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Ukrainian Cannabis Community Standing Strong Against Russian Invasion

Ukrainians from all walks of life are resisting the Russian invasion, and members of the country’s cannabis community are no exception. Although cannabis is illegal for both recreational and medical use, consumption and cultivation of up to 10 plants have been decriminalized. As a result, Ukraine has a vibrant underground cannabis community, including a growing rank of activists advocating for the end of prohibition…

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Ann Arbor Could Decriminalize Drugs With Student-Led Effort

A student group has launched a campaign to decriminalize drug possession and low-level distribution in Ann Arbor, Michigan, after months of consulting with members of the community. The University of Michigan chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) drafted the Ann Arbor Resolution to Advance Sensible Drug Policy. The resolution will be put to the city council, and has already won some political support.

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The Benefits of Kava Root

Kava (Piper Methysticum) is a plant native to the Western Pacific Region. The roots of the tall, shrub-like plant are typically harvested for their active plant elements, their kavalactones. Although kava plants produce 18 types of kavalactones, only six are believed to contribute to the soothing, relaxing effects kava root supplements are known for. The plant extract is often recommended for muscle tension, stress, and restful sleep. Although non-intoxicating, kava root extract can cause drowsiness in large amounts…

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Against The Inevitability Of Bitcoin

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Bitcoiners are optimists.

When Satoshi Nakamoto wrote and released the first code that began the Bitcoin experiment, it was an inherently optimistic act in response to the economic and monetary turbulence referenced in the genesis block.

Satoshi was a cypherpunk, a group that envisioned shaping a better future through deliberate technological innovation, particularly in regards to software…

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