Why Congress Voting to Ban Welfare at Marijuana Stores Is Good News for Reform

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 8:03 am

On Tuesday the House voted for the so-called “no welfare for weed” bill which would prohibit the electronic-benefit transfer (EBT) cards from being used to make purchases at marijuana stores or to withdraw money from ATMs in such stores. The bill is more a response to handful of sensational headlines than an actual problem, and [...]

Marijuana Use in Vogue

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 9:32 am

I mean this both figuratively and literally. Vogue Magazine features an article about one of the editors recent experience with cooking legal marijuana in Colorado after having not consumed it in over two decades. From Jeffery Steingarten’s piece in Vogue: More friends drifted in for the next few hours while, using the medicated oil and [...]

Maintaining Americans’ Healthier Marijuana Habits

By: Thursday July 31, 2014 7:08 am

There is one aspect of America marijuana consumption that public health experts should consider good news. American marijuana consumers have a tradition of not mixing their marijuana with tobacco, unlike most other industrialized nations. The 2014 Global Drug Survey found only 7 percent of American marijuana users who chose to take part in the survey said [...]

Cigarette Taxes and What They Mean for Legal Marijuana

By: Monday July 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Cigarettes are one of the most heavily taxed products in American but in the future legal marijuana could easily end up with a tax rate on par with cigarettes or even surpassing them. To understand why, you need to look at the current dynamics surrounding cigarette taxes. A very small group of people are impacted [...]

Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Containing Amendment to Prevent Marijuana Reform in D.C.

By: Tuesday July 15, 2014 5:53 am

On Monday the White House issued a veto threat against H.R. 5016, the appropriations bill which contains the amendment from Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to prevent D.C. from spending money on marijuana decriminalization or legalization. President Obama opposes the underlying bill for several reasons laid out in the statement but did specifically mention the Harris [...]


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