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Pot Legalization

Poll Has Good News For Pot Legalization, Civil Unions

The Colorado Independent | Posted 06.21.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic: Results of a recent survey (pdf) bolster evidence that Coloradans by a wide majority support same-sex...

Clearing The Air On Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.19.2012 | Denver

Has the legalization of medical marijuana increased the use of the drug by teens? Well, according to a provocative new study by economists at the Univ...

Pot Legalization Effort Gets Presidential Endorsement

Posted 08.16.2012 | Denver

The marijuana legalization effort in Colorado is expected to get its first endorsement from a presidential candidate today. The Associated Press re...

Anti-Legalization Group's Leader Used To Support State Rights For Pot

Posted 06.13.2012 | Denver

The Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the pot advocacy group behind Amendment 64 which seeks to legalize and regulate marijuana in Colorado...

New Poll: Majority Of Colo. Voters Favor Legalizing Pot

Posted 06.11.2012 | Denver

Marijuana legalization advocates got some good news over the weekend. According to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports, a strong majority of Colorado vo...

Lucia Graves

Support For Pot Legalization Boosts House Candidates' Campaigns

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional candidates nationwide are emphasizing their support for marijuana legalization this campaign season, and if recent House p...

Hackers Anonymous Declare War on Marijuana Prohibition

Joshua Glazer | Posted 07.20.2012 | Technology
Joshua Glazer

After our exclusive Anonymous interview, other members of the hacker collective came forward to reveal more details surrounding their plan for legaliz...

Candidate Vows To Smoke A Joint On Capitol Hill

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

Democratic congressional candidate Andy Caffrey has made a surprising campaign promise: If he wins his election this fall, he'll smoke a joint on the ...

Lucia Graves

Republicans Overwhelmingly Support State Medical Marijuana Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly three-quarters of Americans and more than two-thirds of Republicans believe federal officials should respect state laws on medica...

Lucia Graves

Bipartisan Legislation Targets Federal Funding For Medical Marijuana Busts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reps. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) have joined forces in an effort to cut off funding f...

Matt Ferner

Obama's War On Pot Ramps Up In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.17.2012 | Denver

In its official party platform, the Denver County Democratic Party endorses the legalization of marijuana and the Colorado Democratic Party has announ...

Kimmel Addresses Pot Legalization At Major White House Event

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics

While delivering his remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue of marijuana legalization. "...

Time to End Marijuana Prohibition

James Melton | Posted 06.24.2012 | Detroit
James Melton

Just because an activity is foolish, doesn't mean we should pass laws against it and spend billions of dollars locking up the offenders.

Lucia Graves

Obama Administration's War On Weed Rolls On

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.18.2012 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- When federal agents raided Oaksterdam University, Richard Lee's downtown Oakland, Calif.-based trade school, earlier this month, it wasn...

Pot Legalization Could Save U.S. $13.7 Billion Per Year, 300 Economists Say

Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

Editor's Note: This post is being rerun as part of the Shadow Conventions, in which HuffPost highlights issues being neglected by Democrats and Republ...

Lucia Graves

Lawmakers In 5 States Tell Feds To Back Off Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elected lawmakers in five states have a message for the federal government: Don't interfere with state medical marijuana laws. In an ...

It's High Time to Legalize Hemp

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

The subject of hemp has been mostly seen as a cause célèbre of the political margins, either the "hippie" Far Left or the libertarian Far Right. But public support for industrial hemp legalization -- particularly within the agricultural community -- is reaching a tipping point.

Baker Institute Hosts "War on Drugs" Conference, Asks "Is Legalization the Answer?"

Russ Belville | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Russ Belville

Instead of getting lost in the quagmire of what everyone can agree is purely speculation on unreliable data -- nobody's ever legalized pot -- I decided to attack marijuana prohibition at its roots: why are we even concerned about trying to stop people from smoking pot in the first place?

Lucia Graves

Pot Initiative Makes Colorado Ballot

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler approved a state ballot initiative Monday to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in a manner similar ...

Mary Jane, You've Come a Long Way Baby

Jorge Cervantes | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green
Jorge Cervantes

From the slopes of Vancouver Island in Canada to the vertical grow rooms in The Netherlands to the massive outdoor gardens in the rugged mountains of my beloved Spain, cannabis growing is a worldwide phenomenon that shows no signs of abating.

Medical Marijuana Crackdown Begins In Colo.

Posted 01.12.2012 | Denver

The Associated Press reports that federal officials are beginning a California-style crackdown on medical marijuana businesses in Colorado. As CBS4...

The Moral Case for Legalizing Marijuana

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

It's always important to scrutinize any efforts to solve our economic and social problems through the legalization, taxation, or expansion of so-called "vices" that, when abused, can impair the lives of addicts and their families.

Lucia Graves

Mitt On Pot: Activists Fail To Smoke Him Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney repeatedly dodged questions about medical marijuana, refusing to engage activists who took to the...

Lucia Graves

Brewer's Medical Pot Lawsuit Dismissed

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Wednesday threw out Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's complaint against her state's voter-approved medical marijuana law. ...

Lucia Graves

Pot's Highs And Lows In 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been a tumultuous year for marijuana drug policy, from the federal government's crackdown on medical marijuana in California and th...