Florida Republicans Soften Stand On Medical Marijuana

"The quality of his life was undermined by this intense nausea," Gaetz recalls. "Ron Mudd said to me, 'I understand that marijuana might help; can you get me some?' And I did, and it helped."

FLORIDA:  E. Ronal Mudd was a Methodist chaplain who helped open Florida’s first hospice in Jacksonville, then became a cancer patient in it. By 1984, Mudd’s final weeks were consumed with just trying to keep his food down. He asked a friend to get him some marijuana. That friend was Don Gaetz, now the Republican Read the full article…

Reno Mayor Bob Cashell To Push For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

"I've seen what [marijuana] does to help people. I'm going to push for it."

NEVADA: Reno Mayor Bob Cashell has executed an about face on the issue of medical marijuana, saying today he will push for the licensing and proper zoning of dispensaries in the city of Reno. Cashell was a vocal critic of the law setting up a dispensary system for Nevada’s medical marijuana card holders when it was Read the full article…

Dems Rally Around Marijuana In 2014 Push

A bi-partisan group of House members sent a letter to the White House on Wednesday morning requesting a change in federal marijuana policy.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Lawmakers across the country are turning to relaxed marijuana laws as a winning issue ahead of 2014. A bi-partisan group of House members sent a letter to the White House on Wednesday morning requesting a change in federal marijuana policy. Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon led the group of 17 Democrats plus California Read the full article…

Dems Rally Around Marijuana In 2014 Push

Colorado's police chiefs are gathering to talk about legal weed,  from highway safety to home hash production.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Lawmakers across the country are turning to relaxed marijuana laws as a winning issue ahead of 2014. A bi-partisan group of House members sent a letter to the White House on Wednesday morning requesting a change in federal marijuana policy. Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon led the group of 17 Democrats plus California Read the full article…

Is Texas Ready To Get Kinky About Hemp?

TEXAS:  He’s run for office three times and lost. But here he is again, the novelist and troubadour that made a name for himself by turning country clichés into satiric social commentary, running for office. Richard “Kinky” Friedman (he got the nickname for his hair) is running as a Democrat for Agriculture Commissioner, and he has Read the full article…

Is Texas Ready To Get Kinky About Hemp?

Kinky Friedman says hemp could potentially be more drought-friendly alternative to cotton.

TEXAS:  He’s run for office three times and lost. But here he is again, the novelist and troubadour that made a name for himself by turning country clichés into satiric social commentary, running for office. Richard “Kinky” Friedman (he got the nickname for his hair) is running as a Democrat for Agriculture Commissioner, and he has Read the full article…

Seven State Legislators Support Wisconsin Marijuana Legalization

Joining Sargent’s pot proposal in the Assembly are Reps. Terese Berceau and Brett Hulsey of Madison, Rep. Sondy Pope of Cross Plains, Rep. Fred Clark of Baraboo and Rep. Tod Ohnstad of Kenosha.

WISCONSIN: Nearly three weeks after introducing a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, state Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, has attracted six co-sponsors, all Democrats. Joining Sargent’s pot proposal in the Assembly are Reps. Terese Berceau and Brett Hulsey of Madison, Rep. Sondy Pope of Cross Plains, Rep. Fred Clark of Baraboo and Rep. Tod Ohnstad of Kenosha. Read the full article…

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Backs Medical Marijuana, Would Consider Decriminalization

I personally believe that medical marijuana should be allowed for. I don’t know where the state is on that, as a population. Certainly as governor I think it’s important to be deferential to whether the state of Texas feels that it’s ready for that.

TEXAS: Our newspaper’s editorial board sat down today to interview Wendy Davis and her opponent in the Democratic primary for governor, Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal. It was my chance to ask her marijuana questions that her staff (and likely GOP opponent Greg Abbott’s staff) had been ducking me on. Let’s get right to this transcript of her answers: Read the full article…

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Backs Medical Marijuana, Would Consider Decriminalization

I personally believe that medical marijuana should be allowed for. I don’t know where the state is on that, as a population. Certainly as governor I think it’s important to be deferential to whether the state of Texas feels that it’s ready for that.

TEXAS: Our newspaper’s editorial board sat down today to interview Wendy Davis and her opponent in the Democratic primary for governor, Reynaldo “Ray” Madrigal. It was my chance to ask her marijuana questions that her staff (and likely GOP opponent Greg Abbott’s staff) had been ducking me on. Let’s get right to this transcript of her answers: Read the full article…

Iraq War Veteran, Marijuana Legalization Activist Launches Independent Candidacy For New Jersey Congressional District 12

NEW JERSEY:  Iraq War veteran Don DeZarn launched his independent candidacy for U.S. Congress in the 12th District. Speaking on Friday to a gathering of New Jersey Veterans for Medical Marijuana, DeZarn announced his challenge of sitting U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12). DeZarn highlighted his core goals, which include establishing congressional term limitis and abolishing Read the full article…