Marijuana legalization creates some challenges for the Seattle Police Department, but SPD is already working to respond to these issues head on, by doing things like reviewing SPD’s hiring practices for police officers to address now-legal marijuana usage by prospective officers, as well as current employees.
When thinking of the history of marijuana, most people’s minds go back to the hippy era of the 60s and the pot smoking flower-children whose peace and love ideals have forever changed our culture. This live broadcast was organised and filmed by pot.tv on November 3rd 2012, and features some of the world's leading experts in the historical spiritual and religious use of psychoactive plants.
We recently reported on the ongoing effort to decriminalize cannabis in Uruguay; now, it seems that lawmakers there, keen to push the legislation forward, have expanded on their initial proposals.
Exciting new discoveries are emerging regarding the efficiency of hemp biomass when used as feedstock for biofuel production. Biofuels are currently a hotly contested topic, with the United Nations food agency calling on the USA to suspend its biofuel production quota in the light of recent corn crop failures.
Officials in Den Haag this week stated that the controversial Wietpas law will not be enforced in the northern cities this January, and that it is no longer compulsory for any municipality.
“To prevent any misunderstandings: HempFlax does not grow hemp for smoking,” explains director Mark Reinders. “You don’t get high from our hemp.”
Sufferers of multiple sclerosis (MS) have long claimed significant benefit can be gained from smoking cannabis. An early study into the effect of cannabis on MS sufferers was conducted in 1997, where researchers conducted an anonymous survey of U.S. and U.K.-based patients to systematically assess its various benefits.
Chile's cannabis legalization process has been slowly sputtering into life over the last decade or so. It has gained momentum in recent months as the intra-regional debate on narcotics legislation intensifies and the War on Drugs has been widely acknowledged as a failure.
The 16th of October 2012 marked a milestone battle in the fight to legalize cannabis. The case Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration was brought before the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit, the second-most powerful court in the nation, in an effort to reclassify the scheduling of cannabis.
Washington State, Oregon, and Colorado are all currently considering proposals to fully legalize the sale and taxation of recreational cannabis.
Dutch politicians are currently working on an amended proposal regarding the controversial Weed Pass (Wietpas), to resolve ideological differences between the two main parties.
In his famous song “Imagine”, John Lennon describes a utopian state of freedom and harmony, and he anticipates his audience’s reception: “You may say I’m a dreamer (…).”
A film produced by famous smuggler, author and activist Robert Platshorn and award winning film maker Walter J. Collins.
By the time aggressive breast cancers begin to invade and metastasize surrounding tissue, survival and rehabilitation of the sufferer is highly unlikely. Very little is understood of the complex genetic processes at work during the final stages of the disease, and there are currently few treatment options available.
Political support for full legalization of hemp farming is growing on both sides of the fence, as it becomes ever clearer that the USA's insistence on remaining the only industrialized country to prohibit its cultivation is short-sighted and potentially crippling.