How to regulate pot when it's legal

Public perceptions about pot have come a long way, from the dire warnings of "Reefer Madness" to growing acceptance of medical marijuana.

CALIFORNIA: It’s becoming a cliché: The tide is turning in the debate over cannabis. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, publicly reversed his position and now supports medical cannabis.

Sirota: Applauding a former drug warrior’s contrition

Public figures like Gupta who admit their errors can end up being far more trustworthy than those who never admit to being wrong.

COLORADO: Whether it is the impeached Bill Clinton leaving office with solid approval ratings or the once-disgraced Eliot Spitzer now surging in New York City electoral polls, there is ample evidence that America forgives public figures for their transgressions. And yet, contrition is not exactly common on the public stage.

Sirota: Applauding a former drug warrior’s contrition

Public figures like Gupta who admit their errors can end up being far more trustworthy than those who never admit to being wrong.

COLORADO: Whether it is the impeached Bill Clinton leaving office with solid approval ratings or the once-disgraced Eliot Spitzer now surging in New York City electoral polls, there is ample evidence that America forgives public figures for their transgressions. And yet, contrition is not exactly common on the public stage.

Colorado Poll: Marijuana Bill Won't Bring Rocky Mountain High

Dispensaries are awaiting a Michigan Senate vote on proposed legislation that would fully legalize the type of transactions and grow operation the business needs to allow it to succeed.

COLORADO: Colorado voters support 54 – 41 percent the state’s new law legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Support is 73 – 24 percent among Democrats and 54 – 39 percent among independent voters, with Republicans opposed 63 – 35 percent. 

Colorado Poll: Marijuana Bill Won't Bring Rocky Mountain High

Lawmakers think they have at least a partial solution to cities banning marijuana businesses: paying the locals to let licensed weed come to town.

COLORADO: Colorado voters support 54 – 41 percent the state’s new law legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Support is 73 – 24 percent among Democrats and 54 – 39 percent among independent voters, with Republicans opposed 63 – 35 percent. 

The Incredible Impact of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Medical Marijuana Special

Neurosurgeon tells CNN's Piers Morgan science is on the side of marijuana

NEW YORK: A little over a week ago, Dr. Sanjay Gupta aired a one hour CNN special on medical marijuana. The impact of his special and an op-ed that he wrote for CNN - where he apologized for his past opposition to medical marijuana – has been incredible! In the run-up to Gupta’s CNN special, his op-ed made Read the full article…

White House Won't Say If Obama's Medical Marijuana Stance May Be Swayed By Sanjay Gupta

"Polls show that legalizing marijuana is a mainstream issue and that a super-majority of voters wants the feds to let states implement their own marijuana laws without harassment"

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The White House declined to weigh in Tuesday on whether President Barack Obama has changed his position on medical marijuana use after the president’s onetime choice for surgeon general, Sanjay Gupta, reversed his stance and apologized for misleading the public on the drug’s effects.

Medical Marijuana: Time to Make it Legal in Florida?

Alfred Robinson, 59, who calls himself a “medical marijuana missionary” pleaded no contest to cultivation charges on Monday after a judge refused to let him use a medical necessity defense.

FLORIDA: Pasco County’s Alfred Robinson, 59, says he uses marijuana instead of prescription pills to treat severe back pain caused by degenerative disc disease.

Medical Marijuana: Time to Make it Legal in Florida?

Alfred Robinson, 59, who calls himself a “medical marijuana missionary” pleaded no contest to cultivation charges on Monday after a judge refused to let him use a medical necessity defense.

FLORIDA: Pasco County’s Alfred Robinson, 59, says he uses marijuana instead of prescription pills to treat severe back pain caused by degenerative disc disease.

82% Say U.S. Not Winning War on Drugs

End the 40-Year War on Drugs

Americans continue to overwhelmingly believe the so-called war on drugs is failing, but they are more divided on how much the United States should be spending on it. Just four percent (4%) of American Adults believe the United States is winning the war on drugs, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Eighty-two Read the full article…