Governor John Hickenlooper (D), who was critical of legalization early on, now admits to CBS News there has been some clear benefits to the state with seemingly little change in the amount of people using marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 27, 2014 3:34 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 9, 2014 4:10 pm|
This tax revenue is helping to improve the budgets of local governments and fund education in Colorado.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 1, 2014 3:24 pm|
Last month New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) attacked marijuana legalization sarcastically saying, “go to Colorado and see if you want to live there. See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport just to come and get high. To me it’s just not the quality of life we want to have here in the state of New Jersey.”
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 28, 2014 7:58 am|
Now that recreational marijuana has been on sale for four months in Colorado a majority of voters think legalization has been good for the state. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, only 38 percent think legalization has been bad for the state while 52 percent believe it has been good for Colorado.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 25, 2014 2:32 pm|
The Colorado legislature is moving forward with new regulations for marijuana edibles. HB 1366, which recently cleared the House, would require “edible retail marijuana products to be shaped, stamped, colored, or otherwise marked with a standard symbol indicating that it contains marijuana and is not for consumption by children.”
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 23, 2014 1:22 pm|
For some reason the Washington Times decided to begin their article about the marijuana initiative in Alaska by making the misleading claim that Colorado voters seem to regret their decision.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 11, 2014 5:18 pm|
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 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.