Arizona narrowly defeated a 2016 recreational marijuana ballot proposal called Prop. 205. A scandalous pharmaceutical company run by a greedy billionaire that makes opiate drugs that create addiction and kill people spent big money to defeat Arizona marijuana legalization. Insys Therapeutics handed at least half a million dollars to a drug war political action committee […]
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Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine versus Donald Trump & Mike Pence: Marijuana Law Showdown
As Tommy Chong kept pointing out, Bernie Sanders was the only 2016 major-party presidential candidate who advocated federal decriminalization of marijuana. In 2015, Sanders introduced legislation to legalize marijuana federally, and has been a persistent critic of the DEA– the main federal agency opposed to marijuana legalization. But now Bernie Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton, […]
Keeping Marijuana Away from Children
Hey marijuana users and growers, here’s a warning nobody should have to give you: keep marijuana away from children. Of course, if the marijuana is medical and it’s saving kid’s lives as is often the case due to marijuana’s proven medical benefits that are superior to pharmaceutical drugs, then the kids can have marijuana under […]
Finding a Marijuana Garden in the Woods… And Other Stories from Your Marijuana Plants’ Enemies
Your outdoor marijuana plants need protection from enemies—both human and non-human. You’ll see an embedded video in this article about some guy finding a marijuana garden in the woods. Not fun for the grower. Marijuana enemies are especially problematic when you’re growing marijuana outdoors, but marijuana’s enemies can also harm indoor hydroponics marijuana. This article […]
Racism in the Marijuana Industry and the Drug War?
The history of marijuana being illegal in the United States includes the fact that racism fueled cannabis criminalization. The federal agents who convinced Congress to criminalize marijuana in 1937 did so in part by claiming that blacks and Hispanics were the predominant users of marijuana, and that it made them violent and insane. The war […]
Reefer Madness Republican & Democratic Senators Attack Marijuana Legalization
The war on marijuana, the hatred of marijuana, and prejudice against marijuana growers and users was on full display in the United States Senate at a recent hearing. Long-time drug warriors—California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein and Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley—convened a hearing to slag the Department of Justice for not interfering more with marijuana […]
Colorado Legal Marijuana Medibles Regulations Are Just Plain Stupid!
Colorado legal marijuana is a big-money industry that’s providing jobs, a real estate boom, piles of cash, and a lot of fun for tourists and residents. But as I’ve said before, it’s not really legalization—it’s “regulation.” And the Colorado’s government’s ongoing attempts to regulate the Colorado legal marijuana industry shows you how stupid regulations can […]
Can Marijuana Growing Make You Go Crazy?
Marijuana growing can be fun and profitable, but especially if you do it for a living, it can drive you crazy. I don’t just mean that you get a little frustrated or impatient sometimes—I mean that it can create serious mental health issues because you worry so much about your grow op. One crazy-maker is […]