Medical marijuana efforts soldier on without Congress’ help

6/30/13 Drug War Tour on the march

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  On Thursday, August 1, Illinois Democratic Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation into law authorizing patients with a qualifying illness to legally possess and procure medical marijuana. Illinois joins 19 other states and the District of Columbia in its acknowledgement that marijuana is safe and efficacious as a therapeutic agent. Moreover, once the Illinois law is fully Read the full article…

Want to Protect Kids From Potent Pot? Legalize It

In short, legalizing and regulating marijuana will curb existing demand for more potent pot

The availability of highly potent strains of marijuana and marijuana-derived concentrates is nothing new. And neither are alarmist claims that these products pose unique dangers to public health. But such claims require clarification and context.

Marijuana Legalization: What Will the Feds Do?

Ten months after marijuana legalization passed in Colorado and Washington, Eric Holder has yet to react

COLORADO:  According to U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder, an official federal response will soon be forthcoming in regards to recreational marijuana legalization recently enacted in Colorado and Washington.

Should Pot Be Legal?

Jim Hill looks over the marijuana he grows for medical purposes at his farm in Potter Valley, Calif.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: America’s 40-year crawl toward legalization of marijuana is picking up speed. Twenty-six states have taken steps toward legalization, some quite bold. Just last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made one of the biggest moves yet, signing a package of bills addressing how marijuana will be grown, sold, taxed, and used.