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The Cannabis Cleanse: 10 Tips for a New Year’s Detox or Prep for Urine Testing

The Cannabis Cleanse: 10 Tips for a New Year’s Detox or Prep for Urine Testing

A disclaimer: If you are experiencing serious physical or psychological discomfort, please consult a physician. This post should not be used as a substitute for serious medical advice. Following the freight-train of festivities that make up the holiday season, and until the last hour when we tip ecstatically into the New Year, it’s easy to […]

5 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing a Marijuana Testing Lab

5 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing a Marijuana Testing Lab

The “wild, wild west” ideology sums up the Oregon climate for cannabis lab regulations and procedures. HB 3460 went into effect March 3rd 2014, which set the regulations for medicinal marijuana dispensaries to legally operate within Oregon. Unfortunately, test labs were completely left out of the bill. Tom Burns who represents the Oregon Health Authority […]

Does Cannabis Lead to Wedded Bliss? Maybe the NFL Should Reconsider Their Testing Policy

Does Cannabis Lead to Wedded Bliss? Maybe the NFL Should Reconsider Their Testing Policy

Trigger Warning: Article discusses domestic abuse and links to a graphic video of a physical assault. There has been a lot of media coverage of a small study which indicates that intimate partner violence is a significantly lower risk in relationships where both parties regularly consume cannabis. Of course, cannabis has the immediate effect of […]

Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested for Cannabis During Chinese Drug Crackdown

Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested for Cannabis During Chinese Drug Crackdown

It sounds like something out of a dystopian book: music-lovers at Beijing bars were detained and forced to submit to urine drug tests by police. Some folks who failed the tests were dragged away to face steep penalties. Reportedly, the crackdown occurred across the city in many bars. Both Chinese citizens and expats living in […]

Petition Asks News York Times to Stop Testing Employees for Cannabis

Petition Asks News York Times to Stop Testing Employees for Cannabis

Despite the fact that The New York Times has taken a strong editorial position in favor of ending the failed federal prohibition on marijuana, the New York Times Company continues to unnecessarily drug test new employees for marijuana. As recent editorials demonstrate, The Times editorial board and its publisher feel strongly about ending the practice of […]

Tennessee Arrrests Post-Partum Woman for Drug Use

Tennessee Arrrests Post-Partum Woman for Drug Use

This article was published as a press release by the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, an organization that defends the human rights of women who are pregnant.   As if the recent Supreme Court decisions were not enough, the last few weeks have been a frightening reminder that it is not just women’s rights to […]

Legalize ALL Drugs, Not Just Cannabis

Legalize ALL Drugs, Not Just Cannabis

IMAGE: L’Aubade, Pablo Picassso I was entertaining a customer in our cannabis vapour lounge (420 Session) a couple days ago.  We had the usual chit chat and banter about pot–what kind I like, what kind of vaporizers are best, you know, the usual.  Then the War on Drugs came up, and after taking a hit […]

Beyond Bars: Drug War Ideology in the Civil Child Welfare System

Beyond Bars: Drug War Ideology in the Civil Child Welfare System

Among drug policy reform activists, there is a consensus that punitive approaches should not constitute the bulk of our national strategy to reduce the harms associated with addiction and problematic use of drugs. Whether in recognition of its fiscal irresponsibility, its conflict with public health goals, or its disparate impact on brown, black, and poor […]

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

PHOTO: Jonathan Oakley What’s worse than going to jail for cannabis?  Your children taken away by child protection services for it.  If you’re incarcerated, you receive a specific custodial sentence — which may be reduced for good behavior or perhaps even commuted — during which you are guaranteed visits with your family.  You can count down […]

Chobani Yogurt And US Air Force Fiasco Exposes Dark Underbelly Of The Drug War

Chobani Yogurt And US Air Force Fiasco Exposes Dark Underbelly Of The Drug War

by Chris Conrad It’s easy to understand why Chobani added hemp seeds to its Blueberry Power Flip brand of Greek yogurt. Hempseed is an amazingly nutritious and meaty fruit. It has a crunchy texture, a nutty flavor and a wide array of essential fatty acids, essential proteins and minerals, as well as some rare digestive […]