MDMA Psychotherapy May Be Legal In Just Five Years
If you think of MDMA, the drug often cut with other substances and sold as "Molly" or Ecstasy, as just an illicit party drug, think again. A growing body of research suggests that it and other psychedelic drugs can be effective treatments for ailments ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder to social anxiety in autistic adults.
Legalize 2017 - Which Countries Are Next?
Legalize 2017While 2016 may have been one of the most important years for cannabis legalization in history, advocates on a global basis are already looking to the future. Or should that be, looking forward to a more liberal and proactive future in terms of cannabis
Trudeau Unveils Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada
"We do accept that important work remains to be done," he said. While the federal government will license and regulate growers, each of Canada's provinces will need to decide exactly how the drug will be distributed and sold within its boundaries.
2016 Presidential Candidates - MPP
One of MPP's questions to the candidates on ChangePolitics.org was selected by the Concord Monitor editorial team as one of five questions to be answered by the candidates just ahead of the New Hampshire primary. If elected, how would your administration address the current tension between state and federal marijuana laws?
Marlboro M Brand Marijuana Cigarettes To Be Released Next Month? Viral Hoax Claims Cigarette Company Is Marketing Cannabis
BuzzWorthy Many people took to social media to voice their disdain or love of the purported Marlboro M brand marijuana cigarette. A viral article stated that the cigarette giant was going to offer marijuana cigarettes in four different states where recreational cannabis use is allowed.
New anti-aging drug could extend human life span to 120 years
Do you ever think that it's kinda crazy that we can order pizza from our cellphones and yet no one can figure out how to stop (or at least slow) the inevitable march towards death? Well, you're not alone.
Drug Decriminalization Has Failed?
Michael Gerson, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and now a columnist for the Washington Post, has denounced libertarianism as "morally empty," "anti-government," "a scandal," "an idealism that strangles mercy," guilty of "selfishness," "rigid ideology," and "rigorous ideological coldness." (He's starting to repeat himself.)
A half-smoked joint: Decriminalising drugs leaves the crooks with the cash. Legalise drugs instead
"I'M GONNA smoke'a de ganja until I go blind," sang Bob Marley. "You know I smoke'a de ganja all a de time." Jamaicans who share his devotion to cannabis have long risked arrest. But this month the government said it intended to decriminalise possession of small amounts of the drug.
Silicon Valley's Best-Kept Productivity Secret: Psychedelic Drugs
Psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin, the active chemical in hallucinogenic mushrooms, are having a moment in the tech community. It is well-known that the godhead of technology and entrepreneurship, Steve Jobs, said using LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) when he was young was one of the most enlightening experiences in his life and helped his creative process.
Forschern am Institut für Regenerative Medizin der Wake Forst University ist gelungen, eine menschliche Leber auszudrucken. Bild: Screenshot aus dem Video Da das 3D-Printing Gewebe herstellen kann, welches dem menschlichen ähnlich ist, kann es die klinische Testphase bei Pharmaunternehmen verbessern und so die Fehlerrate von Medikamenten deutlich reduzieren.
Advocates push for floor vote on criminal justice reform
Advocates are making a final push for a vote on the Senate's criminal justice reform bill in the last weeks before lawmakers break for the holidays.
Marijuana growers in the US are using up $6 billion a year in electricity
As more states legalize marijuana in the US, pot cultivation is sucking up an ever-growing amount of energy from the grid. Since most of the legal weed is grown indoors, the pot industry burns through large quantities of electricity used to power lamps, ventilation systems, and air conditioning.
The Science Of Decriminalizing Drugs
The legal landscape for marijuana has never looked this relaxed. Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. voted during the recent election season to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Other states reduced the punishments for possessing small amounts of the drug, a move the American Academy of Pediatrics just endorsed.
Rihanna launching range of marijuana products called 'MaRihanna'
The 27-year-old star - who has made no secret of the fact she likes to smoke cannabis - is reportedly launching her own brand titled MaRihanna. The range will include marijuana flowers, edibles and concentrates for vapourisers in flavours including Karibbean Kush, Haitian Haze and Jamaica High Grade."
Drug policy of the Netherlands
By contrast, most other countries take the point of view that recreational drug use is detrimental to society and must therefore be outlawed. This has caused friction between the Netherlands and other countries about the policy for cannabis, most notably with France and Germany.