Listen to the best new music here.
Listen To Prince’s Dreamy New Single ‘Clouds’ (feat. Lianne La Havas) Okayplayer
THROWBACKTHURSDAY -Ludacris Clyde’s with the Velvet!! #Cornerstone @thefader @faderfam @faderlabel @farm_team #NYC
Leading Anti-Marijuana Academics Are Paid by Painkiller Drug Companies
As Americans continue to embrace pot—as medicine and for recreational use—opponents are turning to a set of academic researchers to claim that policymakers should avoid relaxing restrictions around marijuana. It’s too dangerous, risky, and untested, they say. Just as drug company-funded research has become incredibly controversial in recent years, forcing major medical schools and journals to institute strict disclosure requirements, could there be a conflict of interest issue in the pot debate?
VICE has found that many of the researchers who have advocated against legalizing pot have also been on the payroll of leading pharmaceutical firms with products that could be easily replaced by using marijuana. When these individuals have been quoted in the media, their drug-industry ties have not been revealed.
Take, for example, Dr. Herbert Kleber of Columbia University. Kleber has impeccable academic credentials, and has been quoted in the press and in academic publications warning against the use of marijuana, which he stresses may cause wide-ranging addiction and public health issues. But when he’s writing anti-pot opinion pieces for CBS News, or being quoted by NPR and CNBC, what’s left unsaid is that Kleber has served as a paid consultant to leading prescription drug companies, including Purdue Pharma (the maker of OxyContin), Reckitt Benckiser (the producer of a painkiller called Nurofen), and Alkermes (the producer of a powerful new opioid called Zohydro).
Look…I’m going to big up these until I sell out. Super proud of myself for being able to bring an idea to fruition. Not much more fulfilling than this.
ON SALE NOW
8” SKATEBOART Deck
Made in USA
Mndsgn - TXT (MSGS) - Official video
Yancey Boys (illa J & Frank Nitt) alongside fellow members of their Detroit family, Slum Village, follow up their full length LP Sunset Blvd. with a brand new track for 2014, “Global Warming” - Produced by Young RJ.
Sunset Blvd. is available now at your favorite record store or website. Don’t miss Yancey Boys or Slum Village on tour this Fall / Winter.
One of the best melodies, harmonies, chord progression!