Marijuana Legalization

Trump BS Alert: The Border Wall Will Not Stop Drug Smuggling

By Phillip Smith President Trump sure loves his border wall. It was a staple of his campaign rhetoric, and despite Mexico’s firm insistence that there is no way it’s ever going to pay for it, Trump’s desire for it is unabated. Now, he’s threatening to shut down the government unless […]

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Sessions/Trump Make The DEA Look Reasonable By Comparison

By Phillip Smith The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has never been known as forward-thinking place when it comes to drug and crime policy, but these days, the hide-bound drug fighting agency is coming off as much more reasonable on drugs than its bosses, President Trump and Attorney General Sessions. And […]

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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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What Happens When The Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment Expires?

Medical marijuana businesses have experienced a sense of safety ever since what is known as the ‘Rohrabacher-Farr’ amendment passed in Congress in 2014. The federal provision prohibits the Justice Department from interfering in state-authorized medical marijuana programs. When it first passed, a lot of activists and industry members were wondering how […]

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Trump Drug Czar Nominee: Tough On US Marijuana Users

By President Trump will name Pennsylvania Congressman Tom Marino (R) to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP — the drug czar’s office), CBS News reported Tuesday. The White House gave no official comment, but sources told CBS that an official announcement would come soon. Marino’s legacy of […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Blunting Trump’s Mass Deportation Plans With Drug Reform

By Phillip Smith As President Trump ratchets up the machinery of mass deportation, supporters of a humane, comprehensive approach to immigration are seeking ways to throw sand in its gears. When mass deportation is touted because of the “criminality” of those targeted, one solution is to reduce criminalization, which is […]