WAR ON DRUGS

Landmark Bill Introduced In Congress Would Legalize Cannabis On Federal Level

In an effort to push back against repressive federal control of marijuana policy, bipartisan legislation was introduced in Congress by representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) to exclude cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which absurdly lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance — a classification that denotes a substance being dangerous and having no known medicinal value.
READ MORE: http://www.activistpost.com/2017/03/landmark-bill-introduced-congress-le...

Young boy replaces 20 different epilepsy pills with cannabis oil

The seizures stopped the first day he took cannabis oil. Now this is not the kind of cannabis that people use for euphoric pleasure. Full spectrum CBD cannabis oil doesn’t produce a high, because the CBDs inhibit the effect of THC in the cell’s receptors.

More importantly, as soon as the CBDs were applied and utilized in the boy’s body, the constant seizures stopped. The father started weaning his son off the prescription drugs. Using cannabis oil, the boy has gone from 22 pills a day and constant seizures, to two pills a day while regaining control over his physical body and state of mind.
READ MORE: http://naturalnews.com/2017-02-28-young-boy-replaces-epilepsy-pills-cann...

Ali Williams Just Wanted to be Like These Guys

Stupid fucking French Police wrecked his night.

How psychedelics like psilocybin and LSD actually change the way people see the world

Psychedelic substances like LSD and psilocybin — the active ingredient in magic mushrooms — are powerful, able to transform the way that people who use them perceive the world.

Because of that, after years of prohibition, psychiatric researchers in the US are hoping to take advantage of that power to transform mental health treatment.
READ MORE: http://www.businessinsider.de/a-new-understanding-film-shows-how-psilocy...

Dutch MPs vote to allow pot cultivation

In a landmark decision, the lower house of the Dutch parliament has voted in favor of tolerating the cultivation of cannabis, a move that would decriminalize the supply aspect of the coffee shop industry.

Cannabis in the Netherlands is not strictly speaking legal as that would put the country in violation of several international treaties, but it is officially tolerated. Up until now, the authorities willfully turned a blind eye to the sale of marijuana in the country’s so-called “coffee shops,” which attract many thousands of tourists each year in Amsterdam and other cities.
READ MORE: https://www.rt.com/news/378174-dutch-parliament-cannabis-legal/?utm_sour...

Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals His Dad “Worked for the CIA (Cocaine Import Agency) Selling Cocaine”

Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, son of notorious Medellín cartel drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, now says his father “worked for the CIA.”

In a new book, “Pablo Escobar In Fraganti,” Escobar, who lives under the pseudonym, Juan Sebastián Marroquín, explains his “father worked for the CIA selling cocaine to finance the fight against Communism in Central America.”

“The drug business is very different than what we dreamed,” he continues. “What the CIA was doing was buying the controls to get the drug into their country and getting a wonderful deal.”

“He did not make the money alone,” Marroquín elaborated in an interview, “but with US agencies that allowed him access to this money. He had direct relations with the CIA.”
READ MORE: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/escobar-son-cia-cocaine/#iJPlQH0ou0oDdM...

The 3 deadliest drugs in America are legal

As America debates drug policy reforms and marijuana legalization, there's one aspect of the war on drugs that remains perplexingly contradictory: Some of the most dangerous drugs in the US are legal.

Don't believe it? The best available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows tobacco, alcohol, and opioid painkillers were responsible for more direct deaths in one year than any other drug. This chart compares those drug deaths with the best available data for cocaine, heroin, and marijuana deaths. (SPOILER: No deaths from weed)
READ MORE: http://www.vox.com/2014/5/19/5727712/drug-alcohol-deaths?utm_campaign=vo...

Trump Ramps Up War On Drugs

In a sharp break with the Obama administration, which distanced itself from harsh anti-drug rhetoric and emphasized treatment for drug users over punishment, President Trump this week reverted to tough drug war oratory and backed it up with a series of executive orders he said are "designed to restore safety in America."
READ MORE: http://www.alternet.org/drugs/trump-goes-full-nixon-law-and-order-execut...

Alcohol leads to more violence than other drugs, but you’d never know from the headlines

Mainstream media tend to report more stories about illicit drugs than alcohol.

Stories about illicit drugs are also more negative. The media is more likely to frame illicit drugs as dangerous, morally corrosive and associated with violent behaviour, while it frames people who use illicit drugs as irresponsible and deviant.

In particular, the media is more likely to link illegal drugs with violent crimes, sexual assaults and murders than alcohol. This is despite one study finding 47% of homicides in Australia over a six-year period were alcohol-related.
READ MORE: https://theconversation.com/alcohol-leads-to-more-violence-than-other-dr...

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