Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana Poll: 3 Of 4 Americans Want Trump To Respect State Laws

A new Survey USA poll commissioned by Marijuana Majority finds the strongest support yet for letting states legalize cannabis without federal interference. In the survey of 1,500 American adults, three out of four (76%) say that states should be able to implement their own marijuana laws regardless of federal prohibition. […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Adult Use Marijuana Laws Do Not Adversely Impact Traffic Fatality Rates

The enactment of statewide laws regulating the adult use and sale of cannabis is not associated with subsequent changes in traffic fatality rates, according to an analysis of traffic safety data published today in the American Journal of Public Health. Investigators from the University of Texas-Austin evaluated crash fatality rates in […]

Marijuana Legalization

Vermont House Republicans Kill Marijuana Legalization Bill

By Phillip Smith Vermont will not become the first state to legalize marijuana through the legislative process—at least for now. House Republicans on Wednesday evening killed a last chance effort to get it done this year by refusing to take up a compromise legalization bill that had been passed by […]

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Cannabis Activism

Smart Approaches to Marijuana Presents To DOJ Today

Prohibitionist front man Kevin Sabet has finally gotten his perfect audience…Department of Justice (DOJ) employees! Unfortunately, they are essentially captives of new Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. Tom Angell of Marijuana Moment shared a link in his daily newsletter that describes the event. Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is the […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Tuesday: Congressional Briefing On Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion

On Tuesday afternoon, there will be a Congressional briefing on Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), a highly successful pre-booking diversion program. The briefing will take place on Tuesday June 20, at 1230pm at SVC 209-08. Lunch will be served. Senator Capito (R-WV) and Senator Warren (D-MA) will offer remarks, and […]

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Marijuana Legalization

The Drug Policy Alliance Statement On The Acquittal Of Officer Yanez

Friday, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile, an African American man, during a traffic stop. In an incident that shocked the nation, Mr. Castile’s girlfriend live-streamed the moments following the shooting on Facebook while sitting in the car along […]

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Cannabis Activism

Craig Cesal: Another Father’s Day Lost

Another Hallmark Holiday Ruined By The Drug War Instead of writing about what dad wants for this coming Father’s Day, I would like to write about what one father in particular wants, and that’s freedom. I’ve been writing about Craig’s story for a long time, and the fact that I […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Colorado Cannabis Businessman Indicted in Smuggling Operation

Scott Pack, a Colorado marijuana entrepreneur with 14 cannabis business licenses, has been indicted along with a former Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division officer Renee Rayton and as many as 19 others. The operation is believed to have illegally transferred millions of dollars of cannabis over state lines. The investigation resulted […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Monday: New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Hearing

On Monday, the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 3195 at 11:00 am in Committee Room 4 in the New Jersey Statehouse. Senate Bill 3195, introduced last month by Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Middlesex, Somerset, Union), would legalize small amounts of marijuana for adults […]