Reading Time: 6 minutes Legal weed blocks users from buying guns, as state cannabis laws come into conflict with the federal gun background check system.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 2018 has been a good year for marijuana legalization. And it may only be getting better come November.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Even with pot, the rules of supply and demand apply. There’s no doubt about the level of demand. It’s the supply that’s going to decide the winners and losers.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Nevadans lined up July 1 to reap the benefits of a November vote legalizing recreational marijuana. However, as state and federal laws governing the drug become more disparate, Attorney General Jeff Sessions promises to crack down on growers.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Marijuana was introduced into US subculture in the early 1900s, and it didn’t take long for Americans’ resentment toward their Southern neighbors to manifest in draconian drug laws that continue today.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Dr. David Casarett makes the case that the FDA, the medical community and even big pharma are all angling for their piece of the brownie.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The War on Drugs has caused just as much damage, destruction, and loss of life as any war in the traditional sense. Rebecca Gordon, University of San Francisco professor and author of the book Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States, joins us to discuss.
Reading Time: 8 minutes If you’d invested a trillion dollars in something, you’d definitely want a positive return. Yet the latest iteration of the military industrial complex, exemplified by the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, seems only to have produced more war, more terrorism, more surveillance and more presidential protection blunders. You can blame it on 9/11, but the blueprints were already there.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s Russ Baker on the ugliness that is the rapidly growing American for-profit prison industry. Nasty, nasty stuff. Soon, we’ll all be locked up. Interview/video.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Cannabis from a juicer might just save lives—so why are doctors so scared to talk about it?