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We’re Fed Up! – An Open Letter From 30,000,000 Marijuana Smokers Who Vote

Because of our diversity and direct democracy, California has always been a “test state” for many new ideas and political reforms. The Federal government is now targeting California and its Medical Marijuana patients to create a test case out of us. They are afraid to change the status quo. But it is not just Medical

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Eight States Have Banned Tylenol In Anti-Marijuana Hysteria

It’s called the Law Of Unintended Consequences, also known as “what happens when a bunch of ignorant legislators try to interfere with people’s lives without having a clue.” According to a press release apparently from the Retail Compliance Association (a trade association for sellers of “synthetic marijuana”, a.k.a. “spice”), eight states, including Texas, Wisconsin, and

Feds Knew About Medical Marijuana In 1937

Yesterday I made a post on Reddit commemorating my first full year as a medical marijuana patient, and referred readers to an online copy of The Marijuana Papers, a book written by David Solomon in 1966 and which has been long out of print. This book was instrumental in convincing me to try marijuana in

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Ask Old Hippie – How Has the Marijuana Culture Changed Since the Sixties?

This post is in response to a question put by the Ent xlamplighter in my /r/trees AMA, to wit: “Over your many years of smoking, can you describe the prevailing attitudes and culture surrounding cannabis and how you think they’ve changed over the decades? Also, lingo and phrases you might have heard over the years

Prop 19 Has Already Won…

…in terms of revitalizing the public discussion about the nation’s failed drug policies, according to this article on AlterNet. Best quote from the article: “Controlling and regulating marijuana will mean jobs and revenue that the state currently cedes to criminal cartels and the black market.” Yes, perhaps it took the state of the economy to

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