Well, I hope that everyone read my first story here, "Marijuana & Morphine... My Life in a Pill Bottle". Posted just a few days ago. Hopefully, everyone was able to stand the fireworks displays on the 4th! Me? Not so much. We can see five different fireworks shows from our end of the road, dead-end, where we have chosen to live. I grew up in upstate NY, left for the Army in '79, and as a result, I can no longer stand the shows. My hypervigilance kicks in and sends me into a state of fear/flashbacks. Even medical cannabis doesn't quite keep up with the hypervigilance. A cross I must bear.
Of all the substances out there, cannabis might be the one that has the most myths surrounding it. If you think about it, there are probably more marijuana myths in circulation than there are myths about liquor, cigarettes, or even prescription pills.
Most potheads dream of the day where legalization is a national phenomenon, and though we've come a long way, there's still a lot to do before we can smoke pot in peace. As nice as it is to hope that the politicians in office would tell the DEA to take a hike, the truth is that we need to act if we ever want to see marijuana become legal.
The heroin epidemic in America has reached devastating proportions.
For as long as humans have walked the Earth, people have taken drugs for everything from religious ceremonies to medical purposes, and sometimes simply for their intoxicating effects. Despite their long history of use, mind-altering substances have arguably never been as controversial as they have been in recent history.
This past election has been an emotional one for us all. Whether you think Trump’s victory is the beginning of a new era of greatness for the USA or the very end of civilization as we know it, there is some objectively good news coming out of this election. In addition to choosing the next president, voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine also decided to finally legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults. Arizona also voted on this matter but decided against legalization by a small margin.
If you hear people who have gone to a rave, you might expect them to say that MDMA saved their lives. After all, it's the ultimate party drug, and it's one that regularly gets associated with ravers, EDM, and burners.
Recently, West Virginia legalized cannabis - marking one of the very first red states to actually change cannabis' legal status from illegal to decriminalized. (More technically, it's now allowed for medical reasons only.)
420 is something of a legendary day among pot smokers, marijuana enthusiasts, and club kids. It's the one day a year that is all about celebrating cannabis, throwing a middle finger to authority, and perhaps also wishing for world peace - depending on which 420 origin tale you subscribe to. No matter which way you cut it, 420 is a day that is inextricably linked to marijuana and having fun.
When most people think about cannabis culture, it's not a good look. They see teenagers who pretend to smoke it so that they look "edgy," stoners who are more into getting high than anything else, and people who are obsessed with high CBD percentages - even though they don't need the weed.
While many statesmen and philanthropists struggle to defeat the rising problem of heroin addiction in America, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions showed how out of touch he is with reality by opening his mouth.