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VICTORY! Cannabis Legal In Colorado And Washington
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Colorado and Washington state have struck a blow for individual freedom and states rights. Thumbing their noses at the Federal Government and it's failed 40 year "war on drugs" they have boldly rejected the prohibition of a substance far safer than the legally sanctioned poisons of the alcohol industry and replaced it with a means to regulate cannabis's sales and use. Rather than continuing to spend obscene amounts of our tax dollars on an immoral, unconstitutional, and unwinnable assault on personal choice and freedom while sending all the profits out of the country they have wisely decided to legitimize one of this nations largest agricultural crops and reap he benefits that only regulation and taxation can bring.
With this first big blow against the unholy alliance of Big Brother, Big Pharma, and the Industrial Prison/ReHab Complex expect The Machine to shriek in rage and fear as it realizes it's days are numbered. Just as the end of Prohibition v.1 ended with individual states acts of defiance so will this current stain on human rights. It took only a single election cycle the last time, just four short years to repeal Prohibition 1, what will the next four hold for us?
BTW; did I mention Massachusetts just passed a Medical Marijuana Bill granting safe access to medicine for it's citizens?



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Actvist1 commented on Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 at 18:32 PM

Keep up the good work Tommy, the more light you shine on the governments war on human rights the faster they scurry for cover like a bunch of cockroaches.

SuicideBomber1 commented on Sunday, Nov 11, 2012 at 14:16 PM

It's about time.

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TommyMarin commented on Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 02:22 AM

Report: No Easy Options for Feds in Legal Marijuana States
http://tinyurl.com/cany9cc

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 01:10 AM

Study says states can legalize marijuana despite federal ban
http://tinyurl.com/a3xeyb8

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 22:31 PM

Marijuana Legalization Bills: Colorado Lawmakers Pass Historic Legal Weed Regulation, Tax Bills

http://tinyurl.com/bl8gu54

TommyMarin commented on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 14:28 PM

Good News, Seattle Bus Riders: You Can Now Recover Lost Marijuana

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 01:02 AM

Marijuana Repeal Effort Dies In Colorado

http://tinyurl.com/ccsjkv5

PaulScambot commented on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 14:57 PM

Woot! WOOT!

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 15:09 PM

A towels paradise!

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 18:34 PM

It's been five months and still Holder has no idea as to what to do...

PaulScambot commented on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 12:22 PM

He never has.

MrTowlie commented on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 21:53 PM

He didn't bring a towel.

MrTowlie commented on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 22:52 PM

Like!

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 11:50 AM

California in 2016!

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Jun 01, 2013 at 20:12 PM

Colorado governor signs recreational marijuana regulations into law

http://tinyurl.com/lk3bgxp

PaulScambot commented on Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 at 16:04 PM

Good for him!

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 02:01 AM

Finally, a politician that represents the peoples will!

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 at 13:45 PM

They're starting to see the writing on the wall.

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 16:58 PM

Baby Boomers And Marijuana: Blunts Over Booze Is The Newest Trend

http://tinyurl.com/kx7p95u

PaulScambot commented on Friday, Jun 14, 2013 at 19:35 PM

I'd rather be around someone getting stoned than your typical obnoxious and violence prone drunk any day.

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 15:02 PM

Could Chili be next?

http://tinyurl.com/mpv94hk

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 at 17:50 PM

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TommyMarin commented on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 15:13 PM

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PaulScambot commented on Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 17:59 PM

2014 Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Underway in Three States

http://tinyurl.com/lz3w6xg

PaulScambot commented on Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 17:16 PM

3 more next year, how many in 2016?

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 17:40 PM

Well...California for one....

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 18:33 PM

I'll bet it's a lot more than that.

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Traylor must be having a cow over this, as if she needs more kids for us to support.

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3 more in 2014!

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California in 2016!

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PaulScambot commented on Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 02:11 AM

Looks like Uruguay is going to follow their example!

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If the feds can't stop it in their own country what chance do they have with a another country?

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And Uruguay!

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BikerackIII commented on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 23:14 PM

And the final piece falls in place, Holder and Obama say go for it! WOO HOO!

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TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Sep 05, 2013 at 16:49 PM

And all with the feds blessing!

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Woo Hoo!

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TommyMarin commented on Friday, Oct 04, 2013 at 14:18 PM

There are now 10 more states lined up for a try between now and 2016.

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TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 16:50 PM

With ate least three more looking at legalization in 2014 and no less than ten by 2016.

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California in 2014!

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Coming to a state near you soon!

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m_jenkins commented on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 09:29 AM

Here's something from the Infowars site:

"They say crime pays? Not exactly. Legalize a former crime and tax it and it really pays.

Just ask Colorado. Perhaps not so awkwardly labeled the “Highest State,” Colorado pulled in $2 million in taxes related to the sale of recreational marijuana…in January 2014 alone. Combined with taxes on sales from medicinal marijuana, the state pulled in nearly $3.5 million in pot-related tax revenue. If that trend continues, the state will see more than $40 million in additional tax dollars in 2014. To put that in perspective, that’s approximately 1% of the total annual budgets for Delaware, South Dakota, Montana or West Virginia."

http://www.infowars.com/colorado-pull...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 17:12 PM

Add to that windfall the savings made in not having to arrest, prosecute, and jail marijuana users and the savings will run into the 10's of millions if not the 100's. And that not even counting the loss in potential income earnings by those saddled for life with a "criminal" record for indulging in a victimless pastime that even according to our president and Michael Botticelli, the deputy director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, have admitted is safer than alcohol and tobacco. http://tinyurl.com/krpe3b8

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MrTowlie commented on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 17:13 PM

Both Oregon and Alaska may join Colorado and Washington this fall with at least 5 more states in the 2016 elections.
Woo Hoo!

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MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 at 07:01 AM

As Colorado Loosened Its Marijuana Laws, Underage Consumption And Traffic Fatalities Fell

http://tinyurl.com/mxczoeg

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 01, 2014 at 05:09 AM

"Drug Warriors Try but Fail to Show That Marijuana Legalization Has Been a Disaster in Colorado"

http://tinyurl.com/qekplxw

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 at 02:43 AM

"Marijuana habit not linked to lung cancer "

http://tinyurl.com/lj9ogf2

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 at 21:58 PM

The Democratic Party of Oregon supports marijuana legalization...

http://tinyurl.com/pbns6ev

The California Democratic Party has officially called for the legalization of marijuana...

http://tinyurl.com/k56xcb6

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 at 18:58 PM

"A new NBER Working Paper from D. Mark Anderson, Benjamin Hansen, and Daniel I. Rees examined what happened to marijuana use rates among minors after states legalized medical marijuana. They found the data didn’t indicate medical marijuana legalization laws increased teen consumption and there might actually be a small negative correlation."

http://tinyurl.com/qjgr7ay

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 05, 2014 at 19:25 PM

"Marijuana opponents claim that cops aren’t really focused on enforcing marijuana prohibition, so that marijuana legalization isn’t needed. That claim is blatantly false. Quite a bit of resources are dedicated towards busting people for marijuana in Oregon. These same resources could go towards fighting real crime, but they are instead directed towards enforcing a failed, harmful, racist policy."
by Johnny Green

http://tinyurl.com/muuedtx

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 06, 2014 at 14:10 PM

"According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, marijuana use among Colorado teens has gone down slightly since the state legalized recreational cannabis use in 2012."

http://tinyurl.com/ohdy5om

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 at 17:34 PM

Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Growing Majority Of Americans

http://tinyurl.com/l9zjna6

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 00:55 AM

"Colorado roadway fatalities are down 25 percent this year from last year, and also down from the 13-year average, Washington Post reports, in another damning debunking of law enforcement officials ‘drugged driving’ epidemic."

http://tinyurl.com/kowbzmb

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 at 13:12 PM

"Review papers debunk side effects, danger of marijuana usage"

http://tinyurl.com/okzapx9

"Officer Tried to Have Oral Intercourse With 12-year-old Orphaned Boy"

http://tinyurl.com/m2y8sb2

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 15:17 PM

"Why research is biased against pot to focus on its harm and not its benefits"

http://tinyurl.com/n7gy7y3

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 17:08 PM

3 Out Of 4 Doctors Approve Of Medical Cannabis

http://tinyurl.com/mdgg33h

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 18:04 PM

"Higher Ground: The marijuana train has left the station, and it's not turning around...there's a very interesting CivicScience report out now, based on data over the past two years, that shows 58 percent of Americans support legal marijuana that is regulated and taxed like alcohol. Data from the past three months shows 61 percent support...when you get to 60 percent or above, you're starting to talk about things with no ifs, ands, or buts — particularly in this case, with a sample size of 453,653. This wasn't 500 people they called one week; this was nearly half a million people over two years."

http://tinyurl.com/k4p8bvn

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 19:49 PM

Myth: Oregon Police Resources Aren’t Spent On Marijuana Enforcement

http://tinyurl.com/muuedtx

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 20:00 PM

These states could legalize marijuana in 2014 and beyond

http://tinyurl.com/nm5ptrn

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 15:54 PM

Gavin Newsom To Lead Cannabis Legalization Effort

http://tinyurl.com/kh75rsk

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 15:44 PM

Federal Task Force to the Obese; Get Help!

http://tinyurl.com/op3z875

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 15:56 PM

Cannabis Legalization The Will Of The Majority

http://tinyurl.com/b6gc5xd

BikerackIII commented on Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 23:10 PM

2016, the year of final victory in California! We'll own the entire west coast from the arctic circle to the Mexican border!

PaulScambot commented on Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 14:06 PM

High School graduation rates climb in tandem with rise in marijuana use.

http://tinyurl.com/nnm3zxy

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 17:11 PM

"Legalizing Marijuana Should Be a Top National Security Objective: Terrorism and Border Instability Would Diminish"

http://tinyurl.com/k8mhjrp

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 26, 2014 at 17:51 PM

"Prosecutor to Drop All Seattle Marijuana Tickets"

http://tinyurl.com/ltof29m

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 14:38 PM

Former U.S. attorney for Oregon endorses marijuana legalization measure

http://tinyurl.com/mfrkztn

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 00:56 AM

Caribbean Officials Look To Marijuana Tourism

http://tinyurl.com/m434h8w

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 03, 2014 at 02:14 AM

Medical Marijuana in California: A Successful Treatment for a Wide Range of Patients

http://tinyurl.com/o7d7zg5

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Oct 04, 2014 at 14:54 PM

A group has filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi.

http://tinyurl.com/n4mgete

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 21:04 PM

Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California Medical Marijuana Program

http://tinyurl.com/kewnux3

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 15:34 PM

No, marijuana is not actually “as addictive as heroin”

http://tinyurl.com/oben684

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 17, 2014 at 15:14 PM

"A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice adds to the growing body of evidence that legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to any number of doomsday s c e n a r i o s envisioned by legalization opponents. Looking specifically at California, where full marijuana decriminalization went into effect on Jan. 1, 2011, the report finds that "marijuana decriminalization in California has not resulted in harmful consequences for teenagers, such as increased crime, drug overdose, driving under the influence, or school dropout. In fact, California teenagers showed improvements in all risk areas after reform.""

http://tinyurl.com/q6dkrbj

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 22:14 PM

States with medical marijuana laws saw decreases in suicide rates, drops in drunken driving, fewer drunken driving fatalities, declines in heavy drinking, fewer painkiller overdoses, and lower teen usage rates.

http://tinyurl.com/n4rdvcc

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 16:13 PM

"Driving After Consuming Marijuana Way Less Dangerous Than Alcohol"

"Driving under the influence of marijuana doubles your risk of a crash, while a just-barely-illegal .08 BAC increases your risk eleven-fold..."

http://tinyurl.com/n5bl8ou

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 22:46 PM

"The federal government’s own statistics show that marijuana is safer than alcohol"

http://tinyurl.com/k4ntsuk

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 19:33 PM

"Obama’s nominee for a top DOJ slot has said states should legalize marijuana."

http://tinyurl.com/lofbzbm

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 22:11 PM

Two British Newspapers Embarrass Themselves Over Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/k6bl5sv

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 13:45 PM

Canada’s Largest Addiction Center Calls for Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/nlbyrof

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 20:38 PM

A Once-Skeptical Colorado Town Embraces Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/louwpmw

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Guam Legalizes Medical Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/n8lbw3o

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 at 14:06 PM

Alcohol lowers IQ, not pot, new study concludes

http://tinyurl.com/lqdb568

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 19:06 PM

"Alcohol Has Killed Thousands Of People Since This Morning. Pot Use Has Killed Zero Since Forever."

http://tinyurl.com/kvatyk5

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 15:26 PM

"Kamala Harris Speaks Out On 'Inevitability' Of Marijuana Legalization In California"

http://tinyurl.com/n4bl6od

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 16:15 PM

"How Much Money Does Kevin Sabet Get To Spread Marijuana Propaganda?"

http://tinyurl.com/n7wdzct

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Dec 05, 2014 at 21:47 PM

"Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana"

http://tinyurl.com/pxf3gml

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Dec 15, 2014 at 21:35 PM

N.J. prosecutors say it's time to legalize marijuana.

http://tinyurl.com/n86jkce

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 00:15 AM

Alcohol lowers IQ, not pot, new study concludes

http://tinyurl.com/lqdb568

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Dec 20, 2014 at 00:11 AM

"Attempt to Ban Marijuana Sales in Alaska’s Largest City Fails"

http://tinyurl.com/kppzd9o

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Dec 21, 2014 at 09:32 AM

"Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"

http://tinyurl.com/mjlukh5

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Dec 22, 2014 at 16:16 PM

LE Harvesting Drug Users As A Cash Crop

http://tinyurl.com/ku5zhtp

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 16:57 PM

"Big Pharma Owns the Congressman Who Destroyed DC Marijuana Plans. Surprised?"

"After 71 percent of Washington D.C. residents voted in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, leave it to a Republican politician bought by Big Pharma to ruin it... Big Pharma donated over $300,000 to Harris during the 2014 election cycle. Most of the donations came from pain physician groups, which are most threatened by marijuana legalization."

http://tinyurl.com/kw9gqq5

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Dec 26, 2014 at 18:43 PM

Feds Block Research Showing Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Heroin.

http://tinyurl.com/lf3jggc

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 18:55 PM

Gavin Newsom To Lead Cannabis Legalization Effort

http://tinyurl.com/kh75rsk

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Dec 28, 2014 at 14:28 PM

California Dems Call For Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/k56xcb6

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 15:54 PM

Obesity; gateway To Narcotic Abuse

http://tinyurl.com/bwdqlk4

http://tinyurl.com/d5gecq9

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Jan 01, 2015 at 13:18 PM

If You Needed Convincing That Marijuana Can Be Good for You, Meet This Young Boy

http://tinyurl.com/latwoyh

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Jan 04, 2015 at 16:46 PM

"Marijuana Prohibition in Nebraska and Oklahoma Is the Real Nuisance"

http://tinyurl.com/ogtbvtq

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Jan 06, 2015 at 00:02 AM

"Court Rules That THC Wax, Honey Oil Qualify as Medical Marijuana"

http://tinyurl.com/lb94k5w

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Jan 08, 2015 at 13:06 PM

"Facing Recall Over Betraying Marijuana Reformers, Missouri Councilwoman Resigns"

http://tinyurl.com/khk4k9c

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 14:09 PM

"Oklahomans protest decision to sue Colorado over marijuana laws"

http://tinyurl.com/pww6mb6

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 21:55 PM

"Federal Drug Agency Denies Marijuana Is Less Toxic Than Alcohol"

http://tinyurl.com/n62mwg3

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 04:24 AM
MrTowlie commented on Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 04:25 AM

California IN 2016!

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 at 06:21 AM

How can you tell when a prohibitionist is lying?
Their lips move.

http://tinyurl.com/loqrgox

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 23:30 PM

California in 2016!

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 22:03 PM

Kamala Harris for senator in 2016, Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018!

*smiles*

http://tinyurl.com/mx4b5za

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 22:40 PM

"D.C. Police Chief: Arresting People For Marijuana Possession ‘Never Was Productive To Begin With’"

http://tinyurl.com/lq7unfc

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Jan 26, 2015 at 00:01 AM

"More Americans Want to Ban Unpasteurized Milk Than Marijuana"

http://tinyurl.com/k4eqsph

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 at 20:54 PM

"Legalized marijuana might be the best thing to ever happen to heroin addicts'

http://tinyurl.com/qdz5htq

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Feb 02, 2015 at 00:18 AM

"Arizona Bill Would Legalize Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition"

http://tinyurl.com/n92ymxt

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Feb 03, 2015 at 14:52 PM

"The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science"

"“Lifetime marijuana use up to 20 joint-years is not associated with adverse changes in spirometric (exhalation strength) measures of lung health,” the study, featured in the medical journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society, concluded...“The distinction the Emory University study makes is not new,” Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, told ThinkProgress. “It’s ripe with citations from Donald Tashkin who has spent more than 40 years trying to answer the question of what happens to people when they smoke tobacco and marijuana. This new study took things further; today these products aren’t being smoked [in a way] that the product is carbonized and there’s ash."

http://tinyurl.com/pforwya

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 at 13:55 PM

"US Marijuana Legalization Causing Illicit Mexican Pot To Decline"

http://tinyurl.com/ltg6wex

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 04:06 AM

"Federal Congressman Destroys War On Marijuana In Four Minutes"

http://tinyurl.com/m42ex75

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 at 20:38 PM

"New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization"

http://tinyurl.com/mrs4y6u

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 20:40 PM

"Marijuana Legalization Progress in U.S. Shows Signs of Harming Mexican Cartels"

http://tinyurl.com/kpskk5w

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 22:42 PM

More Than 100 Native American Tribes Consider Growing Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/kbh8ncr

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 18:05 PM

New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/mrs4y6u

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 18:31 PM

Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/q5q7kdl

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Feb 27, 2015 at 17:49 PM

Daily Marijuana Use Doesn't Really Change Brains of Adults or Teens, Study Finds

http://tinyurl.com/lr3cash

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Mar 05, 2015 at 22:21 PM

"Republicans Looking To Restrict Budget Funds As Revenge For DC Marijuana Legalization"

http://tinyurl.com/l4laqr9

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 14:18 PM

"D.C. Might Use a Fiscal Loophole to Regulate Marijuana Businesses"

http://tinyurl.com/ln3oj3p

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 13:56 PM

"Study: Marijuana is even less dangerous than we thought"

http://tinyurl.com/oo5a29c

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 15:07 PM

"Study: Daily Marijuana Use Not Associated With Brain Shrinkage"

http://tinyurl.com/q9ahmmc

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 at 15:39 PM

"Medical Marijuana Making Noise In Florida"

http://tinyurl.com/neeyb6h

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Mar 14, 2015 at 14:59 PM

"6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says"

http://tinyurl.com/lezphpu

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 at 09:48 AM

"Marijuana Doesn’t Make You More Likely To Crash Your Car"

http://tinyurl.com/la78hrs

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Mar 15, 2015 at 21:03 PM

"Daily Marijuana Use Doesn't Really Change Brains of Adults or Teens, Study Finds"

http://tinyurl.com/lr3cash

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Mar 16, 2015 at 13:13 PM

"Was Marijuana Really Less Potent in the 1960s?"

http://tinyurl.com/pshhca9

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015 at 14:47 PM

"Ben & Jerry's founders are open to making marijuana infused ice cream"

http://tinyurl.com/plytonr

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 13:13 PM

"Poll: 61 Percent Of Americans Want Marijuana Legalization, Smashing Previous Records"

http://tinyurl.com/kbg4dtp

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 at 18:01 PM

"No, marijuana use doesn’t lower your IQ"

http://tinyurl.com/ocdpjtx

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Mar 20, 2015 at 13:01 PM

Having been exposed as liars prohibitionists grasping at straws. Warn of Bunny Rabbits of the Apocalypse if mj legalized.

http://tinyurl.com/p5eyx9w

Better w a t c h out or Buds Bunny will get you!

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Mar 21, 2015 at 13:54 PM

"Legal Marijuana In Colorado Has Already Generated $15 Million For Schools"

http://tinyurl.com/o6fo575

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 13:27 PM

"Hotel Searches Rise Where Marijuana is Legal"

http://tinyurl.com/npwq3sd

So much for marijuana killing tourism.
The sky still isn't falling no matter how loudly the chicken little prohibitionists squawk while frantically running in circles.

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 at 22:04 PM

"Majority of Californians ready to legalize marijuana, new poll confirms"

http://tinyurl.com/o5swhcw

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Mar 30, 2015 at 12:29 PM

"Chris Christie's muddled message on marijuana and the War on Drugs "

http://tinyurl.com/ona7rtu

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 11:52 AM

"Church Of Marijuana Gets Boost From Indiana's Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill"

http://tinyurl.com/ot4ouu9

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Apr 07, 2015 at 02:26 AM

"Marijuana Bill Gains Cosponsors in House and Senate"

http://tinyurl.com/k49wjn3

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Here Comes Italy: Marijuana Legalization Effort Gears Up in Parliament

http://tinyurl.com/nvrelek

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Apr 09, 2015 at 02:21 AM

Florida takes another shot at a recreational marijuana bill

http://tinyurl.com/qytbby7

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 at 12:18 PM

"I Thought Legalizing Pot Would Be a Disaster. But It Turned Out To Be Wonderful."

http://tinyurl.com/kgkb2oh

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 12:04 PM

U.S. Legalization of Marijuana Has Hit Mexican Cartels’ Cross-Border Trade

http://tinyurl.com/o77rjus

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 at 17:15 PM

"No, legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t lead to crime, according to actual crime stats"

http://tinyurl.com/lr7k7rf

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at 13:00 PM

"Confessions Of A Pot-Smoking Police Officer, Firefighter And Youth Pastor"

http://tinyurl.com/ncanb67

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 20:47 PM

"The Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie"

http://tinyurl.com/yekcpvf

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 16:30 PM

6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/nq3wpaq

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 10, 2015 at 20:06 PM

New Research Debunks One of the Oldest Myths About Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/ommxfwu

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Legalized marijuana is bringing record high benefits to Colorado schools

http://tinyurl.com/pa4focn

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 at 21:34 PM

Medical Use of Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Youths’ Use, Study Finds

http://tinyurl.com/psme5wx

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 14:07 PM

Colorado gov now says legalizing marijuana helps state's fiscal health

http://tinyurl.com/py5wqnu

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 11:47 AM

'Just Say No' to the Gateway Theory of Pot

http://tinyurl.com/kewtcmd

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 20:35 PM

D.A.R.E. gets duped by anti-pot satire

http://tinyurl.com/qdbpf5z

Not the sharpest tools in the shed.
But what would you expect from a bunch of reefer madness prohibitionists?

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Aug 22, 2015 at 20:11 PM

Marijuana Prohibition Is a Moral Scandal Built on a Mountain of Lies

http://tinyurl.com/qapdz6f

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 24, 2015 at 18:12 PM

Marijuana Taxes Swell, Not Up In Smoke After All

http://tinyurl.com/nm6jk6h

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015 at 23:09 PM

Republican voters to feds: Butt out of marijuana reform

http://tinyurl.com/ncd8z6y

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM

California NAACP Files Marijuana Legalization Initiative Language

http://tinyurl.com/qhfs98a

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 16:52 PM

Study: Marijuana Users Less Vulnerable To Obesity And Diabetes

http://tinyurl.com/qdx8jgv

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015 at 18:39 PM

Oregon Court Of Appeals: Marijuana Odor Is Not Offensive

“We are not prepared to declare that the odor of marijuana smoke is equivalent to the odor of garbage. Indeed, some people undoubtedly find the scent pleasing,” the appeals court wrote, in throwing out the second-degree criminal mischief convictions of a Philomath man whose home was searched in 2012 because of the aroma of pot drifting from it.

http://tinyurl.com/p2x8lst

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 13:34 PM

Vagina searches and other reasons the war on marijuana must end in America

http://tinyurl.com/neom28k

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 21:00 PM

California Ready for End to Pot Prohibition

http://tinyurl.com/q79vgtr

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:08 AM

Poll: Fighting Marijuana Legalization Is Bad Politics

A new Public Policy Polling survey from early primary states Iowa and New Hampshire has found that a solid majority of Republican respondents approve of states' rights to carry out marijuana policy reform without the feds cracking down.

http://tinyurl.com/o5qk8ux

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 12:07 PM

Cop Taken Off Street 4 Issuing 2 Many Pot Tickets

http://tinyurl.com/pjj8n7c

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Aug 28, 2015 at 16:58 PM

Drug Czar Supports DC Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/ofa3m48

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 at 11:27 AM

No upswing seen in marijuana use among youths

http://tinyurl.com/ncnt93e

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 14:07 PM

Corrupt Santa Ana Police Rob Dispensary; Want Evidence Thrown Out

Yes, you read that right. Santa Ana Police ROBBED a dispensary and now want off the hook because they claim evidence against them violates their right to privacy. The piggies raided a dispensary then helped themselves to edibles, eating them on camera. They claim that since they thought they had disabled all the cameras they were safe, but the thugs didn't get them all. HA-HA piggies, got you on this one!

http://tinyurl.com/py5s3jg

*smiles*

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Aug 31, 2015 at 19:33 PM

The New York Times Calls for Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/nl3mwdo

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 at 14:45 PM

Salem City Council takes step to allow Oct. 1 marijuana sales

SALEM — The Salem City Council has voted to permit the early sales of recreational marijuana from medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Statesman Journal reports that the council's vote Monday would permit the sales beginning Oct. 1, more than three months ahead of the planned start date.

http://tinyurl.com/nn8rsr9

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 at 14:54 PM

Puerto Rico Files Cannabis Legalization Bill

http://tinyurl.com/oe2a347

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015 at 18:30 PM

New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/mrs4y6u

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 05, 2015 at 00:24 AM

Congressional Fundraiser Held At A Marijuana Garden

http://tinyurl.com/nnzj2o4

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 05, 2015 at 19:40 PM

Blue ribbon marijuana? Cannabis industry finds a foothold at the Oregon State Fair

http://tinyurl.com/qahkvds

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 06, 2015 at 17:02 PM

Marijuana Legalization Texas: House Committee Approves Bill HB 2165 To Make Marijuana Legal

http://tinyurl.com/nr5v2pw

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 06, 2015 at 19:08 PM

7 States On the Verge of Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/ojk6nke

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015 at 18:12 PM

Marijuana-Legalization Efforts and Their Impact on the Presidential Race

With the race for the White House heating up, the “politics of marijuana” is looming as a possibly significant factor.

Twenty-four state ballot initiatives on marijuana legalization in 16 states have been filed already and will be voted on in November 2016, including in the “swing states” of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, and New Mexico.

http://tinyurl.com/plxmoun

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 09, 2015 at 19:56 PM

Colorado raises $150 million from marijuana.

http://tinyurl.com/odcgtsn

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 10, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Oregon's doomed marijuana prohibitionists: Editorial Agenda 2015

http://tinyurl.com/prdufel

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Upbeat on Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/pzubhcw

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 11, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Lawmakers announce deal on medical marijuana legislation

California lawmakers said late Thursday that they have reached a deal on legislation to regulate and license medical marijuana.

The regulatory framework to corral the billion-dollar medical cannabis industry will be contained in three bills that have received the blessings of the two chambers and Gov. Jerry Brown, said Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, one of the authors of the measures.

http://tinyurl.com/q8ts8rj

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 11, 2015 at 14:15 PM

THE NEW YORK TIMES; "Congress and Obama Are Too Timid on Marijuana Reform"

http://tinyurl.com/oonmngd

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 at 14:30 PM

2016 Will be Huge For Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/oyjn4mk

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 at 19:07 PM

Judge says marijuana dispensary video can be used in probe of California police

http://tinyurl.com/ns7m7z8

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 at 11:45 AM

California Lt. Governor – California Will Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2016

http://tinyurl.com/pgjnjml

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 13, 2015 at 20:17 PM

New Data Shows Legalization Had No Impact On Teen Marijuana Use

http://tinyurl.com/o2jgtk3

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 16:13 PM

Road fatalities in Colorado have plummeted since marijuana was legalized

http://tinyurl.com/qh9d574

lindataylor commented on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 18:56 PM

Suicide data shows most deaths ever in Colorado

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 19:58 PM

Washington: Legalized Marijuana Access Not Associated With Increased Teen Use

http://tinyurl.com/pzy4k58Washington: Legalized Marijuana Access Not Associated With Increased Teen Use

http://tinyurl.com/pzy4k58

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 12:15 PM

DENVER, CO - The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) has released its updated report, The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado, The Impact, Volume 3,which outlines the most alarming data to date, demonstrating how Colorado marijuana legalization policies have harmed public safety and health.

Highlights from the report show serious changes since 2014, when retail marijuana businesses began operating in Colorado, including:

· Traffic deaths: A 32 percent increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths in just one year from 2013

· Driving under the influence: Toxicology reports with positive marijuana results of active THC for primarily driving under the influence have increased 45 percent

· Marijuana use by children: Colorado youth usage (ages 12 to 17) ranks 56 percent higher than the national average

· ER visits: A 29 percent increase in the number of marijuana-related emergency room visits

· Hospitalizations: A 38 percent increase in the number of marijuana-related hospitalizations

· Poison control: Marijuana-only related exposures increased 72 percent in only one year

· More marijuana trafficking: The yearly average interdiction seizures of Colorado marijuana increased another 34 percent

"This report serves as a wake-up call for all Coloradans," said Bob Doyle, chair of Colorado SAM. "It is time to stop yielding to Big Marijuana special interests and put health and safety ahead of marijuana commercialization."

"For too long, the marijuana industry has been telling Americans that 'everything's fine' in Colorado. This data-driven report tells a very different story," said Kevin Sabet, President of SAM and an assistant professor at the University of Florida.

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Re...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015 at 15:16 PM

Legal Marijuana in Arizona Would Generate $72M Yearly in Tax Revenue, New Report Says

http://tinyurl.com/q2l7bth

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 16:55 PM

EDITORIAL: Federal report shows damning and deadly trends

http://gazette.com/editorial-federal-...

Legal marijuana’s impact on Colorado troubling.

http://drthurstone.com/legal-marijuan...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 at 17:59 PM

Colorado Just Became The First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

http://tinyurl.com/qe6lxjr

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 13:16 PM

Colorado AG examining pot industry use of ‘organic’ term.

"Colorado’s attorney general is investigating several marijuana businesses over concerns the word “organic” in their names or advertising might be misleading to consumers.

The office is reviewing complaints from consumers that the “merchants have been misrepresenting their product when they say ‘organic’ or ‘organically grown,’ ” said Roger Hudson, spokesman for state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman. “We’re looking for information inside those complaints to make a determination on what those next steps are. Is it consumer fraud? Is it criminal?”

http://www.thecannabist.co/2015/09/16...

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 at 15:50 PM

Bernie Sanders vows to strike down absurd federal marijuana money laws

http://tinyurl.com/pu8zncl

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 12:11 PM

At Amherst College, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor encourages students to listen, work hard and be passionate...except when it comes to marijuana legalization. Woot woot!

“I don’t care what kind of thing you become passionate about, except legalizing marijuana,” she said.

http://mobile.gazettenet.com/home/185...

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 17:01 PM

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced In Michigan

http://tinyurl.com/ndth9yd

lindataylor commented on Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 09:08 AM

‘Smart Colorado’ Hearing From ‘Hundreds & Hundreds’ Of Parents About Pot Use

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/09/20...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Sep 21, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Marijuana Report by Anti-Pot Group Continues Jihad Against Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/nvkobyr

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 17:19 PM

Toledo, Ohio Votes Yes To Decriminalize Marijuana By Wide Margin

http://tinyurl.com/q3cwo9v

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 09:19 AM

Turnout not high for marijuana legalization push...

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015...

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 09:36 AM

Everson (Washington State)becomes first city in county to ban retail pot sales...whoohoo.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/...

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Supposedly Neutral Federal Report Stacks The Deck Against Marijuana Legalization

"In 2012 Coloradans approved Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use, by a vote of 55 percent to 45 percent. Last February a Quinnipiac University poll found that 58 percent of Colorado voters supported that decision, while 38 percent opposed it and the rest weren’t sure.

For prohibitionists determined to portray marijuana legalization in Colorado as a disaster, those poll results are inconvenient, since they indicate that public support for Amendment 64 was higher after more than a year of legal recreational sales and more than two years of legal possession and home cultivation than it was in 2012. Honest drug warriors would acknowledge the Quinnipiac numbers and perhaps try to balance them with other poll results. Dishonest drug warriors would do what the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) does in its new report on marijuana legalization: change the numbers."

http://tinyurl.com/q3pz96z

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Sep 25, 2015 at 19:30 PM

After 2 Years With Legal Marijuana, Most Coloradans Still Like It

The percentage supporting legalization is, if anything, higher than before it took effect.

http://tinyurl.com/owb8xty

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Barbara Boxer and Dean Heller Back Federal Legalization of Medical Marijuana in States That Allow It

The senators cosponsor a bill that protects patients and providers from federal harassment.

http://tinyurl.com/pvw9x53

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 at 18:13 PM

Told you so....Pot Use Ramping Up. As legalization gains steam, usage heads up.

http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/po...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:48 AM

Studies: Fewer Teens Using Marijuana, Younger Adolescents More Likely To Voice Disapproval

http://tinyurl.com/p8sh72z

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 19:42 PM

The Dangerous Consequences of Magical Thinking About Marijuana

http://timesofsandiego.com/opinion/20...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 at 23:58 PM

Bill Repealing Federal Pot Prohibition Has Bipartisan Backing

A Republican reintroduces legislation that lets states choose their own marijuana policies.

http://tinyurl.com/pwkpd5h

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Oct 04, 2015 at 20:02 PM

GOPers Open Door To Legal Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/poz358m

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 at 12:01 PM

News coming from the “Marijuana Impact on Public Health and Safety” conference in Colorado.

"More refreshing was the honest evaluation of Deputy Attorney General Matt Durkin who admitted, “It’s not working.” He said that in spite of regulations, marijuana is “everywhere.” It’s publicly consumed, widely advertised, and police have their hands tied in many enforcement actions by constitutional provisions that few, if any, voters understood when they voted for Amendments 20 and 64."

http://www.duidvictimvoices.org/the-d...

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 at 09:19 AM

Boulder Loosens Restrictions on Town's Marijuana Businesses

http://tinyurl.com/owg7cpl

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 at 09:22 AM

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor encourages students to listen, work hard and be passionate...except when it comes to marijuana legalization. Woot woot!

“I don’t care what kind of thing you become passionate about, except legalizing marijuana,” she said.

http://mobile.gazettenet.com/home/185...

Colorado Issues 3rd Marijuana Report

http://www.poppot.org/2015/09/16/colo...

EDITORIAL: Federal report shows damning and deadly trends

http://gazette.com/editorial-federal-...

Legal marijuana’s impact on Colorado troubling.

http://drthurstone.com/legal-marijuan...

California Attempts Medical Marijuana Regulation, Despite Warnings.
By Roger Morgan.

http://stancoinsider.com/

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 at 14:50 PM

New California Statewide PollFinds Strong Support for Legalizing, Regulating and Taxing Marijuana in California

The survey makes it clear that voters offer strong support for legalizing marijuana when it is coupled with a comprehensive regulatory system
and an ability to collect revenues to fund public services. Specifically,
nearly two-thirds of voters (65 percent)support a proposal to legalize,
regulate and tax marijuana in California for adults.

http://tinyurl.com/ofkp6uc

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 09, 2015 at 13:41 PM

The Truth About Marijuana

Even the DEA acknowledged (in the Federal Register, Vol. 76, #131, 7/8/11), "Extensive research has been conducted recently to investigate whether exposure to marijuana is associated with schizophrenia or other psychoses...At present, the data do not suggest a causative link between marijuana use and the development of psychosis."

lindataylor commented on Friday, Oct 09, 2015 at 15:34 PM

Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless!

http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2...

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 09, 2015 at 17:30 PM

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch Expresses Support For States’ Rights On Marijuana Policy

During her confirmation hearing in January, Lynch said that her predecessor Eric Holder’s policy of generally respecting state marijuana laws “certainly would be my policy if confirmed as attorney general.” In written answers to question from members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, she said that the policy is “effective, consistent and rational.”

http://tinyurl.com/pczft24

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 at 18:14 PM

Washington health officials: Steer clear of medical claims about marijuana

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/lo...

MrTowlie commented on Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 at 20:40 PM

New Schools, Less Crime: Colorado Sees Benefits Of Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana sales in Colorado continue to climb while crime statistics suggest the state is becoming safer than ever.

http://tinyurl.com/ojndgbv

Fewer crimes, more revenue as medical marijuana industry stabilizes in Colorado Springs

http://tinyurl.com/pcv2ocn

lindataylor commented on Monday, Oct 12, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Pot Smokers Warn of Cyanide From Pesticide

DENVER (CN) - "One of the biggest legal marijuana farms in the world sprayed thousands of plants with an unapproved pesticide that breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when it's smoked, two Coloradans claim in a class action."

http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/10...

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Oct 12, 2015 at 18:48 PM

Texas Cops Sexually Assault Another Motorist in the Name of Pot Prohibition

The warrantless roadside cavity probe happened two days after the governor signed a bill banning such searches.

http://tinyurl.com/pxom3jc

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015 at 17:43 PM

Scientists are engineering yeast to brew a cocktail of marijuana chemicals

http://tinyurl.com/ox2ruca

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 at 14:05 PM

Colorado Legislature Could Allow Marijuana Clubs

Draft bill would allow consumption at a licensed facility.

http://tinyurl.com/m3mdkm

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 14:33 PM

Congressmen Introduce Bills to Legalize and Tax Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/of3vmy9

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 21:38 PM

Federal Bill Offers One-Two Punch Against Marijuana Meddling, Asset Forfeiture

Would forbid use of seized funds to perpetuate drug war.

http://tinyurl.com/ohxzkec

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 at 12:30 PM

The 90% THC Candy Bar and Other Prohibitionist Fantasies

http://tinyurl.com/ncu6jql

LewisD commented on Monday, Oct 26, 2015 at 17:26 PM

Marijuana Is A Cult In Itself

"Three out of every 10 Marijuana user suffer from the drug-related disorder. This translates into 6.8 million Americans! Going by the age and community, the young people are at a higher risk of side-effects of Marijuana and blacks are more likely to take to the addiction."

http://www.healthaim.com/marijuana-is...

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 13:35 PM

Drug Warriors Claim Sky Is Falling in Latest Anti-Marijuana Report

http://tinyurl.com/noje3j3

TommyMarin commented on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 16:07 PM

Why Congress Did Not Stop Marijuana Legalization in Its Backyard

Despite a prohibitionist tantrum, pot is legal in the nation's capital.

http://tinyurl.com/qxllw23

MrTowlie commented on Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 21:52 PM

Colorado Support For Legal Marijuana Increases After Legalization

According to a Quinnipiac University Poll support for legal marijuana has risen by over 3% since legalization.

http://tinyurl.com/o8ukl9p

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 12:58 PM

Poll Finds Majority Support for Legal Marijuana in Three Swing States

Voters are especially tolerant of medical use.

http://tinyurl.com/nnzt76v

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015 at 21:45 PM

Despite Looser Marijuana Laws, No Spike in Teen Use

http://tinyurl.com/nmdc4cj

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Oct 30, 2015 at 14:17 PM

If Marijuana Causes Lots of Crashes, Why Are They So Hard to Count?

A major study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds no link between pot and car accidents.

http://tinyurl.com/oecaapa

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 at 09:59 AM

Colorado’s Monthly Marijuana Sales Top $100 Million

According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Oct 31, 2015 at 11:40 AM

Justice Department To Grant Early Release To First 6,000 Of Eventual 46,000 Drug Offenders.

The inmates from federal prisons nationwide will be set free by the department’s Bureau of Prisons between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2. The Sentencing Commission estimated that an additional 8,550 inmates will be eligible for release Nov. 1, 2016.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously for the reduction last year after holding two public hearings in which they heard testimony from former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr., federal judges, federal public defenders, state and local law enforcement officials, and sentencing advocates.

http://tinyurl.com/pbalhsp

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015 at 10:53 AM

Marijuana Use Among Teenagers Is Actually Declining

http://tinyurl.com/oyavxng

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Signature Gathering For Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Bill Starts

http://tinyurl.com/o4dg745

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 01, 2015 at 17:23 PM

The Government Is Stifling Medical Marijuana Research, Major Think Tank Declares

"The federal government is stifling medical research in a rapidly transforming area of public policy that has consequences for public health and public safety," the report, written by John Hudak and Grace Wallack, says. "Statutory, regulatory, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers have paralyzed science and threatened the integrity of research freedom in this area."

Noting that medical marijuana is already legal in dozens of states, the report argues that conflicting and contradictory federal policy is "interfering with the relationship between doctor and patient."

http://tinyurl.com/o8ftvvv

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Nov 02, 2015 at 10:24 AM

Oregon Approves Marijuana Home D e l i v e r y

http://tinyurl.com/qassgl8

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Nov 02, 2015 at 16:54 PM

Despite De-facto Legal Marijuana The Netherlands Have Lower Marijuana And Heroin Use

http://tinyurl.com/p85ffyk

MrTowlie commented on Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 at 17:23 PM

Ballot Initiative Filed to Legalize Marijuana in California

http://tinyurl.com/pjj3jdn

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Nov 05, 2015 at 20:32 PM

Oregon’s Growing Marijuana Industry

http://tinyurl.com/njomspc

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Nov 06, 2015 at 23:23 PM

Glenn Beck Calls for the Repeal of Federal Drug Prohibition

http://tinyurl.com/pmye9dl

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 13:15 PM

THC In Marijuana Could Delay Rejection In Organ Transplants

http://tinyurl.com/nz2lazd

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Major GOP Senator Introduces Marijuana Reform For Vets In Spending Package

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, a major Republican figure in the Senate, has forwarded significant marijuana reform proposals in three separate spending bills.

http://tinyurl.com/oyfqb6m

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 13:08 PM

Michigan AG Bill Schuette On Marijuana Legalization: Let The Voters Decide

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who led the campaign against a successful medical marijuana ballot proposal in 2008, thinks voters should decide whether to legalize recreational use. "I think in the end, (recreational marijuana) will be a ballot initiative, and I think citizens ought to vote on this," he said.

http://tinyurl.com/pvgbkyy

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 13:43 PM

Turnout not high for marijuana legalization push in Massachusetts.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 13:47 PM

Beware of the risks in legalizing marijuana.

http://www.ohio.com/editorial/elaine-...

Weigh consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana.

"I do not understand the argument that says if you think you can not adequately regulate a crime it would be more responsible to legalize that crime."

http://www.marionstar.com/story/opini...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Nov 09, 2015 at 12:16 PM

Sanders Offers Bill To Legalize Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/qyotskp

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 16:21 PM

After Promoting Colorado's 'Costco of Weed,' NBC Notices Surge in Stoned Driving

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-dre...

Initiatives have consequences.

http://spectator.org/articles/55252/i...

TommyMarin commented on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015 at 19:01 PM

Survey: National Support for Legal Pot Has Risen by 29% Since 2010

Coloradans are keener on legalization than they were when they voted for it in 2012.

http://tinyurl.com/p3sydx3

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 00:49 AM

Busted Over $80 Worth of Pot, College Student Turns Informant, Then Turns Up Dead

This is the way everybody does it, says the local police chief.

http://tinyurl.com/oucw4zh

BrotherAhab commented on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 12:20 PM

Bob Lobel: Medical marijuana saved me from addiction

http://tinyurl.com/oj43qr2

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 at 18:25 PM

Cops Aren't Worried About Marijuana, DEA's Own Report Finds

http://tinyurl.com/qhpvpxt

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at 21:25 PM

Arizona's Pima Commission Gives Up On Preventing Marijuana's Inevitable Legalization, Focuses On Public Education

Faced with mounting evidence that marijuana use has doubled in the United States, more states, including Arizona, are poised to pass laws allowing recreational use.

Commission officials said it will use its resources to educate the public, rather than trying to stop a growing movement.

http://tinyurl.com/q2d7kun

BikerackIII commented on Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015 at 15:34 PM

Welcome to the marijuana election, where Colorado is the star

http://tinyurl.com/ow7cad7

MrTowlie commented on Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 at 10:31 AM

National Institute on Drug Abuse Study Casts Doubt on Legal Definitions of Stoned Driving

Simulator tests also confirm that marijuana impairs drivers less than alcohol.

A new study by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) confirms that marijuana has a less dramatic effect on driving than alcohol does and casts further doubt on the standard that Colorado and Washington use for determining when someone is too stoned to drive.

http://tinyurl.com/q6qp2xk

MrTowlie commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 03:56 AM

Colorado is Making Way More On Marijuana Than They Thought

Marijuana taxes drew in $70 million instead of the predicted $40 million—almost double the expected amount. Alcohol taxes, on the other hand, drew in only $42 million.

http://tinyurl.com/nzhatl3

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 14:22 PM

SciCheck: DEA Chief Wrong On Medical Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/nr8j7pc

BikerackIII commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 16:42 PM

"New marijuana rules get tougher on pesticides in Oregon cannabis industry"...Proof that legalization works. With legalization we will be getting a healthier product free from unwanted contaminants.

https://tinyurl.com/qecgy5f

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 18:41 PM

Everson (Washington State) becomes first city in county to ban retail pot sales.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/...

‘Smart Colorado’ Hearing From ‘Hundreds & Hundreds’ Of Parents About Pot Use. Advocacy Group: Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To ‘Epidemic’ For Colorado Kids.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/09/20...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 18:42 PM

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor encourages students to listen, work hard and be passionate...except when it comes to marijuana legalization. Woot woot!

“I don’t care what kind of thing you become passionate about, except legalizing marijuana,” she said.

http://mobile.gazettenet.com/home/185...

Colorado Issues 3rd Marijuana Report

http://www.poppot.org/2015/09/16/colo...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 at 19:45 PM

Israel's Police Chief Suggests Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized

Politicians on the left and right say recreational use should be legal.

http://tinyurl.com/p5cz6gn

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2015 at 16:26 PM

Landmark Case in Mexico's Supreme Court Could Pave the Way for Marijuana Legalization

http://tinyurl.com/ou792na

MrTowlie commented on Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 16:10 PM

High-Potency Marijuana Isn't Any More Dangerous Than Weak Stuff

http://tinyurl.com/pnohzux

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Nov 27, 2015 at 21:22 PM

Men's Wearhouse founder comes out in favor of pot legalization

http://tinyurl.com/qbhmxk9

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 at 13:35 PM

Study: Marijuana Users 50 Percent Less Likely To Suffer From Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat, which are linked to increased risk of heart disease and/or type 2 diabetes, among other serious health consequences.

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 at 13:55 PM

Michigan Cops Protect Citizens by Stealing Leaf Blowers From Cancer Patients

http://tinyurl.com/nev8bms

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Dec 07, 2015 at 18:55 PM

Soon We’ll All Be Getting High: The End Of Marijuana Prohibition Is Closer Than You Think

http://tinyurl.com/zmroxaw

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Dec 13, 2015 at 16:45 PM

Earl Blumenauer: DEA chief unfit after calling medical pot ‘a joke’

During morning remarks on the House floor, Mr. Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat, said the interim DEA chief’s attitude on medicinal marijuana is “indicative of a throwback ideology rooted in the failed war on drugs,” and he urged the Obama administration to consider a replacement.
“Rosenberg is clearly not the right fit for the DEA in this administration,” the congressman continued. “He’s an example of the inept, misinformed zealot who has mismanaged America’s failed policy of marijuana prohibition.”

http://tinyurl.com/neymxdg

BikerackIII commented on Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 17:54 PM

Medical Marijuana Linked With Lower Obesity Rates

http://tinyurl.com/olhg9xe

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 21:53 PM

While Pacific Northwest Bans Cannabis Clubs, Six Other States Will Legalize Them

http://tinyurl.com/hucdgjq

BikerackIII commented on Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 17:19 PM

Federal Court Tells The DEA To Stop Harassing Medical Marijuana Providers

In a scathing decision, a federal court in California has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Administration's interpretation of a recent medical marijuana bill "defies language and logic," "tortures the plain meaning of the statute" and is "at odds with fundamental notions of the rule of law." The ruling could have a broad impact on the DEA's ability to prosecute federal medical marijuana cases going forward.

Seeing it as perhaps the final nail in the coffin of the DEA's years-long involvement with California's medical marijuana program, medical marijuana advocates are cheering the ruling. "It's great to see the judicial branch finally starting to hold the Justice Department accountable for its willful violation of Congress's intent to end federal interference with state medical marijuana laws," said Tom Angell of Marijuana Majority.

Dan Riffle of the Marijuana Policy Project agreed. "This is a big win for medical marijuana patients and their providers," he wrote in a statement, "and a significant victory in our efforts to end the federal government’s war on marijuana. Federal raids of legitimate medical marijuana businesses aren’t just stupid and wasteful, but also illegal."

http://tinyurl.com/no7fabf

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 at 16:58 PM

POTUS To SCOTUS; Leave CO MJ Alone

The Obama administration has advised the Supreme Court not to hear a lawsuit brought by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado's legalization of marijuana. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli has pointed out that Nebraska and Oklahoma failed to properly file in district court first and that taking the case "would represent a substantial and unwarranted expansion of this Court's jurisdiction".

http://tinyurl.com/zqslp3c

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 15:21 PM

11 Things Colorado Can Now Fund Thanks to Legal Marijuana

1. $40 million for school construction.

2. $2.5 million for marijuana education and prevention campaigns.

3. $2 million for bullying prevention school grants.

4. $2 million for drop-out prevention school grants.

5. $2 million for youth mentoring services.

6. $1 million for poison control centers.

7. $1 million for local government marijuana impact grants.

8. $500,000 for substance abuse screening, intervention, and referral.

9. $500,000 for substance abuse treatment.

10. $300,000 for Future Farmers of America and 4-H programs at the State Fair.

11. $200,000 for roadside impaired-driving enforcement training for peace officers

Because the state made way more than lawmakers had anticipated, there is an additional $8 million in marijuana revenue that has yet to be allocated.

http://tinyurl.com/ohun2fa

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 22:04 PM

San Diego Approves 21st Legal Medical Marijuana Shop

http://tinyurl.com/omeuzuv

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 at 13:42 PM

Victory! Congress passes bills to prohibit DEA from interfering with medical marijuana and hemp research in those states that have legalized them. It also okays federal funding for needle exchange programs.
Thanks to language in the omnibus spending bill the DEA's hands are tied and all they can do is stand there, w a t c h, and fume.

***smiles***

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 at 13:43 PM

We’re Manufacturing Addicts: Marijuana Use Doubles Among US Adults

http://marijuana-policy.org/manufactu...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 at 13:44 PM

Willie Nelson’s crusade to stop big pot.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 at 13:45 PM

Beware of the risks in legalizing marijuana.

http://www.ohio.com/editorial/elaine-...

Weigh consequences of legalizing recreational marijuana.

"I do not understand the argument that says if you think you can not adequately regulate a crime it would be more responsible to legalize that crime."

http://www.marionstar.com/story/opini...

States Experimenting with Marijuana

http://allentelgenhof.com/2015/10/19/...

"Using medical pot could make parent unfit, Maine’s highest court rules."

The state's marijuana law protects patients in custody cases, but that can be superseded when the drug impairs caring for a child, justices rule in a York County case.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/01/29...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 at 13:49 PM

Colo. company says pot pushed them out of state. Too many employee’s coming in high.

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local...

"Federal Judge Refuses to Reschedule Marijuana Under Controlled Substances Act"

http://dailysignal.com/2015/05/15/fed...

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 at 13:52 PM

Colorado Issues 3rd Marijuana Report

http://www.poppot.org/2015/09/16/colo...

EDITORIAL: Federal report shows damning and deadly trends

http://gazette.com/editorial-federal-...

Legal marijuana’s impact on Colorado troubling.

http://drthurstone.com/legal-marijuan...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 at 14:20 PM

Medical Marijuana Moves Forward In Salinas

Medical marijuana in Salinas advanced on Monday night as the city council's Subcommittee on Medical Marijuana heard overwhelming support from members of the public and spoke in favor of lifting prohibition on it.

http://tinyurl.com/nu9wn6u

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 22:23 PM

U.S. Surgeon General: ‘Marijuana Can Be Helpful’

The nation’s top doctor says that marijuana has medical benefits for some patients.

In a Wednesday appearance on “CBS This Morning,” Dr. Vivek Murthy, surgeon general of the United States, said, “We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, that marijuana can be helpful.”

“I think that we have to use that data to drive policymaking,” he added.

http://tinyurl.com/q3pxu4y

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Regular Marijuana Use Up 12% nationwide the year of legalization in Colorado and Washington.

http://drrichswier.com/2015/09/12/mar...

Who's legalizing marijuana in U.S.? Pro-marijuana groups want to put an end to national prohibition on recreational use. (Marijuana Policy Project- that get's their funding from George Soros)

http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-loca...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 at 14:02 PM

Anti-Pot Group Blames 'Big Marijuana' for Nonexistent Increase in Adolescent Cannabis Consumption

Neither Colorado nor Washington has seen a statistically significant change in underage use since legalization.

A recent analysis of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) shows a small, statistically insignificant increase in cannabis consumption by Colorado teenagers between 2012-13, when marijuana possession by adults 21 and older became legal in that state, and 2013-14, when state-licensed merchants began selling marijuana to recreational consumers. The share of 12-to-17-year-olds reporting marijuana use in the previous month rose from 11.2 percent to 12.6 percent. (The state prevalence estimates combine two years of data to compensate for relatively small samples.) The anti-pot group SAM ("Smart Approaches to Marijuana") made the most of the new numbers:

Colorado now leads the country in past-month youth marijuana use, after legalizing marijuana in 2012. The state claims this dubious distinction after being in third place in the 2012-2013 report, and in fourth place in the 2011-2012 study.

By focusing on the change in Colorado's rank, SAM obscured the fact that neither of these changes was statistically significant, a point that SAM President Kevin Sabet further obfuscated by blaming "Big Tobacco" for a possibly nonexistent increase in underage use. "In Colorado especially," he said, "Big Marijuana has been allowed to run wild, and it appears that kids are paying the price more than in any other state in the country."

http://tinyurl.com/zxj9hhl

MrTowlie commented on Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 14:02 PM

The Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories of 2015

From passing medical marijuana laws in two states, the expansion of medical marijuana in four states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico to bills introduced in both houses, the partial defunding of the DEA and presidential candidates being forced to go on record over their views on marijuana this year shaped up nicely. We also saw two states and numerous local jurisdictions decriminalize marijuana possession and two states introduce legislation to allow on-site consumption (marijuana bars) and ballot measures for full legalization in five states (so far). Even Texas is jumping on the band wagon by legalizing limited medical use of marijuana.

http://tinyurl.com/hsbojhh

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Study: Men Who Smoke Weed May Have Sperm Count Reduced By ‘Quite A Lot’

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/09/01...

TommyMarin commented on Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 13:03 PM

Hillary Clinton’s Marijuana Policy Could Lead To Regulation Of The Industry

Former secretary of state wants Schedule II classification for marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/nfklsdy

BikerackIII commented on Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 15:28 PM

Marijuana Legalization Progress in U.S. Shows Signs of Harming Mexican Cartels

http://tinyurl.com/qhrtmgx

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Happy New Year Screen Names! *Smiles*

This is the start of a long and profitable relationship between anti drug advocates and pro druggies. You can expect more of the same.

Anti-pot racketeering suit settles, opens door for future RICO claims. Colorado drug-law expert: RICO claims are 'going to be incredibly problematic for the industry'...

"A high-profile racketeering lawsuit against a proposed Summit County marijuana shop and companies that did its banking, bonding and accounting settled in U.S. District Court this month — a substantial victory for cannabis opponents hoping to stun legalization efforts in America."

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci...

TommyMarin commented on Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 21:07 PM

Vermont's Attorney General Bill Sorrell Predicts Legislature Will Legalize Marijuana In 2016

"Let me put it this way, I will be surprised if marijuana is not legalized in this next legislative session," he said. There are enough votes for legislation to pass in the Senate, he says, and outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin has said he would sign a bill.

http://tinyurl.com/o22qxa9

lindataylor commented on Saturday, Jan 02, 2016 at 20:19 PM

Think legalizing marijuana reduces alcohol and other drug use? Wrong! The 2013-2014 NSDUH survey results reveal that Colorado is in the top quintile for the following drug use rates (ages 12 and older): Cocaine, Illicit drugs besides marijuana, Marijuana, Alcohol and Binge drinking. Looks like marijuana legalization may increase alcohol and drug use. Don't buy the marijuana lie.

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/defa...

TommyMarin commented on Saturday, Jan 02, 2016 at 20:57 PM

Colorado: 55% Of Voters Still Support Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana opponents like Kevin Sabet were very certain that Colorado voters would regret voting for marijuana legalization in 2012. Three years later, there is no buyer’s remorse in Colorado. In fact, the same percentage of voters that approved marijuana legalization in Colorado on Election Day 2012 stated that they still support it according to a poll recently released by Quinnipiac University. Per 9News:

Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters say they support the voter-passed law that legalized marijuana in the state, while 41 percent are opposed. And 53 percent said they believe that legalizing marijuana has been good for the state.

There’s a large gender gap when it comes to marijuana approval rates. Men are higher in the votes while woman are divided on the issue. Forty-five percent are saying it’s a good thing, and 47 percent believe marijuana is negatively affecting the state.

55.32% of Colorado voters voted ‘yes’ on Election Day 2012 for Amendment 64. I don’t expect Kevin Sabet to change his tune after the release of these poll results. However, I do expect him to look even dumber than usual if/when he continues to act like marijuana legalization in Colorado hasn’t worked. Colorado’s citizens have spoken, again, and they have expressed that they like their decision to legalize marijuana. I expect similar results in every other state that follows in Colorado’s footsteps.

Posted by Johnny Green at http://tinyurl.com/q8rkmcz

lindataylor commented on Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 17:35 PM

Legalization "was not worth it," according to Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman. We must not make the same mistake in California:

Colorado Recalls 100,000 Marijuana Edibles Due To Pesticides, The 15th In 16 Weeks

http://www.medicaldaily.com/colorado-...

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 19:05 PM

What We Didn't See In Colorado, With Legalization In Full Swing

http://tinyurl.com/p7gg3pd

lindataylor commented on Monday, Jan 04, 2016 at 14:50 PM

Racist Bast--ds. Marijuana legalization advocates are targeting minorities. Anyone surprised?

Denver's pot businesses mostly in low-income, minority neighborhoods.

http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/c...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Jan 04, 2016 at 17:35 PM

California Could Take In $1 Billion Annually In Legal Marijuana Taxes

http://extract.suntimes.com/news/10/1...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 15:50 PM

Moderate Marijuana Smokers Show Greater Lung Capacities Than Non-users

http://tinyurl.com/q8htklw

lindataylor commented on Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 16:17 PM

lol...typical druggie. Duh

York man accidentally shoots self, is arrested on drug charges

"Deputies say an investigation into an accidental shooting led to the arrest of a York County man on marijuana charges."

http://www.13newsnow.com/story/news/2...

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Jan 08, 2016 at 22:09 PM

Canada Officially Begins Move Toward Legalizing Marijuana

Canada’s new prime minister was only sworn in less than two weeks ago, but he has already directed his government to begin the process that will lead to the nationwide legalization of marijuana.

“I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory, and Cabinet processes to d e l i v e r on your top priorities [including]a federal-provincial-territorial process that will lead to the legalization and regulation of marijuana,” Prime Minster Justin Trudeau wrote to Jody Wilson-Raybould, the country’s new justice minister and attorney general.

http://tinyurl.com/phek643

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Vermont Governor Calls For Marijuana Legalization

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin tells state lawmakers to craft bill to legalize recreational marijuana. Vows to work with legislature and sign bill into law. This would make Vermont the first state to legalize through the legislative process rather than by referendum. Marijuana could be legal as early as this summer.

http://tinyurl.com/zdnjh47

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 20:29 PM

Cannabis ‘Doesn’t Lower IQ Or School Grades’ – But Smoking Tobacco Does

Previous studies may have been skewed by the fact that teenagers tend to smoke the two together.

Researchers used data on 2235 children – mapping tobacco and cannabis use against IQ at age 15 and educational performance at age 16.

After full adjustment, those who had used cannabis 50 times did not differ from never-users on either IQ or educational performance.

The scientists say that there is a ‘robust’ link between smoking cigarettes and lower achievement in education – even when cannabis is excluded.

http://tinyurl.com/zm89vyc

TommyMarin commented on Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Prohibitionists Twisting Data To Fit Anti Marijuana Agenda

The prohibitionists claim that legal marijuana has led to the nations highest rates of marijuana use is a bald face lie. Colorado's marijuana use has been among the highest in the country years before legalization. Usage rates remain unchanged since legalization, the feds are trying to pull a fast one and trying to dupe the public into believing this is something new and legalization is to blame.

http://tinyurl.com/h4b6x5q

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment head Dr. Larry Wolk — hardly a cannabis booster — says the same thing.

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 14:15 PM

Anti-Marijuana Politician Andy Harris At Risk Of Not Being Re-Elected

What could it cost Representative Andy Harris to be Congress’s leading voice against DC’s legalization of marijuana? Perhaps his career in national politics, according to a new poll of primary voters in the conservative Republican’s Maryland district which shows him losing badly to one of his three challengers.

http://tinyurl.com/hay28d2

lindataylor commented on Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 at 14:52 PM

Marijuana grows are destroying Oregon. Marijuana is also being redefined as agriculture in California and we need to stand up to this assault on our environment and on our rural communities. It's an outrage.

http://stoppot2016.com/2016/01/19/ore...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Study: Alcohol Is The Real Gateway Drug, Not Marijuana

Alcohol is typically the first substance consumed by individuals who report polydrug use later in life, according to data published this month in The Journal of School Health.

Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Florida, Gainesville evaluated drug use patterns from a nationally representative sample of 2,835 12th graders.

Authors found that youth use of alcohol most often preceded the use of tobacco or marijuana. They also reported subjects’ age of alcohol initiation is the strongest predictor of later polydrug use.

“Alcohol is the most commonly used substance, and the majority of polysubstance using respondents consumed alcohol prior to tobacco or marijuana initiation,” they reported. “Respondents initiating alcohol use in sixth grade reported significantly greater lifetime illicit substance use and more frequent illicit substance use than those initiating alcohol use in ninth grade or later.”

http://tinyurl.com/hq4fb39

BikerackIII commented on Friday, Jan 22, 2016 at 15:27 PM

Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders To Keynote Marijuana Conference

Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders will headline the International Cannabis Business Conference on Feb. 13 and 14 in downtown San Francisco.

http://tinyurl.com/zs49zl3

lindataylor commented on Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 16:17 PM

I told you so. Legal marijuana simply provides cover for the cartel. Who is protecting the cartel? George Soros and his many puppet organizations, The Drug Policy Alliance, NORML, MPP, California NAACP, American's for Safe Access, and more. George Soros has made millions of the cartel, with the help of his close personal friend drug kingpin Jaime Gilinski.

"Drug traffickers seek safe haven amid legal marijuana."

..."illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state's sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it elsewhere and pocketing millions of dollars from the sale, according to law enforcement officials and court records consulted by The Associated Press."

http://m.gazette.com/drug-traffickers...

TommyMarin commented on Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016 at 21:22 PM

Marijuana Legalization In Colorado Is Killing Mexican Drug Cartels

http://tinyurl.com/hrow2hu

TommyMarin commented on Sunday, Feb 07, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Maryland Senate Overrides Governor’s Anti-Marijuana Veto

The Maryland Senate dashed Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s efforts to prevent the decriminalization of marijuana Thursday.

The Democrat-controlled assembly mustered the three-fifths majority needed to override the Republican governor’s veto in a vote on the bill that would decriminalize the use of marijuana in public, as well as possession of cannabis paraphernalia like pipes and papers.

The bill’s advocates said it fixed an anomaly in the law, where marijuana use was decriminalized, but paraphernalia remained illegal. Sen. Robert A. Zirkin, a Baltimore County Democrat and sponsor of the bill, said the bill “is really a correction to what we did a couple years ago.”

http://tinyurl.com/jhjs34r

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 09:27 AM

Study: Harvard Scientists Studied the Brains of Pot Smokers, and the Results Don't Look Good

"Shockingly, every single person in the marijuana group, including those who only smoked once a week, had noticeable [brain] abnormalities, with the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala showing changes in density, volume and shape. Those who smoked more had more significant variations."

http://mic.com/articles/87743/harvard...

TommyMarin commented on Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Marijuana Reduces Alzheimers Symptoms, Scientists Say

A study has found that cannabis oil ingestion corresponded with decreased levels of aggression, irritability, apathy and delusions.

http://tinyurl.com/zq8m57v

lindataylor commented on Monday, Feb 08, 2016 at 18:30 PM

Woot woot!

Alaska set to ban commercial marijuana sales city by city county by county.

"By a narrow 4-3 vote, with Mayor Shirley Marquardt breaking the tie, the Unalaska City Council last week took its first step towards banning local sales and commercial growing, testing, and manufacturing of marijuana products."

https://www.adn.com/article/20160206/...

PaulScambot commented on Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Anchorage Opens the Door to Cannabis Cafés

http://tinyurl.com/pwmhhdb

BrotherAhab commented on Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 00:31 AM

California’s Largest Doctors Group Backs Recreational Marijuana

Doctors with the California Medical Association announce support of marijuana legalization, saying that regulation would serve public health better than 'ineffective prohibition'

http://tinyurl.com/he5mohz


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