Marijuana legalization: The blustery crosscurrents of change

With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the restrictions on the use of marijuana or its derivatives in medical treatments.

COLORADO: Colorado Springs is among the cities debating whether to allow retail sales of marijuana for recreational use. New Hampshire may soon be the 19th state to support marijuana legalization for medical use.When it comes to marijuana legalization, the pot-scented winds of change are blustery. It’s sometimes hard to read the prevailing winds.

Marijuana legalization: The blustery crosscurrents of change

With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the restrictions on the use of marijuana or its derivatives in medical treatments.

COLORADO: Colorado Springs is among the cities debating whether to allow retail sales of marijuana for recreational use. New Hampshire may soon be the 19th state to support marijuana legalization for medical use.When it comes to marijuana legalization, the pot-scented winds of change are blustery. It’s sometimes hard to read the prevailing winds.

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…