Tag: prohibition

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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
NY Times Calls on Feds to End Marijuana Ban

NY Times Calls on Feds to End Marijuana Ban

The New York Times editorial board put out a call for the federal government to end the ban on marijuana. Obviously, I agree and there is a...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia

The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia

The federal law that makes possession of marijuana a crime has its origins in legislation that was passed in an atmosphere of hysteria during the 1930s and...
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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
Homeowners’ Associations Can Regulate Marijuana in Neighborhoods

Homeowners’ Associations Can Regulate Marijuana in Neighborhoods

Homeowners’ associations cannot legally ban their members from using marijuana in their homes in states where it is legal to do so, but some HOAs are attempting...
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July 18, 2014
07/18/2014
House Votes to Let Banks Take Deposits From Marijuana Businesses

House Votes to Let Banks Take Deposits From Marijuana Businesses

In a historic vote Wednesday, the US House has approved an amendment to the Treasury Department appropriations bill barring the agency from spending any money to punish...
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July 16, 2014
07/16/2014
Poll: Six Out Of Ten Americans Support Retail Marijuana Sales In Colorado

Poll: Six Out Of Ten Americans Support Retail Marijuana Sales In Colorado

More than six out of ten Americans – including majorities of self-identified Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – support the regulation and retail sale of marijuana in Colorado,...
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July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
DEA May Be Losing the War On Marijuana Politics

DEA May Be Losing the War On Marijuana Politics

The LA Times reports how the Drug Enforcement Administration is under attack in Congress as it holds its ground against pot legalization, even in the face of public...
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July 8, 2014
07/08/2014
DC Marijuana Initiative Hands in Plenty of Signatures

DC Marijuana Initiative Hands in Plenty of Signatures

It now looks extremely likely that the residents of the nation’s capitol will vote in November on whether to legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts...
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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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June 26, 2014
06/26/2014
USDA Releases Official Workplace Policy on Marijuana, Highlights State and Federal Law Conflict

USDA Releases Official Workplace Policy on Marijuana, Highlights State and Federal Law Conflict

In a memo obtained by NORML, released in late May, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) clarified their drug policy in light of the growing number...
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June 23, 2014
06/23/2014
The Drug War is the Other War Bush-Era Neocons Can’t Quit

The Drug War is the Other War Bush-Era Neocons Can’t Quit

Reason’s Nick Gillespie calls out George W. Bush’s drug czar, John P. Walters, for his written delusion in Politico that the current drug war has victory around the corner. Walters peddles...
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June 19, 2014
06/19/2014
Gov. Cuomo Attempts to Obstruct the Compassionate Care Act

Gov. Cuomo Attempts to Obstruct the Compassionate Care Act

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has had three-and-a-half years to weigh in on New York’s medical marijuana legislation. Instead, he first opposed medical marijuana outright. Then, this January, he...
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June 16, 2014
06/16/2014
Federal Government Survey Dispels Myth That Rolling Back Marijuana Prohibition Laws Will Lead to an Increase in Teen Marijuana Use

Federal Government Survey Dispels Myth That Rolling Back Marijuana Prohibition Laws Will Lead to an Increase in Teen Marijuana Use

Federal Government Survey Dispels Myth That Rolling Back Marijuana Prohibition Laws Will Lead to an Increase in Teen Marijuana Use Biennial CDC survey finds rate of current...
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June 12, 2014
06/12/2014
The Green Thumb and Purple Haze: Intv. With Oteil Burbridge & LeVar Carter

The Green Thumb and Purple Haze: Intv. With Oteil Burbridge & LeVar Carter

When I heard about The Adventures of The Green Thumb and Purple Haze, cannabis powered superheroes, I knew I was in for a treat, and boy, was I...
By: Rae Lland
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June 11, 2014
06/11/2014
Mexico May Follow Colorado and Washington on Marijuana Policy

Mexico May Follow Colorado and Washington on Marijuana Policy

Mexico’s president is hinting that he is considering making marijuana legal south of the border, San Francisco Weekly reports. In an interview published Sunday in El Pais, President...
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June 11, 2014
06/11/2014
The Long Wait: Dealing With the Dealer

The Long Wait: Dealing With the Dealer

Even without the scores of hazy clouds billowing between my present high and those of my days living in Brooklyn a decade hence, the chronological gulf would...
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June 9, 2014
06/09/2014
DEA Leaning on Massachusetts Docs With Dispensaries Ties

DEA Leaning on Massachusetts Docs With Dispensaries Ties

The Boston Globe is reporting today that the DEA has been visiting Massachusetts doctors involved with yet-to-open medical marijuana dispensaries and giving them an ultimatum: Cut your ties with...
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June 6, 2014
06/06/2014
NORML PAC Endorses Troy Jackson in Maine 2nd CD Primary

NORML PAC Endorses Troy Jackson in Maine 2nd CD Primary

NORML PAC is endorsing state Senator Troy Jackson in his campaign to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine. “Troy Jackson is a man of the people...
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June 2, 2014
06/02/2014
US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs

US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs

After a long debate that had the US House of Representatives in session until after midnight, the lower chamber of Congress cast a historic 219 to 189...
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