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Why I Support Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment #2: I Care

Gary Stein | Posted 07.16.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Recently, I was in line at a grocery store reading my e-mail when another bored shopper, tired of looking at the tabloids for sale, looked over my shoulder and saw "Say Yes to Amendment 2" at the top of a letter on my iPhone.

Michael McAuliff

Congressman Urges Obama To Drop Pot From Very Dangerous Drug List

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With federal law enforcement officials moving to make it easier for marijuana businesses to operate in states where they are legal, one ...

Obama Runs Marijuana Up the Flagpole

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With almost half the states allowing marijuana to be used medicinally, and with Obama's stated opinion that it is "less dangerous" than alcohol, the time has come for rescheduling marijuana. Obama should use the his upcoming State of the Union speech to outline this historic change.

Friday Talking Points -- A Weed Screed

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The subject under the microscope today is marijuana, and (in particular) the federal government's views and actions towards this issue.

Lucia Graves

Medical Marijuana Advocates To Court: Drug Enforcement Administration 'Acted Arbitrarily'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Drug Enforcement Administration "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" in denying a petition to reclassify cannabis as a less harmful ...

Lucia Graves

Federal Court To Mull Marijuana As Medicine

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

It started with a coalition of disgruntled Americans, then a handful of governors took up the cause last year, and now -- for the first time in nearly...

Straight Trippin'

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science
Gabriel Mizrahi

Fifty years after Tom Wolfe documented that epic LSD trip on a bus called "Further," a new breed of scientists is attempting once again to put Schedule I drugs into words (peer-reviewed ones, thankfully). The rigorous and careful exploration of these substances points to four key benefits.

Lucia Graves

Feds Should Reclassify Marijuana To Allow Medical Use, Governors Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Govs. Lincoln Chafee (I-R.I) and Chris Gregoire (D-Wash.) on Wednesday called on the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marij...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the midst of the debt ceiling frenzy, nobody seems to have noticed that Obama is negotiating in a markedly different way than what we've seen from him in the past. He is at the absolute center of the showdown.

Holder's Baby Step On Medical Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's plan is good news for medical marijuana advocates, but although this is a historic shift in the War on Drugs, it does not go far enough because it does not resolve the illogic of the underlying legal issue.

Barney Frank Introduces Marijuana Legislation

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How many Democrats do we need to elect to Congress before such commonsense laws are passed to rein in some of the excesses of past eras?

Question For Obama: How About A Science-Based Drug Policy?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...

Election 2008 Odds and Ends -- Waiting for Missouri and Alaska, Pro-Marijuana Initiatives and More...

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We have had a virtual news blackout on what is going on in the two states we're waiting for -- Missouri's presidential results, and Alaska's senatorial results. Here is what I managed to find out.

Debate Questions I'd (Still) Like To Ask

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Unfortunately these questions remain largely unanswered, almost two months after the last debate.