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Rob Kampia

The Top 10 Marijuana Victories in 2014

Rob Kampia | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Since the Marijuana Policy Project was founded 20 years ago, I've oftentimes written a list of the top 10 victories at the end of each year. 2014 was either the best or second-best year in 20 years, depending on how you weigh the legalization victories in Colorado and Washington in 2012.

What's Next for Marijuana Legalization?

Rob Kampia | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Rob Kampia

In the wake of the big election victories on November 4, many people are asking, "What's next for the push to legalize marijuana in the United States?"

The Top 10 Marijuana Developments in 2013

Rob Kampia | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Public support for making marijuana legal reached a record high in 2013. A Pew Research Center poll released in April showed 52 percent support, and a Gallup poll in October showed 58 percent support. It's now safe to say most Americans are fed up with marijuana prohibition.

Three Myths About the Marijuana Lobby

Rob Kampia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
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.

Most Americans Now Live in States That Have Rejected Marijuana Prohibition

Rob Kampia | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Given the rapid rate at which public support is growing nationwide, it doesn't take a mathematician to recognize that marijuana prohibition is on its way out.

The IRS Is Also Abusing 'Marijuana'

Rob Kampia | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Long before the IRS began singling out groups with the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their names, "marijuana" was a political buzzword that elicited special attention from the IRS.

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

Russ Belville | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
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.

Marijuana Movement Following the Steps of the Gay Rights Movement

Rob Kampia | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

The marijuana policy reform movement has never donated real money to candidates in a systematic effort to change federal law and laws in the 50 states. We are starting today, and by 2017, we are confident we will see the results.

Top 10 Marijuana Victories of 2012

Rob Kampia | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Rob Kampia

This past year was undeniably the most productive 365-day period in the history of the marijuana policy reform movement. This list focuses on the biggest marijuana-related policy accomplishments in the U.S. in the last year.

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

Russ Belville | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
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 | 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.

When a Marijuana Loss Is Actually a Victory

Rob Kampia | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Rob Kampia

The vote on a major medical marijuana amendment on the floor of the U.S. House on Wednesday night was an exciting development, even though the amendme...

Top 10 Marijuana Highlights From 2011

Rob Kampia | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Rob Kampia

The following list comprises the 10 most significant, positive developments relating to marijuana policy reform in the U.S. in 2011.

Sexism in the Marijuana Trade

Steve Bloom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
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?

Top Ten Marijuana Victories in 2010

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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.

Libertarians Nominate Ex-Republican Barr

Matt Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matt Simon

This weekend in Denver Republican Congressman Bob Barr was chosen to head the "Strongest ticket in the history of the Libertarian Party," hoping to capitalize on the momentum of the "Ron Paul Revolution."