Washington Post Makes Massive Factual Mistake in Editorial Against Marijuana Legalization

By: Monday September 15, 2014 7:10 am

Despite overwhelming support for marijuana legalization among the residents of Washington D.C. the Washington Post’s editorial board has come out against Initiative 71, a legalization measure on the ballot this November. What is particularly disappointing about their piece is they got the basic facts wrong, which completely undermines their main argument. From the editorial: It’s [...]

The Myth That America Was Once Close to Legalizing Marijuana

By: Monday February 24, 2014 9:30 am

One persistent myth I keep encountering in marijuana policy is the idea America was really “close” to legalizing marijuana in the late 70′s before there was a backlash. The rehashing of this myth was the one big problem in what was otherwise a good Washington Post article about the history of the legalization. From the [...]

Medical Marijuana Sold for the First Time in DC

By: Tuesday July 30, 2013 9:50 am

After a legal battle that lasted more than a decade, the first legal medical marijuana was sold in Washington D.C. yesterday. From the Washington Post: The 15-year struggle to legalize medical marijuana in the District ended like this: A 51-year-old Northwest resident entered a North Capitol Street rowhouse Monday evening and emerged 90 minutes later [...]

Washington Post Calls on Obama to Leave Colorado and Washington Marijuana Laws Alone

By: Monday November 26, 2012 9:10 am

Since the election we have seen politicians and prominent organizations saying that although they don’t support the idea of marijuana legalization, they still believe the will of the electorate should be respected. The passage of the two initiatives has given marijuana legalization a legitimacy in Americans politics it has never enjoyed before.

Poll Finds Americans Evenly Split on Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 7:24 am

The first national poll about marijuana legalization taken since voters in Colorado and Washington State approved legalization ballot measures, finds th3 country evenly split on the issue. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 48 percent of American adults favor legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana while 50 percent of adults oppose it.

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