Tag: Justin Gardner

Brewery Develops Edible 6-Pack Rings to Save Marine Life, Reduce Plastic Waste

By Justin Gardner Delray Beach, FL – A Florida microbrewery has adopted a novel way to not only reduce plastic waste but also give a little something back to the environment. Saltwater Brewery, located on the Atlantic coast, uses barley and wheat leftover from the brewing process to produce biodegradable six-pack rings that serve as…

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Paradigm Shift: Study Finds 51% of Millennials Giving Up All Alcohol for Cannabis

By Justin Gardner With the widespread legalization of cannabis taking hold after the historic Nov. 2016 state votes, the news just keeps getting worse for the alcohol industry. They knew it would happen, too, which is why the alcohol lobby – predicting a $2 billion loss in revenue – engaged, and mostly failed, in a…

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For The First Time Ever, The Federal Government Is Referring To Marijuana As Medicine

By Justin Gardner A profound shift in the federal government’s stance on cannabis was marked by subtle changes made this month to one webpage. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, now has a webpage titled Marijuana as Medicine. Prior to March 2017, it was titled Is Marijuana…

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Govt’s Own Data Finally Admits Magic Mushrooms and LSD Can Stifle Opioid Addiction

By Justin Gardner Before the War on Drugs cast its shadow across humanity, a collective mind expansion was being achieved in part thanks cannabis and psychedelics. For decades the military-corporatist state has suppressed the human right to ingest “illicit” substances – while profiting from this prohibition – but the pursuit of knowledge has a way…

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City Suing OxyContin Co. For Causing Opioid Epidemic by Allowing Criminal Trafficking

By Justin Gardner A major pharmaceutical company that was exposed in 2016 for its complicity in wrecking countless lives is now facing a new kind of lawsuit. The city of Everett, Washington has filed suit against Purdue Pharma, claiming it ignored criminal trafficking of huge quantities of the drug OxyContin – in violation of federal…

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After Big Pharma Failed, Parents Risked All to Save Daughter’s Life with Cannabis — It Worked!

By Justin Gardner “She will look at me, smile and say ‘mama.’ And that is a gift that gives me a feeling I will never be able to describe.” In the age of medical cannabis enlightenment, Colorado is becoming a place where miracles happen. The story of ‘Super Nova’ represents the hope, challenges and lives transformed…

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First of Its Kind Study Shows that Change in Diet Alone — Not Drugs — is Curing Diseases

By Justin Gardner “Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine.” – Hippocrates In the fourth century BCE, the most famous Greek physician made the bold claim that disease was caused naturally, not by the gods. Environment, diet and living habits all played a part in the health of a person. The…

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Big Alcohol Watching Profits Plummet In States Where They Legally Compete With Cannabis

By Justin Gardner Back in August, we learned through the WikiLeaks email dump that an alcohol lobbying group was peddling propaganda to lawmakers in the attempt to stifle cannabis legalization. Claiming to be “neutral” on the subject, they did not hesitate to spout falsehoods and fear-mongering about the “dangers” of cannabis. And then, as nine…

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First Major Clinical Trials Show Magic Mushrooms Heal Mental Illness like a “Surgical Intervention”

By Justin Gardner In June 2015 we reported on the re-emerging field of using psychedelics to treat mental illness, with psilocybin, in particular, showing great promise for chronic anxiety and depression. Western medicine began realizing its potential in the 1940s, but medical research was stamped out with the War on Drugs. Now, as the injustice…

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Cops and Big Pharma Shamefully and Quietly Kill Legislation Allowing CBD Oil for Epileptic Kids

By Justin Gardner Idaho is having a hard time letting go of Reefer Madness. Despite being bordered by four states with legal medical cannabis, Idaho’s prohibition is so complete that it crushes the hopes of kids suffering from epileptic seizures. An investigation by Eric Boehm at Reason.com found that “cops, prosecutors, and lobbyists conspired to…

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