Tag: drug policy

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July 29, 2014
07/29/2014
Five Things the “Straight” Business World Continues to Get Wrong About Marijuana

Five Things the “Straight” Business World Continues to Get Wrong About Marijuana

As the multi-billion dollar cannabis market transitions above ground, there is no shortage of conflict and confusion while investors and entrepreneurs scramble to get their hands in...
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July 28, 2014
07/28/2014
New York Times: End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

New York Times: End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

What is arguably the most influential and respected newspaper in the United States is ready to free the weed. In a Sunday editorial, the New York Times...
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July 28, 2014
07/28/2014
At Colorado’s Borders, a Dividing Line Over Marijuana

At Colorado’s Borders, a Dividing Line Over Marijuana

The legal marijuana market in Colorado has created a bonanza for “green entrepreneurs” and tax collectors in the state. At the same time, it has put pressure...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Sentencing Commission Cuts Up to 46,000 Drug War Prisoners’ Sentences

Sentencing Commission Cuts Up to 46,000 Drug War Prisoners’ Sentences

In a much anticipated move, the US Sentencing Commission last Friday voted unanimously to retroactively apply previously approved reductions in federal sentencing guidelines to federal drug war...
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July 24, 2014
07/24/2014
Dabless in Seattle?

Dabless in Seattle?

I must admit the suspense is killing me. It would appear that bad news is coming, but it’s just how bad that worries me. Legal weed is...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
Alaska Will Vote on the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in November

Alaska Will Vote on the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in November

Since Colorado began selling legalized recreational marijuana January 1, 2014, and Washington followed on July 8, 2014, the rest of the country has been wondering which state...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
DC Newspaper Will Pay Your Marijuana Fine

DC Newspaper Will Pay Your Marijuana Fine

A DC newspaper is eager to see how local law enforcement will be dealing with the recent marijuana decrim, so they’ve offered to pay the $25 fine for...
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July 16, 2014
07/16/2014
Sh%t The Feds Say: Weed Becomes More Dangerous When Legal

Sh%t The Feds Say: Weed Becomes More Dangerous When Legal

There is just something fundamentally unjust about demonizing a thing of which you have no experience. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute for Drug Abuse, feels...
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July 15, 2014
07/15/2014
The White House Opposes Congressional Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform

The White House Opposes Congressional Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform

In a Statement of Administration Policy, released today, President Obama’s administration took a firm stance against recent efforts by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to restrict the District...
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July 15, 2014
07/15/2014
Benton Mackenzie: Terminal Cancer Patient Treated Like Cartel Boss

Benton Mackenzie: Terminal Cancer Patient Treated Like Cartel Boss

The American judicial system has displayed another staggering lack of humanity and compassion. Iowa resident and terminal cancer patient Benton Mackenzie faces up to three years in...
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July 8, 2014
07/08/2014
Schedule 1 Lunacy and Montana Weed

Schedule 1 Lunacy and Montana Weed

One group of hyper-conservative prohibitionists, going by the moniker of SafeMontana, illustrate yet another problem with roots in the irrational Schedule 1 status of cannabis.
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July 3, 2014
07/03/2014
Loophole Offers Potential Path for Some Minor League Players to Smoke Way Onto Major League Rosters

Loophole Offers Potential Path for Some Minor League Players to Smoke Way Onto Major League Rosters

Inside a minor league clubhouse this year, a player who had tested positive for marijuana a second time informed teammates of the 50-game suspension he would serve...
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July 2, 2014
07/02/2014
West Virginia’s Unevolved Approach to Cannabis

West Virginia’s Unevolved Approach to Cannabis

Marijuana prosecutions, in correlation with a softening national perception, are falling across the country. However, this is not true in every corner of America. Hancock county, West...
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July 1, 2014
07/01/2014
Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki Talks Drug Reform

Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki Talks Drug Reform

In a conference call this morning, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki discussed the impact of his award-winning drug war documentary The House I Live In and where we go...
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July 1, 2014
07/01/2014
Bill Clinton Encourages States to Experiment With Marijuana Bills

Bill Clinton Encourages States to Experiment With Marijuana Bills

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Sunday on Meet the Press expressing his belief that states should ‘experiment’ with allowing adults to use marijuana recreationally, Washington Post reports....
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July 1, 2014
07/01/2014
Russell Brand (And Others) Ask Prime Minister to Decriminalize

Russell Brand (And Others) Ask Prime Minister to Decriminalize

Russell Brand, British comedian and former husband of Katy Perry, has joined with some 90 celebrities, health experts, lawyers and politicians (including Sir Richard Branson and Sting)...
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July 1, 2014
07/01/2014
A Brief History of Hemp in Colonial America

A Brief History of Hemp in Colonial America

The Leaf Online delves into the roots of hemp in American culture such as when and where it was first grown, as well as how it was used for industrial, medicinal, religious...
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July 1, 2014
07/01/2014
Philadelphia: City of Brotherly Love and Rogue Cops

Philadelphia: City of Brotherly Love and Rogue Cops

Things aren’t as sunny in Philadelphia as they may seem. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey spoke out to announce his intention to continue arresting people for cannabis,...
By: Rae Lland
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June 30, 2014
06/30/2014
UK Bans Khat (Herb Safer Than Tobacco)

UK Bans Khat (Herb Safer Than Tobacco)

The UK government recently scheduled khat as a class C controlled substance, making it illegal to possess, grow or use. For some background, khat, a plant native...
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June 30, 2014
06/30/2014
Federal Bill Would Protect Cannabis Patients’ Gun Rights

Federal Bill Would Protect Cannabis Patients’ Gun Rights

Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) offered an amendment to Senate appropriations bill S. 2347 on June 19, which would stop the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from targeting...
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