Drug Policy Not Mentioned in the State of the Union

By: Wednesday January 29, 2014 8:29 am

Absent from President Obama’s more than an hour long State of the Union address was any reference to drug policy reform or state level marijuana legalization. While Obama avoiding the issue isn’t surprising, it is disappointing giving the focus of the rest of the speech. Having accepted there is little chance of getting anything through [...]

6 Things Obama Could Do to Help the Pot Legalization Experiment

By: Tuesday January 21, 2014 10:51 am

In a far-reaching interview in the New Yorker President Obama expressed real concern about the racial disparity in marijuana arrests as well as the long sentences. He also said that it is “important” for the legalization experiments in Washington State and Colorado to go forward. The shift in rhetoric is welcome but actions are what [...]

Obama Calls New Marijuana Legalization Laws “Important”

By: Sunday January 19, 2014 1:00 pm

Showing that he is not immune to the rapidly shifting opinions on marijuana, President Obama told the New Yorker he thinks marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol and said what Colorado and Washington have done is important. This comes only days after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he has evolved on the issue [...]

Gov. Christie Is Officially Better Than President Obama on Medical Marijuana

By: Thursday September 12, 2013 10:45 am

New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie is not what you would call an ally of the marijuana reform movement. He slow rolled the implementation of the state’s medical marijuana¬† law. He pushed to make it far more restrictive than necessary. He even conditionally vetoed a bill to help serious ill children get access to medical [...]

Obama Punishes Medical Marijuana Patients in Many Ways Besides Arrest

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 9:28 am

Despite overwhelming support from the general public, significant backing from medical doctors, and even several prominent Republicans publicly acknowledging cannabis has a legitimate medical use, the Obama administration officially insists it does not. The administration’s traditional dodge when asked to explain this unpopular and scientifically unjustifiable position is to act as if it is a [...]

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