File: A hand examines a cannabis leaf on a live plant. (Flickr / docmonstereyes)
24 Nov 2015

23 States Now Offer Form Of Legal Marijuana; 58% of Americans Support Legalization

While Colorado receives the lion’s share of attention for legalizing marijuana, the legal landscape is shifting toward permissive laws nationwide.

In this November 4, 2012 photograph, a masked activist with a green headdress stands near a rainbow poster of Obama which reads "Legalize! Yes We Can-nabis!" (Flickr / new 1lluminati)
30 Oct 2015

Kevin Zeese: 36 Years Of Legalization Activism (VIDEO)

A look at over 3 decades of marijuana politics, where are we now and how we can keep going in the fight against drug prohibition.

Buds of medical marijuana, along with a rolled joint, from a dispensary in California and photographed on February 5, 2010. (Flickr / David Trawin)
28 Sep 2015

Marijuana, Reconsidered: Dr. Lester Grinspoon On 45 Years Of Cannabis Science

Since 1967, Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a Harvard professor, has brought real, scientific truth to the study of marijuana, bursting the myths of the war on drugs.

A closeup photo of a bud of marijuana, with the RX prescription symbol in the background, photographed on Feb 20, 2011. Despite a growing mountain of evidence, the new head of the DEA insists cannabis has no medical use. (Flickr / The Dank Depot)
21 Sep 2015

DEA Chief Admits Marijuana Is Less Dangerous Than Heroin, But Won’t Reschedule

Despite ample evidence pointing to the therapeutic, non-addictive qualities of marijuana, the new head of the Drug Enforcement Agency wants to keep it legally classified alongside heroin and other highly addictive substances. “If we come up with a medical use for it, that would be wonderful. But we haven’t,” declared Chuck Rosenberg, the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, in an interview with Fox News.

Medicinal cannabis activist and founder of Phoenix Tears, Rick Simpson.
11 Sep 2015

Rick Simpson On Marijuana, Pharmaceutical Medicine & Healing (VIDEO)

Pharmaceutical companies are “killing us with chemicals and poisons, radiation, chemotherapy, and all of their wonderful CT scans and PET scans. These are all harmful,” the medicinal cannabis activist tells Mnar Muhawesh on “Behind the Headline.”

File: A hand examines a cannabis leaf on a live plant. (Flickr / docmonstereyes)
20 Aug 2015

New Schools, Less Crime: Colorado Sees Benefits Of Marijuana Legalization

Colorado’s successful experiment in marijuana legalization is bringing in millions of dollars of revenue per month while simultaneously benefiting schools and contributing to a drop in crime rates. Colorado reached over $50 million dollars in recreational cannabis sales in June, breaking the state’s previous record.