Well, the weather outside is not exactly frightful (it's a nice day where I live), but watching the politics of the week was certainly "so delightful." So many blowhards, so little time! "Let them blow, let them blow, let them blow!"
Even as marijuana legalization supporters are celebrating their victories in the two states, the Obama administration has been holding high-level meetings since the election to debate the response of federal law enforcement agencies to the decriminalization efforts.
When residents of Colorado and Washington voted to legalize the adult use of cannabis, it felt like a momentary rush of sobriety in a country dazed by decades of anti-marijuana hysteria. But what comes next?
From the Seattle Police Department, assuring city residents that the agency plans to abide by the new state law legalizing pot: "The police departmen...
We counted down from five minutes, from one minute, 10, 9, 8... and suddenly marijuana possession was legal. A cheer arose from the crowd, followed by a hush, followed by a very large cloud of marijuana smoke and cold breath.
Weighing the younger generation down with the burden of arrest, criminal records, stigma and financial struggle is a greater risk to the health of the entire nation, than the drug of marijuana could ever be.
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.
I'm sure there are millions of differences between our world and the new Mars world when it comes to weed -- but I'll have eight to nine months to think about them when we take the journey to our new world outpost.
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.
Is Governor Hickenlooper really going to marginalize all pot-legalization advocates in one fell swoop as stereotypical slacker-stoners who spark up and then go stock up on munches at 7-11? Really, governor, after you made your fortune by selling booze?
This is the time for both Congress and the White House to be bold. President Obama still has the opportunity to be a transformational president, but only if he spends his second term finally unleashing the audacity that propelled his presidency in the beginning -- on issues from gun control and the failed drug war to privacy and drones. READ MORE
Great Deals on the Season's Hottest Item: Giving Back After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two days set aside for getting deals, it's worthwhile to have a day devoted to giving back. Giving Tuesday and World AIDS Day on Saturday are about using all the tools at our disposal to spotlight the ways people are giving back and widening the circle of our concern. READ MORE
In the wake of our victory in Colorado good people are understandably clamoring to pass similar measures in their states. So let's move forward in other states, but let's do so patiently and strategically.
If Washington and Colorado are allowed to implement their little but great step in legalizing cannabis, we'll be taking the first huge step in stopping a whole lot of violence in a number of places.
-- In Kentucky, a year in jail for not believing in God. -- The United Nations wants the Obama administration to boot the boot down on Colorado and W...
If Colorado and Washington are permitted to move forward with their citizens' wishes, the aim of regulating marijuana dispensaries and forbidding public consumption could become a model for the rest of the nation, including Massachusetts.