My Best Guess on Outcomes of Marijuana Initiatives

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…