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What Marijuana Prohibition Is Really Costing Us: An Illustrated Infographic to Share With Family, Friends, and Prohibitionists

What Marijuana Prohibition Is Really Costing Us: An Illustrated Infographic to Share With Family, Friends, and Prohibitionists

Every year, the federal government spends $20 billion on marijuana prohibition — money that is mostly directed at arresting and incarcerating individuals with small personal amounts of marijuana. This means instead of hiring new teachers, creating new libraries or improving national road systems, the United States is allocating its vital resources toward the prevention of […]

Oregon Rules Ban Edibles – The Community Responds

Oregon Rules Ban Edibles – The Community Responds

Photo Credit: Steve Morgan via Weedist: “The Oregon Health Authority released draft rules late Wednesday for medical-pot dispensaries to follow when they open as early as next week under a new law. Although medical marijuana will be available at the dispensaries, the agency wants to ban sweets containing the drug because they could be attractive to young […]

New Voices: Mommy Needs a Toke

New Voices: Mommy Needs a Toke

PHOTO: Tr0tt3r, Creative Commons Why does mommy need a toke? I was, and still am, angry at the system, my so-called health care providers, my social workers; my government that I was under the impression would take care of me if the need arose. I needed to vent my anger about how the medical and mental health care […]

ACLU v. Clapper Case Dismissed, NSA Continues Spying

ACLU v. Clapper Case Dismissed, NSA Continues Spying

IMAGE: Electronic Frontier Foundation In June, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) brought a case against James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, questioning the legality of the NSA’s programs to spy on the American people and collect and store bulk information for future use. ACLU v. Clapper was made possible after Edward Snowden blew the whistle […]

Genocide & The Thanksgiving Day Myth

Genocide & The Thanksgiving Day Myth

Above: “Enlightened and Christian Warfare in the 19th Century–Massacre of Indian Women and Children in Idaho” published in “Frank Leslie’s Illustrated,” August 1868. Article republished with permission from Popular Resistance. The Defining and Enabling Experience of Our “Civilization”  As we again plan to celebrate what US “Americans”call Thanksgiving, let us pause for a moment of […]