Legislators are disagreeing on a lot of big issues, but they found a bit of common ground Thursday — medical marijuana. It’s too late to push a bill through this session, but about 40 legislators in both parties, including more than a dozen committee chairmen, sent a strong signal that they want to add Minnesota [...]

As poll numbers show Ohioans are growing increasingly comfortable with the idea of marijuana use, a Youngstown Democrat wants to give people the chance to make the drug fully legal in Ohio. Rep. Robert F. Hagan has made a few attempts over the years to persuade his colleagues to allow for the use of medical [...]

One man was walking home with groceries. Another was on a break from his job at a meat market. A third was walking down the street listening to headphones. That is when the men say police officers confronted them, sometimes violently, searched their clothing and discovered small amounts of marijuana, according to a federal civil [...]

Marijuana as a potential tax bonanza has Colorado lawmakers wrestling with a question both sides say they don’t know how to answer: How much will people pay for legal weed? The state House advanced a taxing measure Monday to levy a pot tax in excess of 25 percent, a reduction from the 30 percent rate [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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