For years and years we hear the poor arguments that marijuana is the gateway drug. While that is a myth that has been proven wrong a million times over, especially in favor of alcohol abuse (after all, how many people do you know had their first joint before their first beer!?), for what is perhaps the first time, we have statistics showing that as of 2010, prescription pills have been the number one gateway drug.
"For as long as the Department of Justice has tracked drug abuse, marijuana was the first-time users' drug of choice," Marshall County Alabama County District Attorney and district judge-elect Mitch Floyd stated. "But in 2010, prescription pills overtook marijuana."
A cutting-edge distillery in Wasilla, Alaska has released a new vodka on April 20 - made from hemp seeds.
April 20 - or 4/20 - is celebrated as a marijuana holiday, so it's only appropriate that Alaska Distillery's hemp vodka, named "Purgatory", is now available. According to the Anchorage Daily News, "the product is available in 18 states as of this week with nine more signed up."
Purgatory is the first vodka to be distilled with hemp seeds, according to Alaska Distillery. And although you'll get drunk from it, you won't get high; the Canadian hemp seeds used to make it are sterilized and contain no THC.
A medical marijuana clinic will be setting up shop in at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel in Anchorage this weekend. KTUU reports that Dr. John McGroarty, of North Hollywood, California, is licensed to work in Alaska until May, and will be evaluating people with debilitating medical conditions, as per state regulation, for $225. McGroarty will be issuing medical marijuana cards to qualifying patients at the hotel February 10-13.