“States Should Make Their Own Decisions”: Obama

Last Thursday, members of Congress submitted HB 2306, a bill that would end Federal prohibition of marijuana completely and allow each state to decide whether they wanted to ban it, regulate it, or simply legalize it. There’s been quite a lot of discussion since then about how it would work, whether it would work, it’s never […]

Safe, Legal Access To Marijuana Is A Basic Human Right

…and it says so right in the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Sounds pretty good […]

Government To U.S. Citizens: Drop Dead

It’s not just medical marijuana patients anymore. It’s a hard-working former U.S. Marine who was shot 60 times, then denied medical attention until he died. It’s the U.S Government slapping down Texas legislators attempting to do something about the TSA invasive body scans and “patdowns”. It’s a Hispanic man in California sent to prison for […]

Cannabis, Politics, and Scientific Revisionism

It seems like it was just yesterday that I wrote an article on The 420 Times about how great it was that the U.S. Government was starting to publicly acknowledge some of the benefits of cannabis (a.k.a. medical marijuana). Oh, wait…it was just yesterday. In an amazing, almost real-time drama, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), mentioned prominently […]

Discovered: Legal Precedent For Medical Marijuana At the Federal Level

Exhibit A: That’s right. During alcohol prohibition in the United States, your doctor could use one of these forms to prescribe alcohol for whatever medical condition he thought was necessary, and the Federal Government allowed it, in spite of the fact that alcohol was illegal anywhere in the United States based on the 18th Amendment […]

Government Hypocrisy and Marijuana

It’s all about the money. Every time. The most cynical thing is that Reagan claimed marijuana was the most dangerous drug in America…and wasn’t it the CIA that was trafficking crack and powder cocaine by the ton while he was President? Government anti-drug propaganda has made fools out of a large number of Americans, prisoners […]