Even in deep red Utah, the fifth most conservative state in the country, a majority of adults think medical marijuana should be legal.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 17, 2014 8:58 am|
This is not what you normally expect from a 74 year old Mormon but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is sounding very good on the issue of marijuana reform. He told the Las Vegas Sun he supports medical marijuana and thinks going after regular people for smoking pot is a waste of resources.
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 6, 2014 7:50 am|
This is a big deal because New York is the third most populous state and in a single move Cuomo will greatly expand the number of Americans who can theoretically get medical marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 19, 2013 4:10 pm|
The Washington State Liquor Control Board has made one notable improvement to its recommendations regarding changes to the state’s medical marijuana system now that marijuana will be legal. The board no longer suggests a ban on medical marijuana patients growing marijuana at home.
|By: EdwardTeller 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.
|By: acmerecords Saturday November 23, 2013 5:00 pm|
This past week state and federal officials raided more than a dozen Colorado cannabis dispensaries and greenhouses and two homes. The agents, including officers from both the DEA and the IRS, had obtained warrants for 10 individuals connected with the raided properties. The Denver Post obtained a copy of the search warrant that allowed the agents to seize “everything from pot plants and cash to financial records, safes and computer flash drives”. No arrests were made during the sweep that took place over the course of several hours on Thursday.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 22, 2013 7:35 am|
Medical marijuana has overwhelming support among every generation, partisan leaning, and ethnic group. Even 79 percent of senior citizens back medical marijuana and they tend to be the group least supportive of any marijuana reforms.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 11, 2013 10:04 am|
On this Veterans Day the very least President Obama and Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius could do is allow this study to move forward and strip NIDA of their marijuana monopoly to permanently end this Kafkaesque assault on veterans, good public policy, and science.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 28, 2013 11:45 am|
Of all the suggestions by the three state agencies to change Washington State’s medical marijuana laws after full legalization, the one that concerned me the most was the proposal to eliminate home growing for patients. I consider this change to be both misguided and premature at this time for three main reasons.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:40 am|
Now that Washington State has legalized marijuana for adults, three state government agencies are recommending changes to the state’s medical marijuana system to bring them more in line with the newly approved recreational system. Most of these proposed changes would scale back the state’s medical marijuana law.