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By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 15, 2010
If George W. Bush could commute the sentence of “Scooter” Libby for his federal convictions on one count of obstruction of justice; two counts of perjury; and one count of making false statements to federal investigators in the scandal surrounding the leak of the identity of a covert CIA counter-terrorism operative for political revenge during wartime, certainly President Obama can find it in his heart to commute the sentence of a non-violent grandmother who never used or sold drugs.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 8, 2010
You may think that Juárez is far away and that you and your children have nothing to do with rival drug gang warfare, so this doesn’t affect you. But so long as there exists a War on (Certain American Citizens Using Non-Pharmaceutical, Non-Alcoholic, Tobacco-Free) Drugs, there is the chance you can get caught up in the crossfire.
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By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 5, 2010
Marijuana use has long been associated with male infertility, but some studies have shown increased sperm activity in this exposure. [Researchers] proposed that marijuana may mimic the endocannabinoid anandamide that is released by an egg cell, activating the Hv1 proton channel and causing the sperms to mobilize and burn out prematurely, while still in the male reproductive tract.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on January 26, 2010
Watch the two-minute video from the Village Ballroom by clicking the Full Story…
By "Radical" Russ Belville on January 19, 2010
The co-founder of the influential Marijuana Policy Project announced Tuesday that he is stepping down in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal. Executive director Rob Kampia said he is taking a three-month medical leave, starting this evening, to get therapy for his attitudes toward women.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on January 12, 2010
Portland Monthly magazine picks five Portlanders they’d most like to have at their dinner party and our own Madeline Martinez from the NORML Board, Oregon NORML, and the Cannabis Café made the list, along with conservative talk radio host and marijuana hater, Lars Larson. Madeline has been a guest on Lars Larson’s show – here’s a sample:
By Allen St. Pierre on January 7, 2010
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the nation’s oldest and most well respected grassroots marijuana law reform organization, today announced the launch of the NORML Women’s Alliance – a nonpartisan coalition of prominent, educated, successful, geographically diverse, high-profile professional women who believe that cannabis prohibition is a self-destructive and hypocritical policy that undermines the American family, sends a mixed and false message to our young people, and destroys the cherished principles of personal liberty and local self-government.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 29, 2009
(Delaware County Daily Times) With Pennsylvania facing the prospect of boarding 2,000 inmates in other states because our prisons are full, the time has come to take a hard look at how we sentence convicted offenders, particularly through mandatory minimum sentences, to save money. I authored legislation, House Resolution 12, and served on the Pennsylvania [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 28, 2009
Ah, some Reefer Madness from Sandra Bennett, the co-editor of the Marijuana Research Review in La Center, Washington, writing a letter to the editor of the Washington Times: (Washington Times) Regarding the views of Joyce Nalepka about the increased use and impact of marijuana on our children and society in general, she is absolutely right [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on December 22, 2009
(Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22 – Teens who frequently listen to music that contains references to marijuana are more likely to use the drug than their counterparts with less exposure to such lyrics, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study online now in the journal Addiction. “Based on [...]