Looking at these results it should be hard for opponents to claim allowing adults to legally grow and consume marijuana at home has a detrimental effect on quality of life.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 11, 2014 5:18 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 11, 2014 11:29 am|
Americans aren’t just voting for legalization at the ballot box but also with their vacation dollars. It will be interesting to see how this aspect plays into the politics in other states.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 3, 2014 1:59 pm|
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 Friday March 21, 2014 12:22 pm|
The more people see and experience marijuana, the more supportive of legalization they tend to become. This is one of the strongest things going for the pro-reform movement and means that support may not just continue to steadily increase but may actually accelerate as it spreads.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 19, 2014 5:20 pm|
So far there is no indication in popular opinion of any blowback from marijuana legalization in Colorado. The people there have now been able to experience having recreational marijuana stores in the state for over two months, and support for legalization has increased modestly in that time. Currently, 57 percent of voters think marijuana should [...]
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 13, 2014 12:05 pm|
This won’t affect all past marijuana arrests in Colorado, but it should provide relief to many who were arrested for small amounts of marijuana before voters approved the ballot measure.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 11, 2014 8:05 am|
We now have real proof that if you legalize, regulate and tax marijuana people will move to this legitimate market. The first official figures from the Colorado Department of Revenue show that during the first month of legal recreational marijuana sales the state generated just over $2 million in revenue from it. The money comes from licensing fees, an excise tax, a special marijuana sales tax, and the regular state sales taxes.
Combined with the revenue generated from medical marijuana taxes and fees the state made just over $3.5 million off marijuana in January.
|By: EdwardTeller Sunday March 9, 2014 1:59 pm|
What will you be doing in 2030?
If I survive that long, I’ll be 84 years old. My dad lived to be 87, my mom to 94, so there’s a chance I’ll be around. Will I be using cannabis then, if I’m still around? If so, it will be in a vastly different legal and social framework than what exists now.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday March 8, 2014 7:52 am|
It is now legal for adults to possess, buy and use marijuana under Colorado law. What isn’t legal is driving while intoxicated and the state’s Department of Transportation has launched a humorous ad campaign to drive home the fact.
|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…