Marijuana Legalization: The Rise Of A Drug From Outlaw Status To Retail Shelves

The growing strength of the movement to legalize marijuana represents a sea of change for a drug that first became prominent as a symbol of the 1960s counterculture.

OREGON:  After voters in Washington and Colorado voted to legalize marijuana in 2012, Alison Holcomb would tell pot activists it was too early to say that the rest of America was ready to accept the drug. Holcomb, an American Civil Liberties Union official who managed Washington’s legalization campaign, recalled that nearly a dozen states – Read the full article…

Our View: It’s Time To Legalize Marijuana

We think Ballot Measure 91 strikes the right balance between Colorado's overly permissive law and Washington state's excessively restrictive statute.

OREGON:  In 2012, we recommended voters reject a ballot measure that would have legalized recreational marijuana because it was badly written and likely to create more problems than it solved. This year, a group of legalization advocates have put forward a very detailed, carefully worded initiative that has none of the drawbacks of the 2012 Read the full article…