Don DeZarn, libertarian candidate for the New Jersey Senate, smoked a joint in Veteran’s Park in Hamilton, New Jersey. He said “This is for all my brothers and sisters who are currently being held prisoners of war by our government as a result of the war on drugs.”
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Dr. Christian Thurstone, board member of marijuana opposition group Project SAM and rehab profiteer, recently wrote about the teens in his facility turning up with more cannabinoids in their system: “It is reasonable now to question how much longer it will be before we see injection use of THC.” Russ Belville has an interesting take on his comments, and notes that Chevy Chase already tried that in the 70′s.
State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to a measure that will decriminalize possession of limited amounts of marijuana in Vermont. The bill will now be transmitted to Gov. Peter Shumlin, who is expected to sign it into law in coming weeks, at which time Vermont will become the Read More »
The government of the former Soviet republic of Georgia is considering legalizing marijuana, the country’s Labor, Health, and Social Affairs minister said Friday. “As far as drugs are concerned, ban-related mechanisms very often entail a ricochet effect, which means strengthening and development of other directions and etc.,” David Sergeyenko... Read More »
Rejoice Seattle bus riders… bus drivers will now treat legal amounts of lost marijuana (up to 1 ounce) as they would forgotten cell phones and iPods: as personal items that should be returned to a lost-and-found center for recovery by owners. In order to claim lost marijuana, owners will have to specify when it was lost, on which route and what the marijuana and its container looks like.
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon says that after hearing from people that could benefit from medical marijuana, she now supports HB-1, Illinois’ MMJ bill. HB-1, which allows doctors to prescribe marijuana, has passed the House and awaits a Senate vote.
The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that medical cannabis dispensaries are legal under state law, but cities and counties can still ban them. The decision in City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center is disappointing, but it is not the end of the fight for safe and dignified... Read More »
Marijuana advocates called it an historic day – one of Seattle’s top cops is taking part in the cannabis freedom march at Westlake Park–as they spread their message of widespread legal acceptance of pot.
Fly-over action sends message to Holder, launches advocates’ Peace for Patients campaign As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a commencement speech this morning for UC Berkeley law school graduates, a plane flew overhead with a banner that read “Holder: End Rx Cannabis War. #Peace4Patients,” in protest Read More »
Gaining support With House Bill 1318 and Senate Concurrent Resolution 3 Colorado lawmakers sought to blackmail voters into approving exorbitant taxes on cannabis. The Colorado legislature recently approved House Bill 1318 and it will go to Colorado voters in November. The bill passed the Senate without much of a battle given its... Read More »