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VIDEO: ‘The Scientist’.

An Extraordinary Film About Cannabis And Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, Its Godfather.

This Is How The UK Government Lies To Its Citizens About Cannabis.

The preposterous response from the UK government to the massive petition for the legalisation of cannabis is a pack of lies.

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VIDEO: The Cannabis Chemist

VIDEO: The Cannabis Chemist (FiveThirtyEight)

All cannabis isn’t the same. Different plants have different chemical compositions. Chris Hudalla studies cannabis to help home growers treat seizures, multiple sclerosis, migraines and other illnesses.

Why Marathon Runners Are Using Cannabis

Why Marathon Runners Are Using Cannabis (attn:)

There is a growing debate over pot’s presence in ultramarathon running-- a curious comingling of high-endurance athletes and cannabis consumers that we haven't really seen before.

Letter to The Times: Drugs and 'Rights'

Letter to The Times: Drugs and 'Rights' (The Times)

See the CLEAR Facebook page for our response to this reefer madness which still infects our media and country.

Kevlar for the Mind: Cannabis for PTSD needs more study

Kevlar for the Mind: Cannabis for PTSD needs more study (Military Times)

Cannabis is being studied for the treatment of PTSD. In fact, some US states have put medical marijuana on the approved list for PTSD. But the benefit of cannabis use is uncertain. There’s little or no rigorous scientific research.

‘Spice’ drug amnesty to tackle violence epidemic in prisons

‘Spice’ drug amnesty to tackle violence epidemic in prisons (Guardian)

“Spice is a real problem for governors,” said Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, who described the amnesty as “a sign of utter desperation”

The People the Pot Laws Forgot

The People the Pot Laws Forgot (Huff Post)

Retroactive relief laws allow ex-offenders whose actions have since become legal to expunge their criminal records.

A New Anti-Police Harassment App Is Being Released Just in Time for Notting Hill Carnival

A New Anti-Police Harassment App Is Being Released Just in Time for Notting Hill Carnival (Vice)

Y-Stop is pretty simple: after you get stopped, mark the incident on a GPS map so that Release can collect data and start figuring out the whens, wheres, whys and whos of stop and search culture.

Russia Cracks Down on Reddit and Wikipedia for Containing Information About Cannabis

Russia Cracks Down on Reddit and Wikipedia for Containing Information About Cannabis (Leafly)

The Russian government restricts internet freedom and censors all references to drugs.

The CBD Phenomenon

The CBD Phenomenon (Cannabis Now)

CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety and anti-convulsive properties. But all of the identified cannabinoids (60+) and terpenoids (essential oils found in cannabis) have known therapeutic effects.

An eight year-old’s tragic illness tests Mexico’s ban on cannabis use

An eight year-old’s tragic illness tests Mexico’s ban on cannabis use (Washington Post)

About once an hour, Grace Elizalde’s brain electrifies in epileptic seizures intense enough that her brown eyes dance wildly back and forth and she spreads her arms out like a cartoon ghost.