Browsing archives for October, 2011

How cannabis causes ‘cognitive chaos’ in the brain

Did you know that? 28 October 2011 | 0 Comments

Cannabis use is associated with disturbances in concentration and memory. New research by neuroscientists in the UK has found that brain activity becomes uncoordinated and inaccurate during these altered states of mind, leading to neurophysiological and behavioral impairments reminiscent of those seen in schizophrenia.

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Online Debate — US News & World Report: “Should federal authorities be able to close medical marijuana dispensaries in California?”

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US News & World Report’s ‘Debate Club’ is hosting an online forum right now regarding the question: “Should federal authorities be able to close medical marijuana dispensaries in California?” The forum includes rational commentaries from various drug policy reformers, including myself and MPP’s Morgan Fox. Predictably, the debate also features several irrational essays from professional […]

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Week in Weed: October 9th-22nd

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There was a slight delay due to the website relaunch, but the latest episode of “This Week in Weed” is now streaming on NORMLtv. After a decidedly negative installment last week, we bring you good news! Our stories this week include a new Gallup poll that shows over 50% of Americans support marijuana legalization for […]

5 Favorite Law Enforcement Lies About Marijuana

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Gallup Polls Support and Opposition to Marijuana Legalization 1969-2011 As 50% of Americans now support marijuana legalization, the prohibitionists are coming out in full force with hysterical propaganda to once again terrorize voters about cannabis.  We intended to scour multiple sources to compile the five most common scare tactics they use, but Joseph Summerill, director of the Summerill […]

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How hemp got high: Cannabis genome mapped

Did you know that? 21 October 2011 | 0 Comments

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces both industrial hemp and marijuana, and in the process revealed the genetic changes that led to the plant’s drug-producing properties.