Tag: War on Drugs

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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We’re Not Joking: Sen Schumer Wants the FDA to Crack Down on Raw Cacao

By Brandon Turbeville Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) appears to be a man with way too much time on his hands. Either that, or he has grown temporarily bored with promoting the disproven conspiracy theories of Russian hacking. Something is obviously amiss. What other explanation can there be for the Senator’s recent ridiculous campaign to force the…

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Congress Goes After Kratom, Attempts to Expand Drug War

By Brandon Turbeville With the 4th of July holiday having just passed, there’s nothing to remind Americans of their freedom more than the staggering speed at which their government has taken and continues to take it away. After having come under attack by one of the most useless organizations in the federal government – the DEA…

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New Study Shows How Ketamine Works Against Depression, Stupidity of Drug War

By Brandon Turbeville Apparently there is a new trend in science: proving what hippies, ravers and EDM fans have been telling people for years. One approach has simply been to shout down the drug-addled kids and ignore everything they have to say as they are shoved into a cage with actual criminals. Another approach is simply…

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Magic Mushrooms Cure Depression, Only Scientists Are Surprised

By Brandon Turbeville After decades of a drug war, authoritarianism and hundreds of billions of dollars, scientists are finally starting to discover what 20-year-old hippie kids bouncing from festival to festival could have told them all along: magic mushrooms help with depression. A study that was published in the Lancet details an experiment that involved 12…

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Sessions Is Using the Opiate Crisis as an Excuse to Disrupt Medical Marijuana

By Carey Wedler Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been vocal about his archaic opposition to cannabis. Before and after becoming the nation’s top cop, he expressed his ill-advised distaste for the plant, suggesting “good people don’t smoke marijuana” and bemoaning the possibility that cannabis shops could soon populate grocery stores around the country. Still, earlier…

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