This Thanksgiving what I’m thankful for is the recent marijuana legalization victories in D.C., Oregon, and Alaska.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 1, 2014 1:30 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 27, 2014 8:27 am|
Change has come about because organizations spent years working to produce a shift in public opinion then using the initiative process to bypass reluctant politicians. Change has come almost exclusively from the grassroots.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 25, 2014 2:45 pm|
On Tuesday the D.C. Council bill to tax and regulate marijuana was approved by the Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs. The bill would provide the basic framework for licensing recreational marijuana businesses and retail stores in D.C. While Initiative 71 was approved overwhelmingly by voters earlier this month, that initiative will only legalize limited possession and home cultivation for adults.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 24, 2014 2:34 pm|
The people of D.C. voted overwhelmingly in favor of marijuana legalization earlier this month but it might not happen because the 650,000 people in our nation’s capital lack basic democratic rights.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 21, 2014 11:42 am|
If you want insight into how Congress might eventually treat marijuana when it is finally legalized at the federal level, you should read this new Congressional Research Service report on possible options for taxing cannabis. The service prepared this report at the request of members of Congress.
The report looks at not only the potential revenue that could be gained from marijuana, but also the pros and cons of the multiple ways marijuana can be taxed.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 14, 2014 2:59 pm|
The 2014 election just ended but already marijuana reform supporters are getting ready for the 2016 election. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Nevada has turned in what should be more than a sufficient number of signatures to get their legalization measure put on the ballot in 2016.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 12, 2014 3:56 pm|
If governors and state legislatures take their job as representatives of the people seriously, it is time they start listening to the will of the people on this issue. It is clear that in states like Massachusetts, New Hampshire, California, Delaware, etc… the voters want their government to end marijuana prohibition.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 11, 2014 1:40 pm|
Vermont is one of the most liberal states in the country. Democrats have full control of the state government and it already has some of the more progressive marijuana laws in the country. It is well positioned to potentially be the first state to legalize marijuana via the state legislature instead of via a ballot measure.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 11, 2014 8:15 am|
While the people of Oregon voted for marijuana legalization last week and the initiative won’t go into effect July 1st, already the district attorney of Multnomah County, the most populous in the state, is moving to respect the will of the electorate.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 7, 2014 3:30 pm|
With the recent success of marijuana legalization initiatives in Washington D.C., Oregon, and Alaska it is time to update the map showing which states have a majority of Americans supporting legalization.