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Marijuana on Trial for Freedom: The Hearing of Cannabis and the Schedule One Placement

  On the 27th of October a hearing will be held in California to determine whether cannabis should remain on the schedule one substance restricted list. Information will come to light that many have known since the substance was inducted: the classification of cannabis as a schedule one substance is unjustified, and that is has Read More…

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Majority Cries Out for Federal Acknowledgment

[youtube width=”580″ height=”360″ video_id=”OTOa3LXTz_k”] “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.” – Edmund Burke At what point in the history of the United States did the will of the majority become a choice for the Federal Government? When did the rights as citizens of this country become Read More…

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Legalization or Decriminalization?

On September 10, the first United States hearing of reconciliation of state and federal laws on marijuana took place, with little to no reconciliation of laws, or opinions for that matter. The simple fact that this hearing was held at all portrays how much the movement has become a visceral issue to the American people. Read More…

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The Kettle Falls Five

The Tenth Amendment: – The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. Five law-abiding citizens of Washington state are each currently facing 10 years imprisonment for cultivating marijuana completely within state regulations. One of whom Read More…

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Indefinitely Guilty

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” -Voltaire A little over four years have passed since 86 of the present 166 Guantanamo detainees have been cleared to go to their home country, or another country willing to accept them, yet they continue to remain. Even if one Read More…

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Governed by Intimidation

On July 24th, the Federal Government decided to stage a massive raid on medical dispensaries in Washington State. “Agents came in with guns drawn and seized business records and about $2,500 worth of marijuana intended for cancer patients” Casey Lee, who works at one of the clinics, told an NBC station. These dispensaries were operating Read More…