9/11/16

The DEA is Coming After Kratom

As if the DEA hasn't made enough bad decisions this year.

From The Drug Policy Alliance:

The DEA recently placed kratom, a medicinal plant used for millennia in Southeast Asia, on the list of Schedule I drugs, effective September 30. 
Without a serious scientific investigation the DEA irresponsibly intends to subject anyone caught with kratom to long prison sentences, while effectively halting scientific investigation into kratom’s medicinal benefits and making it impossible to enact sensible legal regulations for kratom. 
Many people struggling with opioid addiction have turned to kratom as a safer alternative, but now all promising scientific studies on kratom’s role in opioid treatment could be immediately shut down. Science be damned. 
We need your help to fight back.
Time is running out for you to tell your Senators how you feel about another destructive policy from the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana law took effect Thursday but no Ohio dispensaries set up

Could have had better...

Veterans groups wonder if marijuana will help treat PTSD

Let the vets toke...

Police find 600 marijuana plants at day care

Not the best combo...

9/9/16

Deadly Prescription Drug Maker Bankrolling Effort to Defeat Marijuana Legalization in Arizona

The company that makes the deadly painkiller fentanyl, as well as a synthetic THC pill that has been approved by the FDA, has donated a ton of cash to anti-legalization efforts in Arizona.

From The Washington Post:

The $500,000 donation from Insys Therapeutics, based in Chandler, Ariz.,  amounts to more than one-third of all money raised by Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, the group opposing legalization. It's one of the largest single contributions to any anti-legalization campaign ever, according to campaign finance records maintained by ballotpedia.com.
Surprise, surprise, the company also has a storied history of legal troubles.

The battle for legalization in Arizona is projected to be close this year. Election day in Tuesday, November 8th.