Biography/Memoir

Billionaire Charles Koch on why cannabis should be legal

As a staunch libertarian, he [states he] sees cannabis prohibition as a basic infringement on personal freedom, as well as a destructive public policy that adds to America’s mass-incarceration problem… looks to a 19th-century French economist for wisdom. “For a law to be respected,” Koch says, paraphrasing Frédéric Bastiat, “it must be respectable.” Koch is…

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Biography/Memoir

Will Justice Thomas bring consistency to cannabis regulation?

…the IRS’s approach to Section 280E stands in direct conflict to the law in many states as well as the DOJ’s enforcement policies. Justice Thomas has long been skeptical of the federal government’s power to criminalize local marijuana use… Justice Thomas argued that the CSA [Controlled Substances Act] exceeded Congress’s power as applied to the…

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Politics

Why cannabis is still a banned Olympics substance

In 2011, Wada defended the ban on cannabis in a paper published in the journal Sports Medicine. Citing a study on marijuana’s ability to reduce anxiety, Wada found cannabis could help athletes “better perform under pressure and to alleviate stress experienced before and during competition”. Marijuana (cannabis) has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency…

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Biography/Memoir

Oregon medical board…

The report marks the first time a state government entity has run over… comprehensive research on psilocybin… adverse reactions to psilocybin listed in the report included… mixing… with other drugs like cannabis… …adverse reactions to psilocybin listed in the report [also] included hypertension, nausea and gastrointestinal complications when consuming whole mushrooms… the report concluded that…

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Biography/Memoir

Cannabis part of the future says tobacco giant

British American Tobacco [BAT] said it wanted to “accelerate” its transformation by reducing the health impact of its products. BAT took a stake in Canadian medical cannabis maker… It also signed a deal to research a new range of adult cannabis products, initially focused on cannabidiol (CBD). Original Article (BBC):Cannabis part of the future says…

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Biography/Memoir

…Congressional House vote on marijuana policy

…measure is known as the Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton-Lee amendment… …amendment removes the word “medical” from the current language — thereby extending these protections to both qualified patients and to adults, as well as to those licensed in both the medical and recreational industries. Original Article (Norml):Upcoming congressional house vote on marijuana policyArtwork Fair Use: Cannabis Pictures

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Politics

…move to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level

For the first time in history… move… to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, proposing to the remove cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances… The bill automatically expunges federal non-violent marijuana crimes… The federal legislation would allow states to craft their own cannabis laws, just as states do with alcohol… a new federal…

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Psychology

Cannabis use associated with increased decision making skills

A team of researchers in Europe recently conducted what they describe to be “one of the largest longitudinal European multicenter studies on the topic” of residual effects of cannabis use on neurocognition (decision making skills)… Decision making is not impaired when cannabis is used in moderation, and onset of use occurs after the age of 15. “We…

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Anthropology

Mexico’s supreme court strikes down marijuana prohibition… [US supreme court…]

The U.S., conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas… denounced the federal government’s inconsistent approach to marijuana policy and suggested that it may necessitate a reevaluation of an earlier ruling that upheld prohibition. [In Mexico] the 8-3 vote means that marijuana possession and cultivation for personal use will be legal nationally. The Ministry of Health would still…

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