Surprise! The ‘Candy-Colored Meth’ Myth Is Back

This is the age of Trump.

Still smarting from the Bernie-Hillary infighting, which may have (translation: almost certainly) handed the reality-star the White House, leftists and liberals are dying for a political leader to coalesce the broad opposition to the Read the article

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The Pill Epidemic Is Ravaging West Virginia

For the 1.8 million residents of the State of West Virginia, medical cannabis is not a reality. The reality is that West Virginia currently has the highest, per-capita, rate of drug overdose deaths in the United States—double the national Read the article

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Name Generator: What’s Your Pot Grower Alias?

Regardless of how quickly legalization continues to spread across the U.S., growing marijuana remains a federal offense—which is just one of the many reasons a pot grower might prefer to use an alias, as opposed to his or her real … Read the article

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Radical Rant: Trolling Prohibitionists with Six-Second Soundbites

After a decade of trolling prohibitionists for a living, I’ve come to recognize some of their most common arguments. Through the clever misuse of statistics and weasel words, they’ve mastered the arts of fear, obfuscation and doubt better than a Read the article

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Library Staff Will Be Trained to Save Drug Overdose Victims

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the United States with a vicious tenacity that can only be described as the gnashing teeth of a junkie apocalypse, there is more demand for everyday people to be trained in administering life-saving … Read the article

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Texas’ O’Rourke Decries Failed War on Drugs

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke announcing his 2018 U.S. Senate run (all times local):

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke has begun his longshot 2018 Senate run by praising immigrants, saying America draws Read the article

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The Game Talks About His Cannabis Venture

This article was originally posted on Benzinga.

Snoop Dogg isn’t the only rapper that’s made a foray into the cannabis industry. In fact, it seems to be a spreading trend that has caught on with other big names Read the article

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Tornado Blows the Lid Off Weed Grow Operation

Decatur County, Tennessee was hard hit this past week when an EF-1 tornado ripped through the area. The twister destroyed homes, uprooted trees and tore rooftops off trailers, as 100-mile winds left debris strewn everywhere. 

The day after, Sheriff Keith Read the article

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The Genes of Terpenes: Scientists Discover Pot’s Smell Predictor

By now, most even casual consumers of marijuana are familiar with “terpenes,” the compounds found in the essential oils of plants, responsible for a plant’s distinctive taste and aroma—and, with cannabis, which also play a role in how Read the article

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Canadian Researchers Identify Genes That Give Cannabis Its Flavor

CANADA: University of British Columbia scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavors, an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry. “The goal is … Read the article

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