Legal Marijuana in the States is Undermining Illegal Marijuana in Mexico

By: Tuesday December 2, 2014 10:36 am

In another sign that marijuana legalization in the United States is achieving the goals of the reform movement, there are indications that it is already undermining the illegal marijuana trade in Mexico. From NPR: “Two or three years ago, a kilogram [2.2 pounds] of marijuana was worth $60 to $90,” says Nabor, a 24-year-old pot [...]

Marijuana Legalization Passes Big Political Test in Uruguay

By: Monday December 1, 2014 8:13 am

Marijuana legalization in Uruguay should proceed as planned. On Sunday marijuana reform survived its biggest political threat when Tabare Vazquez easily won the Presidential election by beating Luis Lacalle Pou in the run off. Tabare Vazquez is a member of the ruling Broad Front coalition, which pushed through the legalization law a year ago. He [...]

Why I’m Thankful for the Recent Marijuana Legalization Victories

By: Thursday November 27, 2014 6:18 am

This Thanksgiving what I’m thankful for is the recent marijuana legalization victories in D.C., Oregon, and Alaska. In the short term, it will product positive change in these jurisdictions that should reduce wasteful arrests. In the long term, the three wins are slowly but surely pushing politicians across the country to accept that the end [...]

D.C. Moves One Step Closer to Allowing Recreational Marijuana Stores

By: Tuesday November 25, 2014 1:27 pm

Marijuana legalization continues to slowly but steadily move forward in our nation’s capital. On Tuesday the D.C. Council bill to tax and regulate marijuana was approved by the Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs. The bill would provide the basic framework for licensing recreational marijuana businesses and retail stores in D.C. While Initiative 71 [...]

Some Congressional Republicans Look to Block Marijuana Legalization in D.C.

By: Monday November 24, 2014 12:21 pm

The people of D.C. voted overwhelmingly in favor of marijuana legalization earlier this month but it might not happen because the 650,000 people in our nation’s capital lack basic democratic rights. Even though the people of D.C. have no representation in Congress, Congress has the power to override any local laws in D.C. At least [...]


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