Posts Tagged ‘Global Cannabis Commission’

Not Feeling Well? Perhaps You’re ‘Marijuana Deficient’

Not Feeling Well? Perhaps You’re ‘Marijuana Deficient’
Scientists have begun speculating that the root cause of disease conditions such as migraines and irritable bowel syndrome may be endocannabinoid deficiency. From AlterNet, by Paul Armentano For several years I have postulated that marijuana is not, in the strict sense of the word, an intoxicant. As...
April 19th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

The Daily Mail Strikes Back

The Daily Mail Strikes Back
This article was the front page news in the Daily Mail on Easter Sunday. The staunchest anti-drug newspaper in the UK has set its sights on the Beckley Foundation. The article does its best to sensationalize and twist the Beckley’s views – e.g. claiming that we are calling for all out, immediate...
April 6th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Is the Drug War legitimizing Racism?

Is the Drug War legitimizing Racism?
Ever since Barack Obama lifted his right hand and took his oath of office, pledging to serve the United States as its forty-fourth president, ordinary people and their leaders around the globe have been celebrating our nation’s “triumph over race.” Obama’s election has been touted...
March 21st, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

A Drug Free World Reloaded

A Drug Free World Reloaded
I attended this UN Summit in Vienna reviewing 10 years of the international War on Drugs last year and this short video does a good job of summing up the contrasting attitudes on drug policy of government representatives on the political ladder with specialist NGOs and academic experts.
March 11th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Mexican Drug Policy Reform Movement Takes Shape

Mexican Drug Policy Reform Movement Takes Shape
The Beckley Foundation’s tour of North and South America with the Global Cannabis Commission is having a big effect. Mexico in particular is taking the lead in pushing for a paradigm shift in international drug policy. International Conference in Mexico City Provides Hope, Inspiration to a Budding...
March 1st, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Why Was Cannabis Made Illegal?

Why Was Cannabis Made Illegal?
Howard Marks, Mr. Nice, considers why his favourite past-time was outlawed in 1928 after 86 million years of cannabis being legally available… (The video’s not perfect quality, but its still worth a watch)
February 11th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Do we need a New Eleusis?

Do we need a New Eleusis?
Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who was first to synthesise LSD and the first to taste its awesome power, died in April last year at the grand age of 102. Twelve years earlier, I was fortunate enough to have dinner with the grand old man; we talked about many things, but his vision of the need for...
February 5th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate
New Study Calls for a More Rational Approach to Cannabis Control ‘That which is prohibited cannot easily be regulated’ A new book published by the Beckley Foundation and Oxford University Press has concluded that cannabis prohibition policies have comprehensively failed and that a new approach...
February 4th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

The Price of Prison

The Price of Prison
Locking up a criminal in police stations to alleviate prison over-crowding costs as much per night as a week in the Canary Islands, figures show. The most obvious solution to alleviate this social and financial burden would be to decriminalize the use of prohibited drugs such as Cannabis and Ecstacy....
February 2nd, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

Let’s Eliminate Welfare for Terrorists

Let’s Eliminate Welfare for Terrorists
Of all the factors on the table in the current Afghan strategic review, the war on drugs and its unintended consequences should be front and center. Our 95-year effort to create a Drug Free America by enforcing world-wide prohibition has twisted our foreign policy out of shape all over the globe and...
January 29th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More