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Marijuana Myths
 
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Myth-Addictive
Myth-Addictive

Myth: Marijuana Is Addictive

his is a very common, and oft leaned on, myth that is used to keep people in fear in order to control them at the voting booths. The facts regarding cannabis “addiction” have been known for decades – suppresse...
 

April 5, 2013
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Advocacy
 
Use
Use
Use

Why We Don’t “Use” Marijuana

e grew up children of the 80′s. That means that we experienced the full force of the Reagan era. As a kid, “Just Say No” was heard or seen almost daily as I attended countless classes, discussions, and cheesy ...
 

April 5, 2013



 

 
Advocacy
 
Recreation
Recreation
Recreation

Since When Did “Recreational” Become a Bad Word?

hen swimming in the waters of the cannabis debate, you often hear people contrast the consumption of the herb into two categories: medical and recreational. And the tone is typically that medical is “okay” (maybe to...
 

April 5, 2013
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Advocacy
 
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George-Washington-Hemp
George-Washington-Hemp

Just Admit It…Old George Got Lifted

ere in Washington state we are partial to George Washington obviously. We think that it is only fitting that some major progress in the war on hemp took place in the state that bears his namesake. Before we talk about the idea ...
 

March 24, 2013



 
Advocacy
 
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Heart-Washignton
Heart-Washignton

An Open Letter to Washington State

ashington, You are an amazing place. And your people are bold and brave and not content to remain in the mire of misinformation and flawed policies that fail to serve the human race, let alone the American people. You have a un...


 
 
 
Movie
 
Weed-Won-West
Weed-Won-West
Weed-Won-West

How Weed Won The West

Okay, here we go. First, let me get something straight: I consider this move as a kind of reductio ad absurdum for the case against the prohibition of cannabis. Meaning, I think the fact that these crazy fuckers actually make s...
 
 
 
 
 
 

March 15, 2013
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Advocacy
 
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DEA-War-On-Drugs
DEA-War-On-Drugs

The True Origins of the DEA and the “War” on Drugs

any people think about the DEA today and kind of act like it has always been around, or at least been around since the prohibition of various drugs in the opening decades of the 20th century. But, in fact, the actual phrase ...






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