Fossil Fuel Industry Defeats Multiple Environmental Measures—And Other Key Ballot Initiative Results
Progressive ballot initiatives garnered victories, but fossil fuel companies defeated environmental measures. Criminal justice reforms had mixed results.
420: US Still Spending Millions On Failed War On Pot
Today is April 20th, a holiday for marijuana enthusiasts with seeming origins in California, based on the time of day (4:20 pm) when a group of people would smoke weed together. Though the holiday has gone mainstream with millions of people celebrating their love for marijuana today, the recreational use of
Clemency Is Not Enough: Thousands Still Imprisoned For Nonviolent Marijuana Crimes
About 44 percent of federal marijuana inmates had no or very minimal criminal histories prior to their conviction, and over a third are over the age of 40.
Marijuana, Reconsidered: Dr. Lester Grinspoon On 45 Years Of Cannabis Science
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.
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.