My Best Guess on Outcomes of Marijuana Initiatives

NORML will be holding its 2015 Legislative Fly-In in Washington, DC, on May 21 and 22

BY Keith Stroup  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  This column is being written a couple of days prior to the November 4th election, and will be published on Monday, Nov. 3, election eve. So it only seems appropriate to offer my prognosis on the four statewide marijuana-related voter initiatives, as well as a number of municipal voter initiatives in Read the full article…

The Secrets Behind The Midterms

Two of the states on that extended list, Colorado and Iowa, have paid off for Republicans. It’s still far from certain that they will defeat Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado or Rep. Bruce Braley in Iowa, who is trying to hold retiring senator Tom Harkin’s seat. Republicans have a clear shot at both, and this has strengthened their chances of taking the majority.

By E.J. Dionne Jr. There’s a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What’s not being widely talked about is as important as what’s in the news. Under appreciated fact No. 1: The number of Democratic seats that are not in play this year.In planning their effort to take control of the Read the full article…

Panhandle Politicians Separated By Pot Policies

“It’s a failure, just as prohibition was a failure, and we ought to treat marijuana just like alcohol,”

TEXAS: In the race for State Senate District 31, which covers 37 counties from the Texas Panhandle to the Permian Basin, Republican Sen. Kel Seliger and Libertarian Steven Gibson of Midland fall on the same side of many issues. Traditionally conservative emphasis on keeping taxes low, maintaining the second amendment and securing the Texas-Mexico border all Read the full article…

Meet The Money Men Behind Medical Marijuana

Orlando attorney John Morgan, 58, has given $4.7 million and is leading the charge to pass Amendment 2.

FLORIDA: Spurred by deeply personal connections to drug use, two wealthy men have emerged as the biggest players in the debate over medical marijuana in Florida. For John Morgan, an Orlando trial attorney who has spent $4.7 million on the pro-pot campaign, the motivation comes from a younger brother who has been paralyzed for decades. Illegal Read the full article…

The Importance Of Getting Stoners To Vote On Nov. 4

NORML will be holding its 2015 Legislative Fly-In in Washington, DC, on May 21 and 22

by Keith Stroup Legalization Initiatives on the 2014 Ballot As we approach the midterm elections this November 4th, it is important that everyone understand the right to vote is both a privilege and a responsibility of citizenship that should not be overlooked. Not only do we have federal, state and local candidates on the ballot, but even Read the full article…

MJNN Exclusive: Bush’s Drug War At 25, Part IV

As we look to the next 25 years, the public today feels that the deadly bacteria eating our nation's soul is in fact, drug war politics. We're moving from a golden age of the drug war, to an age of reform. Low level drug arrests are widely criticized, random drug testing is viewed as needlessly invasive. Marijuana legalization is increasingly popular, as are sentencing, prison, and police reforms.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part four of a four part series that Mr. Hirschburg has written for MJ News Network, as part of our Cannabis Elections 2014 coverage. By Bailey Hirschburg Part IV: “…nothing but a handful of useless chemicals…” Following the addresses, Bush received a small bump in public approval, but it dissipated in the following weeks as Read the full article…

MJNN Exclusive: Bush’s Drug War At 25, Part III

"…the Republicans had established themselves as the party of hard drug policy and the Democrats were struggling to keep up. This explains why there were no major shifts in federal policy after the Democrats recaptured the White House in 1992."

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a four part series that Mr. Hirschburg has written for MJ News Network, as part of our Cannabis Elections 2014 coverage. By Bailey Hirschburg Part III: “We need is another D-Day, not another Vietnam…” A major obstacle for President Bush at this time was the deficit. A popular pledge in his Read the full article…