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 [...]

Congressional Research Service Report on Possibility of Taxing Legal Marijuana

By: Friday November 21, 2014 7:32 am

If you want insight into how Congress might eventually treat marijuana when it is finally legalized at the federal level, you should read this new Congressional Research Service report on possible options for taxing cannabis. The service prepared this report at the request of members of Congress. The report looks at not only the potential [...]

Signatures Submitted to Get Marijuana Legalization on the 2016 Nevada Ballot

By: Friday November 14, 2014 9:11 am

The 2014 election just ended but already marijuana reform supporters are getting ready for the 2016 election. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Nevada has turned in what should be more than a sufficient number of signatures to get their legalization measure put on the ballot in 2016. [...]


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