I’ve written a book about marijuana policy, and I know that Just Say Now and Firedoglake readers will appreciate it most — so I want to give you a sneak peak. The title is After Legalization: Understanding the Future of Marijuana Policy in America. Below are a couple of passages from the introduction.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday December 4, 2013 1:00 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 5, 2013 8:29 pm|
There is a good chance a marijuana legalization initiative will be put on the statewide ballot in 2016.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 17, 2013 5:57 pm|
There is yet another national poll showing a majority of the country “political center” supports legalizing marijuana. A new Esquire-NBC poll designed to figure out where on a spectrum most American voters’ opinions lie found that 52 percent of voters who make of the “politician center” of the country think marijuana should be legal.*
|By: Rational Monday September 23, 2013 7:15 pm|
In a story about how to handle the tax revenues from marijuana sales in Washington state the Treasurer was quoted as saying “I’m not too worried about it,” Treasurer Jim McIntire said. “It’s actually one of the advantages of having Bank of America as your contractor. It’s unlikely, I think, that the federal government would raid them. And they’re big enough to look out for themselves on this.”
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 16, 2013 12:20 pm|
Even though there has been a dramatic shift in public opinion about whether marijuana should be legal, it remains one of the most common reasons that Americans are arrested. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2012 is a stark reminder that there is still significant work to do before marijuana prohibition is truly ended.
|By: acmerecords 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.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 29, 2013 11:17 am|
It took almost a year but Attorney General Eric Holder has finally taken a positionon the marijuana legalization laws that voters approved in Washington State and Colorado. Holder informed the governors of both states that the Department of Justices doesn’t intend to sue the state try to stop their new laws from being implemented, but reserves the right to take legal action in the future if cannabis regulations prove not to be strict enough.
|By: Phoenix Woman Tuesday August 20, 2013 7:00 pm|
This, courtesy of Sally Jo Sorensen (who is the uncredited origin of many a story published by others as their own work) is unbelieveable…
|By: Elliott Sunday July 28, 2013 7:00 am|
This weekend, the Marijuana Policy Project will run this ad at the Brickyard 400, the annual NASCAR race run at the Indianapolis Speedway.
|By: Pete Guither Sunday July 21, 2013 1:59 pm|
This book tells three stories at the same time: the life of Keith Stroup (founder of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), the story of NORML’s history, and the story of the last 45 years of marijuana policy. As you soon discover, the three stories are at times inseparable.
And the stories! This is a book full of anecdotes.