Is Marijuana Legalization Inevitable?

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CALIFORNIA: The Marijuana Policy Project recently surprised NASCAR fans with an ad pushing recreational marijuana use. The commercial not only mimicked a beer ad to point out the hypocrisy of legalizing alcohol and not marijuana, it also made a case for why marijuana is safer.

State Officials: DOJ Has Given ‘Tacit Approval’ For Legalized Marijuana

Legalization advocates have also taken the Justice Department’s silence and the president’s comments as an indication that legalization won’t be stopped.

COLORADO: Colorado officials say they believe they have “tacit approval” from the U.S. Justice Department to implement voter-approved laws legalizing marijuana.

Garfield County Says No to Marijuana Industry

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COLORADO: Garfield County commissioners are saying no to the recreational marijuana industry. The commission voted 2-to-1 on Monday to ban recreational marijuana growing, product manufacturing facilities, testing facilities and retail stores in unincorporated areas. The ban will prevent 10 current medical marijuana growers from converting their businesses to supply the recreational market.

Coming Out of the Closet: My Experience with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

Certainly I would not be honest if I tried to say that my first experience with marijuana was for medical reasons. I liked getting “comfortably numb” as much as my friends. But I noticed one real benefit. When I smoked marijuana, the pain was better.

OREGON: This past week saw groundbreaking events take place in the drug policy reform movement. Most notable were Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s documentary CNN ‘Weed;’ Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of plans to change to the federal sentencing guidelines that could reduce the number of people in federal prisons for low-level drug law violations; federal Judge Read the full article…

Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana

More and more police officers are realizing the War on Drugs is a mistake

Most people don’t think “cops” when they think about who supports marijuana legalization. Police are, after all, the ones cuffing stoners, and law enforcement groups have a long history of lobbying against marijuana policy reform.

Washington may delay new marijuana sales rules

Washington State Recreational Marijuana Regs still being baked.

WASHINGTON:  State officials said Tuesday they want to delay for a few months final rules for selling, growing and processing recreational marijuana in Washington state, after hundreds of people attended public meetings around the state to air their thoughts on the proposed rules.

New York City Comptroller Releases Report Calling for Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Comptroller Liu’s report details the problems associated with marijuana arrests in New York City -- including racial disparities and the impact of saddling young people with a permanent criminal arrest record -- and the overall financial costs of marijuana prohibition.

NEW YORK: Today, New York City Comptroller John Liu announced the release of a report calling for a system to tax and regulate marijuana for adult recreational use. The report, to be released tomorrow, comes two days after Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin condemned the city’s police department’s use of stop and frisk – which has resulted Read the full article…

Denver Council to Settle 39 Issues Around New Retail Pot Framework

Ralph Morgan helps customers find the strain of marijuana they want at Organa Labs in Denver on March 19, 2013. The Denver City Council is debating how laws governing retail marijuana shops will impact dispensaries.

COLORADO: With legislation pending on whether to ask Denver voters to approve a 5 percent tax on retail marijuana sales, the Denver City Council on Monday will consider setting a host of rules and regulations for the new industry.