Reasons Pot Should Be Legal October 24, 2010 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. 25 Animals that Love Weed! by Evilpig on January 22, 2010 | 26 Comments via HMJ Continue reading for more! As a bonus, here is my kitty! What cannabis actually does to your brain - io9 Chances are they would've ended up brainless morons with or without the pot. It's quite frankly not strong enough of a narcotic to destroy one's life such as you describe. It's very dependent on the user's persona. @Tadashii: Are you also for alcohol and tobacco prohibition?
Uses For Industrial Hemp Not to overly play into the stereotype of the TreeHugger moniker, but today is 4/20 so a quick review of all the great uses for industrial hemp--you know, that non-psychoactive relative of marijuana that for myriad moronic reasons is more or less illegal* to cultivate in the United States but not work with and sell--seemed apropos. From clothing, to food, to fuel, to a whole host of consumer and building products, not to mention helping in cleaning up soil pollution, it's only slightly hyperbole to call hemp a wonder crop: photo: Janet via flickr. 1. Clothing Colbert's Best Marijuana Moments Click here to watch Jon Stewart discuss Kansas’s anti-gay legislation on The Daily Show. Click here to watch Nathan help a hotdog stand, or we’ll have to teach you a lesson. Click here to watch Stephen Colbert celebrate Women’s History Month. Click here to watch Jon Stewart discuss the child immigration debate. Click here to say “aloha” to the Hawaii episode of Drunk History.
Connecticut Approves Pot Decriminalization Bill In Connecticut, possession of 30 joints or less will be akin to receiving a speeding ticket. sea kay's flickr After much debate over the weekend, the Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation to decriminalize small amounts of pot. And today, after more heated debate, the House gave final legislative approval to the bill. And Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy hailed its passage and pledged to sign it when it reaches his desk: "Final approval of this legislation accepts the reality that the current law does more harm than good - both in the impact it has on people's lives and the burden it places on police, prosecutors and probation officers of the criminal justice system." Malloy was quick to assert that this bill did not constitute a tacit approval of smoking pot: "Let me make it clear - we are not legalizing the use of marijuana.
Cannabis Enhancing plant South African Bushmen have been chewing kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) for hundreds of years to reduce stress, relieve hunger and elevate their moods. Now there are plans to market the exotic plant worldwide as a new over-the-counter drug, according to PhysOrg.com. The first license ever issued to market kanna was given to the South African company HGH Pharmaceutical, who intend to sell it as a dietary supplement. "We're positioning [the product] for everyday people who are having a stressful time in the office, feeling a bit of social anxiety, tension or in a low mood," said Nigel Gericke, director of research at HGH. Though the company intends to produce their kanna product in pill form, the plant is traditionally chewed, smoked or made into a tea. When it is consumed, users are said to receive a head rush similar to the effect of smoking a cigarette, but without the risk of chemical addiction or health concerns.
Adults See Alcohol, Cigarettes Riskier Than Marijuana Americans view alcohol and cigarettes as more dangerous than marijuana. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that just 17% of Adults rate use of marijuana as riskier than drinking alcohol. Fifty percent (50%) say alcohol is more dangerous, while 26% rate the two as equally risky. These findings are consistent with a survey last August.
Stiletto Stoners Jennifer Pelham* kicks off her black Marc Jacobs pumps, slips out of her trim Theory blazer, and collapses on the couch. The 29-year-old corporate attorney for one of Manhattan's top law firms has just clocked another 12-hour day, and though it's over, she's having a hard time shaking off her frustrations. (A partner had eviscerated the contract she'd drafted, then left before Pelham had a chance to explain herself.) Still distracted, Pelham orders dinner — sushi, as usual — then reaches for a plastic orange prescription bottle standing on the corner of her coffee table alongside a glass pipe and blue Bic lighter, just as the cleaning lady left them. She twists off the cap, pinches off a piece of the fragrant green bud inside, gingerly places it in the bowl of the pipe, and lights up.
Medical Cures Common Medical Uses for Cannabis (Marijuana) Physicians, Cannabis Cooperatives and Dispensaries Medical Marijuana Dispensaries - Directory of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Re-branding cannabis: the next generation of chronic pain medicine? Project CBD Cannabinoid Profiles of Cannabis Strains Cannabis Laboratories: The Testing Landscape in America See also: An Overview of the Endogenous Cannabinoid System Anandamide - Structure, occurance, biology and analysis Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Antisychotic Effects of Cannabidiol Anxiety Disorders Autism Aversive Memories Legalization advocates criticize ex-DEA chiefs A national group advocating less-stringent drugs laws is criticizing eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs for their call to nullify new laws in Colorado and Washington legalizing recreational marijuana use. The New York-based Drug Policy Alliance said in a statement Tuesday that the former administrators have a vested interest in defending policies they promoted for decades but that many Americans are now rejecting. The group's executive director, Ethan Nadelmann, says the ex-officials face the same legacy as agents who enforced alcohol prohibition in the 1920s and early 1930s. It was eventually viewed as a failure and reversed. The ex-DEA chiefs say federal law banning marijuana use has supremacy over state laws. They've urged the Obama administration to try to nullify the Washington and Colorado laws.
Drink Marijuana Tea for a healthy heart Tea is a popular drink, and it can soothe the soul, help you sleep, and some kinds of tea are even good for a healthy heart. The popularity of tea has really risen over the last decade or so, with a lot of people choosing to drink it over things like soda, juice, or coffee. Many people may not realize that there is such a thing called marijuana tea. It is made from, you guessed it, marijuana! The Brain's Own Cannabis What do chocolate cravings, forgetful mice, and blissful pigs have in common? The answer is anandamide, a recently discovered messenger molecule that plays a role in pain, depression, appetite, memory, and fertility. Its name comes from ananda, the Sanskrit word for "bliss". Anandamide's discovery may lead to the development of an entirely new family of therapeutic drugs. Anandamide chemistry provides a rare glimpse of processes that affect human behavior at the molecular level. The bliss receptor
Myths About Cannabis Misconceptions Cannabis is probably the world’s most popular casual use drug that is illegal in most nations. It has become so widespread that many people wouldn’t think twice about asking to light up at a friend’s or to smoke in public places. It is an ancient drug that has been used throughout history for medical, magical, and pleasurable purposes. Thanks to the scare-tactics of propaganda in the 1960s and 1970s, there are many myths surrounding the drug – this list intends to put things straight once and for all.