Falsifying History on Behalf Of Agendas. “US Civil War was about Money not Slavery”

  In an article on April 13, I used the so-called Civil War and the myths with which court historians have encumbered that war to show how history is falsified in order to serve agendas. I pointed out that it was a war of secession, not a civil war as the South was not fighting …

House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling

  "We should not raise prices on consumers based on the wishes of a handful of activists."   Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015 5:39 pm | Updated: 6:01 pm, Thu Jul 23, 2015. Associated Press | WASHINGTON (AP) — Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation …

“Somebody bring me weed. I’ll pay for it,” Twitter user @Rosa_Sparkz said

A careless marijuana procurer who goes by the name @Rosa_Sparkz received a shock, when her quest to buy the drug online was met with a keen response from the Palm Beach County’s Sheriff’s Office (PBSO), and then went viral. “Somebody bring me weed. I'll pay for it,” Twitter user @Rosa_Sparkz said. In just minutes, PBSO’s …

Funtown Mountain owner tells his side of the story (arrested for Marijuana in Louisville, Ky)

  Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 12:01 am BY GINA KINSLOW / Glasgow Daily Times CAVE CITY — Police were called to Funtown Mountain on Thursday, after responding to two separate calls there Wednesday. The police received a 911 call around 11 a.m. Thursday regarding a disturbance. “When we arrived there wasn’t one,” said Police …

Marijuana time-release pill gives med patients ‘cannabis alternative’

WTVR.com

BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder marijuana company has produced a breakthrough marijuana capsule that looks and acts more like traditional pharmaceuticals.

The company, Wana Brands, has produced capsules called Wana Caps, that it says are an alternative to smoking or edible marijuana.

“We feel like we are making an important step in giving patients another alternative in consuming cannabis,” said Wana Brands owner John Whiteman, in an interview with CBS 6 affiliate KCNC, in Denver.

Wana Brands worked with Israel-based Cannabics to develop the first extended- release formula to make marijuana last up to 12 hours. The capsules are filled twice — first with a dose that kicks in almost immediately, and then with a dose that starts to work after about four hours, according to KCNC.

Multiple sclerosis patient Hoot Gibson said the pills were the “most helpful things” he can take for his symptoms.

“This lets you get…

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Industrial hemp producers may be able to transport their crops across state lines thanks to an amendment to the Senate’s $148.3 billion agriculture spending bill offered by McConnell.

Hemp finds place in appropriations bill Industrial hemp producers may be able to transport their crops across state lines thanks to an amendment to the Senate’s $148.3 billion agriculture spending bill offered by McConnell. The bill cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 28-2 vote on Thursday. “Kentucky’s industrial hemp pilot programs continue to prosper …

All activities at Funtown Mountain NOT canceled

By Sarah Eisenmenger   LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A family fun park has closed following the arrest of its founder. The roadside attraction's facebook page said activities at Funtown Mountain were canceled as of Wednesday, July 15. [RELATED: Lebowski Fest founder arrested at event] Funtown Mountain founder Will Russell was arrested on July 11 and …

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala suspended U.S.-backed plans to begin eradication there and replaced the Peruvian drug czar who was advocating it

LIMA, Peru — Colombia surpassed Peru last year in land under coca cultivation, with Peru experiencing a 14 per cent drop in acreage for the plant used to make cocaine, according to UN data released Wednesday. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s annual report on Peruvian coca’s crop said it encompassed 42,900 hectares. It’s …

D.C.’s State Fair will have a marijuana growing competition this year

By Perry Stein July 16 at 9:34 AM   It’s been five months since marijuana was legalized in D.C., and now there’s a public opportunity to show off, if you’ve been letting that liberty take root. The DC State Fair — a seemingly Pinterest-inspired event showcasing the culinary, artistic and agricultural talents of the District …

Marijuana could be a $35 billion market by 2020

Published: July 15, 2015 1:36 p.m. ET   If all 50 states were to fully legalize pot, it could generate big sales   By KathleenBurke Reporter If all 50 U.S. states were to approve the consumption of marijuana for medical and recreational use, it could become a $35 billion market by 2020. That’s according to …

Congressmen Push to Get Us Out of United Nations

Rep. Michael Rogers (R-AL) has put forth legislation to repeal the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and has several supporters in favor of the bill. Currently Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY), Jeff Duncan (R-SC) Westmoreland (R-GA), and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) has co-sponsored the bill. According to the bill, it would: Repeal The United Nations Participation …

Book Review—WE SELL DRUGS: The Alchemy of US Empire by Suzanna Reiss (2014)

Blog of the American Studies Journal

We Sell Drugs Suzanna ReissWE SELL DRUGS: The Alchemy of US Empire. By Suzanna Reiss. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2014.

Suzanna Reiss, in We Sell Drugs, presents a novel and compelling argument about our changing notion of the war on drugs. She argues that the war is not, and never has been, actually about “drugs” at all. Instead, the drug war has long been centered on policing the boundaries between the licit and illicit and exercising increasingly international systems of control, whether that applies to people and their behavior, substances and their use, or the actions that governments and corporations take to preserve their grasp on profit and power. Her intensive research into the post-war activities of groups like the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the American Pharmaceutical Association show how controlling licit and illicit drugs was instrumental in developing the role of American hegemonic imperial power that developed in the years…

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Marijuana Opponents Using Racketeering Law to Fight Industry

DENVER — Jul 13, 2015, 4:20 PM ET By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy in their battle to stop the expanding industry: racketeering lawsuits. A Colorado pot shop recently closed after a Washington-based group opposed to legal marijuana sued not just …