If a patient can’t get high from marijuana being used for medicinal purposes, does that marijuana still fall under the draconian federal drug laws? How might this new pot that won’t get you high change the debate in the USA?
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday May 15, 2012 8:00 pm|
And thus I am very confused about this whole states rights issue that Obama brought up re: marriage equality. Like, it’s okay for states to decide if people can get married or not, and the Federal government won’t interfere, but when states decide that medical marijuana is legal, the Feds jump in and say “NO WEED!”
Could some explain that to me?
|By: Brian Sonenstein Friday April 6, 2012 12:58 pm|
Following the raid on Oaksterdam University earlier this week, in which federal agents from the IRS and DEA seized bank accounts, plants, computers and records from the industry training center, founder and Prop 19 sponsor Richard Lee announced today that he will be leaving the business.
|By: Lisa Derrick Friday March 9, 2012 8:30 am|
Holy joints! Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson has come out in favor of marijuana legalization.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday December 13, 2011 8:00 pm|
Former New Mexico governor and barely-blipping GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson resurrected the specter of Newt Gingrich’s doobie-dabbling and pot policy on MSNBC this weekend (though Johnson overstated Newt’s nonsense a bit). Here’s Newt’s most recent position, as of 1996, when as Speaker of House he introduced H.R. 4170 (Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996) to the House of Representatives, which sought to “provide a sentence of death for certain importations of significant quantities of controlled substances” including marijuana.
|By: Teddy Partridge Saturday June 4, 2011 12:00 pm|
Just as US Attorney General Eric Holder announces that he will shortly “clarify Department policy” on marijuana dispensaries in states where laws allow them (Rhode Island in particular), United States Attorney Dwight Holton rounded up all but two of the District Attorneys in Oregon to sign a letter about the Feds’ zero tolerance policy.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday May 14, 2011 7:00 pm|
Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed a law approving the use of medical marijuana. His signature makes Delaware the 16th state (plus Washington, DC) to approve the medical use of marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday April 2, 2011 12:45 pm|
A new poll from Rasmussen finds the American people nearly evenly divided on whether or not to legalize and tax marijuana to help the government bring in new revenue.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday March 29, 2011 4:12 pm|
Local organizers in Oregon have begun the push to gather the required 87,213 signatures to put the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 (OCTA 2012) on the ballot in 2012, now that the petition has been approved by the Secretary of State.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 23, 2011 6:27 pm|
I suspect the medical marijuana industry, thanks to its fast growth, is approaching an important financial tipping point as it becomes legal in more states. At a certain size, it will have enough employees, related businesses who depend on it, and governments who rely on its tax revenue that it will become integral in the greater economic web.