Tag: states’ rights

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February 27, 2014
02/27/2014
National Black Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Liberalizing Marijuana Penalties

National Black Caucus of State Legislators Calls for Liberalizing Marijuana Penalties

Members of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators recently resolved at their Annual Legislative Conference in favor of decriminalizing marijuana. “Whereas state and local governments could potentially stand...
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February 7, 2014
02/07/2014
Michigan High Court Rules for Medical Marijuana

Michigan High Court Rules for Medical Marijuana

In a bellwether case, the Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that cities and counties cannot pass ordinances that violate the state’s five-year-old Medical Marihuana Act. The ruling...
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January 24, 2014
01/24/2014
For First Time, CBS News Poll Has Majority for Marijuana Legalization

For First Time, CBS News Poll Has Majority for Marijuana Legalization

For the first time since the CBS News Poll first asked the question back in 1979, a slim majority of Americans support marijuana legalization. In the latest CBS...
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January 22, 2014
01/22/2014
Counterpunch: ACLU and WA Liquor Board Rally Against I-502 Moratorium

Counterpunch: ACLU and WA Liquor Board Rally Against I-502 Moratorium

Sometimes-loved ACLU lawyer Allison Holcomb and unlikely ally Sharon Foster (Chairwoman of the WA Liquor Control Board) have publicly stated that, should it come to it, they...
By: Devilmonk
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January 21, 2014
01/21/2014
WA State Attorney General Approves I-502 Moratoriums

WA State Attorney General Approves I-502 Moratoriums

With the recent opinion on I-502 moratoriums released by WA State AG, it seems that local governments can effectively ignore the state laws and ban even state-backed...
By: Devilmonk
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May 6, 2013
05/06/2013
Kal Penn of “Harold & Kumar” Off-base for Defending Obama Attacks in Medical Marijuana States

Kal Penn of “Harold & Kumar” Off-base for Defending Obama Attacks in Medical Marijuana States

Last week, Kal Penn, who plays Kumar in the “stoner” film franchise Harold & Kumar, spoke to Huffington Post Live about President Obama’s marijuana policies. During the April 26th interview, Penn...
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May 3, 2013
05/03/2013
San Diego Rally Against Federal Interference: May 6th

San Diego Rally Against Federal Interference: May 6th

Join patients, medical professionals, lawyers, advocates, and concerned citizens for a rally at the San Diego Federal Courthouse on Monday, May 6th at 12pm (Noon), against the...
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April 15, 2013
04/15/2013
House Members File Bipartisan “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act”

House Members File Bipartisan “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act”

A bi-partisan group of US representatives led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) Friday introduced legislation that would end the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that...
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April 15, 2013
04/15/2013
Report: No Easy Options for Feds in Legal Marijuana States

Report: No Easy Options for Feds in Legal Marijuana States

A new report prepared for Congress from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) concludes the feds have no easy options to fight Washington & Colorado on legal marijuana, as it...
By: Moirai
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March 11, 2013
03/11/2013
Rand Paul: Relax Marijuana Penalties, Allow States to Determine Pot Policy

Rand Paul: Relax Marijuana Penalties, Allow States to Determine Pot Policy

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has stated although he doesn’t personally believe cannabis should be legalized, the current penalties are overly harsh, and he supports I-502 & Amendment...
By: Moirai
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March 6, 2013
03/06/2013
Congressman: Ex-DEA Chiefs ‘Arrogant’ to Press for Pot Law Nullification

Congressman: Ex-DEA Chiefs ‘Arrogant’ to Press for Pot Law Nullification

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) on Tuesday blasted 8 former heads of the DEA for pressuring the Obama administration to crack down on laws legalizing the recreational use...
By: Moirai
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
Blumenauer Pushes States Rights’ Medical Marijuana Bill in Congress

Blumenauer Pushes States Rights’ Medical Marijuana Bill in Congress

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) Monday gave a public coming out event for a bill designed to stop federal government interference with medical marijuana patients and providers in...
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February 20, 2013
02/20/2013
The DC’s Jamie Weinstein: Legal Hemp Not Far Enough

The DC’s Jamie Weinstein: Legal Hemp Not Far Enough

Yesterday, conservative political blog The Daily Caller published a story about an industrial hemp bill introduced by Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, with a number of bipartisan...
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February 1, 2013
02/01/2013
Poll: Marijuana Users in Legal States Shouldn’t Be Arrested

Poll: Marijuana Users in Legal States Shouldn’t Be Arrested

In a recent poll conducted by the libertarian Reason Foundation, national support for recreational legalization of marijuana fell short, with 47%. Almost 75% of people polled think...
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January 16, 2013
01/16/2013
California Medical Pot Card Carrier Can Recover Seized Stash in Arizona

California Medical Pot Card Carrier Can Recover Seized Stash in Arizona

The Yuma County sheriff must return marijuana seized from a woman at a Border Patrol checkpoint because she has a medical card, an Arizona appeals court ruled....
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January 9, 2013
01/09/2013
Drug Czar Sees “Serious National Conversation” About Marijuana

Drug Czar Sees “Serious National Conversation” About Marijuana

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP—the drug czar’s office) head Gil Kerlikowske said Tuesday that the country is “in the midst of a serious national conversation...
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January 8, 2013
01/08/2013
NORMLIZE CONGRESS: Marijuana Law Reform Heating Up in 2013

NORMLIZE CONGRESS: Marijuana Law Reform Heating Up in 2013

The votes this past November in Colorado and Washington to regulate marijuana for adults have sparked a fire of change that seems to be spreading across the...
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January 7, 2013
01/07/2013
Tell Obama To ‘Just Say No’ to Joe

Tell Obama To ‘Just Say No’ to Joe

A White House online petition telling Obama to listen to the voters of Colorado and Washington about the future of cannabis legalization, not the famously anti-cannabis/pro drug war architect...
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December 20, 2012
12/20/2012
Alternet: “Will Obama Go After Legal Pot In Washington and Colorado?”

Alternet: “Will Obama Go After Legal Pot In Washington and Colorado?”

It has been nearly seven weeks since voters in Colorado and Washington made history, enacting at the ballot box unprecedented measures legalizing the adult possession on cannabis. Yet...
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December 19, 2012
12/19/2012
The Next Seven States to Legalize Marijuana?

The Next Seven States to Legalize Marijuana?

09:15pm Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson continues his coverage of marijuana legalization with a not unjustifiably optimistic article, “The Next Seven States to Legalize Pot.” Dickinson’s predictions:...
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