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 Wednesday October 2, 2013 9:30 am|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 11, 2013 5:45 am|
Adopting a solution to this banking issue would go a long way to prove that the DOJ is adopting a new stance regarding state marijuana laws, instead of just trying to gain some positive press while not actually changing anything.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 10, 2013 5:02 pm|
In an important admission, the Department of Justice acknowledged that at least under certain circumstances it considers a well-regulated marijuana industry preferable to the black market.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 30, 2013 10:43 am|
The Obama administration now claims their main goals in states that legalize marijuana is to make it safe, tightly regulated, and kept away from organized crime. The problem is their other marijuana policies create huge hurdles for the legitimate cannabis industry’s efforts to live up to these goals
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 26, 2013 1:05 pm|
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) plans to push the Obama administration on its possible response to the legalizing of marijuana in in Colorado and Washington state. Leahy has scheduled a Senate hearing on September 10th to focus on federal marijuana policy and how it affects state laws. Attorney General Eric Holder has been invited to testify.
Holder promised an official response to Colorado and Washington state “soon”, but six months later there still has been no announcement.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00 pm|
New York City Comptroller John Liu today publicly called for the city to legalize marijuana. Liu, who is the chief financial officer for the city, believes it would be a real financial windfall for the city. Also, the new tax revenue could be used to dramatically lower college tuition.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday August 6, 2013 11:10 am|
As of today, it has been exactly nine months since the people of Colorado and Washington State voted to legalize cannabis for adults. It has been eight months since the law went into effect in Washington State and it has been almost half a year since federal Attorney General Eric Holder promised the state attorney generals that the federal government would decide how to handle the issue “relatively soon.”
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 5, 2013 7:15 pm|
One of the most important reasons support for marijuana legalization has grown dramatically over the past decade is perfectly captured in this new graph from Gallup. It shows different age groups’ personal experience with marijuana over time.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 1, 2013 8:30 am|
Late Wednesday Uruguay took a big step towards legalizing marijuana. After hours of debate the House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill that would legalize and heavily regulate cannabis for adults. The bill was passed 50 yea to 46 nay.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday July 31, 2013 1:52 pm|
A historic vote may take place today in Uruguay. After roughly a year of the national debate a bill that would legalize marijuana in the country will get a vote in House of Representatives.