New Approach Oregon Begins Gathering Signatures for 2014 Pot Legalization Initiative

By: Friday April 18, 2014 10:35 am

They have just under three months to gather the roughly 87,000 valid signatures if they want to qualify. While that is a short window, the campaign claims they are confident they can get it down.

 

Poll Shows Majority of Marylanders Supports Pot Legalization as Maryland Senate Prepares to Approve Decriminalization

By: Wednesday March 12, 2014 1:39 pm

A slim majority of Marylanders believe that marijuana should be legal in their state. The newly released Goucher Poll found 39.4 percent of adults think pot should remain illegal while 50.1 percent the use of marijuana should be made legal.

The Myth That America Was Once Close to Legalizing Marijuana

By: Monday February 24, 2014 11:10 am

One myth I keep encountering in marijuana policy is the idea America was really “close” to legalizing marijuana in the late 70′s before there was a backlash. The rehashing of this myth was the one big problem in what was otherwise a good Washington Post article about the history of the legalization.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Doug Fine, Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution

By: Sunday December 8, 2013 1:59 pm

Doug Fine’s third book, Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, is his most important volume to date. He traces the 2011 life of a single cannabis plant from cloning to harvest to ingestion by a medical marijuana user, who benefits enormously from the herb’s benign effects. Around this central story, he describes many aspects of what was at the time of writing, the biggest chink in the teetering walls of the U.S. drug war infrastructure: the cannabis industry in California’s Emerald Triangle. And he comments on the overall American war on cannabis use, cultivation, research and development. Packed within the book’s 324 pages is the most effective marshaling of logical arguments against the criminalization of this plant that may exist.

Uruguay, the World’s Laboratory for Cannabis Legalization

By: Sunday September 15, 2013 7:00 am

A diverse coalition of groups and individuals who support ending cannabis prohibition in Uruguay took to the streets of Montevideo on Wednesday using the occasion of Global Marijuana Day to express their support for a quick vote approving legalization in Uruguay’s senate. After being approved in the country’s lower house in August, the senate vote to legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults in Uruguay is set to take place later this fall, likely in November.

Jimmy Carter Supports New State Marijuana Legalization Laws

By: Wednesday December 12, 2012 9:40 am

The fact that the voters in two states so overwhelmingly supported the change is making it much easier for politicians, government officials, and prominent public figures to speak out for the idea.

Initiating the Drug Debate in Mexico

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 7:16 pm

Amidst ongoing controversy surrounding the results of last Sunday’s presidential election in Mexico, the declared winner of the contest, Enrique Peña Nieto, is unambiguously organizing to take over the government come December. The election was marked by claims of fraud, irregularities, and manipulation by the major media in favor of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which ruled the country for much of the twentieth century, and sponsored Peña Nieto’s run for the presidency. While all of these allegations are likely true to an extent, they ultimately fail to convince. And while the opposition continues to protest Peña Nieto’s victory, the president-elect has moved on.

UK’s Former Defense Secretary Calls for End to Drug Prohibition

By: Thursday December 16, 2010 2:00 pm

Bob Ainsworth, British MP, has served as both the Home Office drugs minster and the Secretary of State for Defence. Today, Ainsworth has come out for legalizing and regulating drugs, stating the “prohibition has failed to protect us,” and calling the war on drugs a failure.

Big Alcohol’s Anti-Marijuana Spokesman on the Hill

By: Wednesday September 22, 2010 3:55 pm

The latest congressman to speak out against marijuana has received at least $20,000 from the beer and liquor industry this cycle. It’s time he did some explaining.

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