Daughter of young parents taken away by the state of Texas and murdered by foster mother.
Texas. Again. Texas.
Alex Hill was taken away because her parents smoked pot.
They kept her well-fed, safe, clean, and she had never been sick, but she was placed in the foster care system because her parents smoked pot. Now she’s dead because the state was too busy vilifying marijuana to run background checks on all of the foster parents.
This is why we need to stop pretending marijuana is some awful boogeyman.
5:55 pm • 8 August 2013 •
Cavity searched on a Texas highway for a cigarette butt.
It takes a lot to truly make me uncomfortable. I get angry at news stories and sometimes saddened by a sequence of events, but rarely am I ever truly uncomfortable.
These videos had me squirming.
I say that as a warning for anyone sensitive to rape, assault, or A general misuse of power. If I’m bothered, then you definitely will be. And if you have a vagina, never go to Texas. And if you have a vagina and currently live in Texas, you need to move, because this is appalling.
9:55 am • 7 August 2013 •
Robin Thicke says he smoked $500,000 worth of weed.
I am so bored with Robin Thicke I can’t even.
I’ll be glad when he gets over this whole adolescent need to seem cool by being a bad boy phase, because I am worn out with his foolishness.
6:08 pm • 5 August 2013 •
Why are so many black men in prison?
One Quick Reason: Because black men are twelve times more likely than white men to be incarcerated for drug-related offenses.
Racist Apologist Rebuttal: Well, black people must use drugs more than white people.
Factual Response: Wrong. 49% of whites vs 43% of blacks over the age of 12 have used illegal drugs at some point.
Conclusion: The War on Drugs is really just another branch of our country’s much longer War on Black People.
4:20 pm • 4 June 2013 •
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Weed could be less than a dollar an ounce.
That’s just one of the financial benefits that would potentially follow the legalization of marijuana. The government could also save about $20 Billion a year. That billion, with a b.
Marijuana prohibition now costs state and federal government as much as $20 billion a year, an economist told The Huffington Post — and legalization efforts are only just beginning to chip away at that.
That number comes from Jeffrey Miron, a senior lecturer at Harvard University who in 2010 studied the likely impacts of drug legalization, finding that about $8.7 billion would be saved on law enforcement and another $8.7 billion would be generated from taxes on marijuana. Accounting for inflation, that would add up to about $20 billion now, he said.
They are continuing to put so much effort into keeping people away from pot, so clearly Washington needs to smoke a J and relax.
4:55 pm • 22 April 2013 •
Rational, progressive, forward-thinkers got a LOT of check marks in the win column last night.
Yes, Obama won.
But can we talk about all of the state races and ballot initiatives that went down last night? I feel like America just hit some kind of tipping point into good sense last night.
10:57 am • 7 November 2012 •
DARE dropped marijuana from the “bad” list!
Only in Washington state, but still!
(Also, y’all are a bunch of damn potheads because so many people linked this article today.)
11:04 am • 6 November 2012 •
Look at this photo.
Basically, this is a bunch of colors telling you that Alcohol is way more dangerous than everything else, especially Weed.
6:23 pm • 10 July 2012 •