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Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

The Next Move: A Medical Marijuana Bill 'In the Spirit of the Constitutional Amendment'

Gary Stein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

This year, three initiatives are moving forward in Florida that can help control the quality, quantity and delivery of a substance that can help thousands of suffering Floridians.

'High' Flying Wash. And Colo. Passengers Travel With Stashes

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

DENVER (AP) — Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get throu...

Are Boomers Smoking Marijuana Now More Than Ever?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

We've come a long way since President Nixon declared drugs "public enemy number one" in the 1970s and now new statistics suggest the fight to legalize...

If NORML Doesn't Fight Workplace Urine Testing for Legal Pot, Who Will?

Russ Belville | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Russ Belville

It's 2014. We've got 58 percent public support. It's time to shift from "prohibition is bad" to "responsible marijuana use is normal." Please, NORML, don't let us down.

Friday Talking Points -- The Answer To Obamacare, The Universe, And Everything

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's all becoming clear now. House Republicans are just really big fans of Douglas Adams -- that's been their plan all along.

Alcohol or Cannabis? No Question Which Substance Poses a Greater Risk to Health

Paul Armentano | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Paul Armentano

NIDA and other government agencies are privy to this information, of course, yet they willfully choose to ignore it -- as does the Obama administration. It shouldn't.

Holder and Gupta: Too Little, Too Late... But Heck Yeah I'll Take It!

Travis Irvine | Posted 10.19.2013 | Crime
Travis Irvine

Both U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Dr. Sanjay Gupta made headlines last week by officially changing their positions on drugs.

Want to Protect Kids From Potent Pot? Legalize It

Paul Armentano | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Paul Armentano

The availability of highly potent strains of marijuana and marijuana-derived concentrates is nothing new. And neither are alarmist claims that these products pose unique dangers to public health. But such claims require clarification and context.

Lucia Graves

Pot Monopoly Up In Smoke | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business

As voters in Washington state this month legalized marijuana for recreational use, they overrode the concerted lobbying of a conspicuous interest grou...

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

Rob Kampia | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
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.

Pot-Smoking Moms Tired Of What?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.24.2012 | Parents

First, a marijuana-smoking mom talked up the benefits of taking care of her baby while stoned in an essay for Jezebel last month. Now comes a repor...

5 Ways You Can Help Marijuana Activists Legalize Cannabis On 4/20

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.20.2012 | Impact

April 20 may have a reputation as being something of a “high holiday,” but potheads across the country are doing a lot more than just lolling arou...

Santa Fe School's Drug Testing a Negative for Many Parents

Annette Fuentes | Posted 08.08.2012 | Education
Annette Fuentes

When St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, sent out a letter in February about a proposed random drug testing program for next school year, it ignited a controversy among parents at the private school.

Pot Legalization Initiative Will Appear On 2012 Ballot

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 04.28.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado voters will decide this fall whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use when the state becomes the second in the nation to ...

Will Pot Legalization Question Make The Ballot?

Posted 02.27.2012 | Denver

A group of marijuana activists seeking recreational use legalization for adults in Colorado expects to hear if they gathered enough signatures for a p...

Pot Activists To Turn In Additional 12,000 Signatures

Posted 02.27.2012 | Denver

Colorado marijuana activists seeking recreational use legalization for adults are hoping that the additional 12,000 signatures they have gathered will...

Pot Activists Gather Nearly Double The Signatures For Legalization Measure

Posted 01.05.2012 | Denver

As the state seeks reclassification of medical marijuana to a schedule 2 drug, Colorado pot activists are seeking full recreational use legalization, ...

The Top Ten "Reefer Madness" Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.29.2012 | Weird News
Russ Belville

Reefer Madness is the 1936 anti-pot propaganda film showing young people becoming crazed and violent on the effects of "reefer." Today, we use it as shorthand to describe the hysterical warnings by the anti-drug zealots as reported by a complacent media.

Lucia Graves

House Reps Demand End To Crackdown On Pot Clinics | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are calling on the Obama administration to end the federal crackdown on marijuana dispensaries in California, citing...

Feds Target Newspapers And Radio For Marijuana Ads

| Michael Montgomery | Posted 12.12.2011 | San Francisco

Michael Montgomery, California Watch Federal prosecutors are preparing to target newspapers, radio stations and other media outlets that advertise ...

Former Cop, Judge Collecting Signatures To LEGALIZE Pot

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Denver

A former Denver Police officer and former Lafayette judge will be collecting signatures to support the new full recreational use of marijuana legaliza...

Pot Legalization Effort Begins Today In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.06.2011 | Denver

Pot activists are aiming for full legalization of marijuana in Colorado and the fight begins today in Denver. Supporters of legal recreational-use...

Marijuana Dispensaries Struggle To Obtain Service From Banks

Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

ST. LOUIS, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) - Marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized medical pot are struggling to obtain service f...

NORML Director: Things Don't Loom Good For Marijuana Dispensaries Fighting IRS

Colorado Independent | Kyle Daly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In a post on Drug War Chronicle, criminal justice journalist Clarence Walker reports that the DEA and FBI are together putting pressure on banks in no...