Pro-Marijuana Group Rereleases Republicans’ Ratings Before Debate in Colorado

COLORADO: At a Republican presidential debate hosted in Colorado, one issue is destined to come up: pot. Colorado’s experiment with legalized marijuana remains a hot topic as the next election approaches, and for many Republicans, the subject requires a balancing act between wanting to protect individual and state rights without seeming to condone people getting Read the full article…

On Marijuana Policy, Congress Needs to Pick Up Where It Left Off

By Rob Kampia  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Now that Congress has returned from its August recess, it’s time for members to debate and vote on the annual budget that will fund the federal government from October of this year through September of next year. And various marijuana amendments will be a part of these discussions. Much has Read the full article…

Who’s Legalizing Marijuana In U.S.?

By Brianna Gurciullo, Karen Mawdsley and Katie Campbell, News21 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Advocacy groups have poured millions of dollars into legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana in states across the country. One of the most powerful and influential groups — Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project – was behind successful recreational measures in Alaska and Colorado, two Read the full article…

The Fiasco In Denver: Putting The Cart Before The Horse

By Keith Stroup COLORADO:  The embarrassing episode this week in Denver, when the sponsors of a city-wide initiative to legalize marijuana smoking in some bars and lounges withdrew their initiative, even after qualifying for the ballot, reminds us of the need to thoroughly vet these types of projects – especially those with the potential to set-back the Read the full article…

Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Consumers

The Marijuana Policy Project’s list of the Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Consumers is intended to identify individuals who have used marijuana and achieved high levels of success or influence. It was created using the criteria employed by Out Magazine to produce its “Power 50” list of LGBT Americans, including “power to influence cultural and social attitudes, political clout, individual wealth, and a Read the full article…

Pot Politics And The Power Of The Purse

Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world. Emma Goldman By David Rheins All of us working in the legal cannabis industry owe a great debt to the selfless sacrifice of the many political activists who came before us.  Generations have stood up, protested, gotten arrested and worse over these many decades in a Read the full article…

First Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Set For 2016, Advocates Say

NEVADA: Hoping to build on consecutive electoral victories, advocates say they have secured the first state marijuana legalization ballot measure for 2016. Nevada state lawmakers had until Saturday to take action on the ballot measure, which would legalize marijuana for recreational use, but adjourned on Friday without voting on it, the Marijuana Policy Project notes in a statement. As a Read the full article…

These 5 Pro-Marijuana Billboards Are Set To Surround The Super Bowl

NEW JERSEY:  The freeways surrounding MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. are about to be plastered with five billboards advocating the use of marijuana, and, in some cases, attacking football just miles from the game’s biggest stage. Washington and Colorado are the only two states to have legalized marijuana, so the Marijuana Policy Project, an organization Read the full article…

Nearly Every State Addressing Medical Marijuana Legislation

PENNSYLVANIA: As the medical community and many Americans come to accept the use of marijuana to treat a range of diseases and symptoms, state legislators are working to keep pace with laws concerning marijuana for medical use. Numerous polls have indicated that a growing majority of Americans believe that medical marijuana should be legal throughout Read the full article…

High Hopes: The Marijuana Movement's 2014 Playbook

After years in the political wilderness, marijuana lobbyists find themselves in a strange position as 2014 approaches: Suddenly their power and support are growing, lawmakers are courting them, and the prospects look brighter to build on major progress the movement made in 2012. Last year, voters in Colorado and Washington legalized recreational use of marijuana, Read the full article…