First Legal Marijuana Sale Made in Washington State

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 8:22 am

Lines form in Washington as licensed marijuana shops open. Image via @THEMMEXCHANGE — Reset.Me (@resetmenews) July 8, 2014 This is a historic day in Washington State as the first legal recreational marijuana sale was made around 8:00 am this morning. A year and a half after the voters approved marijuana legalization, there is now finally [...]

Could Marijuana Legalization Actually Reduce the Use of Other Drugs?

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 8:02 am

I was looking at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime 2014 Wold Drug Report (PDF)  and I was happy to see at least some acknowledgement that marijuana legalization could potentially have a positive impact on public health. Looking at the health impact, it is also important to try to determine if there is [...]

Democracy-Hating Congressman May Accidentally Legalize Marijuana in D.C.

By: Friday June 27, 2014 10:45 am

It is tough to know if you should despise Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) more for wanting to strip a group of Americans citizens (who are predominately African-American) of their basic democratic rights or because he is just bad at his job. At issue is an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill [...]

The Legal Marijuana Industry: More Suits than Tie-Dye T-shirts

By: Wednesday June 25, 2014 7:52 am

My first impression of the first Cannabis Business Summit in Denver was how mundane the attendees look. Most of the roughly 1,200 people at the conference are male, middle aged, and clothed in outfits ranging from suits to the default business casual uniform of khakis with a collared shirt.

How a Sneaky GOP Congressman Will Try to Block DC Marijuana Decriminalization

By: Wednesday June 25, 2014 4:39 am

Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) has announced he will attempt to block Washington DC from implementing the marijuana law recently passed by the DC City Council and signed by DC Mayor Vincent Gray, which lowers the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana to a misdemeanor.

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