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 Tuesday April 8, 2014 7:59 am|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday January 30, 2014 10:54 am|
I don’t really understand how marijuana possibly making people lazy justifies continuing an extremely expensive and failed prohibition. After all, I suspect television is far more responsible for inactivity among Americans but no one thinks that justifies arresting Best Buy employees for being TV dealers.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 18, 2013 1:18 pm|
West Virginia is the 14th most conservative state in the country. It has the third highest percentage of senior citizens in the country and it is the state where Mitt Romney won his fifth largest share of the vote. Despite all that there is still majority support for medical marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 4, 2012 4:41 pm|
A solid majority of American voters think marijuana should be legal according to new Public Policy Polling. The recent poll found that 58 percent of voters think marijuana should be legal, while 39 percent think it should remain illegal. Most of those who oppose marijuana legalization feel strongly that it should remain illegal, while support for legalization is fairly evenly split between those who feel strongly about it and those who don’t. The poll also found that 50 percent of voters think marijuana will be legal in the United States within the next 10 years, while only 37 percent think it will not be legal.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 16, 2012 3:30 pm|
An incredible three-fourths of American voters want President Obama to stop using federal resources to crack down on state medical marijuana programs, according to a new Mason-Dixon poll sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 16, 2012 4:04 pm|
An overwhelming 63 percent of voters in the state of Vermont support reducing the penalty for simple marijuana possession to a small fine, according to new polling of registered voters by PPP for the Marijuana Policy Project.
|By: Jon Walker Friday February 3, 2012 11:50 am|
As a country we are quickly approaching a critical cultural and political tipping point on this issue.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday November 11, 2010 3:05 pm|
The National Journal reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee will move the nomination on Michelle Leonhart for DEA administrator next week after a seven-month delay. Leonhart, a drug warrior to the core, has served as the temporary head of DEA since she was promoted to that position by George W. Bush in 2007.
In her time at the DEA, Leonhart has organized the campaign against medical marijuana, and ignored the clear directive from Attorney General Eric Holder to stop raiding dispensaries. Despite this flagrant insubordination, President Obama saw fit to nominate Leonhart to serve as the official DEA head earlier this year. And now, it looks like Leonhart will move through the Senate, with few signs that anyone in the Senate will actually fight her nomination, let alone stop it.
|By: Michael Whitney Thursday November 4, 2010 3:46 pm|
It’s not over yet for Arizona’s Proposition 203 to legalize medical marijuana in the state. While the initiative is down by less than 1%, the results are not final.
The Marijuana Policy Project – which put the initiative on the ballot and provided major funding and support for the campaign – reports that there are up to 300,000 ballots to be counted.