DC’s New Attorney General Says Congress Didn’t Stop Marijuana Initiative

By: Wednesday December 31, 2014 10:04 am

Karl Racine, who starting next month will be D.C.’s first elected attorney general, believes the recently approved marijuana legalization initiative can move forward. He told the Washington Post: “We think Initiative 71 was basically self-enacted, just as the congresswoman does,” Racine said. “And we think there’s good support for that position, and we’re going to [...]

Omnibus Funding Bill is a Mixed Bag for Marijuana Reform

By: Sunday December 14, 2014 10:08 am

Late Saturday, the Senate approved an omnibus bill funding the federal government for the next year which contained two big provisions affecting marijuana policy. One very good and one very bad. On the positive side: Protection for medical marijuana patients. The funding bill contained a provision preventing the Department of Justice from using funds to [...]

Congress Plans to Overturn Democracy in D.C.

By: Tuesday December 9, 2014 9:07 am

Last month, people living in the District of Columbia turned out to overwhelmingly vote in favor of marijuana legalization. But now Congress is potentially planning to abuse their power by stripping the district’s roughly 650,000 citizens of their basic democratic rights. In budget negotiations, Congressional Democrats are thinking of giving in to the Republicans’ demand [...]

Overwhelming Support for Change to New York City’s Racist Marijuana Policy

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 6:17 am

Ending the racist and often illegal way the New York City police have abused the marijuana possession laws enjoys overwhelming support. According to Quinnipiac polling, 71 percent of New York City voters support “Mayor de Blasio’s decision to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, so that people found to be carrying small amounts of [...]

In the Future All Marijuana Edibles Might Need to Be Pre-Approved By Colorado Government

By: Monday November 17, 2014 7:22 am

In the ongoing effort to decide how to handle the regulation of marijuana edibles, the Colorado Department of Health is planning to recommend that all marijuana products need to go through an approval process before they can be sold. The worry is that some products are too appealing or confusing for children. From the Huffington [...]

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