While Colorado receives the lion’s share of attention for legalizing marijuana, the legal landscape is shifting toward permissive laws nationwide.
A look at over 3 decades of marijuana politics, where are we now and how we can keep going in the fight against drug prohibition.
Since 1967, Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a Harvard professor, has brought real, scientific truth to the study of marijuana, bursting the myths of the war on drugs.
Despite ample evidence pointing to the therapeutic, non-addictive qualities of marijuana, the new head of the Drug Enforcement Agency wants to keep it legally classified alongside heroin and other highly addictive substances. “If we come up with a medical use for it, that would be wonderful. But we haven’t,” declared Chuck Rosenberg, the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, in an interview with Fox News.
Pharmaceutical companies are “killing us with chemicals and poisons, radiation, chemotherapy, and all of their wonderful CT scans and PET scans. These are all harmful,” the medicinal cannabis activist tells Mnar Muhawesh on “Behind the Headline.”
Colorado’s successful experiment in marijuana legalization is bringing in millions of dollars of revenue per month while simultaneously benefiting schools and contributing to a drop in crime rates. Colorado reached over $50 million dollars in recreational cannabis sales in June, breaking the state’s previous record.
Drug Laws Differ for Rich and Poor: You’re 150 Times More Likely to Get Arrested for Marijuana in Brooklyn Than in Bloomberg’s Neighborhood
A person from a poor part of Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC is 150 times—15,000 percent—more likely to be arrested for minor marijuana crime than a very rich person.