The War On Drugs Is 40 Years Old Today: Call the White House 202-456-1111

Enough already. There’s been too many deaths, too many ruined lives, too much money spent. For what? More people abuse both recreational and pharmaceutical drugs than ever before. Let’s jam the White House comment line! You know how you’d love to tell “them” what you think? Now’s your chance. Lots of good info and talking […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Tylenol: The Synthesized Painkiller That Works Like Medical Marijuana

If you’re into brand names, you call it Tylenol; if you’re into generics, it’s acetaminophen; if you’re from almost anywhere else in the world but North America, it’s called paracetamol. But it’s one of the most widely-selling pain relievers on the market, and (relatively) recently, researchers finally discovered how it works. And it works a […]

Cannabis Is A Threat To National Security

“Cannabis is a threat to national security. It causes its users to become intelligent, healthy, compassionate and creative persons. These traits are not valued by our system, nor are they needed. Cannabis use threatens our exploitive system. A cannabis user has the audacity to question authority.” — subvertc on /r/trees. A beautifully worded statement by […]

Prohibition: Wisdom From Two American Presidents

Brought to my attENTion by the Ent BabyDeku: “Prohibition… goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.” — Abraham […]