The Stakes Are High As DEA Reconsiders Waging War On The Herb Kratom

11/30/2016 04:03 am ET Those who use and study the plant say an outright ban could do serious harm. Seven weeks after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officially withdrew its plan to ban kratom, the federal government is once again set to decide the fate of the herb and the people who rely on it …

An effort to get ecstasy FDA-approved is entering a key final test

Kevin Loria After veteran Tony Macie came back from Iraq in 2007, he learned he had post-traumatic stress disorder. Macie went to the VA "on and off" and tried the standard therapy. "And then I kind of just fell off the radar, secluded, and did my own thing and got really dependent on a lot …

House passes medical cures bill

By Peter Sullivan - 11/30/16 06:40 PM EST The House on Wednesday passed a medical innovation bill aimed at curing diseases, with the measure securing bipartisan support after months of negotiations.The legislation, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, passed 392-26. It seeks to speed up the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of new drugs …

U.S. veterans to form human shield at Dakota pipeline protest

By Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D. More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said, just ahead of a federal deadline for activists to leave the camp they have been occupying. It comes as …

Obama says marijuana should be treated like ‘cigarettes or alcohol’

By Christopher Ingraham November 30 at 12:33 PM   In an “exit interview” with Rolling Stone magazine, President Obama said that marijuana use should be treated as a public-health issue similar to tobacco or alcohol and called the current patchwork of state and federal laws regarding the drug “untenable.” “Look, I’ve been very clear about …

Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in South Carolina Statewide School-to-Prison Pipeline Case

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in South Carolina Statewide School-to-Prison Pipeline Case The Justice Department filed a statement of interest late yesterday in the case of Kenny et al. v. Wilson et al. articulating the United States’ position that …

Warning: A Psychiatric tsuNAMI is Upon U.S.

  By   Lauren Tenney, PhD, MPhil, MPA, Psychiatric Survivor November 29   Well, our government is at it again. It is not clear if this is the last stop, or where in the process we even are, but as best I can tell: happening any moment, Congressman Tim Murphy (R, Pennsylvania) will be making another …

Health care refugees: Medical marijuana and new hope

By Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical CorrespondentVideo produced by John Bonifield, CNN Updated 12:16 PM ET, Mon November 28, 2016   This is the second part of a series on health care refugees. Read the first part here. (CNN)Rich and Kim Muszynski know when their 5-year-old daughter, Abby, is about to have a grand mal …

Class-action suit challenges constitutionality of civil forfeiture

Fatima Hussein , IndyStar 10:17 p.m. EST November 27, 2016   Criminal defense attorney Jeff Cardella wears his beliefs on his sleeve, in the form of a pair of large, pastel yellow "Don't Tread On Me" cuff links. In between explanations of his libertarian principles, the 34-year-old Cardella  said his clients may not always be …

Ex-Pharma Executive Behind OxyContin Is Now In Canada’s Medical Marijuana Industry

November 26, 2016, 7:19 am Johnny Green Marijuana Business and Industry The biggest fear that marijuana consumers have is being busted with marijuana. A marijuana arrest can ruin someone’s life in more ways than one. Probably the second biggest fear for marijuana consumers is the potential takeover of the marijuana industry by big pharmaceutical companies. …

Army Corps Threatens to Close Oceti Sakowin Camp on December 5th

                    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016 Army Corps Threatens to Close Oceti Sakowin Camp on December 5th Contacts: Dallas Goldtooth, dallas@ienearth.org, (507)-412-7609Jade Begay, jade@ienearth.org, (505)-699-4791 Cannon Ball, ND - Today Colonel John W. Henderson of the United States Army Corps sent a letter to Dave Archambault II, …

Kentucky Marijuana Legalization Not In Pre-Filed Bills For 2017

Across America, Election Day showed strong support for marijuana legalization, but can Kentucky expect the same in 2017? While Kentucky had some promise in 2016 that legalizing marijuana was in the works, they did not join the eight states that voted for either recreational or medical marijuana on November 8. According to Marijuana Policy Project, …

“We wanted to stand up for a girl who had no voice and we went about it the wrong way,”

Hacker pleads guilty to charges tied to Ohio high-school rape case By - The Washington Times - Friday, November 25, 2016 A hacktivist accused of targeting the website of a Steubenville, Ohio high school football team in order to draw attention to a rape case involving two of its athletes pleaded guilty in federal court …

Reality of Standing Rock

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Be a Creative Activist - http://www.jill2016.com/create "The mainstream media is lying about what is happening at Standing Rock. As someone who was there, I confirm what the water protectors have been going through. We need water and we are done with big corporations hurting and destroying our environment for financial …

Senator Reginald L. Thomas 2017 Legislative Session Questionnaire

Dear Friend, When the Kentucky General Assembly convenes on January 3, 2017, legislators will be making decisions about public policy that affects you and your family. As your State Senator, I value your opinion and want your input on some issues that may be addressed in the 2017 Session. Please take a few minutes to …

WATER PROTECTORS ATTACKED AT BARRICADE

Contact: Jade Begay, jade@350.org, (505)-699-4791 Cannon Ball - On November 20th at approximately 6PM CST over 100 Water Protectors from the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone Camps mobilized to a nearby bridge to remove a barricade that was built by the Morton County Sheriff's Department and the State of North Dakota. This barricade, built after …

Sophia Wilansky was airlifted after being critically injured by a concussion grenade at Standing Rock, ND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2016 Contacts:Marla Marcum 781-475-0996, marla.marcum@gmail.com; Tim DeChristopher 801-362-6941, tim.dechristopher@gmail.com   Boston, MA -- Among the Spectra pipeline resisters scheduled to appear in West Roxbury District Court today is 22 year old Sophia Wilansky.  Sophia is one of the Mass Grave 6 defendants, along with Karenna Gore, daughter of former vice-president …

Marijuana backers worry over AG Sessions

Supporters of liberalizing marijuana laws worry their relationship with the federal government is about to get a lot more contentious as members of the incoming Donald Trump administration signal they will take a harder line on drug policy. During the Obama administration, Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch agreed not to enforce some drug …

Legal Marijuana Poses New Problems For Employee Drug Testing

Pot is legal in some form in 28 states, but it remains illegal under federal law By Rachel Emma Silverman Nov. 22, 2016 11:00 a.m. ET 21 COMMENTS A raft of new state marijuana legalization laws presents employers with hazy challenges when it comes to workplace drug testing. Companies that wish to maintain drug-free workplaces …

…47 persons have been put to death in Florida under an unconstitutional process

  HHarry Lee Anstead, My View 2:46 p.m. EST November 22, 2016 In January 2016, in a case called Hurst v. Florida, the United States Supreme Court held that Florida’s death penalty scheme was unconstitutional and violated the Sixth Amendment, pursuant to its decision in Ring v. Arizona. The Court held that Florida’s statutory scheme …

BREAKING: Live Stream Cut Off As Police Spray DAPL Protesters With Water Cannons in Below Freezing Temps

  Police are now firing tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons at water protectors trapped on a bridge, in 26-degree weather. Militarized police in North Dakota are now firing water cannons, concussion grenades, tear gas, and rubber bullets on water protectors trapped on a bridge near Cannon Ball. Following a brief confrontation with police, …

SPEAK UP NOW!” AND GET 10,000 COMMENTS IN TO DEA

Posted by Angela Ross · November 17, 2016     WITH 2 WEEKS TO GO: AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION URGES KRATOM COMMUNITY TO “SPEAK UP NOW!” AND GET 10,000 COMMENTS IN TO DEA KratomComments.org Generates 3,000+ of 5,400 Comments Received So FarWASHINGTON, D.C.///November 17, 2016///With exactly two weeks to go before the December 1st end to …

Illinois residents forced to cough up nearly $725mn in civil asset forfeitures

Published time: 18 Nov, 2016   Over the course of a decade, Illinois and federal law enforcement took in more than $319 million and $404 million, respectively, from state residents who were merely suspected of having committed a crime, a new report has found. “[E]very year, Illinois law enforcement agencies take tens of millions of …

Alito: Obama besieged Constitution with ‘unprecedented challenges’

    Saturday, November 19, 2016 Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com   Alerting fellow Americans, United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) Justice Samuel Alito revealed that the nation’s constitutional structure has undergone “unprecedented challenges” in recent years under the Obama administration, warning that citizens’ religious freedom is in “greater danger” today than perhaps ever before. While addressing …

In Depressed Rural Kentucky, Worries Mount Over Medicaid Cutbacks

  November 19, 20166:00 AM ET Phil Galewitz   For Freida Lockaby, an unemployed 56-year-old woman who lives with her dog in an aging mobile home in Manchester, Ky., one of America's poorest places, the Affordable Care Act was life altering. The law allowed Kentucky to expand Medicaid in 2014 and made Lockaby – along …

Apparent overdose in Ohio McDonald’s parking lot captured on Facebook live

      Alyssa Raymond, WKYC 12:30 PM. CST November 19, 2016 SANDUSKY - A desperate search for help from the man seen in a Facebook Live stream who overdosed in a McDonald's Parking lot in Sandusky Thursday evening. The video and the man's story are a powerful reminder of the heroin and opioid epidemic …

Oregon Charts an Uneven Course Toward Legal Marijuana Sales – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Overregulation of the cannabis industry keeps business owners in limbo. "And then, almost as quickly as it started, the World Famous Cannabis Café was forced to shut down. In December 2015, Martinez was informed by Multnomah County health officials that on-site cannabis consumption at the café was running afoul of post-legalization changes to Oregon's Indoor …

Radiation oncologist tells panel that former cancer patient’s trials changed his perspective on medical cannabis

09/21/2016 06:02 PM by Kevin Wheatley • @KWheatley_cn2   FRANKFORT — A radiation oncologist says his experiences watching a cancer patient ultimately lose her battle with the illness while also defending herself against charges of growing marijuana caused his perspective on medical cannabis to change completely. Dr. Don Stacy, who practices in the Louisville area, …

Obama sets new record for regulations, 527 pages in just one day

  By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) • 11/17/16 President Obama has just set a new record for rules and regulations, his administration spitting out 527 pages worth in just one day, as he races to put his fingerprint on virtually every corner of American life and business. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the administration has …