Did a Failed Olympic Drug Test Just Create the New Face of Cannabis Legalization?

Just days after Cannabis.net sent out the Bat Signal for a new hero, one appeared, unfortunately. Just days after publishing the now viral article, “Marijuana Legalization Needs a New Superhero, and It Can’t Be an Old White Guy”, track and field Olympian Sha’carri Richardson failed a pre-Olympic drug test for…

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Sha’Carri Richardson Could Miss Tokyo Olympics Over Reported Failed Drug Test

Sha’Carri Richardson shocked the world and her fans today with the news that a failed drug test may keep her out of the Tokyo Olympics.  The American sprinter has been in the minds and hearts of the public these past few weeks, as the visibility of a queer, Black woman…

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Why Cannabis Decriminalization Failed and Why Legalization Won’t Fail Now

Why Decriminalization Failed in the Past, and Why Legalization Won’t I recently read a New York Times article that spoke about decriminalization efforts that occurred in the 1970’s all over the country, and how it failed. The general gist of the article speaks about how activists eventually managed to get…

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Tip to smugglers: The fake-limes-hiding-marijuana trick has been done and failed

Published: Feb 8, 2017, 2:56 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2017, 4:53 pm By The Associated Press PHARR, Texas — Officers at a South Texas border crossing have seized nearly two tons of marijuana found inside thousands of green lime-shaped bundles hidden in a load of real citrus. U.S. Customs…

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Drug Policy Alliance To Testify At Senate Hearing About Alternatives To Failed Drug War

On Wednesday morning, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs will hold an unprecedented rountable hearing entitled “America’s Insatiable Demand for Drugs: Examining Alternative Approaches.” The hearing comes at a time where the country is struggling to tackle the opioid epidemic, and policymakers are in search of innovative…

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Human Rights Tribunal: Victoria Officer Has The Right To Express Beliefs Against The Failed War On Drugs

I am a big believer in freedom of expression. In America it’s often referred to as a First Amendment right, but even outside of America, people should obviously be allowed to express themselves too. There was a big case involving freedom of expression and an officer in Victoria (BC) who…

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World Leaders On Upcoming UN Special Session: ‘Historic Opportunity’ To End Failed Drug War

A bold public statement was released today by the Global Commission on Drug Policy stating that “an historic opportunity to achieve more humane and effective drug policy is at risk.”  The Commission is referring to the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs — a meeting of…

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US Representative Blumenauer Calls For An End To Failed Marijuana Prohibition

(image via Oregon Cannabis Connection) Today, as representatives from the Oregon Cannabis Association visit Capitol Hill, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) on the House floor called for an end to the federal government’s failed approach of marijuana prohibition. To follow are Congressman Blumenauer’s remarks. Click here to watch his speech. “Mr.…

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New York Politicians Return To Failed Drug War Approaches To Address Synthetic Marijuana

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo issued regulations and the New York State Senate introduced a bill that would criminalize the sales of synthetic cannabinoids. Recently, there have been several media reports of tragic episodes involving synthetic cannabinoids, such as spice and K2. Epidemiological reports suggest an increase in hospitalizations due…

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