Uplifting

Norway Is Moving to Decriminalize All Drug Use
Norway
AntiMedia | Norway is the latest country to move toward decriminalizing drugs and promoting addiction treatment rather than punishing addicts. This week, a majority of members of the Norwegian parliament directed the national...
Canada House passes marijuana legislation, bill moves to Senate
Marijuana
CTVNews | OTTAWA -- The federal government's plan to legalize marijuana by next summer is a step closer. Bill C-45 received final approval Monday in the House of Commons, passing by a vote of 200-82. It now moves to the Senate,...
14 years of rising opioid deaths in Colorado REVERSED after marijuana was legalized
Cannibis
NaturalNews | As the country and lawmakers in Washington continue to debate the merits (and legality) of marijuana, the state of Colorado has made a startling discovery: The quasi-legalization of recreational pot use there has had a...
New Maine Law Prohibits Any State Gun Registry
Gun Range
TenthAmendmentCenter | A law prohibiting any type of state firearms registry is now in effect in Maine. The law will not only protect the privacy of Maine gun owners, it will also hinder the federal government’s ability to develop a firearms...
New Hampshire Law Now In Effect – Allows Local Common Core Opt Out
Grunge Flag
TenthAmendmentCenter | Today, a New Hampshire law that prohibits the state department of education and the state board of education from requiring any school or school district to implement Common Core standards goes into effect. This ...
Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?
Portugal
Guardian | When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, university students, carpenters, socialites, miners – Portugal was in a...
From Defendant to Defender: One Wrongfully Convicted Man Frees Another
NBCNews | Attorney Jarrett Adams recently helped overturn an innocent man's conviction — in the same state that, years ago, had sentenced him to prison for a crime he did not commit. The case was Adams' first professional win....
Peer-to-peer energy breakthrough could allow solar and wind energy sources to be shared across entire communities during grid down blackouts
Solar Panels
NaturalNews | Some people who have solar panels on their roof are under the impression that they can use them to power their home in the case of an outage, but that simply is not the case. Homes do remain connected to the grid during...
In Mexico City, rich and poor had little in common. Until the earthquake hit.
WashingtonPost | MEXICO CITY — On one of Mexico City’s trendiest streets, lined with art galleries, cafes and gourmet restaurants, taco vendor Luis Miguel Osorio and his wife and daughter worked rapidly Wednesday to serve food to the...
Boy who suffered up to 100 seizures a day has none in 300 days after being prescribed cannabis oil
London Independent | An 11-year-old boy who was dying from severe epilepsy has not had any seizures for 300 days since being prescribed a medical marijuana product. Billy Caldwell, whose intractable epilepsy means he cannot get help through...
New Arizona Law Prohibits Warrantless Stingray Spying
Mike Mozart
TenthAmendmentCenter | Yesterday, a new Arizona law that in most situations bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant went into effect. The new law will not only...
Bill to Legalize Marijuana at the Federal Level Introduced
Marijuana
BigThink | The road to marijuana legalization has not been an easy one. Since Richard Nixon demonized certain recreational and therapeutic substances in order to target minority and revolutionary factions of American society,...
North Carolina police chief helps addicts beat opioid addiction
Cheif
CNN | Nashville, North Carolina (CNN)He's only 24 years old, but he struggled with addiction for more than a decade. Thomas Spikes now owes his sobriety to none other than the chief of police in this small eastern North...
Bolivia's President Declares 'Total Independence' from World Bank and IMF
Evo Morales
AHTribune | Bolivia's President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government's independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation, the Telesur TV reported. "A day like today in...
Hero saves 50 people including babies and the sick from Hurricane Harvey floods in a boat after rescuers failed to show
Saving
Sun.co.uk | A MAN has been hailed a hero after rescuing 50 people from homes deluged by Hurricane Harvey floods in Texas after official rescues failed to show up. Gaelon Phillips, 23, waited for around seven to eight hours in his...
People come together in Houston, rescues by canoe, kayak — even monster truck
TexasTribune | HOUSTON — Chris Ginter propelled the monster truck cautiously but purposefully through feet-high green-brown floodwaters, past submerged mansions. Families were surely still inside, huddled on the second story prepared...
Illinois Democrat Says Elect Him Governor and He’ll Commute All Low-Level Drug Sentences
Prison bars
TheIntercept | Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, one of several Democrats vying for his party’s nomination to run for Illinois governor against incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner, doesn’t think the drug war was a failure. “The war on drugs...
After 80-Year Ban, Pennsylvania Welcomes Benefits of Industrial Hemp
Infowars.com | In Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp were planted on June 1, 2017, marking the first time hemp has been grown in the state in nearly 80 years. And the hemp planting is moving right along...