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An important step has been taken toward a reliable marijuana breathalyzer by measuring the vapor pressure of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — a measurement that, due to the compound’s chemical structure, is very difficult and has not been accomplished before.

Source: Scientists lay the groundwork for a reliable marijuana breathalyzer: Researchers have measured a fundamental physical property of the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana — ScienceDaily

Imagine if this much effort was put into characterizing the properties and medical benefits of cannabis…  <sigh>


The company is also under investigation for illegally marketing powerful opioid painkillers.

Source: A pharma company that spent $500,000 trying to keep pot illegal just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana – The Washington Post


If this isn’t pure, unadulturated BULLSHIT to the Nth degree, I don’t know what is!  Let’s hope that Trump de-funds the DEA!  (I won’t hold my breath.)


The DEA finally dropped inaccurate and misleading claims from their official website. Next up, rescheduling?

Source: DEA Drops Inaccurate Cannabis Claims From Website | Leafly

AuntieBS has always been critical of the DEA, who lies through their teeth to preserve jobs, who has wasted more than a $TRILLION dollars in the bogus war on drugs, all the while enabling $5 hits of heroin and methamphetamine to be ubiquitous all across the country.  What’s the point of this useless agency?


A conflict between state and federal law has long bedeviled patients who rely on medical marijuana and the clinics that supply them with their drug.

Source: Court Upholds Ban on Federal Interference with Medical Marijuana Laws

The medicinal properties of cannabidiol are quickly drawing the attention of scientists, plant-medicine lovers, dietary-supplement companies and Big Pharma.

Source: The Battle For Cannabidiol (CBD): Big Pharma VS The People | HoneyColony

Just incredible!  CBD is not psychoactive and should be in the same category as over-the-counter supplements, like herbal teas, echinacea, ginger, Valerian root, chamomile, etc.  But, because it offers medicinal help, the DEA bans it to support big phramaceutical companies.  I sure would like to see the DEA disbanded, as they’ve sucked more than a trillion dollars in tax money, and what have they accomplished?  A million people in prison, $5 heroin, and ubiquitous methamphetamine.  If a company was that effective, it would be bankrupt.  Why is Congress not chastising them and defunding them over such disingenuous ineffectiveness?


15 years ago the DEA tried a similar sneaky move to ban hempseed oil. The agency was defeated by–get this–Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps.

Source: Hold On! The DEA’s Move Against CBD May Not Be Legal | Leafly

Prohibitionists often claim that legalizing and regulating marijuana will increase youth access to the plant. But newly released federal data says just the opposite.

Source: CDC: Young People Say Marijuana Is Becoming Less Available | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

Subst Use Misuse. 2016 Oct 18:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Source: Is the Legalization of Marijuana Associated With Its Use by Adolescents? – PubMed – NCBI

The concentration of the euphoriant THC in cannabis has tripled in the space of 20 years in Denmark. The reason may be a systematic processing of the cannabis plants, some of which are being grown in skunk farms in Denmark. Cannabis of such high quality can lead to a greater risk of harm and adverse side effects. This is in particular a problem for the large group of young people who smoke it several times a month.

Source: Danish cannabis is stronger than ever: The concentration of the euphoriant THC in cannabis has tripled in the space of 20 years — ScienceDaily

Talking in dramatic terms about new, stronger cannabis is a non-starter, because MUCH stronger forms of cannabis and cannabis concentrates have been around for many decades.  Just as one does not chug vodka or Everclear like they might a beer, people don’t smoke joints of hashish or 80% concentrates.  Instead of smoking harsh joints, people now have one or two tokes from a vaporizer or pipe, sometimes known as a “pinch hitter”.

Pot strength IS a valid concern in unmarked edibles, however.  Someone eating  too much cannabis can easily OD, and experience unpleasant effects, none of which are lethal, unlike ODing on alcohol or other drugs.  Edibles should always be clearly labeled as to strength and kept away from children.

Strong cannabis should be everyone’s goal, because one ingests fewer tars and other unwanted smoke particulates and distillates,  because fewer tokes are necessary.


While there is a long history of opposition to sensible marijuana policy reform from some big pharmaceutical companies, September saw the biggest financial donation from such a company against a legalization ballot initiative to date, and their motives couldn’t be more blatant. According to campaign finance reports, the committee formed to oppose Prop. 205, Arizonans … Continue reading Big Pharma Opiate Profiteer Throws Big Money Against Arizona Campaign to Regulate Marijuana

Source: Big Pharma Opiate Profiteer Throws Big Money Against Arizona Campaign to Regulate Marijuana – MPP Blog