After Legalization Votes, Marijuana Use Down Slightly Among Teens

By: Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:11 am

One of the most oft-cited arguments by prohibitionists against marijuana legalization ballot initiatives in 2012 was that it will send the “wrong” message to teenagers and more would start using marijuana as a result. Yet the year after voters approved legalization in Colorado and Washington State, national teen marijuana use rates around the country were [...]

Washington Post Makes Massive Factual Mistake in Editorial Against Marijuana Legalization

By: Monday September 15, 2014 7:10 am

Despite overwhelming support for marijuana legalization among the residents of Washington D.C. the Washington Post’s editorial board has come out against Initiative 71, a legalization measure on the ballot this November. What is particularly disappointing about their piece is they got the basic facts wrong, which completely undermines their main argument. From the editorial: It’s [...]

Congressional Gridlock Indirectly Helps Legalization Efforts in D.C.

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 9:49 am

The historic level of Congressional dysfunction this year has indirectly delivered a victory for marijuana legalization efforts in the District of Columbia. A Congressional effort to prevent D.C. from moving forward with marijuana reform was effectively killed for the time being Tuesday night when Congressional Republicans introduced a “clean” continuing resolution to keep the government [...]

Lewiston Becomes Latest City in Maine to Put Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 11:29 am

The voters of Lewiston, Maine will have a chance to express their opinion about marijuana legalization this November. According to the Portland Press Herald, the Lewiston City Council voted unanimously to put the marijuana legalization initiative on the general election ballot. Lewiston is the second largest city in the state. The initiative is the work [...]

How Congressional Dysfunction Could Help Marijuana Reform in the Nation’s Capitol

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 10:15 am

The historically unproductive Congress has mostly been a burden on the country but one of the few unlikely benefactors of this dysfunction could be marijuana reform efforts in the District of Columbia. The people living in D.C. live under an unfair and anti-democratic set of rules. Even though the American citizens living in the district [...]


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