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MDMA, AKA Molly or Ecstasy, May Benefit Certain Mental Health Patients

MDMA, AKA Molly or Ecstasy, May Benefit Certain Mental Health Patients

MDMA is an acronym for 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. It’s a drug that has been around for over 100 years. Its origins trace back to Germany in 1912, where the drug was originally called “methylsafrylaminc.” The company that developed it hoped to use the chemical to synthesize drugs that would control bleeding. However, medical professionals found another use […]

Woman Sexually Abused in Florida Prison Settles Lawsuit

Woman Sexually Abused in Florida Prison Settles Lawsuit

Prison is not meant to be an enjoyable experience. It is supposed to be a corrective one. Prison serves both as a form of punishment for those who have committed a crime and also a way of removing dangerous individuals from society. Unfortunately, while the law in the United States prohibits cruel and unusual punishment, […]

Ketamine Offers Hope For Chronic Depression But Is Hard To Obtain

Ketamine Offers Hope For Chronic Depression But Is Hard To Obtain

Ketamine is a drug that has only existed for a few decades. Its initial discovery was in 1962. It’s medical potential was almost immediately recognized, and human trials of the drug began in 1964. It received approval for use in humans in the United States in 1970, and it has been used for various medical […]

Psychedelics and Other Banned Drugs Offer Hope for Those With Mental Health Issues

Psychedelics and Other Banned Drugs Offer Hope for Those With Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues are often unaddressed in modern society. Many people view issues like depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation as signs that someone simply isn’t trying hard enough. There is a lot of social stigma attached to seeking help for mental health issues. That stigma can put people off from trying therapeutic options or counseling. […]

Arrest of 80-Year-Old Grandma for Expired Card Highlights Issues With Medical Cannabis Laws

Arrest of 80-Year-Old Grandma for Expired Card Highlights Issues With Medical Cannabis Laws

The whole point of medical cannabis programs is to help those with a medical need connect with cannabis legally. Unfortunately, these programs usually have strict conditions for legal possession, cultivation, and use, leaving many people at risk for criminal charges. When state law enforcement choose to go by the letter of the law, rather than […]

What About the Kids? Non-Profit Launches Program For Students with Drug Convictions

What About the Kids? Non-Profit Launches Program For Students with Drug Convictions

When President Johnson signed the Higher¬†Education Act in 1965, he said, “By passing this we bridge the gap between helplessness and hope for educationally deprived children.” The act was intended to give underprivileged¬†children access to education by giving federal money to universities and creating programs like Head Start. Just 30 years later, in 1998, a […]

Pennsylvania Man Crushed with Bulldozer Over 10 Cannabis Plants

Pennsylvania Man Crushed with Bulldozer Over 10 Cannabis Plants

Every year, an unknowable number of people died of the result of cannabis prohibition. There are countless people who have medical conditions whose lives could be extended or improve with cannabis medicines. There are also people who died as the result of attempting to buy, sell or grow cannabis in an unregulated market. Some of […]

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Penalizes Widow in Ski Equipment Death Over THC

Colorado Workers’ Compensation Penalizes Widow in Ski Equipment Death Over THC

In many ways, Colorado has been leading the country and the world into a new age of cannabis legalization. Unfortunately, the number of institutional issues the state has experienced only highlights how deeply entrenched prohibition mentality really is among the general population, as well as the people in positions in power.   The state has […]

Teen Taken By State Over Cannabis for Seizures to Return to His Family

Teen Taken By State Over Cannabis for Seizures to Return to His Family

It’s the kind of nightmare scenario that parents who use cannabis worry about all the time. A young man was taken from loving, concerned parents, just because of cannabis. What’s really upsetting, however, is that his removal wasn’t because his parents consumed cannabis. It was because he did, in order to suppress the seizures that […]

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

FDA Approves Cannabis Drug, But Cannabis Is Still Schedule I

If there’s any sign that the War on Drugs is a failed endeavor, it’s the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has signed off on a cannabis-based drug. While the Attorney General still wants to crack down on cannabis users, growers, and merchants, other federal agencies are actively undermining the prohibition of cannabis. […]