Majority of Americans Support Regulating and Taxing Marijuana Like Alcohol

By: Friday February 11, 2011 4:20 pm

The latest YouGov poll for The Economist has found a solid majority, 58 percent of Americans, agree that marijuana should be regulated and taxed just like like alcohol and tobacco. Almost as important, the poll found that only 23 percent disagreed with the idea of treating cannabis like alcohol.


Even in Deep-Red Idaho, Overwhelming Support for Medical Marijuana

By: Wednesday February 9, 2011 7:15 pm

Idaho is one of the most conservative states in the country–McCain carried it with over 61 percent of the vote in 2008–yet, even in this deep-red state, the people overwhelmingly support allowing individuals access to medical marijuana, according to a new poll.

What Part Did Marijuana Play in Tucson Shooter Jared Loughner’s Story?

By: Monday January 17, 2011 2:40 pm

The Congressional representative was targeted because she responded to a question from the shooter in a way he could not understand. “What is government if words have no meaning?” It is a difficult question. In the reality of the shooter the government, the frustration and anger and the Representative are conflated. To the rational mind the reality games, the internet, fascism and cannabis are incidental, not causative. But cannabis, particularly an Indica with high cannabidiol content, might be therapeutic. Using this unfortunate individual to support a particular political party or policy is irrational.

FDL Movie Night: One Good Year

By: Monday December 13, 2010 5:00 pm

Mikal Jakubal’s One Good Year follows several people in Southern Humboldt County who work in the area’s biggest economy: Marijuana. Jakubal follows an entire grow cycle with “mom-and-pop” growers who are part of medical marijuana collectives, people who like the majority of residents in SoHum rely on pot as their main cash crop. Join us as we discuss this movie and the promise of One Good Year.

Late Night: Willie Nelson, the Border Patrol and the Teapot Party

By: Tuesday November 30, 2010 8:00 pm

Nelson said in an email to

There’s the Tea Party. How about the Teapot Party? Our motto: We lean a little to the left. Tax it, regulate it and legalize it. And stop the border wars over drugs. Why should the drug lords make all the money? Thousands of lives will be saved.

A Video for Those Who Don’t Think Marijuana Legalization Would Hurt the Cartels

By: Sunday November 7, 2010 5:00 pm

This video is of 30 tons of marijuana. It was seized by authorities from a single tunnel running under the Mexican-American border, near San Diego. This 30 tons, that is 60,000 pounds, is merely the amount of marijuana this single active tunnel had on hand. The total amount of marijuana that over time was moved through just this one tunnel was probably much higher.

Late Night: Votin’ and Sippin’ and Tokin’

By: Tuesday November 2, 2010 8:10 pm

I voted! Very excited! Now I am watching the exit polls. I figure we’re gonna just shoot the breeze about whatever tonight. Straw polls, strawmen and women, weed…it’s a free for all. I’ll be happy to swap recipes, tell jokes, and cheer as election results come in.

Prop 19 Trails by Small Margins in Latest Polls

By: Monday November 1, 2010 1:50 pm

Proposition 19, which would legalize and regulate production and distribution of marijuana in California, is trailing slightly in the two most recent polls from Field and PPP. While the polling is still relatively close, this is not a good sign. For Prop 19 to pass, there will need to be a very large turnout among supporters and young voters who are not being included in the pollsters’ “likely voter” models.

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