Tag: War on Drugs

Sessions Goes After “Dangerous” Marijuana, Grants Opioid Maker Rights to Synthetic THC

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Here is a tragic joke: Why is synthetic THC deemed safe but natural marijuana is considered dangerous? Punchline: Because the government said so. It would be funny, if this new nightmare scenario weren’t true and if the “war on drugs” didn’t result in…

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Fed Govt Just Ended Lenient Policy Toward Marijuana Legalization

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Has a Pandora’s Box Been Opened Against “Legal” Marijuana Users? The later years of the Obama-era paved the way for marijuana legalization as an issue of states’ rights, with the federal government kept at a respectable distance by an invisible fence. Although marijuana…

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Historic – Norway’s Parliament Votes To Decriminalize All Drugs

By Claire Bernish In a bid to assist addicts, rather than lock users in cages, Norway’s parliament voted last week to decriminalize all drugs — citing Portugal and its general success lowering addiction and incarceration rates, getting those who need it into treatment, and drastically reducing crime and…

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Hawaii Police Order Medical Marijuana Patients to Surrender Their Guns

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Federal law prohibits marijuana consumers from having firearms despite many states’ legalization or decriminalization of the plant, even for medial use. However, for perhaps the first time ever, a state has compiled a list of firearms owners who are also medical marijuana patients…

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Magic Mushroom Legalization Gets Nod to Move Toward California Ballot

  By Aaron Kesel, Natural Blaze A bill to legalize magic mushrooms received the green light in California to move forward with gathering signatures as California’s attorney general just approved a “circulating title and summary” that allows organizers to gather voter endorsements, LA Weekly reported. “We’re very excited,”…

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Fight Against Last Week’s FDA Warning and What It Means to the Kratom Community

Last week, the FDA dropped the other shoe to ban kratom that we all knew was coming.Faceless bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration told the new FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, to issue a ‘Public Health Advisory’ on kratom, justified by outright LIES that kratom carries…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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