The Health Benefits of Heroin Use, Maybe

October 13th, 2008 by Perry

Okay, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t skeptical.

Basically, a Swiss study showed that addicts who were given prescription heroin, methadone and dilaudid, a morphine derivative, showed that heroin had the least harmful effects out of all of them. Which does not really make it healthy at all, just in relation to morphine.

Not advocating any heroin use here folks. Just saying.

DEA Continues to Violate State’s Rights

October 13th, 2008 by Perry

Despite the state’s top prosecutor Attorney General Jerry Brown’s specific instructions to obey local and state, (not federal guidelines regarding medical marijuana laws,) several local law enforcement agencies participated in federal raids of several southern Californian dispensaries.

I would like to thank Brown personally for his efforts, but he really needs to put a leash on those pesky pigs or do something else that’s slightly more effective.

Those dispensaries that were raided are listed below:

  • Long Beach Holistics – 745 E. Fourth St., Long Beach
  • HHA – 834 E. Fourth St., Long Beach
  • We Are Hemp – 931 East Lewelling Blvd., Cherryland (Alameda County)
  • Laguna Beach Holistic Center – 2007 South Coast Hwy Suite C, Laguna Beach

    Marijuana Policy Project Points Out the Lies

    October 13th, 2008 by Perry

    The MPP points out some of the blatant fallacies of the War on Drugs. Keeping up with the score card, it seems this war propagates more lies than truth.

    Smoking Weed in the Dorms 101

    October 10th, 2008 by Alex


    Unless your RA dresses like the chick above, there’s a good chance you’ve got to do your educational smoking on the low down.

    Everything2 has put together a list of tips on how to smoke in dormrooms. It covers everything from the smell factor, to sealing your room, to the noise levels.

    I had to figure all this shit out by myself, but I guess it’s better late than never.

    [img via Flickr/Lorena Cupcake]

    The Bust Counter Reaches 20,000,000

    October 10th, 2008 by Perry

    According to government statistics, by Friday Uncle Sam will have arrested 20 million Americans for marijuana use. And there’s no sign those numbers will slow down any time soon.

    But don’t take it from me, take it from NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre:

    This policy is a tremendous waste of taxpayers’ resources; it destroys the lives of millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens, and threatens the personal liberties and freedoms of all Americans. We’ve now arrested more American citizens for pot than the entire population of Massachusetts, Michigan, and Oregon combined.


    Global Cannabis Commission in Session

    October 10th, 2008 by Perry

    Arguing under the basic assumption that if something is not legal then it can’t be regulated, the Beckley Foundation commissioned the GCC (which is composed of 5 leading marijuana policy experts) to put out a report titled, “Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate.”

    Some report highlights can be found in Bruce Mirken’s excellent summary.

    Depending on your amount of interest, the full report in its entirety can be found and downloaded here. (Warning: It’s a rather large .pdf document.)

    Happy reading.

    Ron White Jokes About Pot Bust

    October 10th, 2008 by Alex

    Comedian Ron White, AKA Tater Salad, AKA that guy with the cigar, AKA the only funny dude from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, got busted by the cops in Florida.

    Here’s a clip of him talking about ‘Air Tater,’ its search, laughing about who the cops really believe, and his ‘ruh roh!’ moment.

    What Can Weed Do For You?

    October 10th, 2008 by Alex


    Our good friends at NORML, who are always busy fighting the good fight, have written about a recent study from Sao Paulo Univiserty, Brasil. It involves the boost in scientific interest regarding cannabidiol (CBD) and its potential uses in fighting multiple types of disease.

    Cannabidiol has potential uses for:

    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Types of cancer
    • Nausea

    That’s not even a complete list!

    All of these affected fields involve the types of medicative actions that CBD can provide. From sedative actions all the way to neuroprotective actions, this area of scientific research should be encouraged by the government and not stunted. What a shame.

    [via NORML]

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