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Congressional Cannabis Caucus Launches

To support the growing marijuana industry, four members of Congress have formed the Cannabis Caucus. Here is the video from their first meeting…

DEA Admits Ignorance of Montana Medical Marijuana Law

Despite Congress passing a law to keep the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordering the Department of Justice not to prosecute medical marijuana cases in compliance with state laws, last week the DEA admitted to having no idea what Montana laws the victims of a 2016 were or were not breaking…

CO Gov. Hickenlooper, Once Marijuana Skeptic, Admits Legalization is Working

Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 over the objections of their governor, John Hickenlooper. In the years since, however, he has been forced to admit that their social experiment has been a success: addiction rates and teen use are down, tax revenues are up, and there are even fewer drug dealers. As he notes, 60% of Americans live in a state where either medical or recreational marijuana is legal, and perhaps more should follow. Click through for the interview on Meet the Press…

Sketchy Online Pharmacies Contribute to Huge Drop in HIV Infections

Truvada prevents HIV infections. Until recently, it was so hard to come by in the UK that one man educated thousands of gay men in how to buy it online. A year later, HIV infections had dropped by 40%, in one of the greatest modern public health stories.

Trump Administration Promises Recreational Marijuana Crackdown

Ever since California passed the country’s first medical marijuana ballot initiative in 1996, an uneasy tension has existed between the states and the federal government. Now, almost all states have defied the federal government by passing some kind of pro-marijuana law, whether recreational, medical, or decriminalization. In fact, the list of states where recreational marijuana […]

Are Psychedelics the New Prozac?

Depression, smoking, alcoholism, PTSD. While people have found healing through psychedelics for a variety of mental and physical disorders, it’s unclear exactly what is going on. Fortunately, researchers for the first time in decades are able to explore these phenomena.

FDA Head With Financial Ties to Nicorette Doesn’t Want You To Consume Competitor’s Products

Snus is a type of Swedish smokeless tobacco that helps smokers safely quit. And yet, FDA would rather consumers not have this information.

Marijuana May Not Cause Schizophrenia

A new study finds that people with genes that make them more likely to develop schizophrenia are also more likely to enjoy marijuana.

Maine Eighth State to Legalize Marijuana

Now that Maine has legalized marijuana, only five states have made zero progress on marijuana reform: Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, South Dakota, and West Virginia.