A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk for a crash than drivers who use alcohol. And after adjusting for age, gender, race and alcohol use, drivers who tested positive for marijuana were no more likely to crash than who had not used any… Continue reading Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show
A recent neuroscience study from Harvard Medical School claims to have discovered brain differences between people who smoke marijuana and people who do not. Such well-intentioned and seemingly objective science is actually a new chapter in a politicized and bigoted history of drug science in the United States. Different-looking brains tell us literally nothing about… Continue reading How Neuroscience Reinforces Racist Drug Policy
Prohibition, 1919 to 1933 - As use of marijuana became popular in response to alcohol prohibition, conservative anti-drug campaigners railed against the "Marijuana Menace," linking the drug to crime, violence and other bad behaviors. 1930, Federal Bureau of Narcotics established - By 1931, 29 states had criminalized marijuana. Uniform State Narcotic Act of 1932 -… Continue reading The following is a summary of milestones of federal marijuana enforcement in U.S. history
The fight against drug use in America has been going on since the turn of the last century but the term "War on Drugs" only became part of our national dialogue in 1970 when it was first used by President Richard Nixon. The President later formed the DEA and started a push to outlaw drugs… Continue reading Marijuana a Chronic History
For the most part, zombies are: Newly dead corpses reanimated by radiation, chemicals, viruses, sorcery or acts of God Human, although some depictions include zombie animals Very strong, but not very fast or agile Impervious to pain and able to function after sustaining extreme physical damage Invulnerable to injury, except for decapitation or destruction of… Continue reading More on the Zombie thing…
One witness said he was riding his bicycle on the MacArthur when he saw a man tearing off pieces of the victim’s flesh with his mouth. After an officer approached, Larry Vega told WSVN-FOX7, “The guy just stood, his head up like that, with pieces of flesh in his mouth. And he growled.” Read more… Continue reading Zombies amongst us?
Industrial hemp makes 1,000's of sustainable products and can help farmers, our health, the economy, and the environment. But why can't we grow it in the U.S.? Now raising money to complete production, "Bringing It Home" (www.bringingithomemovie.com) explores the story of hemp: past, present and future and the expanding global industry that is putting money… Continue reading Bringing It Home