High Times And Agency Unite To Sell Marijuana To Mainstream

For this report, sparks & honey conducted proprietary research and interviewed cannabis industry experts

NEW YORK: Marijuana advocates are teaming up with Madison Avenue to try to make pot palatable to mainstream Americans — and to the advertisers that want to reach them. High Times, the 42-year-old must-have magazine for the cannabis enthusiast, has collaborated with Sparks & Honey, an Omnicom advertising agency, on a report meant to prompt Read the full article…

NYT Editorial: The Push For Legal Marijuana Spreads

Support for making marijuana legal is increasing around the world

Support for making marijuana legal is increasing around the world, and that is a good thing. Earlier this week, the Mexican Supreme Court opened the door to legalizing the drug by giving four plaintiffs the right to grow cannabis for personal use. In Canada, the newly sworn in prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has said he Read the full article…

Catherine Hiller Is Not Your Average Marijuana Legalizer – She’s More Dangerous

What differentiates Catherine Hiller from most marijuana legalization or decriminalization advocates is that her stories and interviews seem to actually encourage heavy marijuana use, even by young people.

NEW YORK: The title of a New York Times profile on well-known author Catherine Hiller, “Smoking Marijuana for 50 Years, and Turning Out Just Fine,” says it all: Hiller uses her life successes to validate a sustained heavy-use lifestyle. I couldn’t help but wonder if an article with the title, “Smoking Tobacco for 50 Years, and Turning Read the full article…

In New York City, Marijuana May Mean Ticket, Not Arrest

The change would remake the way the police in New York City handle the most common drug offenses and would represent Mayor Bill de Blasio’s most significant effort since taking office to address the enduring effects of the department’s excessive stop-and-frisk practices.

NEW YORK:  The New York Police Department, which has been arresting tens of thousands of people a year for low-level marijuana possession, is poised to stop making such arrests and to issue tickets instead, according to law enforcement officials. People found with small amounts of marijuana would be issued court summonses and be allowed to continue Read the full article…

Bid To Expand Medical Marijuana Business Faces Federal Hurdles

If the Stanleys ship their oil, industry watchers say, it will be the first time in decades anyone has tried to sell domestic hemp nationwide.

COLORADO:  Behind a tall curtain of corn that hides their real cash crop from prying eyes, the Stanley family is undertaking an audacious effort to expand their medical marijuana business to a national market. For years, the five Stanley brothers, who sell a nonintoxicating strain of cannabis that has gained national attention as a treatment Read the full article…

New York Times: Repeal Prohibition, Again

he federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.

By THE  NYT EDITORIAL BOARD It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great Read the full article…

Legalizing Marijuana Does Not Mean the U.S. Would Lose Ground to China

Brown's tweet contains some questionable assumptions. One, that legalized marijuana will worsen America's obesity problem and make the country stupider and sleepier, presumably because high people tend to get the munchies, act like idiots, and fall asleep on the sofa. And two, the United States will lose ground to China, which has no plans to adjust its strict prohibition of marijuana.

NEW YORK: The legalization of marijuana, effective New Year’s Day in Colorado and Washington, has divided American journalists, who seemed to spend much of the last three days re-litigating the subject. On Thursday, The New York Times‘ David Brooks wrote a column disclosing his youthful use of the drug and why, as a result, he opposes legalizing marijuana, Read the full article…

Legalizing Marijuana Does Not Mean the U.S. Would Lose Ground to China

Brown's tweet contains some questionable assumptions. One, that legalized marijuana will worsen America's obesity problem and make the country stupider and sleepier, presumably because high people tend to get the munchies, act like idiots, and fall asleep on the sofa. And two, the United States will lose ground to China, which has no plans to adjust its strict prohibition of marijuana.

NEW YORK: The legalization of marijuana, effective New Year’s Day in Colorado and Washington, has divided American journalists, who seemed to spend much of the last three days re-litigating the subject. On Thursday, The New York Times‘ David Brooks wrote a column disclosing his youthful use of the drug and why, as a result, he opposes legalizing marijuana, Read the full article…