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Travel Author Rick Steves: Marijuana in America is “Two Different Countries”

“We legalized in Washington and we legalized in Oregon and we needed every bit of common sense pragmatism and respect for people that oppose us that we could.”

Which State Saw The Greatest Rise in Pot Use? Not Colorado or Washington!

“Marijuana Use Jumps in Colorado, Making it Second Highest Across US” declared the International Business Times. “Colorado stoners storm up U.S. marijuana-user rankings; Washington state use surges 20%” intones the Associated Press.

The Top 5 F’d-Up Things Cops Did To Tokers In 2014

As we continue to tear down the Berlin Wall of Marijuana Prohibition, we keep finding more information about how cops have been abusing the rights of marijuana consumers in their prosecution of the Drug War.

Radical Changes Proposed For Washington Medical Marijuana

Many Washington legislators and policy experts believe the success of the newly-legalized recreational marijuana market is threatened by the existing unfettered medical marijuana market.

What Do Washington State Marijuana DUI Numbers Tell Us?

In 2012, the average THC concentration was 6.2 nanograms and the maximum was 90 nanograms; in 2013 it was down to 5.2 nanograms and a maximum of 77 nanograms.

Washington Farmer Makes $600,000 in State’s First Marijuana Auction

Owner Randy Williams sold about 300 pounds of marijuana to state-licensed processors and retailers for about $600,000, or about $125 per ounce, on average.

Marijuana Wins Big in 2014 Election

It’s clear that the biggest momentum in the midterms isn’t the Republican takeover of the US Senate, but the embrace of marijuana law reform by the American people.

LIVE Marijuana Election Night 2014 Coverage on

Did you realize there were five states, one district, one territory, and fifty-seven municipal and county votes this year in the so-called “Marijuana Midterms”?

Comparing Marijuana Legalization in 2014 to 2012

I thought it would be useful to compare and contrast the proposed legalization in these three states with the existing legalization passed in 2012 in Colorado and Washington. I’ve created the info-graphic below to summarize the major features.

One Seattle Cop Wrote 80% of Public Toking Tickets

One officer wrote almost four out of five of the 83 citations for public pot use since January. 36 percent of public toking tickets were written to African-Americans, who make up on 8 percent of Seattle’s population.

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