North Carolina For Hornberger

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Vote for Jacob Hornberger on Super Tuesday in the North Carolina Libertarian Primary.

For more information, including how to become a delegate at the state convention as well as find your polling place, visit https://jacobforliberty/northcarolina.com 
Or https://lpnc.org

Let Them Be Peace Officers Again

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Let police officers be peace officers like they were before the War on [some] Drugs.

The Drug War is a deadly and racist fool’s errand of the worst degree.

It puts our law enforcement officers and our communities in unnecessary peril.

It is past time to reform our Jim Crow judicial system…

Decriminalize Nature is Ending Prohibition of Plants & Fungi

If something grows out of the ground, let it grow.

Dozens of localities around the country are following Oakland’s example, forming their own Decriminalize Nature chapters to end prohibition around entheogenic plants and fungi.

In October of 2018, Plazola read Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind and had his first psychedelic experience in 37 years: a “mushroom journey,” as he calls it, that changed everything he thought was right about the work he had done in California to normalize cannabis.

“As I began to emerge from the lobbying world, I asked, ‘where did we go wrong with cannabis?’” Plazola tells DoubleBlind. “That’s when I started asking, ‘Why did we cap possession levels to begin with?’ It was fear. ‘Why did we offer all these complex regulatory frameworks?’ It was fear.”

Together with Larry Norris, co-founder of the non-profit Entheogenic Research Integration and Education (ERIE), they created Decriminalize Nature with a vision for decriminalization that’s as simple as it gets: If something grows out of the ground, let it grow.

“When people go on the record before their elected officials to say ‘I broke the law and it helped heal me’ that’s a different level of investment and commitment in this process.”

 

Source: Decriminalize Nature is Ending Prohibition of Plants & Fungi | DoubleBlind

Mt. Pleasant Candidate Forum

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I hope to see some Libertarian faces in the crowd tomorrow.

Please join me if you can.

A Unique Opportunity

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#voteLibertarian

 

Liberty-minded voters who are registered unaffiliated have a unique opportunity. They’ll have three choices of Presidential Preference Primaries.

We urge them to vote in the primary of the party they align with politically. We are the only alternative party that allows them in: the Libertarian Party.

Otherwise, they can go back to the two establishment parties and pick from either the “least bad” or the “most” libertarian candidate in the bunch. That is a losing strategy.

Unaffiliated voters and registered members of the Libertarian Party should heed our call to vote for liberty by voting in the Libertarian Primary.

We don’t believe the establishment parties have earned your support. Their hyper-partisan shenanigans in the past year alone have eroded public trust on a huge scale.

We want 40,000 registered Libertarians in North Carolina to take the time and effort to vote in our presidential primary. Your tax dollars are paying for this election. Continue reading

Can THC Help Prevent Transplant Rejection?

In 2015, a group of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of South Carolina published a study to test the effects of THC on skin grafts. According to this study, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the main compounds of the cannabis plant, can help delay rejection in incompatible organ transplant patients by activating cannabinoid CB1 receptors in immune cells.

“More and more research is identifying potential beneficial effects of substances contained in marijuana, but a major challenge has been identifying the molecular pathways involved,” said John Wherry, deputy editor of the magazine Journal of Leukocyte Biology, in a statement.

Source: Can THC Help Prevent Transplant Rejection? – Sensi Seeds

Schooling Was for the Industrial Era, Unschooling Is for the Future

Our current compulsory schooling model was created at the dawn of the Industrial Age. As factories replaced farm work and production moved swiftly outside of homes and into the larger marketplace, 19th-century American schooling mirrored the factories that most students would ultimately join.

The bells and buzzers signaling when students could come and go, the tedium of the work, the straight lines and emphasis on conformity and compliance, the rows of young people sitting passively at desks while obeying their teachers, the teachers obeying the principal, and so on—all of this was designed for factory-style efficiency and order.

 

The trouble is that we have left the Industrial Era for the Imagination Age, but our mass education system remains fully entrenched in factory-style schooling. By many accounts, mass schooling has become even more restrictive than it was a century ago, consuming more of childhood and adolescence than at any time in our history.

Source: Schooling Was for the Industrial Era, Unschooling Is for the Future – Foundation for Economic Education