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 [...]

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 pic.twitter.com/6e7IEnCLkx — 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.

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