14 Nov 2014

Signatures Submitted to Get Marijuana Legalization on the 2016 Nevada Ballot

The 2014 election just ended but already marijuana reform supporters are getting ready for the 2016 election. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Nevada has turned in what should be more than a sufficient number of signatures to get their legalization measure put

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13 Nov 2014

Watch Ethan Nadelmann Make the Case Against the Drug War

If you want a good speech highlighting the problems caused by the international war on drugs and its origins, you should listen to this TED talk by Ethan Nadelmann executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. Whether you agree or disagree with Nadelmann’s positiona, the work Drug Policy Alliance is

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12 Nov 2014

Dear State Politicians, It Is Time You Embrace Marijuana Legalization

There shouldn’t be the need for another marijuana legalization ballot initiative in this country. Over the past two election cycles local organizations and national groups, like Marijuana Policy Project and Drug Policy Alliance, already have done everything necessary to make their case to governors and state legislatures around the country.

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11 Nov 2014

Tomorrow Could Be the Beginning of the End of Marijuana Prohibiton in Vermont

On Wednesday the Vermont Legislature is going to receive an update about the potential impact of marijuana legalization during a legislative hearing in the morning and later that day, state officials will hold a public forum on the issue using Vermont Interactive Technologies. It could be the first step in

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11 Nov 2014

Marijuana Reform Starts Early in Oregon’s Largest County

While the people of Oregon voted for marijuana legalization last week and the initiative won’t go into effect July 1st, already the district attorney of Multnomah County, the most populous in the state, is moving to respect the will of the electorate. From the Oregonian: Oregon’s largest district attorney’s office

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10 Nov 2014

New York City Set to Make Major Change in Marijuana Arrest Policy

New York City may soon stop arresting so many people for small amounts of marijuana according to the New York Times. People found with small amounts of marijuana would be issued court summonses and be allowed to continue on their way without being handcuffed and taken to station houses for

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10 Nov 2014

How the Government Wants You to Get Drunk and High

Ethanol is ethanol is ethanol. It is the chemical that gets you drunk. It is the same chemical whether it comes from a cheap commercial beer, a $1,000 bottle of fine wine, or a shot of vodka — but the government doesn’t treat those drinks the same at all. While

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07 Nov 2014

The Big Map of Where We Know Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

With the recent success of marijuana legalization initiatives in Washington D.C., Oregon, and Alaska it is time to update the map showing which states have a majority of Americans supporting legalization. The states in dark green have already voted for legalization initiatives. In the medium green states non-partisan polling found

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07 Nov 2014

Gallup Continues to Show Majority Support for Marijuana Legalization

This new Gallup poll still shows a majority of Americans think marijuana should be legal but it has garnered a lot of attention for indicating a noticeable drop since their poll last year. From Gallup: There are only two explanations for the huge jump in support for marijuana legalization in

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06 Nov 2014

Why the D.C. Mayor’s Plan to Delay Marijuana Legalization Is a Bad Idea

The mayor-elect of D.C. Muriel Bowser (D) supports marijuana legalization and wants it to succeed, but her current implementation plan seems to be a real mistake on both a political and policy level. From WJLA: She also vowed Wednesday to fight any attempt on Capitol Hill to block the marijuana

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