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WATCH: Today Show Debate: Legalize, Tax, and Regulate Marijuana?

A TV ad airing in California is calling for the legalization, taxation, and regulation of marijuana for recreational use. The spot is funded in part by the Marijuana Policy Project, a group dedicated to raising awareness about the relative safety of the drug, especially when compared to a more harmful, legal substance—namely, alcohol. Taxing marijuana would bring in an estimated $1.3 billion in revenue—no small potatoes for a state facing a crippling budget crisis.

In this clip, the MPP’s Aaron Houston discusses the pros and cons of legalization with NBC’s Chief Medical Editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman and Dr. Andrea Barthwell, a former Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under George W. Bush. (It should be noted that Dr. Barthwell has a history of disseminating incorrect information about marijuana.)

For more information, visit ControlMarijuana.org.


Recipe: White Chocolate from The Ketogenic Kitchen

Emerging research suggests that a ketogenic diet, in conjunction with conventional treatments, offers new hope for those coping with cancer and other serious disease.For decades, the ketogenic diet—which shifts the body’s metabolism from burning glucose to burning fat, lowering blood sugar and insulin and resulting in a metabolic state known as ketosis—has been used to […] Read More

True or false? Figs contain dead wasps

They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are wish-fulfillers … rainforest royalty … more precious than gold. They are the fig trees, and they have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways. Gods, Wasps and Stranglers tells their amazing story.Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles […] Read More

Ketogenic Diet and the Metabolic Theory of Cancer (Q&A)

Emerging research suggests that a ketogenic diet, in conjunction with conventional treatments, offers new hope for those coping with cancer and other serious diseases.For decades, the ketogenic diet—which shifts the body’s metabolism from burning glucose to burning fat, lowering blood sugar and insulin and resulting in a metabolic state known as ketosis—has been used to […] Read More

Recipe: Cracking Crackers – from The Ketogenic Kitchen

Emerging research suggests that a ketogenic diet, in conjunction with conventional treatments, offers new hope for those coping with cancer and other serious diseases.For decades, the ketogenic diet—which shifts the body’s metabolism from burning glucose to burning fat, lowering blood sugar and insulin and resulting in a metabolic state known as ketosis—has been used to […] Read More

Why Modern Wheat Is Making Us Sick

Why is modern wheat making us sick?  That’s the question posed by author Eli Rogosa in her new book Restoring Heritage Grains.Wheat is the most widely grown crop on our planet, yet industrial breeders have transformed this ancient staff of life into a commodity of yield and profit—witness the increase in gluten intolerance and ‘wheat […] Read More
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