The shocking story behind Richard Nixon’s ‘War on Drugs’ that targeted blacks and anti-war activists

Scholar @Mark_J_Perry   June 14, 2018This Sunday, June 17 will mark the 47th anniversary of a shameful day in US history — it’s when President Richard Nixon’s declared what has been the US government’s longest and costliest war — the epic failure known as the War on Drugs. At a press conference on that day in …

Research: The Industrial Revolution Left Psychological Scars That Can Still Be Seen Today

Martin ObschonkaMarch 26, 2018 The Industrial Revolution, which brought together large-scale coal-based industries like mining, steel, pottery, and textiles, helped create the foundation of modern society and wealth. At the same time, the early industrial economies that formed in this era were also associated with brutal working and living conditions. Our research, recently accepted by …

When marijuana was legal in Michigan: 22 days in 1972

Ryan A. Huey, for the Lansing State Journal Published 7:30 a.m. ET Feb. 8, 2018 John Sinclair, “Michigan’s hippie king,” walked out of Jackson’s State Prison of Southern Michigan on Dec. 13, 1971 after serving two-and-a-half years of what might have been a 10-year prison sentence for marijuana possession.Surrounded by a cheering crowd, a television …

What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

NEW ORLEANS — Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them? The city will receive proposals from groups that want to take three of the monuments — the last is tied up in legal issues — and display them. Plans are …

This Week In Louisville History: The city battles the 1918 Flu Pandemic

By John King On Oct. 18, 1918, an emergency meeting was held at the Seelbach Hotel concerning the rapid spread of the influenza virus in Louisville. The outbreak, known later as the 1918 Flu Pandemic, would infect nearly 500 million people worldwide and spread quickly around the world aided by the movement of troops involved …

Bayer and Monsanto: a marriage made in hell

US agriculture giant Monsanto has agreed to a US$66 billion takeover by German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer. If the deal is approved by international regulators, Bayer-Monsanto will become the world’s biggest agribusiness, controlling 29 percent of the global seed market and 24 percent of pesticides. The companies have dismissed widespread concern about the deal …

Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans

  Kevin Loria / Oct 1st 2016 4:00AM On September 20, 1950, a US Navy ship just off the coast of San Francisco used a giant hose to spray a cloud of microbes into the air and into the city's famous fog. The military was testing how a biological weapon attack would affect the 800,000 …

Prehistoric marijuana found in ancient burial site

Aol.com Editors Oct 6th 2016 1:59PM We've heard that in ancient times, people were buried with their possessions -- but this one is especially fascinating. In an ancient burial in northwest China, archeologists have found the remains of a man and his stash of cannabis. The man, said to have been 35 years old with …

(WTF? You can’t make this stuff up!) Cocaine Bear Attracts Visitors To Lexington Business

(PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO SEE THE VIDEO!)   LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lately we’ve been reporting about black bear sightings around the Commonwealth, but you can see the bear tied to one of Kentucky’s greatest conspiracies on display right here in Lexington. Cocaine Bear spent years on the road but now he’s mounted …

Historic Federal Summit on Medicine Marijuana Is Slanted By Drug War Agenda

  By David Downs   A seemingly historic medical marijuana summit by several US government health agencies will largely exclude evidence coming from the states that have legalized medical cannabis — another example of entrenched Washington, DC bureaucrats placing politics over science in the marijuana debate. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) …

When Woody Harrelson Planted Four Hemp Seeds Thu Apr 03, 2014

On June 1st, 1996, the sun rose lazily over Kentucky’s heartland. Thankfully, it wasn’t mid-summer yet in the Bluegrass State, when the land itself seems to be a source of heat, in addition to a blistering sun. I was in a car with Woody Harrelson, Kentucky hemp activist Joe Hickey and Woody’s attorney, another hemp …

Today in History: Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 Signed; What We’ve Forgotten

On this day, November 16, 217 years ago, Governor James Garrard of Kentucky signed into law the first of two landmark pieces of legislation known to history as the Kentucky Resolutions. The resolution was passed by the Kentucky state House on November 10, 1798 and by the Senate on November 13. The bill was then …

By Gatewood Galbraith From the Upcoming Special Activist Issue of Cannabis Culture Magazine, March-April, #65. (2006)

Kentucky Politics / Kentuckians for Gatewood Galbraith Gatewood for Governor, Kentucky Category: News and Politics Gatewood for Governor, Kentucky By Gatewood Galbraith From the Upcoming Special Activist Issue of Cannabis Culture Magazine, March-April, #65. Howdy Folks! My name is Gatewood Galbraith. My running mate Mark Wireman and I are candidates for the May 2007 Democratic …

the last union mine in Kentucky has been shut down

By Dylan Lovan The Associated Press Posted Sep. 5, 2015 at 1:03 PM Updated Sep 5, 2015 at 1:04 PM   HARLAN, Ky. — Kentucky coal miners bled and died to unionize. Their workplaces became war zones, and gun battles once punctuated union protests. In past decades, organizers have been beaten, stabbed and shot while …