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.
Report: No Easy Options for Feds in Legal Marijuana States
Study says states can legalize marijuana despite federal ban
Marijuana Legalization Bills: Colorado Lawmakers Pass Historic Legal Weed Regulation, Tax Bills
Marijuana Repeal Effort Dies In Colorado
Colorado governor signs recreational marijuana regulations into law
Baby Boomers And Marijuana: Blunts Over Booze Is The Newest Trend
I'd rather be around someone getting stoned than your typical obnoxious and violence prone drunk any day.
Could Chili be next?
2014 Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Underway in Three States
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."
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
Both Oregon and Alaska may join Colorado and Washington this fall with at least 5 more states in the 2016 elections.
As Colorado Loosened Its Marijuana Laws, Underage Consumption And Traffic Fatalities Fell
"Drug Warriors Try but Fail to Show That Marijuana Legalization Has Been a Disaster in Colorado"
"Marijuana habit not linked to lung cancer "
The Democratic Party of Oregon supports marijuana legalization...
The California Democratic Party has officially called for the legalization of marijuana...
"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."
"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
"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."
Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Growing Majority Of Americans
"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."
"Review papers debunk side effects, danger of marijuana usage"
"Officer Tried to Have Oral Intercourse With 12-year-old Orphaned Boy"
"Why research is biased against pot to focus on its harm and not its benefits"
3 Out Of 4 Doctors Approve Of Medical Cannabis
"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."
Myth: Oregon Police Resources Aren’t Spent On Marijuana Enforcement
These states could legalize marijuana in 2014 and beyond
Gavin Newsom To Lead Cannabis Legalization Effort
Federal Task Force to the Obese; Get Help!
Cannabis Legalization The Will Of The Majority
2016, the year of final victory in California! We'll own the entire west coast from the arctic circle to the Mexican border!
High School graduation rates climb in tandem with rise in marijuana use.
"Legalizing Marijuana Should Be a Top National Security Objective: Terrorism and Border Instability Would Diminish"
"Prosecutor to Drop All Seattle Marijuana Tickets"
Former U.S. attorney for Oregon endorses marijuana legalization measure
Caribbean Officials Look To Marijuana Tourism
Medical Marijuana in California: A Successful Treatment for a Wide Range of Patients
A group has filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi.
Study Refutes Claims of Widespread Abuse in California Medical Marijuana Program
No, marijuana is not actually “as addictive as heroin”
"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.""
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.
"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..."
"The federal government’s own statistics show that marijuana is safer than alcohol"
"Obama’s nominee for a top DOJ slot has said states should legalize marijuana."
Two British Newspapers Embarrass Themselves Over Marijuana
Canada’s Largest Addiction Center Calls for Marijuana Legalization
A Once-Skeptical Colorado Town Embraces Marijuana Legalization
Guam Legalizes Medical Marijuana
Alcohol lowers IQ, not pot, new study concludes
"Alcohol Has Killed Thousands Of People Since This Morning. Pot Use Has Killed Zero Since Forever."