As marijuana legalization spreads to more states in the coming years activists should push to include a limited home growing provision in any bill or ballot initiative. If it is not included from the start it could take years and possibly decades to get it added later.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 3, 2014 1:59 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 25, 2014 8:25 am|
Limited marijuana possession has been legal for over a year in Colorado and retail shops have been open for almost two months. This means there is now real data showing that legalization is going well and mostly as its backers intended. These five numbers tell the story…
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 10, 2014 11:02 am|
Recreational pot has legally been on sale in Colorado for over a month. Now that the voters of the state have had a chance to fully experience the implementation of the new law they remain convinced they made the right decision back in 2012.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 9, 2013 3:23 pm|
After living with legal marijuana for a year the people of Colorado continue to believe legalization was the right move for their state. A new survey of Colorado voters by Public Policy Polling finds support for marijuana legalization essentially unchanged since 2012.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 24, 2013 9:30 am|
The campaign promised that marijuana would be treated like alcohol and that is essentially what Prop AA would do when it comes to taxes. Depending on your perspective you could even argue marijuana will be subject to a lower overall tax rate than hard liquor.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 17, 2013 12:03 pm|
If you support marijuana legalization it is important you vote for Proposition AA in Colorado, which would impose a modest excise tax on recreational marijuana. Last year the voters of the state legalized marijuana with Amendment 64, with the promise that marijuana would be regulated and taxed. Due to a strange quirk in the state’s constitution though, the actual tax increase needs to go before voters this November in a separate vote.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 2, 2013 9:30 am|
Yesterday, the state of Colorado has officially accepted its first applications for recreational marijuana stores. These are the first applications for this type of business ever in America
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 23, 2013 10:35 am|
It has now been eight months since Amendment 64 officially went into effect in Colorado and the voters remain happy with their decision to legalize marijuana. Direct experience with legalization caused no noticeable change in opinions on the issue in either direction.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday April 20, 2013 10:40 am|
It is 4/20 again and time for my annual review of the progress the marijuana reform movement has made in the past 365 days. Without a doubt this was the best year for the movement so far, in the future it may be looked back on as the single most significant year in the long process of ending marijuana prohibition.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 15, 2013 11:35 am|
We now have our first really good preview of how the legal market for marijuana will likely work in Colorado. The task force created by Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) to come up with recommendations on how to implement the newly approved Amendment 64 has finally released its official report. While the state government will probably not adopt every suggestion of the task force, this document should serve as the basic road map for implementation.