WAR ON DRUGS

Medical cannabis patients use less opioids, antidepressants, and alcohol, study finds

I can totally see why the National Party/government are dead set against legalising cannabis in any form. All their friends in the liquor and pharmaceutical industries stand to lose a fortune. Andrew Little and the Labour Party are not much better.

Upon using medical cannabis, patients in pain and those suffering from other medical conditions reduced their use of opioids, antidepressants, sleep medications, alcohol, and other dangerous substances, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.
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Native Affairs – High Hopes

Marijuana growers on the East Coast are being encouraged to turn their green fingers to the much more legal commercial activity of growing hemp – and it may be more profitable.

Hikurangi Enterprises planted a trial crop in a secret location just outside Ruatoria. The location remained secret until the crop was recently harvested.

"This is really a trial about being able to grow a crop, engaging the community and developing some knowledge moving forward into the possibility of growing bigger crops, or making it an option for landowners to be able to utilise," says Panapa Ehau, Managing Director of Hikurangi Enterprises.
READ MORE: http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/national/native-affairs--high-hopes

A pharma company that spent $500,000 trying to keep pot illegal just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana

Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug.

Insys gave $500,000 last summer to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, the group opposing marijuana legalization in Arizona. The donation amounted to roughly 10 percent of all money raised by the group in an ultimately successful campaign against legalization. Insys was the only pharmaceutical company known to be giving money to oppose legalization last year, according to a Washington Post analysis of campaign finance records.
READ MORE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/24/a-pharma-company-...

FLASHBACK: Saying Goodbye to a Giant

Approximately 300 people came from as far away as New Jersey to this quiet Sacramento suburb to honor a man who - against all odds - made the corrupt and venal world of corporations, covert operations and search-and destroy economics blink, stagger and show its true vulnerabilities. Garry Webb's August 1996 Dark Alliance series in the San Jose Mercury News, and his 1998 book of the same name sparked an international outrage that led to congressional hearings, massive disclosures of criminal activity by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Reagan-Bush (I) White House.
READ MORE: https://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/122004_goodbye_giant.shtml

Murdered for Exposing CIA Drug Running: Gary Webb

Officially Gary Webb "committed suicide" by shooting himself in the head twice.

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...

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