Tag Archive: marijuana

Sep 24

The NFL’s Pot Problem · High Times

For decades, professional football players have habitually treated pain after games and practice sessions with everything from beers to over-the-counter anti-inflammatories or powerful prescription painkillers. The NFL’s dependence on drugs for pain management has drawn the attention of law enforcement, has been the subject of a federal lawsuit and is under investigation by the Drug …

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Sep 07

Illinois Legislature Is Now Considering Recreational Marijuana – High Times

A proposal designed to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois is now under consideration by the state legislature.On Wednesday, cannabis advocates and law enforcement officials duked it out before a joint House-Senate appropriations committee over whether to end pot prohibition in the Land of Lincoln.Those in favor of a legal cannabis market, similar to what is …

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Sep 06

First-Ever UK Medical Marijuana Patient Has ‘Miracle’ Recovery – High Times

About once a day, 11-year-old Billy Caldwell could expect to almost die.Thirty times a month, Billy would suffer a seizure serious enough to require a dose of medication and an oxygen mask in order to survive. Doctors were helpless. According to his parents, over-matched medical professionals sent him home from a hospital unhealed with a …

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Aug 25

Congressmen Want to Know Why Jeff Sessions Is Standing in the Way of Marijuana Research – High Times

Congressional forces, at least the dedicated few with enough cojones to swing violent haymakers in the name of marijuana reform on Capitol Hill, are working to get U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to justify his personal decision to squash an expansion effort designed to improve the state of cannabis research in the United States.Earlier this …

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Aug 20

Fake data on marijuana is spewed by a government agency

Government-rooted misinformation has long been central to the very existence of War on Drugs. From government-sponsored anti-marijuana campaigns to the familiar talking points used by politicians over the decades, the Drug War has always been fueled by alleged facts that have no basis in reality.The federal government’s misinformation campaign is still alive and well, even …

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Aug 09

State Lawmakers’ Group Demands Feds Remove Cannabis from Controlled Substances Act – High Times

An influential organization representing lawmakers all over the United States is calling for the federal government to eliminate the cannabis plant from the confines of the Controlled Substances Act.In a resolution published on Monday, a group known as the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) went to the mat for cannabis reform, pushing for marijuana …

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Aug 09

11 Stoner Stereotypes That No Longer Apply – High Times

We’ve come a long way from reefer madness and the evil “Marihuana.” The modern stoner is poised to take over the world.Once stereotyped for our lack of work ethic, laziness and food devastation, the stoner has evolved into an high-functioning member of society. With marijuana being legalized and decriminalized left and right, more people have …

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Aug 07

House Committee Blocks Attempt to Let VA Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana – High Times

Republican lawmakers, who crow endlessly about their love and respect for the troops, have blocked a vote on a bill that would have allowed Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a pain treatment in states where it’s legal.The House Rules Committee stopped a proposed “Veterans Equal Access” amendment from moving to debate …

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Aug 06

Pot & Vets: America’s Shame – High Times

Our first president probably wasn’t aware of the many medicinal properties of cannabis. He probably never smoked the stuff either. Nonetheless, George Washington was an enthusiastic hemp farmer. But if he’d known how important cannabis would be to the well-being of future military veterans—and how the US government would one day outlaw the plant entirely—the …

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Aug 04

The Green Legion: Veterans and Marijuana – High Times

Twenty percent of veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from some degree of post-traumatic stress disorder. At present, no reliable pharmaceutical treatment exists for PTSD, but cannabis has been shown to provide relief. While some doctors in the US Department of Veterans Affairs turn a blind eye to their patients’ use of marijuana, …

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