. Stance on Marijuana Will Be Felt Beyond Borders

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday issued surprise guidance directing its attorneys not to sue states that have moved to de-criminalise the recreational use of marijuana, so long as those states implement strict regulatory regimes. The announcement marks a turnaround for the administration of President Barack Obama, who in January refused to explicitly support cannabis […]

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DPA on CNN: White House Will Allow Marijuana Legalization Laws to Proceed

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Weed Edibles: The Most Creative Marijuana Food Products (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post  |  By Nile Cappello   With many states on their way to legalizing marijuana, the conversation surrounding this herb has been even louder than usual lately. With legalization (both for recreational and medicinal purposes) has come a new wave of creativity in terms of one of weed’s most popular forms: edibles.   Full Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/weed-edibles_n_3831498.html

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Comer says Justice Department ruling is greenlight for hemp production in Kentucky

A U.S. Justice Department ruling saying it will honor state laws regarding regulated marijuana sales is a greenlight for the production of industrial hemp, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said today. James Comer “It’s about time,” Comer said in a released statement. “This is a major victory for Kentucky’s farmers and for all Kentuckians. Two […]

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An Updated, State-By-State Look At Cannabis Reform Across The U.S.

by Johnny Green   Courtesy of The Joint Blog A lot has changed since we last published an overview of cannabis law reform in the U.S., as activists all across the country continue to push the conversation, and policies forward. As we continue onward in a year which has been historic for cannabis reform, here’s an examination of […]

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Tempe dispensary offers to provide cannabis oil to 5-year-old Mesa boy suffering from seizures

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   PHOENIX — A Tempe dispensary is offering to help a Mesa family planning to give medical marijuana to their 5-year-old son to treat his seizures. Phoenix TV station KNXV (http://shar.es/zESDz) reports that Harvest of Tempe has offered to provide all the cannabis oil that Zander Welton will need.   Full Article: […]

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Study: Marijuana World’s Most Popular, Least Dangerous Drug – Countries with harsh drug laws have higher addict death rates

By Charlotte Alter @charlottealter   The first study of worldwide drug use has concluded that marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the world, but far less deadly than painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine, The Associated Press reports. Full Article: http://world.time.com/2013/08/29/study-marijuana-worlds-most-popular-least-dangerous-drug/

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