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The DEA's Decision Not to Reclassify Marijuana Means Almost Nothing

Rob Kampia | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Rob Kampia

But rescheduling marijuana would not have allowed doctors to prescribe marijuana nationwide. Coca leaves, from which cocaine is derived, are listed in Schedule II, but physicians cannot prescribe coca leaves -- and pharmacies cannot sell these leaves -- because no one has moved coca leaves through the FDA approval process to make them available by prescription.

Three Myths About the Marijuana Lobby

Rob Kampia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Rob Kampia

Now that support for making marijuana legal has reached 58 percent nationwide, opponents of marijuana legalization are now trotting out arguments that were only used in impolite company years ago.

Pot Group Plans For Legalization In 10 States

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.10.2013 | Home

In the wake of the Department of Justice's decision to allow Washington and Colorado to regulate marijuana laws without federal intervention, reform g...

Holder to Justice Department: Hands Off Legal Marijuana

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 10.29.2013 | Home
Eric E. Sterling

This announcement is the recognition by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has been the primary obstacle for reform of marijuana laws for 40 years, that the political reality has changed.

Groundbreaking Pro-Marijuana Ad Gets The Axe

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.29.2013 | Home

A commercial touting marijuana as an alternative to beer was pulled from displays outside a weekend NASCAR race after just a few airings. The ad, s...

Ad Touting Marijuana As The 'New Beer' Set To Make History

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.26.2013 | Home

Spectators streaming into the NASCAR Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway starting on Friday might notice something a little different about o...

Only One-third of Likely 2014 Oregon Voters Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Russ Belville | Posted 07.22.2013 | Home
Russ Belville

Now, a new poll released in Oregon shows that the locals do seem to know more about the political climate for legalization here, with an astounding 57 percent of likely 2014 voters supporting a specific tax and regulate proposal for marijuana legalization.

MPP's Rob Kampia Warns Oregon Not to Try Marijuana Legalization in 2014

Russ Belville | Posted 01.29.2013 | Home
Russ Belville

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.

The Debate in Washington State Over Legalizing Marijuana Is Off-Track

Rob Kampia | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home
Rob Kampia

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThis year's Hempfest included a real debate, which was whether marijuana users should vote for Initiative 502 -- the marijuana-legalization initiative that will appear on the November 6 statewide ballot.

Sexism in the Marijuana Trade

Steve Bloom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Bloom

Been to a cannabis trade show lately? The floors are crawling with barely-clothed women pitching products. People shrug and say that's what happens at trade shows, but why does that have to be the case at our shows?

Public Response to Obama's YouTube Comment on Drug Legalization Shows Progress

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Kampia

It wasn't long ago that discussing drug legalization was akin to considering whether it should be legal to dump toxic waste on your property line. But now, the marijuana issue is finally legitimate.

Top Ten Marijuana Victories in 2010

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Kampia

While there were a few disappointing losses for the marijuana policy reform movement last year, the general trend was one of positive momentum.

Prediction: Washington State Will End Marijuana Prohibition in 26 Months

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Kampia

If we can agree on an initiative that's drafted to appeal to swing voters (meaning it can't be too radical) and it's placed on the November 2012 ballot, I predict that marijuana will be made legal in Washington state in just 26 months.

Reducing Penalties for Crack and Peyote... But When Marijuana?

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Kampia

How can it be that Congress and the president reduced the penalty for crack in 2010, but it's inconceivable that they'd do the same for marijuana in 2010?