Documents on cannabis / hemp / marijuana
- Voices on prohibition is a collection of quotes
by well known people on prohibition of recreational substances and the "war
on drugs". Nobel prize winners, presidents, the head of Interpol and many others
have spoken out against the status quo in drug policy.
- Luebeck State Court ruling (151 KB)
. In 1990 a court of the German federal
state of Schleswig-Holstein ruled that laws punishing small scale users of cannabis
were violating the German constitution and referred the case to the Federal
Constitutional Court. The ruling was well argued, citing expert witnesses, and
based its findings on the relative dangers of the legal substance alcohol vs.
the controlled substance cannabis. The subsequent Constitutional Court ruling,
despite refusing to interfere with parliament's right to prohibit substances,
acknowledged that the harms associated with modest Cannabis use were not sufficient
to warrant criminal penalties to small scale users.
- Hemp as herbal medicine (1896)
. This is a chapter from an old German
herbalist book published in 1896 which quotes some of the numerous medical uses
of Cannabis commonly known then.
- japanhemp.org: Hemp in Japan.
The long and rich history of cannabis in Japan has almost been forgotten
after five decades of U.S. imposed strict prohibition.
- Medical uses of marijuana:
Information about marijuana as a medicine.
- Pittsburgh Press series on forfeiture: The "war on drugs"
in the U.S. has undermined the Bill of Rights to a point where the state can
take people's property without ever charging them with a crime, let alone
having to prove that they are guilty. In the "war on drugs" you are
- DEA propaganda: Questions on drug policy that reformers
are not afraid to answer.
- Books on marijuana and drug policy, with ISBNs
and links to online book stores.
- How to add this button to your website!
International Government Publications
The World Health Organization (WHO)
- The WHO-report on Cannabis (the first in 15 years)
that the World Health Organization doesn't want you to read.
National Drug Strategy papers on cannabis (Australia 1994):
Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
Websites and organizations on cannabis / hemp / marijuana:
- DRCNet Online Drug Policy Library
is a great source of information on drug policy. Its
DRCNet mailing list currently has
over 4000 subscribers and provides one or two drug policy updates per week.
Carl E. Olsen's Marijuana Archive
is one of the best sites on the internet for information about marijuana.
Carl E. Olsen of the Iowa Libertarian Party is a grassroots activist
who has accumulated a treasure trove of documents on marijuana prohibition.
- The Drug Policy Alliance is a drug policy research institute supported by financier George Soros.
Their site features full-text articles from the academic & popular press focusing
on drug policy from economic, criminal justice, and public health perspectives.
The Center also hosts an ongoing seminar series and sends out mailings regarding
media events and new articles via both email and smail.
- Marijuana Policy Project is an organization
lobbying in Washington D.C. towards a harm-reduction oriented marijuana policy.
- NORML is the
longest established marijuana reform organization in the U.S. Their web site
contains information on federal and state marijuana laws.
New Zealand Drug Foundation, a distinguished group
of academicians and clinicians, released a
concerning the cannabis (marijuana) policy of the island
nation. The paper, authored by Dr. David Hadorn,
recommended several alternatives to prohibition,
ranging from civil fines in place of criminal sanction,
to a system of regulation, under which adults could buy
cannabis legally from licensed vendors.
- japanhemp.org is a website dedicated
to information about hemp in Japan. It covers history, religion,
industrial and recreational use.
UK Cannabis Information is the best site in the UK
for information on cannabis and cannabis policy.
- Cannabis Culture
is one of the best magazines dedicated to
cannabis culture, cultivation, etc.
- High Times
is a magazine dedicated to
marijuana culture, cultivation, etc.
- Quick Trading
is Ed Rosenthals's own website, selling books and videos about marijuana,
hemp, cultivation and the law. Ed Rosenthal is the author of the "Ask Ed"
column in High Times (featured on this website) and a well known expert
on marijuana cultivation.
Age 18 and above only.
Websites in Japanese:
website on taima. Marui-san is a lawyer and hemp activist
in Shizuoka prefecture. He holds a license to grow hemp and in 1997
managed to obtain another hemp growing license for a local farmer,
the first one in many years.
- Taima Do
is a hemp shop in Tokyo.
Interesting websites by private individuals: