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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 […]

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.

DEA Criminalizes CBD Extracts?

The DEA has announced that they consider CBD extracts schedule I drugs, and that they’re going to start tracking them separately from marijuana to ensure compliance with the law.

Philippines President Takes Fentanyl, Kills Other Drug Users

President Duerte of the Philippines admits to having abused fentanyl, adding a tragicomic air of hypocrisy to his bloody crackdown on drug users.

Possible FDA Commissioner O’Neill: Return Medical Decisions to Patients and Doctors

President-elect Trump may nominate Jim O’Neill, health care investor and regulator, to run FDA. Notably, O’Neill is an advocate for letting patients and doctors to decide what drugs are right for them, and charging FDA with focusing not on whether a drug works well enough, but simply whether or not it is safe enough.

NIH: Teens Just Aren’t Getting High Anymore

The NIH 2016 Monitoring the Future drug survey has found that illicit drug consumption by teens is down across the board.

Canada Task Force to Trudeau: Legalize It

If Trudeau accepts the task force’s recommendations, marijuana will become legal in Canada for those 18+.

Colombian President Says Time to Rethink War on Drugs

“The manner in which this war against drugs is being waged is equally or perhaps even more harmful than all the wars the world is fighting today, combined,” says Colombian president Santos, during his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech.