An analysis of the complexity involved with legalizing marijuana, from one programmer's perspective.Read more »
New legislation in Washington state went into effect this week that legalizes for the first time in ages the possession of marijuana. Federal law still says otherwise, though, setting up the Justice Department to make some serious determinations. Even as smoking up became protected by state law in Washington starting Thursday, coast-to-coast prohibition as provided by a long-standing federal ruling remains on the books. For marijuana advocates in the Pacific Northwest, the lifting of the ban is a pretty big victory.Read more »
By Sadie Gurman
Posted: 11/06/2012 08:40:44 PM PST
An amendment that would make it legal in Colorado for individuals to possess and for businesses to sell marijuana for recreational use has passed.
The Denver Post made the call at approximately 9:15 p.m.
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f you were to put televangelist Pat Robertson, progressive media mogul Arianna Huffington, libertarian billionaire David Koch, and rap/reggae artist Snoop Dogg in a room together, do you think you could get them all to unanimously agree on anything?
Sounds like an impossible task. But actually there is common ground: they all believe our war on marijuana has failed. All of the above public figures believe in either the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana.Read more »
If you really want to address racism then we need to address two issues, the drug war and the fact that 3 of every 4 black babies is born to an unwed mother. The war on drugs is disproportionately applied to blacks, and once a person has a criminal record you can “legally” discriminate against them.Read more »
Libertarians are often marginalized, typically by the right, for wanting to legalize drugs. ”Whaddya wanna have HEROIN in vending machines!?!”, as some have ridiculously asked.
And while it’s true that Libertarians don’t support government action for dealing with a drug problem, it isn’t usually true that we think that people should use HARD drugs.
CONCORD, N.H. — A bill to decriminalize marijuana possession under one-half ounce is flying high into the House with an endorsement by the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.Read more »
Earlier this month, The Blaze reported on the White House’s new “We the People” tool, which allows people to create their own online petitions on any issue they choose.
If a petition garners 5,000 signatures within 30 days, the White House promises lawmakers will automatically review it and the Obama administration will issue an official response on the subject.
The site went live Thursday. The first petition to cross the 5,000 signature threshold? One advocating for marijuana legalization.Read more »
Jailed marijuana activist Marc Emery is suffering from a “superbug” infection called MRSA, leaving his wife seriously concerned for his health as he serves at least three more years in a Mississippi prison.
Jodie Emery said he was diagnosed earlier this year after a boil above his buttock tested positive for the infectionRead more »
It's a good thing that Prop. 19 failed! Read why here.Read more »
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