I shouldn’t be criminalised for using cannabis to ease my constant ache | James Coke

A new bill could give hope to millions of people suffering in the UK, argues the writer James Coke For much of my adult life I’ve had to rise each morning and battle multiple sclerosis. Sometimes it’s a thankless task- my legs scissored together, locked in cramp as I opposed to break free of its…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the panic. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its prohibition could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last journey to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

Kratom has been saved- for now. Make sure the governmental forces hears your voice | Paul Pelosi Jr

The DEAs reversal on kratom is a major victory. But the final decision on its legal status is still to come, and your views could make all the difference As director of the American Kratom Association, I know that huge numbers of people in this country have legally used kratom as an alternative to pharmaceutical…

Kratom has been saved- for now. Make sure the government hears your voice | Paul Pelosi Jr

The DEAs reversal on kratom is a major victory. But the final judgment on its legal status is still to come, and your views could make all the difference As director of the American Kratom Association, I know that huge numbers of people in this country have legally utilized kratom as an alternative to pharmaceutical…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the panic. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its prohibition could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head store Id dropped into on my last trip to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

It’s time to decriminalize narcotics , commission report says

Global Commission on Drug Policys annual report calls for aim to criminal and civil penalties for possession and use and more research into regulatory models World leaders called for the decriminalization of drugs on Monday, in a report released by a commission that includes the former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and former presidents of Colombia,…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the panic. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its prohibition could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip-up to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

The war on medications is racist. Donald Trump is embracing it with open arms | Steven W Thrasher

Drugs have long been used to scapegoat black and Latino people. With Jeff Sessions doing Trumps bidding as Attorney general, things will only get worse When I first read the Washington Post story that the US us attorney general, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, wants to bring back the war on narcotics, I thought to myself:…