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Richard Branson Leaks UN Document Calling for Decriminalization of All Drugs

Category: News | Posted on Tue, October, 20th 2015 by THCFinder

British entrepreneur and outspoken billionaire, Richard Branson claims that the United Nations is on the verge of calling for decriminalization of all drugs. 

In a post on his Virgin website, titled "Finally—a change in course on drug policy," Branson leaked an embargoed, unreleased statement from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), calling on governments to decriminalize drug use and possession for personal consumption of all drugs. 

"My colleagues on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and I could not be more delighted, as I have stated in embargoed interviews for the likes of the BBC," Branson wrote. "Together with countless other tireless advocates, I’ve for years argued that we should treat drug use as a health issue, not as a crime. While the vast majority of recreational drug users never experience any problems, people who struggle with drug addiction deserve access to treatment, not a prison cell."

Unfortunately, hours after Branson published his post, the BBC reported that the UNODC has withdrawn the paper after "pressure from at least one country."

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/richard-branson-leaks-un-document-calling-decriminalization-all-drugs


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, October, 19th 2015 by THCFinder


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The NFL Should Be Investing In Marijuana Research If It Wants To Survive

Category: News | Posted on Mon, October, 19th 2015 by THCFinder

The National Football League has survived more public relations crises in the past year than most multi-billion dollar organizations endure in a decade. Yet the greatest existential threat to the NFL - if not to the existence of football itself - still remains Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or “CTE.”

 

As former All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau’s documented struggle with CTE demonstrated, the presentation of symptoms that occurs in most stricken with the disease are not always readily apparent. Concussions and sub-concussive impacts on the brain cause the rapid brain decay that is a precursor to CTE. Eventually, the lobes of the brain blacken and loose density—causing depression, early on-set dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and eventual death.

 

Terrifyingly, the vast prevalence of the disease may not have been known until fairly recently. Just this year, Boston University found the existence of CTE in the brains of 96% of 91 tested subjects, all of whom played football at some organized level. When the disease was first discovered in 2002 in the brain of former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster by Dr. Bennet Omalu, the NFL initially tried to limit the fallout from the discovery. According to Omalu, “NFL doctors told me that if 10% of mothers in this country would begin to perceive football as a dangerous sport, that is the end of football.” 

 

Read More:http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbelzer/2015/10/18/the-nfl-should-be-investing-in-marijuana-if-it-wants-to-survive/


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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Doesn’t Save Money

Category: News | Posted on Mon, October, 19th 2015 by THCFinder

drug test testing welfareVirtually every day that I am on Facebook, I see memes calling for drug testing for welfare recipients. It’s something that conservatives have called for often. The principle behind their theory is that states would save money if they could prevent failed drug testers from receiving welfare. It’s an issue that gets people very fired up, especially conservatives who often see welfare recipients as free-loaders. But if the point is to save money, then it should be very easy to determine if drug testing welfare recipients pencils out by simply looking at the math.

Think Progress recently released an analysis of states that drug test welfare recipients, how much the states spent, and how many people failed the drug test. Below are excerpts that show the results:

Arizona

While the legislature has kept the rule each year since its 2010 implementation, very few people have actually even been referred for drug testing after completing a written drug use statement. Since 2014, more than 140,000 Arizona TANF recipients have been screened by the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Just 42 have been referred for a drug test over that time — of the 19 who completed the test, only three have ever tested positive.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/drug-testing-welfare-recipients-doesnt-save-money/


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