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Historic Marijuana Victory in Congress
Congress recently passed the "cromnibus," an end of year federal spending bill to fund most of the government through 2015. The bill contains the bipartisan Rohrabacher-Farr medical marijuana amendment prohibiting the Justice Department from spending any money to undermine state medical marijuana laws. This is a huge victory – one that has taken 13 years to win.
For the first time, Congress is cutting off funding to federal medical marijuana raids and saying no one should be arrested for complying with their state's medical marijuana law. Continue reading...
Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to end the War on DrugsClick to watch this powerful and informed discussion by Ethan from DPA
Is the War on Drugs doing more harm than good? In a bold talk, drug policy reformist Ethan Nadelmann makes an impassioned plea to end the "backward, heartless, disastrous" movement to stamp out the drug trade. He gives two big reasons we should focus on intelligent regulation instead.
An amazingly well written article by Rolling Stone about the lady JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking. Exposes the massive underlying fraud undertaken by the 'too big to jail' banks and the complicity of the US government in perpetuating it. Read it in full here.
This fantastic article assesses recent events surrounding the actions of US foreign and domestic policy which is getting increasingly delirious and incomprehensible, and how America's actions maybe like a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head. And President Obama is squeezing the trigger. Must read.
Ebola False Flag Conspiracy FULLY Exposed! Complete Compilation Of ALL The Evidence! CASE CLOSED!
Powerful, thought provoking expose explaining the hoax that is the Ebola outbreak and the reasons behind it. Even the Alternative Media has been caught out by the level of deception and motivations behind this giant scale fraud. Watch it and make up your own mind.
Pot Shop - Macklemore Thrift Shop PARODY
Ok so it's not strictly news but we were really taken with this music video that's tongue in cheek style belays a very serious message that taps into a massive undercurrent ground swell at the moment. This is a great way to use otherwise meaningless pop to promote serious issues to a global audience and be entertaining at the same time. Check it out, and sign the petition at the end of the film.
Check out this great Infowars contest that everybody can take part in by exercising your democratic rights and making a stand against Tyranny. It's fun.
Stoner: I surrendered Brooklyn Bridge
"I came up with the idea. We're trying to shake people up. Nobody else has the balls to do this," said Green, who is a member of the so-called POT Party, which stands for People Opposing Tyranny.
A wacky pro-pot activist claims he burned New York's Finest by planting the notorious white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge — and he swears he's not just hitting the bong too hard!
Rev. Bud Green, 49, said a group of anarchists "who do stuff like this for the thrill of it" emailed him after he posted about a pro-weed blog on the Fourth of July, asking what they could do to help his "cause."
The California-based weed booster said he hatched the plan, but "three or four" other guys, who have backgrounds in climbing, carried out the act.Read Full Article Here
World Health Organization Calls for Drug Discrimination and Broad Drug Policy Reforms
In a report published earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a clear call for broad drug policy reforms, including decriminalization of drug use, harm reduction practices such as syringe exchange and opioid substitution therapy, and a ban on compulsory treatment for people who use drugs. This report by the United Nations' leading health agency focuses on best practices to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV among key populations.Read Full Article Here
Rand Paul's Quiet Weed Overture
Paul, who is widely believed to be eyeing the presidency, introduced a separate measure in June to stop the Drug Enforcement Administration from using federal funds to go after medical-marijuana operations that are legal under state law.
If he runs for president, Sen. Rand Paul will not be your typical Republican candidate. On Thursday the Kentucky senator filed yet another amendment protecting the states that have implemented medical marijuana laws—as well as the patients and doctors acting in accordance with them—from federal prosecution.
The amendment, attached to the "Bring Jobs Home Act," would allow states to "enact and implement laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of marijuana for medical use" without threat of federal interference." The measure would also protect patients in places where medical marijuana is legal (23 states and the District of Columbia) from prosecution for violating federal marijuana laws.Read Full Article Here