Designing the Perfect Pot Local Option

By: Monday February 17, 2014 6:42 am

As marijuana legalization spreads to more states, one of the biggest decisions will be how much, if any, regulatory authority should be vested in local governments. In both Colorado and Washington State cities have the power to ban marijuana businesses, and the United States has a long history with local option laws for alcohol. In [...]

LIVESTREAM: Rhode Island State Legislators Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 9:32 am

Live streaming video by Ustream Regulate Rhode Island will livestream the press conference, which is slated to begin sometime between 3 and 3:30pm ET Rhode Island Assemblywoman Edith Ajello and Senator Josh Miller will introduce a bill to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol at a 3pm ET press conference today. Rhode Island’s Marijuana Regulation, [...]

Dueling Pot Billboards Outside the Super Bowl

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 10:05 am

It is fitting that the first Super Bowl to feature teams from state that legalized marijuana is going to be surrounded by billboards with dueling marijuana messages. Marijuana Policy Project has put up several billboards around the stadium focused on advancing their highly successful message that marijuana is safer than alcohol. Below are just two [...]

Holder Promises Action on Marijuana Banking

By: Friday January 24, 2014 7:59 am

State legal marijuana business might soon get some help establishing banking accounts. During an appearance at University of Virginia, Attorney General Eric Holder promised the administration would soon release new guidance for federal law enforcement regarding marijuana banking. This presumably should make banks more willing to accept accounts from marijuana businesses. From Politico: “We’re in [...]

Obama’s Improved Pot Rhetoric Is Just Rhetoric for Now

By: Thursday January 23, 2014 9:16 am

During a New Yorker interview President Obama made some very positive statements about marijuana reform but his administration was quick to point out he is not using his power to change federal policy. When asked if Obama’s remarks were meant to set a new drug policy, Press Secretary Jay Carney stated there has been no [...]


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