NYT Editorial: Marijuana and Alcohol

Oregon's medical marijuana retail industry will meet Monday to discuss fees and whether local governments can restrict or ban dispensaries in their communities.

Americans are growing more comfortable with marijuana, with 58 percent favoring legalization according to the latest Gallup poll. At the same time, some researchers believe they have identified a side benefit to increasing availability of the drug: It could lead to decreased consumption of alcohol among young people.

Medical Marijuana Debate Draws 300 To Palm Beach State College

More than 300 people attended medical marijuana debate at Palm Beach State College.

FLORIDA: A proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Florida would create a “tightly regulated system” to help sick people, an advocate said during a debate Wednesday, while an opponent argued the referendum would make Florida a place where “pretty much anybody with a pulse can get marijuana.”

Medical Marijuana Debate Draws 300 To Palm Beach State College

More than 300 people attended medical marijuana debate at Palm Beach State College.

FLORIDA: A proposal to legalize medical marijuana in Florida would create a “tightly regulated system” to help sick people, an advocate said during a debate Wednesday, while an opponent argued the referendum would make Florida a place where “pretty much anybody with a pulse can get marijuana.”

Few Problems With Cannabis For California

Instead of traditional dried marijuana that users smoke, a proposed bill would limit medical dispensaries to products with pot in them, such as edibles and concentrates.

CALIFORNIA: In the heart of Northern California’s marijuana growing region, the sheriff’s office is inundated each fall with complaints about the stench of marijuana plots or the latest expropriation of public land by growers. Its tranquil communities have been altered by the emergence of a wealthy class of marijuana entrepreneurs, while nearly 500 miles away in Read the full article…

Guam Senators: Legalize Pot As Medicine: Bill 215 Would Sanction, Regulate Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana could be legalized on Guam if a new bill is passed into law.

GUAM: Dylan Terlaje has lived with epileptic seizures since he was 3 months old. Dylan, now 8, and his parents, Judy and John Terlaje of Dededo, have tried 11 different medications and two trips to California to help with the seizures. They’re hoping to try one more option: medical marijuana.

Marijuana Debate Catches Fire Among College Students

More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana over tobacco cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice.

Support for marijuana legalization has reached a new high — and young adults are fueling the flames. A Gallup poll released Tuesday revealed a majority of adults back cannabis legalization for the first time since Gallup asked the question in 1969.

Editorial: Congress Lags Public On Marijuana Legalization

A marijuana plant grows at the River Rock marijuana growing facility in Denver.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A Gallup poll released this week showing that 58 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana should send a clear message to Congress. It is time to talk seriously about decriminalizing marijuana on a federal level and leaving the regulation of pot to the states. The federal government already is leaning this way Read the full article…

Choom Gang Rising

As so often happens in such cases, the act of government legalization itself confers public legitimacy, the absence of which was previously the chief political obstacle to legalization.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: I don’t smoke marijuana, a fact that many Americans no doubt consider a criminal waste of a three-year residency in the Netherlands. But I support others’ right to do so! And it looks like a majority of Americans now agree with me. Pew reports that for the first time since it started asking the Read the full article…

Choom Gang Rising

As so often happens in such cases, the act of government legalization itself confers public legitimacy, the absence of which was previously the chief political obstacle to legalization.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: I don’t smoke marijuana, a fact that many Americans no doubt consider a criminal waste of a three-year residency in the Netherlands. But I support others’ right to do so! And it looks like a majority of Americans now agree with me. Pew reports that for the first time since it started asking the Read the full article…

Marijuana Will Probably Be Legal In Most Of The Country By 2020

We'll pass the 65 percent threshold by 2016 or so.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today, for the first time ever, Gallup reports that a solid majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana.I’ve drawn my own chart of Gallup’s data because I think their chart doesn’t really give a good sense of just how quickly public opinion on this is changing.