Don't Blame Eric Holder For Confusing Pot Policies

Colorado backs away from pot clubs

By Mark Kleiman WASHINGTON:  Federal law makes it a crime to grow, sell or possess cannabis. New state laws in Colorado and Washington state permit those activities, and officials there are issuing licenses to local companies to commit what remain federal felonies. The U.S. Department of Justice announced in August that it would give a Read the full article…

Don't Blame Eric Holder For Confusing Pot Policies

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By Mark Kleiman WASHINGTON:  Federal law makes it a crime to grow, sell or possess cannabis. New state laws in Colorado and Washington state permit those activities, and officials there are issuing licenses to local companies to commit what remain federal felonies. The U.S. Department of Justice announced in August that it would give a Read the full article…

NAACP Backs Marijuana Federalism

H.R. 1523, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2013, would essentially repeal (or at least limit) federal pot prohibition in the 21 states that allow medical or recreational use of the drug.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently endorsed a bill that would make the federal ban on marijuana inapplicable to people who grow, possess, or distribute cannabis in compliance with state law. H.R. 1523, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2013, would essentially repeal (or at least limit) federal pot Read the full article…

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.”

Despite Successes In Colorado And Washington, Marijuana Advocates Still See Cities As Their Best Bet

When Portland, Maine, heads to the polls to decide whether to legalize marijuana next month, it won't be the only city to do so.

MAINE: Residents of Portland, Maine, will vote next month on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana possession. If the measure passes—the Marijuana Policy Project’s man in Maine, David Boyer, is “cautiously optimistic” that it will—adults 21 and over will theoretically be able to possess up to 2.5 ounces of pot under Portland law.

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…

Maryland State Senator Zirkin Plans To Introduce Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Again

MARYLAND: A state legislator will try again in 2014 to make the possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil rather than a criminal offense in the state of Maryland. 

Maryland State Senator Zirkin Plans To Introduce Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Again

Sen. Robert A. Zirkin (D-Dist. 11) of Owings Mills said he will introduce a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the 2014 General Assembly session. Patch file photo.

MARYLAND: A state legislator will try again in 2014 to make the possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil rather than a criminal offense in the state of Maryland.