David Bratzer on New ‘Fact-Based’ Drug Education
Nov16

David Bratzer on New ‘Fact-Based’ Drug Education

David Bratzer is running for school trustee in Greater Victoria, Canada District 61. The father, former police officer and community leader is trying to implement more practical and “fact-based” reforms for drug education in his area. We need more men and women like Mr. Bratzer talking to our children. Join his public facebook page or follow him on Twitter. If you have the money, donate to his campaign. [via Drug Warrant;...

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Tourists Banned From [Southern] Dutch Coffee Shops Starting in 2012
Nov16

Tourists Banned From [Southern] Dutch Coffee Shops Starting in 2012

We mentioned this earlier this year, but now there’s a date. Come January 1st, 2012, the Netherlands has banned tourists from its world famous coffee shops. But, hold up for a moment. It’s actually just southern Holland where this will take effect. The rest of the country joins in 2013. Sorry, that’s just delayed bad news. More after the jump. Forbes’ Beth Greenfield with a condescending lead (not lede...

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Rhode Island Medical Cannabis Did Not Increase Teen Use
Nov08

Rhode Island Medical Cannabis Did Not Increase Teen Use

In 2006 Rhode Island legalized medical cannabis. Since then, data says there has been no increase in teenage cannabis smoking as many had feared. I’m not sure why people would think medical cannabis would lead to more teenagers smoking, but it doesn’t–at least in Rhode Island. Lets look at the basis for the claims and maybe I have a thing or two to mention about why this was feared in the first place. First, lets...

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Alcohol is “More Than Twice as Harmful” as Cannbis Says Science
Nov03

Alcohol is “More Than Twice as Harmful” as Cannbis Says Science

A study published for  the British Journal of Psycho pharmacology in September of this year (via NORML) claims that after examining over 40 years of the “relative physical, psychological and social harms” of cannabis and alcohol in the United Kingdom, alcohol is more than twice as harmful as the illegal cannabis. Anybody that’s been to a keg party in college or ripped a bong in their living room knows about the...

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Congress Writes Letter to President Obama About Rescheduling Cannabis
Nov01

Congress Writes Letter to President Obama About Rescheduling Cannabis

Cannabis is a schedule I drug according to the DEA classification. Members of Congress, in conjunction with Americans For Safe Access, wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to reclassify cannabis (or marihuana as they stipulate over at the DEA’s website). It’s in relation to the recent Department of Justice crackdown of cannabis dispensaries in California. More after the jump. According to the Weed Blog, the...

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