Stories by Fred Gardner

Fred Gardner is putting the history of the medical marijuana movement online at beyondthc.com. Contact him here. subscribe to Fred Gardner's feed

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Judge James A. Washington’s 1976 decision was far ahead of its time.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013, Source: CounterPunch

Harry Anslinger testified that marijuana induces homicidal mania, but he was just one witness in a strange show trial.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Govt. sends out a reminder to law enforcement that there are still plenty of pot crimes out there to prosecute.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Cannabis was a popular medicine in the 1900s, but when it threatened authorities, a cockamamie scheme arose to outlaw the plant.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: O'Shaughnessy's

Evidence mounts as a growing number of papers published in scientific journals are establishing that cannabinoids have anti-tumor effects on the cellular level and in animals.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2012, Source: O'Shaughnessy's

Washington and Colorado brought home the bacon for the drug reform movement... but Oregon was a lost opportunity worth revisiting.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2012, Source: O'Shaughnessy's

Scientists are now formally acknowledging something that Cannabis consumers have long taken for granted: aroma is associated with effect.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

UCLA professor Donald Tashkin will share his research discoveries to medical students this week.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Students for a Sensible Drug Policy conference in San Francisco was a major demonstration of youthful, activist energy to change the drug paradigm.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2009, Source: O'Shaughnessy's

Phillip Northcutt started legally cultivating medical marijuana to deal with PTSD from fighting in the Iraq. It wasn't long before the police and the courts caught up with him.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2009, Source: O'Shaughnessy's

New research shows here seems to be something in pot that actually undermines cancer, instead of causing it. -- and the media are doing their best to ignore it.