It is once again that time of the year where I look back at all the progress that has been made on marijuana reform since the last 4/20. Since this past November was an odd-numbered year there weren’t any big advances via the ballot but there have been notable advances in implementation and by local legislatures.
|By: Jon Walker Sunday April 20, 2014 9:14 am|
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 18, 2014 12:40 pm|
In the top swing states of Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Iowa over 80 percent of voters back allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana. It is possibly the least controversial policy issue that has not yet been adopted.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 14, 2014 10:57 am|
Maryland becomes the 21st state with a functional medical marijuana law, and the 10th to be approved through the state legislature
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 8, 2014 7:59 am|
Yesterday I joined Americans for Safe Access (ASA) during their day of lobbying armed with simply one question: Why are so few federal politicians supporting medical marijuana, given that it is one of the most popular issues in current polling?
|By: Jon Walker Monday March 31, 2014 10:19 am|
Even in the South popular opinion on marijuana reform is moving in the right direction. Voters in Virginia are now basically evenly split on whether or not marijuana should be legalized.
According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 46 percent of Virginia voters support legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use while 48 percent oppose.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 27, 2014 8:30 am|
States that adopted medical marijuana laws didn’t see an increase in crime according to a new study from the University of Texas Dallas. In fact, the study found legalizing medical marijuana might be correlated with a small reduction in homicides and assaults.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 18, 2014 9:19 am|
Support for medical marijuana is overwhelming everywhere in the country, even in Iowa. An incredible 81 percent of Iowa voters think it should be legal to use marijuana for medical purposes if prescribed by a doctor.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 3, 2014 7:50 am|
The controversy caused by President Obama lying about his ability to reschedule marijuana has sparked a debate about how important such a move would really be. For example, Professor Mark Kleiman claims it would have almost no impact because there is currently no FDA approved marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday January 29, 2014 11:15 am|
Now that medical marijuana has made the ballot in Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist says he plans to vote for it.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 28, 2014 7:57 am|
Florida has taken another big step towards adopting medical marijuana this year. On Monday the Florida Supreme Court