The Seed Of Marijuana Legalization Spreading In Latin America

The fact that Pérez Molina – a hard-line ex-military general who waged the drug war – sounds like a speaker at a NORML conference illustrates how far, and how fast, the mood has shifted in Latin America.

GUATEMALA:  In a speech at the United Nations on Thursday, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina said his country was beginning work on drug policy reform, and praised the American trailblazers. Here’s an excerpt from his remarks:

Long Odds For Marijuana Advocates Trying To Win Super Bowl Spot

anyone who thinks a marijuana advocacy ad will run during the game on Fox this February may be smoking something already.

NEW YORK: A group promoting marijuana legalization is making a social-media bid to win online voting for a contest that will award a Super Bowl ad to a small business. But anyone who thinks a marijuana advocacy ad will run during the game on Fox this February may be smoking something already.

New Michigan Poll Finds Majority Support Marijuana Legalization

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MICHIGAN: A slight majority of Michigan voters now support legalizing marijuana. A recent poll from Lansing-based EPIC-MRA and commissioned by the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws shows 51 percent now back decriminalizing pot. Sixty-two percent of Democrats support the idea, with 49 percent of Republicans and 49 percent independents Read the full article…

Maryland State Senator Zirkin Plans To Introduce Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Again

MARYLAND: A state legislator will try again in 2014 to make the possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil rather than a criminal offense in the state of Maryland. 

Maryland State Senator Zirkin Plans To Introduce Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Again

Sen. Robert A. Zirkin (D-Dist. 11) of Owings Mills said he will introduce a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the 2014 General Assembly session. Patch file photo.

MARYLAND: A state legislator will try again in 2014 to make the possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil rather than a criminal offense in the state of Maryland. 

Fans Of Legal Marijuana Cheer But Opponents Speak Out Before Historic Senate Hearing On Pot

In the dash to acquire licenses and keep them in what will surely be a heavily guarded and regulated market, several pot stock companies stand to benefit.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The pros and cons of marijuna will take center stage Tuesday in Washington, D.C., when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a landmark hearing on legalization.

Ladies, Take Root!

Like our female cannabis plants, we all need to root ourselves firmly into the ground, nourish our bodies, get lots of water, grow into the light and sleep when it’s dark.

There is an ugly side to the Seattle cannabis movement. There are lawsuits and name calling, and narking and threats. People from other states probably think we lavish each other congratulatory back slaps with the passage of I-502. (That, in addition to smoking the very best weed in the entire universe, of course.) But no. Read the full article…