Senate Democrats had better heed the demographic and voting realities of the marijuana legalization issue or Republicans, desperate for younger and minority voters, will turn this into a social wedge issue in their favor.
The standard argument to support punishing these fighters is the fact that marijuana is illegal (under state and federal law) and forbidden (under athletic drug testing rules). Everyone involved seems to admit that marijuana’s not endangering the fighter’s health or cheating their opponents.
Kevin Sabet is at it again. This time, he unloaded his lies, half-truths, misdirections, and obfuscations to the Alaska Dispatch. I’ve harvested his freshest Reefer Madness for a brief debunking:
Kleiman answers my questions about the economic effects of marijuana legalization at the state level, expressing that the cost to the retail customer should be about $40 to $50 per ounce.
New Jersey isn’t banning something based on what it is. They’re now banning things based on what they do.
Sharon Ravert is the executive director of Peachtree NORML and Georgia Moms for Marijuana. This weekend, she hosted the 1st Southern Cannabis Reform Conference in Atlanta in an events center near the campus of Georgia Tech. The Thursday before, she organized a press conference at the State Capitol that put the issue of marijuana legalization on the local CBS, ABC, and FOX evening news.
Activists from a coalition of marijuana legalization groups in Georgia rallied today at the State Capitol in Atlanta to bring awareness to the cause on the eve of the first annual Southern Cannabis Reform Conference.
It was great to be online with Rick Cusick from HIGH TIMES on this segment for HuffPost Live called “Flunking the Drug Test”.
To summarize, the Longview Police spent an unknown amount of man-hours investigating and setting-up people who had well below the legal plant limit for a collective, well below the marijuana limit for a collective, because they were selling marijuana, an activity that will be legal next year and is somewhat legal now for medical users, to people who would smoke and possess it, which is legal right now.
Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama Administation is “still considering” its reaction to marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington State.
Who are these former DEA heads and why would they oppose legal marijuana?
Patients that have cancer, glaucoma or HIV/AIDS in Oregon represent 6.7% of all patients or 4.6% of all conditions. But certainly, having those conditions could also result in some pain. So how many of these patients are qualifying only for pain, in absence of any other condition?
Increased blood THC concentrations are strongly associated with increased crash risk, but there is no direct correlation between driving impairment and THC concentration.
An attorney representing the Yakama Nation has threatened to sue Washington State to prevent the implementation of Initiative 502, the landmark marijuana legalization initiative, on tribal lands.
Bills to modify regulations for the Oregon medical marijuana program, add post-traumatic stress disorder to the qualifying conditions list, and legalize marijuana for recreational use have all been filed in the Oregon Legislature.
Speaking on behalf of Project SAM, or Smart Approaches to Marijuana, Dr. Kevin Sabet explained that advocates for medical marijuana legalization are “putting on white coats and pretending to have compassion for the sick and dying.”
KOMO News in Seattle is reporting on the statements of two medical professionals who liken their experiences at a Washington medical marijuana clinic as “a marijuana mill” and a “cattle call”.
Forbes Magazine notes that as majorities continue to support changes in marijuana law, employers must confront the fact their so-called “drug-free workplace” may need to be modified to accord with new state law.
Keeping the jury nullification power secret has been law of the land since 1895, when the Supreme Court decided that judges do not have to inform juries of their nullification right.
The Spokane City Council passed a moratorium Monday on any new medical marijuana businesses in the city. Currently, about a dozen facilities are operating in the area.