Clearwater County, Idaho, has a population of fewer than 10,000 people. It seems like overkill to keep an armored truck on hand for the purpose of "marijuana eradication." This is especially true when you consider that in recent years, the number of marijuana grow sites discovered in the entire state of Idaho can be counted on one hand.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Drug traffickers who cooperate with U.S. federal investigators are poorly vetted, and the Drug Enforcement Administration did not properly monitor at least 240 informants — some of whom crossed the line into illegal activity and were under criminal investigation by other authorities.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, enhances the maturation of collagen, the protein in connective tissue that "holds the body together." Says Yankel Gabet of Tel Aviv's Bone Research Laboratory who led the study, "After being treated with CBD, the healed bone will be harder to break in the future."
"These findings, consistent with those from earlier studies, provide the strongest empirical evidence yet that medical marijuana laws do not account for increased use of marijuana in U.S. adolescents," the researchers write.
For many Costa Ricans, marijuana legalization conjures images of dreadlocked hippies lying in hammocks getting baked. This perception is precisely what CannaCosta 2015, Central America's first annual conference about the medicinal and industrial uses of cannabis and hemp, tried to change.
The U.S. drug economy rests on a highly exploitative labor regime. If pot were an iPhone and the supply chain based in China, investigative journalists would be blasting the labor practices that delivered it.
"The time has come for our country to ... take this step, void of prejudice and strictly abiding by reality and good practices," Costa Rica's major Spanish-language daily, La Nación, writes in a Wednesday editorial supporting the legalization of medical marijuana.