An Unlikely Defender Of State Pot Laws

Tuesday, 30, April , 2013 by

Orange County Rep.  Dana Rohrabacher Is Hoping More Colleagues Are Starting to See Things His Way. WASHINGTON – For more than a decade, conservative Orange County Rep.  Dana Rohrabacher has formed an unusual alliance with liberals on an unexpected topic – the defense of marijuana. Rohrabacher ( R-Huntington Beach ) and his allies have so [...]

Make Money With Pot, Not War

Monday, 29, April , 2013 by

Are we about to see the end of the war on drugs? Following ballot measures last November, producing and selling marijuana are now legal in both Colorado and Washington state.  Several other U.S.  states have decriminalized simple possession of marijuana, or allowed its medical usage.  The latter is also the case in Canada. The financial [...]

The time is at hand for the Obama administration to stop dithering, to take a clear position on the rights of Washington state and Colorado — and by precedent all others — to experiment with legalized marijuana. That’s what Govs. Jay Inslee of Washington and John Hickenlooper of Colorado are asking the Justice Department to [...]

Marijuana Repeal Considered In Colorado

Saturday, 27, April , 2013 by

” Marijuana legalization could be going back to the ballot in Colorado — a prospect that infuriated pot legalization activists Friday. The proposal for a marijuana ballot measure came as the House started debate Friday evening on bills to regulate and tax pot. One bill would state how pot should be grown and sold, and [...]

4/20.  New numbers released ahead of yearly smoke-out in city show majority warming to marijuana legalization in B.C. There will be more than just a pungent aroma wafting over the Vancouver Art Gallery at Saturday’s annual 4/20 protest. Activists say a new wave of optimism has been lit under them by more polls showing overwhelming [...]

On Saturday April 20th, activists and cannabis enthusiasts will gather in cities across Canada, including Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax and Yellowknife. It is hoped the events will be a watershed moment for cannabis law reform as Canadians seek to follow their American counterparts and end the social injustice of cannabis prohibition. This year, [...]

Eighteen states (plus the District of Columbia) allow cannabis use for certain medical conditions. Despite that, scientists have a harder time doing research on the potential medical benefits of marijuana than they do on “harder” drugs like ecstasy or magic mushrooms. The public may think of pot use as no big deal, but federal laws [...]

The Marijuana Two-step

Thursday, 18, April , 2013 by

The 42nd Annual Hash Bash in Ann Arbor The 42nd Annual Hash Bash in Ann Arbor was the highlight of a flurry of activities around marijuana the past few weeks.  A reported 3,000 people were at the University of Michigan Quadrangle for the Bash – part pep rally, part political effort and part toke-down. State [...]

National and local advocates for marijuana policy reform are using a new poll to kick off a major push for the legalization or decriminalization of cannabis in the District — one that could include the pursuit of a ballot initiative in 2014. The poll was sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project, the Drug Policy Alliance [...]

Illinois House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Wednesday, 17, April , 2013 by

The Illinois House today approved a measure to let people use marijuana for medical purposes, giving the proposal its best chance of becoming law in recent years. The House sent the bill to the Senate on a 61-57 vote. The Senate previously has passed similar legislation. Proponents say the legislation, which would set up a [...]

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