Don't Blame Eric Holder For Confusing Pot Policies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.