While marijuana and heroin are both classified as schedule 1 drugs, the DEA chief finally admitted the truth yesterday: marijuana isn’t nearly as dangerous or addictive or deadly.

Jen Hobbs Back in 2001, Congressman Barney Frank authored the States’ Rights to Medical Marijuana Act. It was the first bill designed to end the prohibition of marijuana.  The always outspoken Barney Frank still stands by that decision today: On Monday, the American Psychological Association (APA), the country’s largest organization of psychologists, published findings from a new marijuana study  in the

Pennsylvania is on the verge of becoming one of the first states in the country to base criminal sentences not only on what crimes people have been convicted of, but also on whether they are deemed likely to commit additional crimes.

Off The Grid   It’s ridiculous. This is thought police. We now get convicted for what we might do. What ever happened to the day when you got convicted for the crime you did? I don’t think the thought police have any business in our judicial part of government. You prosecute people for what they’ve

Several pipes excavated from William Shakespeare’s garden contained cannabis, report scientists who used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to analyze the items.

Off The Grid   Shakespeare was a stoner! What else could you determine from it? After all, look how creative he was. Related Story New Petition Calls for DEA Chief to be Fired for Calling Medical Marijuana a “Joke” Remember, back when The Beatles wrote Sergeant Pepper—one of the greatest rock albums of all time—they

Two former banking industry debt collectors had a change of heart following the Occupy Wall Street movement. Now, they spend their days forgiving debt for those with outrageous medical bills through their company, RIP Medical Debt.

Brigida Santos As reported by Truth-Out, former debt collectors, Jerry Ashton and Craig Antico, are buying medical debt on the open market and then abolishing it with no strings attached. The duo has already reportedly gotten rid of about $400,000 worth of medical debt for those in need. Now, they are aiming to raise another $177,600, which will reportedly get rid

Bureau of Labor Statistics said that in 2014, roughly 1.7 million U.S. workers – two thirds of whom were women – were illegally paid less than the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.Other studies put the number higher.

Off The Grid   When it comes to minimum wage: if you work a forty-hour workweek you should be able to make enough money, regardless of what you do. You should not have to be subsidized one penny by government. That should be our goal. Related Story New Report Shows Top CEOs Make More Money

The federal government wants you to review it on Yelp. Don’t do it. It won’t change anything.

Jen Hobbs People have been leaving unofficial Yelp reviews for the TSA and various dreadful DMVs and post offices around the U.S. for a while now, but now the government says it’s going to start reading those reviews.  According to Gizmodo.com,  “Yelp has started a partnership with the federal government to create review pages for a variety of government-run places

There have been many presidents affiliated with different religions and only 3 with no affiliation. Would you vote for an Atheist president?

Off The Grid   Almost every President of the United States has been affiliated with a religion with only three — Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson — having been unaffiliated with a specific religious tradition. Related Story Jesse Ventura Says He Will Never Use This Term According to the Pew Research Center, here are

The U.S. military has canceled a pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. A defense department spokesman said the hearing, originally scheduled for Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, was canceled by the military judge.

Off The Grid It’s utterly ridiculous that they are being tired by the military in the first place. Is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a member of any countries military? No. He should be tried in civilian courts. This is total George Bush bullshit. The fact is that crimes were committed in New York so therefore the

In an op-ed published in the Official Cuban Communist Party newspaper, the former Cuban leader doesn’t mince words when speaking about his country’s diplomatic relations with the United States.

Off The Grid Secretary of State John Kerry is in Havana today to raise the American flag at the U.S. Embassy for the very first time in 54 years, in an effort to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries.   Yet former Cuban leader Fidel Castro does not acknowledge this historic event in a new

Lt. Kristen Griest and Capt. Shaye Haver will be the first ever women to graduate from the Army’s Ranger School

Off The Grid Two female soldiers are making history by being the first women to graduate from the Army’s Ranger School. Lt. Kristen Griest and Capt. Shaye Haver will at Fort Benning, Georgia, on Friday, the Washington Post reported. The school started out with 380 men and 19 women. After the grueling three-phases of training,

Finally, cops are saving lives.

Brigida Santos The Gloucester, Massachusetts Police Department, which announced in May that it would no longer be arresting heroin addicts, has taken further steps toward addressing the heroin epidemic in America.  In early June, the department launched its so called ‘angel’ program, which focuses on treating heroin and opioid addicts rather than incarcerating them.  Related Story Mass Surveillance Won’t Stop