Tag: War on Drugs

This 12-Year-Old Girl Could Make Cannabis Legalized Nationwide

By Carey Wedler A twelve-year-old girl with epilepsy is suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice, and the Drug Enforcement Agency to legalize cannabis across the country. Alexis Bortell developed epilepsy at the age of seven, and FDA-approved medications failed to improve her condition. She suffered from multiple seizures per day, and doctors were considering brain…

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Is The SB277 Vaccine Law Causing LA Schools’ Numbers To Drop?

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze Attendance in the Los Angeles Unified School District is dropping by relatively dramatic numbers and some are suggesting the reason is the SB 277 law recently passed in California removing exemptions to vaccines for all school children. School districts are, as one might suspect, more worried about how this reduction affects the…

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Cannabinoids For Cancer Treatment, Journal Supports Changing Federal Schedule

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A review bemoans the federal classification of cannabis as illicit drugs, because of its potential anti-cancer benefits When cannabinoids such as those found in marijuana and hemp activate signaling pathways in cancer cells, they can stimulate a cell death, called apoptosis. This can make them a potent tumor fighter. Cannabinoids have shown strong…

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There Has Never Been One Documented Case of Strangers Poisoning or Drugging Halloween Candy

By Matt Agorist The Real Reason Police Push Debunked ‘Drug-laced Candy’ Myth on Halloween Police fear mongering about drug-laced Halloween candy is back — in spite of the utter lack of evidence, this myth continues, here’s why. Law enforcement across the country have taken to social media and to local news outlets to once again to…

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Police Applaud Themselves on Drug Bust Until The Internet Noticed Something

Last week, officers from Missouri’s Jasper Police Department celebrated a marijuana bust they deemed worth roughly $100,000. In a now-deleted Facebook post, they disclosed their satisfaction with their operation, which took ten cops and sheriff’s deputies and a National Guard helicopter to conduct. As the Riverfront Times noted (grabbing screenshots before the post was taken down): “’What a…

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SC Senator Calls Out Law Enforcement, Slams Politicization of Police

By Brandon Turbeville When the South Carolina State Legislature was working on a bill to address the opioid crisis, the Senate unanimously voted to attach an amendment to the bill that would allow the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to work with doctors in the VA to greater understand whether or not the…

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FDA Designates MDMA a Breakthrough Therapy for PTSD

  By Heather Callaghan, Editor Is the FDA paving the way to get ecstasy at the doctor’s office? No, this is not satire. Last week, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) gave a press release stating that the FDA actually granted “Breakthrough Therapy Designation” to MDMA for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But this is news that many young…

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Congressman Asks a Question About Weed and Accidentally Exposes Tyrannical Drug War

By Matt Agorist During a meeting with the ONDCP, a Republican congressman asked a question that set off a conversation exposing the tyrannical nature of the drug war. The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) met with members of Congress this week to discuss multiple issues when a Republican congressman asked a question that would…

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For the First Time in History, State Moves To Decriminalize All Drugs – Even Heroin and Meth

By Rachel Blevins In an unprecedented move, Oregon is on its way to becoming the first state to decriminalize small amounts of hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy, while also lowering the penalty from a felony to a misdemeanor in some drug-related cases. Two groundbreaking bills were passed by the Oregon legislature…

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