Seriously, do we really think that being lit out of our brains is safer than having a few beers? Am I for legalization? Only if it comes with the same restrictions as alcohol does.
Last week, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar found an intelligent solution to a controversial debate in northern California by balancing conservation with preservation of the local ranching heritage.
This whole controversy raises questions about dominant liberal understandings of federal power. Since 1996, drug policy developments have put the lie to the federal government's reputation as a bulwark of civil liberties, humanitarian rights, and rational policy.
Always drawn to the water and the coast, I found myself surprisingly at ease in the tranquility of the mountains and trees.
Candidates feeling cowed by NRA influence should fear no more. NRA spending this cycle was ineffective -- or at least insufficient.
Oregon 2014 is not California 2010. We need far fewer signatures. Our ad buys cost far less. Most of our population and all our largest city will be within an hour's drive of legal marijuana in Washington for nearly two years.
As a man who cares deeply about the people of his homeland, former Mexican President Vicente Fox certainly hopes that officials in The United States turn down a different path, and that they do it soon.
When Beaver Creek Resort opened in 1980, developers gave first pick of the ski-in/ski-out home lots to Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States.
As soon as legalization passed, some of the most vocal opponents of marijuana legalization -- people who smoke pot, usually under the protection of their state's medical use law -- jumped on the bandwagon as soon as money could be made.
America has spoken!
Thinking about the broader state of the nation, the presidential election left me with a mixed range of emotions. But as one of many working to end the ongoing injustice of America's war on drugs, developments at the state level around the country gave me renewed hope.
On Nov. 6, Election Day, thousands of volunteers, young, middle-aged and old, walked streets across the country until the polls closed. They put work, school, and their families on hold to join a grassroots effort to show that America includes all people, not just the rich.
This week, we broke all the records. We now have the first Asian American and Pacific Islander majority district in the continental United States, which I've been elected to serve in Congress as the representative of California's 17th District.
In every corner of our state we weighed and debated the issue, broke down the economic and human costs of marijuana prohibition, and, in the end, decided that regulating adult possession of the weed was a very smart thing for us to do.
El Bait Shop in Des Moines claims that it's the only 1970s nautical-themed Mexican BBQ restaurant in America. This is probably true.
When those big, fat flakes start falling, it's time to pull all the warm clothes out of storage and get ready for some winter activities. But if you're not a skier, there's no need to feel left out.