For Pot Movement, Sanjay Gupta Trumps Eric Holder


NEW JERSEY: The Drug War continued its death rattle this week, loosening further still the iron-fisted grip it’s had on the American psyche since Reefer Madness turned pot into the devil’s weed back in 1936.

Two Days in the Political Life of Marijuana

Will legalization end the black market?

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: People may have thought that the legalization of marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — in the last election was a high-water mark in the political life of the drug.

Advocates of Drugs-Sentencing Reform Welcome Eric Holder's Policy Overhaul

Anthony Papa was sentenced to 15 years to life in Sing Sing prison, for delivering a small amount of cocaine.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Anthony Papa was in debt and desperate for cash when he accepted an offer, from a bowling buddy, to get involved in a drug deal. In exchange for $500, the father-of-one was to deliver an envelope containing four ounces of cocaine from the Bronx to Mount Vernon, New York.

Americans Agree: Marijuana Shouldn't be Criminalized

Allen St. Pierre is the executive director and Paul Armentano is the deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in Washington.

NEW YORK:  Despite decades of propaganda from marijuana prohibitionists, a majority of the American public has indeed said “enough” to the policies of cannabis criminalization. And no amount of fear-mongering is going to change this fact.

New Gallup Poll: In U.S., 38% Have Tried Marijuana, Little Changed Since '80s

Fewer young adults have tried it today compared with in the 1970s and 1980s

NEW JERSEY: Even as Americans’ support for legalizing marijuana has doubled, and more than 20 states have loosened marijuana restrictions in various ways, Gallup finds relatively little increase throughout the past three decades in the percentage of U.S. adults who say they have tried marijuana.

The Mysterious History Of ‘Marijuana’

The House Judiciary Committee plans to move marijuana from the state’s list of controlled substances to regulated substances.

Marijuana has been intertwined with race and ethnicity in America since well before the word “marijuana” was coined. The drug, my colleague Gene Demby recently wrote, has a disturbing case of multiple personality disorder: It’s a go-to pop culture punch line. It’s the foundation of a growing recreational and medicinal industry. Yet according to the ACLU, Read the full article…

Should Pot Be Legal?

Jim Hill looks over the marijuana he grows for medical purposes at his farm in Potter Valley, Calif.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: America’s 40-year crawl toward legalization of marijuana is picking up speed. Twenty-six states have taken steps toward legalization, some quite bold. Just last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made one of the biggest moves yet, signing a package of bills addressing how marijuana will be grown, sold, taxed, and used.