New York legislation will never be progressive

Gov Cuomo

NEW YORK: Earlier this year, New York looked poised to become the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana. The state Assembly passed a bill by a 99-41 margin June 3. A Quinnipiac poll taken that week indicated that 70 percent of New Yorkers supported the idea. And in the state Senate, the Republicans who had Read the full article…

Marijuana's march toward mainstream confounds feds

Brent Miller in one of the grow rooms of his medical marijuana grow operation in Seattle.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of ‘‘Reefer Madness’’ to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of ‘‘Just Say No.’’ The next 25 years took the nation from Bill Clinton, who famously ‘‘didn’t inhale,’’ to Barack Obama, who most emphatically Read the full article…

American Mayors: Let Them Smoke Pot

Earnest described the Obama administration's position on marijuana as mainly focused on prosecuting drug traffickers rather than individual users.

It has been more than seven months since voters in Colorado and Washington State chose to legalize marijuana for recreational use, in contravention of federal drug laws. It has been more than three months since Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would announce his department’s response to the new statutes “relatively Read the full article…

American Mayors: Let Them Smoke Pot

Earnest described the Obama administration's position on marijuana as mainly focused on prosecuting drug traffickers rather than individual users.

It has been more than seven months since voters in Colorado and Washington State chose to legalize marijuana for recreational use, in contravention of federal drug laws. It has been more than three months since Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would announce his department’s response to the new statutes “relatively Read the full article…

Vermont Decriminalizes Marijuana Starting Monday

Stopthedrugwar.org

VERMONT: As of Monday, Vermont will be the 17th state to decriminalize marijuana possession. A bill passed earlier this year goes into effect then. The measure, House Bill 200, was sponsored by Rep. Christopher Pearson (P-Burlington), with a tripartisan group of 38 cosponsors. It ends criminal penalties for the possession of up to an ounce of Read the full article…