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."
"Kamala Harris Speaks Out On 'Inevitability' Of Marijuana Legalization In California"
"How Much Money Does Kevin Sabet Get To Spread Marijuana Propaganda?"
"Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana"
N.J. prosecutors say it's time to legalize marijuana.
Alcohol lowers IQ, not pot, new study concludes
"Attempt to Ban Marijuana Sales in Alaska’s Largest City Fails"
"Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize"
LE Harvesting Drug Users As A Cash Crop
"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."
Feds Block Research Showing Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Heroin.
Gavin Newsom To Lead Cannabis Legalization Effort
California Dems Call For Marijuana Legalization
If You Needed Convincing That Marijuana Can Be Good for You, Meet This Young Boy
"Marijuana Prohibition in Nebraska and Oklahoma Is the Real Nuisance"
"Court Rules That THC Wax, Honey Oil Qualify as Medical Marijuana"
"Facing Recall Over Betraying Marijuana Reformers, Missouri Councilwoman Resigns"
"Oklahomans protest decision to sue Colorado over marijuana laws"
"Federal Drug Agency Denies Marijuana Is Less Toxic Than Alcohol"
How can you tell when a prohibitionist is lying?
Their lips move.
Kamala Harris for senator in 2016, Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018!
"D.C. Police Chief: Arresting People For Marijuana Possession ‘Never Was Productive To Begin With’"
"More Americans Want to Ban Unpasteurized Milk Than Marijuana"
"Legalized marijuana might be the best thing to ever happen to heroin addicts'
"Arizona Bill Would Legalize Marijuana, Nullify Federal Prohibition"
"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."
"US Marijuana Legalization Causing Illicit Mexican Pot To Decline"
"Federal Congressman Destroys War On Marijuana In Four Minutes"
"New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization"
"Marijuana Legalization Progress in U.S. Shows Signs of Harming Mexican Cartels"
More Than 100 Native American Tribes Consider Growing Marijuana
New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization
Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana
Daily Marijuana Use Doesn't Really Change Brains of Adults or Teens, Study Finds
"Republicans Looking To Restrict Budget Funds As Revenge For DC Marijuana Legalization"
"D.C. Might Use a Fiscal Loophole to Regulate Marijuana Businesses"
"Study: Marijuana is even less dangerous than we thought"
"Study: Daily Marijuana Use Not Associated With Brain Shrinkage"
"Medical Marijuana Making Noise In Florida"
"6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana, Survey Says"
"Marijuana Doesn’t Make You More Likely To Crash Your Car"
"Daily Marijuana Use Doesn't Really Change Brains of Adults or Teens, Study Finds"
"Was Marijuana Really Less Potent in the 1960s?"
"Ben & Jerry's founders are open to making marijuana infused ice cream"
"Poll: 61 Percent Of Americans Want Marijuana Legalization, Smashing Previous Records"
"No, marijuana use doesn’t lower your IQ"
Having been exposed as liars prohibitionists grasping at straws. Warn of Bunny Rabbits of the Apocalypse if mj legalized.
Better w a t c h out or Buds Bunny will get you!
"Legal Marijuana In Colorado Has Already Generated $15 Million For Schools"
"Hotel Searches Rise Where Marijuana is Legal"
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.
"Majority of Californians ready to legalize marijuana, new poll confirms"
"Chris Christie's muddled message on marijuana and the War on Drugs "
"Church Of Marijuana Gets Boost From Indiana's Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill"
"Marijuana Bill Gains Cosponsors in House and Senate"
Here Comes Italy: Marijuana Legalization Effort Gears Up in Parliament
Florida takes another shot at a recreational marijuana bill
"I Thought Legalizing Pot Would Be a Disaster. But It Turned Out To Be Wonderful."
U.S. Legalization of Marijuana Has Hit Mexican Cartels’ Cross-Border Trade
"No, legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t lead to crime, according to actual crime stats"
"Confessions Of A Pot-Smoking Police Officer, Firefighter And Youth Pastor"
"The Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie"
6 In 10 Young Republicans Favor Legal Marijuana
New Research Debunks One of the Oldest Myths About Marijuana
Legalized marijuana is bringing record high benefits to Colorado schools
Medical Use of Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Youths’ Use, Study Finds
Colorado gov now says legalizing marijuana helps state's fiscal health
'Just Say No' to the Gateway Theory of Pot
D.A.R.E. gets duped by anti-pot satire
Not the sharpest tools in the shed.
But what would you expect from a bunch of reefer madness prohibitionists?
Marijuana Prohibition Is a Moral Scandal Built on a Mountain of Lies
Marijuana Taxes Swell, Not Up In Smoke After All
Republican voters to feds: Butt out of marijuana reform
California NAACP Files Marijuana Legalization Initiative Language
Study: Marijuana Users Less Vulnerable To Obesity And Diabetes
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.
Vagina searches and other reasons the war on marijuana must end in America
California Ready for End to Pot Prohibition
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.
Cop Taken Off Street 4 Issuing 2 Many Pot Tickets
Drug Czar Supports DC Marijuana Legalization
No upswing seen in marijuana use among youths
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!
The New York Times Calls for Marijuana Legalization
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.
Puerto Rico Files Cannabis Legalization Bill
New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization
Congressional Fundraiser Held At A Marijuana Garden
Blue ribbon marijuana? Cannabis industry finds a foothold at the Oregon State Fair
Marijuana Legalization Texas: House Committee Approves Bill HB 2165 To Make Marijuana Legal
7 States On the Verge of Marijuana Legalization
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.
Colorado raises $150 million from marijuana.
Oregon's doomed marijuana prohibitionists: Editorial Agenda 2015
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Upbeat on Marijuana Legalization
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.
THE NEW YORK TIMES; "Congress and Obama Are Too Timid on Marijuana Reform"
2016 Will be Huge For Marijuana
Judge says marijuana dispensary video can be used in probe of California police
California Lt. Governor – California Will Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2016
New Data Shows Legalization Had No Impact On Teen Marijuana Use
Road fatalities in Colorado have plummeted since marijuana was legalized
Suicide data shows most deaths ever in Colorado
Washington: Legalized Marijuana Access Not Associated With Increased Teen Use
http://tinyurl.com/pzy4k58Washington: Legalized Marijuana Access Not Associated With Increased Teen Use
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.
Legal Marijuana in Arizona Would Generate $72M Yearly in Tax Revenue, New Report Says
EDITORIAL: Federal report shows damning and deadly trends
Legal marijuana’s impact on Colorado troubling.
Colorado Just Became The First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol
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?”
Bernie Sanders vows to strike down absurd federal marijuana money laws
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.
Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced In Michigan
‘Smart Colorado’ Hearing From ‘Hundreds & Hundreds’ Of Parents About Pot Use
Marijuana Report by Anti-Pot Group Continues Jihad Against Legalization
Toledo, Ohio Votes Yes To Decriminalize Marijuana By Wide Margin
Turnout not high for marijuana legalization push...
Everson (Washington State)becomes first city in county to ban retail pot sales...whoohoo.
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."
After 2 Years With Legal Marijuana, Most Coloradans Still Like It
The percentage supporting legalization is, if anything, higher than before it took effect.
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.
Told you so....Pot Use Ramping Up. As legalization gains steam, usage heads up.
Studies: Fewer Teens Using Marijuana, Younger Adolescents More Likely To Voice Disapproval
The Dangerous Consequences of Magical Thinking About Marijuana
Bill Repealing Federal Pot Prohibition Has Bipartisan Backing
A Republican reintroduces legislation that lets states choose their own marijuana policies.