Health campaigners have accused the Government of creating “dangerous confusion” over the mental health risks of smoking cannabis after it scrapped a multi-million pound publicity campaign.
The current harm-rating system for drugs, including ecstasy and cannabis, is outdated, confused and should be scrapped, according to an influential committee of MPs.
’When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn’t like it. I didn’t inhale and never tried it again.” Bill Clinton’s famous obfuscation was reported by Gwen Ifill in The New York Times on March 30, 1992.
American culture has closed up around John Sinclair. There’s just not enough freedom in it any more – not enough free time, not enough outrage, not enough difference between one place and the next, not enough high culture or genuine bohemia, not enough Sun Ra or Dylan.
We were somewhere around the 1970s on the edge of the Acid Wave when the drug war began to take hold. The politically typical thing to say today is that the so-styled “War on Drugs” is without foreseeable victory—and how unfortunate, really.
TEENAGERS who think smoking cannabis is harmless could actually be taking the first steps down the road to despair and addiction to hard drugs.
An open letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch: stop reefer madness here, as well as in Dubai. Mr. Hatch, you have demonstrated willingness to act beyond ideology, when a practical approach makes more sense than “conservative” or “liberal” purity.
Heartbroken mum tells how ‘safe’ drug led to son’s suicide
The fact that cannabis offences are treated with more lenience than those related to other narcotic drugs is leading to the public’s confusion with regards to this drug.
Earlier this month, professor Yasmin Hurd of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine released a study showing that rats exposed to the main ingredient in marijuana during their adolescence showed a greater sensitivity to heroin as adults. The wire lit up with articles announcing confirmation for the “gateway theory” — the claim that marijuana use leads to harder drugs.
Excuse me for a moment while I vent about the mind-boggling stupidity of the autocratic, bureaucratic, right-wing, Neanderthal numskulls who keep pushing an insane, inane, and inhumane holy war against marijuana – which is, after all, a weed.
Cannabis crime has exploded since Labour downgraded the seriousness of being caught with the drug.
Rethink today (July 19th) strongly urged the Government to act on its promises of launching a long-term public health campaign to raise awareness of the link between cannabis and mental illness. The call from Rethink comes six months, to the day after the Home Office decided against reclassification and pledged to launch a “massive campaign” to raise awareness of the link between cannabis and mental illness.
The motto of Rainbow Farm in Vandalia, Mich., could have been “A Working-Class Hippie Is Something to Be.” On Memorial and Labor Day weekends from 1996 to 2000, a few thousand amplifier-factory workers, hippie girls and truckers’ wives-turned-political-activists camped out there to smoke weed, listen to rock ‘n’ roll, hear pro-legalization speeches and commune with the land and each other.
Cigarette-smokers and marijuana-smokers may have nothing more in common than the occasional need to borrow matches, but they’re on the same side in California today: the outside.
When the Appeal last month republished an editorial from Fallon’s Lahontan Valley News endorsing a ballot initiative that would legalize small amounts of marijuana, the potheads rejoiced on the Appeal’s Web site. But they must have been disappointed a few days later when Editor Barry Ginter reiterated this paper’s longtime opposition to drug legalization.
Why it is hard to stop Moroccans growing a lucrative crop
CANNABIS abuse led to the death of a popular sales manager, an inquest heard.
Overseas research has raised questions about the effectiveness of Victoria and South Australia’s new roadside drug tests for drivers.
Jessica Peck Corry hopes her daughter will never smoke marijuana. Since that’s the case, she should hope it remains illegal. The American Academy of Pediatrics opposes the legalization of marijuana, cautioning that “any change in the legal status of marijuana, even if limited to adults, could affect the prevalence of use among adolescents.”
News @ Nature - the news affiliate of one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world, which tags itself as providing �the best in science journalism� � is not usually a source of drug war propaganda. But this week, in covering a new study on the effects of marijuana on the brain, it sure sounded like one.
There is a long-standing debate as to whether cannabis (ganja) use causes persons to become mad. I have deliberately avoided this discussion but almost every day, as a mental health professional, I am confronted with the issue.
My office at the University of Colorado is a three-minute walk from the Coors Events Center, built by the makers of Coors beer.