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The Federal Legislature Could Soon Vote to Deschedule Cannabis

The Federal Legislature Could Soon Vote to Deschedule Cannabis

For as long as the War on Drugs has been federal policy, activists have been pushing for the day that federal representatives and lawmakers revisit whether the prohibition of cannabis is a rational policy or not. Lawmakers have proposed bills that never made it anywhere; activists have filed lawsuits repeatedly only to get ignored despite […]

Santa Cruz May Change Policy On Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

Santa Cruz May Change Policy On Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

Just because something is the law does not mean that it is moral, and just because something breaks the law does not mean it is inherently immoral or unethical. Terrible things have previously been legal, while pushing back against institutional violence has often violated laws. What is legal and what is not is more a […]

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

The Issue the Media Overlooks about Stoned Driving

In general, most people will readily recognize that driving under the influence of a controlled substance with mind-altering effects will impact their ability to drive. However, acknowledging that potential impairment does not prevent people from getting behind the wheel after they had a couple of glasses of wine or down two muscle relaxants. Given that […]

Chicago Public Housing Bans Legal Cannabis Use

Chicago Public Housing Bans Legal Cannabis Use

When Illinois changed its laws to legalize recreational cannabis use, it was a major boon to the residents of the state. Fewer taxpayer dollars will go toward prohibition, and the potential for a new industry and all the jobs that come with it is there. Unfortunately, quite a few people won’t receive any of the […]

50 Women Freed Early from Oklahoma Prisons This Week

50 Women Freed Early from Oklahoma Prisons This Week

The United States leads the world in incarcerations, and the cost of keeping so many people locked up has taken a toll on our country and our communities. Many states across the country have had to start getting creative with how to handle their prison populations. In some states, inmates have been forced to share […]

Hemp Crops Getting Destroyed and Stolen

Hemp Crops Getting Destroyed and Stolen

Before the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, hemp was a major industrial crop in the United States. Farmers had been growing hemp for hundreds of years here in North America for everything from fiber for rope to oil. Prohibition and the War on Drugs changed that, and now hemp is basically a new crop in […]

College Student Suing Over Cannabis-Related Expulsion

College Student Suing Over Cannabis-Related Expulsion

People have long said that the most dangerous thing you can do with cannabis is get caught with it, and that saying is especially true for those who have aspirations of a college education. Although more states are moving to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes, the federal government continues to maintain its […]

New Bill Shows What Mexico’s Legalization Could Look Like

New Bill Shows What Mexico’s Legalization Could Look Like

Mexican lawmakers finally revealed the potential language of their cannabis legalization bill. This long-awaited online publication came after the Mexican Supreme Court ruled not once but five times that the prohibition of cannabis in Mexico is unconstitutional. While some people call the passage of a now-pending bill to legalize cannabis merely a formality, it is […]

Chicago Could Pass a Law Decriminalizing Plant Entheogens

Chicago Could Pass a Law Decriminalizing Plant Entheogens

On October 16th, 2019, Chicago’s Committee on Health and Human Relations took a very bold step: they unanimously passed a resolution that could decriminalize entheogenic plants and fungi. The resolution is the result of work by Decriminalize Nature, and it could help spread the recent trend of decriminalizing entheogens to the Midwest. Of course, this […]

No One Wants to Give Your Kids Cannabis Candy This Halloween

No One Wants to Give Your Kids Cannabis Candy This Halloween

Halloween is a holiday that is all about community, scary fun, and kids in modern America. How sad is it that children have their joy infringed upon by urban legends completely unfounded in reality? For years, parents have felt compelled to check the candy their children bring home, looking for poison and razor blades. This […]