Roys Releases Video Outlining Benefits to Legalizing Cannabis In Wisconsin

Roys Releases Video Outlining Benefits to Legalizing Cannabis in Wisconsin

Roys’ video tells the story of a man, Heath Rush, who became addicted to opioids while experiencing back pain due to injury. WISCONSIN: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys released a video highlighting the positive impacts that legalization of cannabis for medical and adult recreational use can have in Wisconsin.  Roys’ video tells the story of a man, Heath Rush, who Read the full article…

Clinton Declines To Take Position On Legalizing Marijuana

Clinton was then asked if she was ready to take a position on marijuana.

"No," she responded.

Hillary Clinton declined to directly weigh in on whether she would support states’ moves to legalize marijuana. Her comment came after Bernie Sanders said he suspected he would support moves by states to legalize marijuana. “I suspect I would vote yes,” Sanders said. “I would vote yes because I am seeing in this country too Read the full article…

Is Donald Trump More Sensible Than Hillary Clinton on Marijuana?

Donald Trump appears unlikely to support major marijuana reform in the United States.

As his poll numbers continue to rise in the Republican primary, Donald Trump remains a focus of media attention. Building on his popularity among Republicans, the business magnate multiplies media appearances, giving journalists the opportunity to question him on his political positions on a variety of issues. Most of the discussion around Trump’s platform relates to his Read the full article…

Dem Predicts Pot Will Be Legal In Five Years

"I fully expect within the next five years that it will be rescheduled, or delisted and I think we will have a system where states around the country will be able to do what they want with marijuana and I think this is going to be all over within five years," Blumenauer said in an on-camera interview.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A Democratic lawmaker is predicting that the federal government will decriminalize marijuana within the next five years. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) tells The Hill that “the decriminalization train has left the station,” and marijuana will be removed as a Schedule I controlled substance — where it is currently listed alongside substances like heroin. 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…

Court Approves Medical Marijuana Vote In Florida

The 4-3 decision is a victory for personal injury lawyer John Morgan, who spent $4 million on a medical marijuana petition drive, and a defeat for Attorney General Pam Bondi, who fought to keep the question off the ballot.

FLORIDA:  A proposed constitutional amendment to allow the medical use of marijuana will go before Florida voters in November after the state Supreme Court narrowly approved the ballot language Monday. The 4-3 decision is a victory for personal injury lawyer John Morgan, who spent $4 million on a medical marijuana petition drive, and a defeat Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization: The Republican Argument For Doing It

We need Big Marijuana. Republicans owe it to their party as much as our Constitution and nation to help decriminalize, legalize, tax, and regulate it as soon as possible.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: “Children are growing up with a total lack of respect for the Constitution and for the law,” Pauline Sabin, the first woman to sit on the Republican National Committee, said in regard to prohibition in 1932. “The young see the law broken at home and upon the street,” she added. “Can we expect Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization: The Republican Argument For Doing It

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: “Children are growing up with a total lack of respect for the Constitution and for the law,” Pauline Sabin, the first woman to sit on the Republican National Committee, said in regard to prohibition in 1932. “The young see the law broken at home and upon the street,” she added. “Can we expect Read the full article…

California Dems Say “No!” to Medical Marijuana Crackdown, Federal Interference in CO, WA

California Democrats say no to Federal interference in WA and CO marijuana law

CALIFORNIA: SoCal activist Lanny Swerdlow recently notified us that the California Democratic Party passed two historic resolutions on the issue of marijuana at its Executive Board meeting in Costa Mesa on Sunday, July 21.