MEDICAL POT FOR MILITARY PASSES CONGRESS

http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2016/05/congress-oks-medical-marijuana-for-military-veterans/   Congress OKs Medical Marijuana for Military Veterans   By Tom Angell on MAY 19, 2016Health & Medicine, Law & Politics The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives both took action to increase military veterans’ access to medical marijuana on Thursday. By a vote of 89-8, senators approved a bill containing language preventing the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) from spending money … Continue reading MEDICAL POT FOR MILITARY PASSES CONGRESS

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/theres-no-such-thing-as-free-will/480750/ bt Stephen Cave There’s No Such Thing as Free Will But we’re better off believing in it anyway. For centuries, philosophers and theologians have almost unanimously held that civilization as we know it depends on a widespread belief in free will—and that losing this belief could be calamitous. Our codes of ethics, for example, assume … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

Violence stalks the American Dream

https://aeon.co/opinions/violence-stalks-the-american-dream-like-a-badass-cowboy?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits By Jean Kim Jean is a psychiatrist and writer working in Washington, DC. She is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at George Washington University, and received her MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins. She is a blogger for Psychology Today and has written for The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and Salon, among others. American culture is infused … Continue reading Violence stalks the American Dream

Has American Capitalism Failed Us?

http://www.salon.com/2016/02/04/american_capitalism_has_failed_us_were_overworked_underemployed_and_more_powerless_than_ever_before_partner/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits   [This is a joint TomDispatch/Nation article and appears in print in slightly shortened form in the new issue of the Nation magazine.] Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all thriving under democratic socialism. Why is it so difficult for us to embrace? Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting true things about America’s disastrous wars and … Continue reading Has American Capitalism Failed Us?

Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-medical-pot-20141216-story.html by Evan Halper Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.   The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first time Congress has approved nationally significant legislation backed by legalization advocates. It … Continue reading Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

POT IN COLORADO

Marijuana has huge influence on tourism  A new study shows cannabis is a growing motivator for visitors.  By Jason Blevins    The Denver Post     Marijuana businesses have long proclaimed that cannabis is drawing visitors to Colorado. Now they have proof.    A study commissioned by the Colorado Tourism Office and presented to the office’s board of directors on Wednesday … Continue reading POT IN COLORADO