Cannabis / Marijuana Showing 51 - 100 of 121
John Goodman: The Destruction of US Healthcare and How to Fight Back
November 09, 2014
I got into healthcare by accident. It's a sleepy field. The best economists are not in healthcare; they're in monetary policy or growth economics. It was a field that desperately needed radical revision, and most of what I've done in health economics has been a ...
Cannabis: The Coming Legal Storm Against Prohibition
November 05, 2014
Free-Market Analysis: We've been predicting this for a while. Once cannabis decriminalization and legalization became a trend, the entire underpinnings of this questionable enterprise would begin to unravel. It should be evident to anyone who seriously studies ...
Global Dialogue on Drugs Changing Rapidly
November 01, 2014
Two more recent news articles reemphasize how the drug dialogue is changing – and, yes, we've been "on top if it" from the very beginning. In fact, we focused on worldwide drug legalization in a series of groundbreaking articles. You can see one here: World L ...
Cannabis Investing: When Interests Converge
October 27, 2014
Long ago we analyzed the cannabis trend as one that was going to create vibrant ventures that, taken together, would generate a business no less powerful than that of the alcohol/beverage industry. And even with the inevitable setbacks, this projection holds, i ...
Why the Tragic Ottawa Shooting Is a Potential Boon to the Canadian Cannabis Industry
October 25, 2014
The movement to legalize cannabis is in place. It will continue. And it leads to some interesting conclusions. One can argue, for instance, that the tragic shooting in Canada's capital city earlier this week may ultimately benefit cannabis decriminalization eff ...
Bad Actors, Dangerous Products and Working to Build the Right Solution
October 24, 2014
Last week a lengthy report on an apparently fraudulent and dangerous medical cannabis-related product was brought to my attention. It is not a pleasure to read – always the case when we come across bad news but this news is particularly distasteful, as it com ...
Uruguay Fumbles Cannabis Rollout … But Does It Matter?
October 21, 2014
Imagine how difficult it is to allow people to set fire to an herb and inhale it. Not very. Yet according to Reuters, this is a nearly impossible task. We have no doubt that cannabis decriminalization and legalization is sweeping the West and indeed the world. ...
Pro-Cannabis Texas Lobby Pressures Legislation
October 20, 2014
We can see from this recent report that cannabis decriminalization is being actively pursued in one of the largest and most conservative states in the US – Texas. The article explains that because Texas voters "do not have the right to change the law via ball ...
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam: The Promise of Cannabis
October 19, 2014
Mostly this research is being conducted with animals – very little on humans. There are very few clinical trials. It is promising in neuropathic pain, inflammations, anxiety, schizophrenia (with CBD) and many others (see Pacher and Kunos, above). When CBD bec ...
Cultivating Cannabis – Government Steps In … and Out
October 14, 2014
Another article celebrating the efficiency of the state when history shows us otherwise. This is a growing trend in the expanding cannabis industry: Uruguay, too, has been slowed by government's determination to grow cannabis itself. And now Italian officials w ...
Legalization Trend Reveals Cannabis as Curative and Benign
October 07, 2014
In the past half-century or so, cannabis has been identified by the mainstream media as a "drug" that is used mostly for recreational purposes. But that's not so, as we can see from the above article excerpt. What's being rediscovered about cannabis is just how ...
International Distribution of Cannabis Extracts Inevitable: UN to Set the Table
October 04, 2014
Just as we've predicted, the cannabis industry is expanding rapidly worldwide – and for people following this trend, there's exciting news almost every day. It's also raised a question I want to address in this editorial. More about that further down. The big ...
Flowing Cannabis Cash Speeds Up Political Acceptance
September 30, 2014
This is another article that shows how quickly cannabis is changing from an illegal substance to a marketable commodity. We recently noted this trend in an article that focused on the tax revenue that would inevitably be gained by states that decriminalized or ...
The Legalization of Cannabis and Its Powerful Elements of Support
September 25, 2014
Ever since tiny Uruguay's announcement regarding the legalization of cannabis, we've been more convinced than ever this movement is going worldwide. There are many reasons for this but two we'll focus on in this article: (1) the money that governments can make ...
Upsetting the Apple Cart of Conventional Wisdom
September 25, 2014
One fairly common concern about the legalization of marijuana use for adults is that it will lead to an increase in rates of abuse of hard drugs, like cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. This generally stems from the belief that marijuana is a "gateway drug," m ...
The Invisible Hand Cultivates Cannabis
September 15, 2014
This was predictable. Buffett is finally making a move. What's a little puzzling is why he waited so long. But it had to come. We've already predicted that the industry is going to see corporate participation and sooner than later. Industrial giants are all goi ...
World Leaders Make Bold New Recommendations To Legalize Drugs, As High Alert Predicted
September 10, 2014
Perhaps alone in the blogosphere, as regular readers know, The Daily Bell identified the "meme" of cannabis legalization almost immediately. High Alert was then able to utilize this knowledge to identify shareholder opportunities – some of which are ongoing. ...
Cannabis Trend Keeps Growing
September 08, 2014
It is really astonishing to contemplate how far we have come in the past few years since decriminalization of cannabis exploded onto the world scene. And since the legalization of cannabis in Uruguay, conversations and actions concerning the "mainstreaming" of ...
Poison Tomatoes: Battling Anti-cannabis Propaganda
September 05, 2014
Not since the 16th century, when the tomato was widely believed to be poisonous, has any plant been draped in as much misinformation as cannabis. After battling the anti-cannabis propaganda for the last decade, I'm getting a little weary of hearing it echoed ag ...
Powerful Trend: Cannabis Decriminalization Emerges From a Do-Nothing US Congress
September 04, 2014
This article appeared on September 1, and perhaps the editorial staff of the New York Post intended to use the paper's "bully pulpit" to remind federal legislators that they had three more months to accomplish something significant. There is however, one encour ...
Dr. Grinspoon's Kind War: Interview With a Renegade Marijuana Proponent
August 31, 2014
When I first started to look at marijuana I went into the library, and this was in 1967, because many of my friends in Cambridge were using it and I would say to them, "You mustn't do that. That's harmful. You really shouldn't smoke that." I was an arrogant you ...
Use of Marijuana Said to Reduce Deaths From Painkillers by Almost 25 Percent
August 28, 2014
How quickly times change. Yesterday, marijuana was a criminal offense virtually the world over. Today, research is finding that those who ingest it lessen their dependence on prescription painkillers and thus, apparently, are not so subject to their potential d ...
Judge Jim Gray on Drug Prohibition, Marijuana Legalization and LEAP
August 24, 2014
I saw that we were leading the world in the incarceration of our people, both by sheer numbers as well as per capita, ruining people's lives and I decided the so-called remedy is worse than the disease – namely, of course, the drugs can be dangerous but they' ...
Look to Human Action to Understand the Emergence of the Marijuana Meme – Even in China
August 23, 2014
The Economist has just posted a "leader" for its latest issue entitled "What China Wants" that begins, "After a bad couple of centuries, China is itching to regain its place in the world. How should America respond?" This kind of approach to geopolitics is actu ...
Marijuana: Will Legalization Alleviate the Black Market?
August 21, 2014
This article in the UK Guardian profiles black- and gray-market growers in Colorado's booming post-prohibition marijuana environment. Unsurprisingly, it finds that decriminalization has not undone illegal acts nor removed the financial incentive from them. This ...
Winning Big? The Promise of the Global Marijuana Trend for Those Who Understand
August 16, 2014
Things are "coming up roses" (or "buds") when it comes to marijuana decriminalization and legalization. In this editorial I'll share some recent fertile events in Canada and around the world. First, the CBC has just reported that a Canadian appeals court ruled ...
The Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Grows and Grows
August 14, 2014
Another day, another poll. Let's examine this trend. We've been at the forefront of advancing the perspective that marijuana legalization is part of a much bigger elite strategy that actually involves the legalization of many other drugs as well. We've stated t ...
Schadenfreude: The Transitory Misery of DEA Officials as Marijuana Is Legalized
August 08, 2014
It is hard to be a DEA agent these days. For years, narcotics agents have terrorized anyone involved with marijuana. Millions have gone to jail; young people have lost college scholarships and had careers crushed; children have lost parents; families have disi ...
The Marijuana Meme Rolls On: Canadian Poll Shows Support
August 01, 2014
Those that honor us with their patronage know that we have been ahead of the proverbial curve when it comes to what we call the marijuana meme. This poll proves it once more. Think about it. Does the Canadian government takes polls and advertise them on subject ...
Competing Histories of Marijuana Prohibition Emerge
July 30, 2014
The New York Times is out with what is apparently intended to be a definitive history of why marijuana was criminalized. This is a very important issue because the sudden reversal in marijuana laws and regulations is bringing up a question about criminal justic ...
Jorge Cervantes on the Failing War on Drugs, the Progress of Cannabis and the Benefits of Natural Cultivation
July 27, 2014
Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada wrote the Foreword to my new book, The Cannabis Encyclopedia, that will be released in December of 2014. I was fortunate to meet President Fox in San Francisco last year, 2013, at a press conference in San Francisco, CA. I ...
Shock: Colombia to Legalize Marijuana
July 24, 2014
The news regarding Colombia's intention to legalize marijuana – as yet little reported in the wider, Western world – is truly shocking, though regular readers of our publications will not be much surprised. More than almost any other publication we know of, ...
Drug Decriminalization: Lesson Learned
July 21, 2014
US fedgov is going to reduce sentences for drug offenders. With a push on to decriminalize and legalize drugs, why should people continue to stay in jail? We asked that question a while ago and now have our answer. People won't. A bigger question, of course, is ...
Stephan Kinsella on Libertarian Legal Theory, Self-Ownership and Drug Laws
July 20, 2014
Was there any justifiable reason to incarcerate [drug users] in the first place? Stephan Kinsella: Well, finally, an easy one! Of course not. Drug laws are completely evil. I believe some day we will look back on this like we look back on the days of chattel sl ...
As Predicted, UN Calls for Decriminalization of All Drugs
July 19, 2014
The UN has now called for the decriminalization not just of marijuana but of other drugs as well, including so-called injectables. Our analyses are often correct, but in this case, we're a little surprised at how fast confirmation has arrived. The Economist inf ...
Roberto Escobar on Colombia's Cocaine History, Pablo Escobar and the Failed War on Drugs
July 13, 2014
Escobar: I think the world will change its policies, first with marijuana and then with cocaine. The important thing then will be to invest in education for the children so they know that it's harmful, same as alcohol. The problem is that right now there is ver ...
The Evolution of the Marijuana Marketplace
July 12, 2014
BusinessInsider tells us that "America's Drug Companies Are Bankrolling the Crusade Against Legal Weed." This article is actually a summary of a larger article in The Nation, and BusinessInsider presents it this way: "Last week, The Nation published an interest ...
Gerald Celente on Marijuana Legalization, OccupyPeace and the Solution to Government Gangsterism
July 06, 2014
When are Americans going to see through the charade? Right now they don't have the courage, dignity or self-respect to do so. They don't want to admit they've been conned by their con-manders in chief. They don't want to believe they bought the lies of hope and ...
Role of the Alternative Media in Covering Cannabis Legalization
June 30, 2014
The nightmare of law enforcement is having crime go down when criminal acts are legalized. That seems to be what's happening when it comes to marijuana. The above Drug Policy Analysis article was reposted around the Internet because it makes this point. And one ...
Legalize Heroin: The Meme Continues
June 27, 2014
Our attention was first drawn to this apparent dominant social theme when marijuana legalization exploded onto the scene. In reporting on the marijuana meme, we began to find evidence that marijuana was not the only drug that might soon be legalized. We have th ...
Marijuana Ventures Make You Feel Disgusted
June 20, 2014
It's happening throughout the US: Entrepreneurs are finding niches to exploit the coming marijuana legalization. There are an increasing number of media reports about various ventures. This article mentions two of them. The first is a company that delivers mari ...
Drug Legalization: A Meme That Continues to Be in Play
June 18, 2014
We offer this analysis as further proof that the meme we've discerned regarding the legalization of drugs – all drugs – remains in play. Context is important, and so we note that Rand Paul's perspective on drug legalization founds its way into the Huffingto ...
Drug Warriors, Grab Your Resumes
June 13, 2014
Do you work for the DEA on issues related to the continued criminalization of marijuana? Better have your resume handy ... As we've pointed out many times before, increasingly the "marijuana meme" is not up for discussion. There are powerful forces at work supp ...
Paul Armentano on Individual Liberty, NORML and Marijuana Legalization vs. Decriminalization
June 08, 2014
I believe that it is an inappropriate use of state power to infringe upon the liberties of an individual simply based upon what he or she puts in their body. And nowhere do I believe this infringement upon the individual's liberty is more egregious than in situ ...
Reefer Madness Redux
June 07, 2014
The Christian Science Monitor has published an attack on marijuana legalization entitled, "The real marijuana story." The cut line explains, "The common assumption that it's a harmless drug is challenged in a prominent medical journal." That medical journal is ...
Is the War on Drugs Over?
May 31, 2014
The US House of Representatives has voted to block federal law enforcement from pursuing users of medical marijuana in states that permit that use. This is just the latest move in the unraveling of marijuana prohibition. It may look as if a spontaneous movement ...
Surprise! … UN Involvement Promoted to Advance the Marijuana Meme
May 26, 2014
In numerous articles, we've pointed out that the globalist power elite was backing what we call the marijuana meme – the decriminalization and eventual legalization of cannabis. We believed that this was an important perspective. The elite's support of legal ...
First Pot, Now Hemp: Directed History of Cannabis Legalization Evolves
May 23, 2014
Now Bloomberg is promoting the marijuana meme or at least beginning to support its affiliated product – hemp. This is right in line with what we have been predicting. The marijuana meme did not emerge simply from popular action. It is surely part of a larger ...
Drug Legalization Around the World: The Dialectic Evolves
May 19, 2014
Let the dialectic begin. Inexperienced meme watchers might believe this report expresses the bureaucratic view of the UN regarding drugs: Criminalization should stand. But wait ... We think much of what is going on today is in a sense preordained. The marijuana ...
Wendy McElroy on the New Normal, Victimless Crimes and Shifting Marijuana Laws
May 18, 2014
There is now a new normal and it is far worse than it used to be. Life itself has changed. Daily life is far more difficult and grim than it used to be, 20 years ago. There are so many ways in which life or the new daily norm has become more difficult. Consider ...
Showing 51 - 100 of 121 – Newest on Top

loading