It is time for California to decriminalize, tax and regulate marijuana and decide who sells it, who can buy it legally, and for how much.
Reagan and Clarke share their reactions in personally terrorizing situations -- Ron after his father was shot, Torie at the Pentagon on 9/11 -- and how public officials should respond to violence. Good: "stay calm and carry on" like Deval. Bad: overreact w/ Iraq & torture. Ugly: vote for gun deaths.
Ultimately, the Congress must reform or repeal the marijuana laws, but elected representatives still feel no pressure to do so. There are 36 U.S. Senators that represent medical marijuana states, but none of them have ever supported a bill to allow their state's law to operate effectively.
Throughout early American history, marijuana use was legal under both federal and individual state laws. In fact, from 1850 to 1941, cannabis was included in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a recognized medicinal. By the end of 1936, however, all 48 states had enacted laws to regulate marijuana.
The Waldos stand by our true story of 420 origination about meeting at the Louis Pasteur statue at San Rafael High at 4:20 p.m. during the 1971 school year to smoke and go to Pt. Reyes.
Just as Prohibition did little to stem the flow of alcohol into Americans' gullets, its repeal did little to resolve the problems that alcohol abuse bestows upon our collective psyche. Which is why, when I think about the future of marijuana in this country, it is with a devil on one shoulder, and an angel on the other.
Why is Cannabis smoking identified with the secret number 420? Once, when I was young, I looked answers in the Hebrew Bible and mystical tradition.
Let's try our marijuana luck in Malaysia shall we? Well, it just so happens that this is another country it would probably be best to mark off of your bong-hit bucket list.
Some people think that only marijuana users should worry about the impact of our marijuana laws. In truth, we all pay for the enormous costs of enforcing marijuana prohibition.
We decided to get several perspectives on the famous day from those who live inside the movement 365 days a year; the people who see the ins and outs of the battle to legalize marijuana. How do they see 4/20?
When searching for information regarding the origin of the term "420" the list of mythical descriptions that can be compiled resembles that of the fictional Area 51 in Roswell.
By 2001, D.A.R.E. was deemed by none other than the United States Surgeon General, "an ineffective primary prevention program," and lost 80 percent of its federal funding shortly thereafter. Yet D.A.R.E .has kept going.
The Maryland Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill that puts the state one step away from becoming the 19th in the U.S. to allow the use of medical marijuana. The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Martin O'Malley who has indicated he will sign it into law.
Happy 80th birthday, Willie. You are a true American original. May every liberal-conservative-human rights-farm-advocate-music loving pot smoker light one up in your honor.
Schedule I drugs have "no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States" and "a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision" -- a classification that holds marijuana more dangerous than cocaine, morphine, or methamphetamine.
I have one piece of advice for Ms. Midler, which I hope she takes. I hope she can refrain from obsessing about the roles she should have taken, because while she might have played it safe in some ways, she was a pioneer in others. She is full of life and she is still developing.