Legalizing Marijuana


        

Marijuana Legalization Leads to Less Violent Crime: Study

March 28, 2014 - Activist Post The legalization of medical marijuana has sparked debate across the nation for decades. Some have argued that medical marijuana’s legalization will lead to higher crime rates. But according to a new study at UT Dallas, legalization of medical cannabis is not an indicator of i ...

New Legislation Could Force Feds To Crack Down on Legal Marijuana

March 21, 2014 - Brandon Turbeville Activist Post On March 14, 2014, Eric Dolan of Raw Story reported that many Republicans are now backing a bill which would allow “Congress to sue the president for failing to faithfully execute laws.” The law, entitled the “Enforce The Law Act,” has alre ...

Maryland Senate Okays Marijuana Decriminalization

March 18, 2014 - NORML image Phillip Smith Activist Post The Maryland Senate today overwhelmingly approved a marijuana decriminalization bill with bipartisan support. It now heads to the House of Delegates. The bill is Senate Bill 364, sponsored by Sen. Robert Zirkin (D-Montgomery County). It ...

DC City Council Okays Marijuana Decriminalization

March 6, 2014 - Phillip Smith Activist Post Washington, DC, is set to become the next entity to decriminalize small-time marijuana possession after the city council Tuesday gave final approval to a decriminalization bill. The bill must still be approved by Mayor Vincent Gray, who has signaled support for decrimi ...

Feds Want Banks to Spy on Pot Shop Customers

February 14, 2014 - Eric Blair Activist Post Today the Obama Administration issued guidance for banks to work with legal marijuana businesses now scattered across 20 states but stuck in a primarily cash business. According to USA Today, the new guidelines "advises banks that they likely could avoid federal law enfo ...

Simple Weed Question Destroys Drug Czar's Chief Deputy

February 7, 2014 - TYT "An Oregon Democrat literally threw up his hands in frustration Tuesday after failing to get a direct answer to his question about marijuana's dangers from the deputy director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) asked Michael Botticelli, the dr ...

Another Poll Confirms Emerging Marijuana Majority

January 29, 2014 - Phillip Smith Activist Post They just keep on coming--polls showing a majority nationwide in favor of marijuana legalization. The latest is from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. In the WSJ.NBC poll (the marijuana question is question 20) released yesterday, a solid 55% majority said they fa ...

Reefer Madness: CNN Propagandist Claims Pot Kills Whole Families

January 20, 2014 - Alex Thomas Activist Post In the last few years we have seen a major awakening when it comes to the medical uses of marijuana. In Colorado and Washington voters have even moved to legalize recreational marijuana in what was the biggest change in drug war laws we have seen since the start of the s ...

Marijuana: So Evil the US Govt Owns the Patent Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants

January 6, 2014 - Melissa Melton Activist Post On January 1st, Colorado became the first state in the nation to legally sell marijuana for recreational purposes. Hoax stories tell of blood raining in the streets of the state following the legalization, while Internet memes everywhere are pointing out the fact tha ...

Global Marijuana Prohibition Crumbling Led by Uruguay

December 12, 2013 - Gary Gibson Activist Post Uruguay became the first country to legalize marijuana completely yesterday. We're not just talking about "decriminalizing" it, or allowing recreational use while still prosecuting pot's cultivation and selling. The government will still limit amounts to six plants per ...

Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana

December 11, 2013 - Phillip Smith Activist Post The Uruguayan Senate voted Tuesday to approve a government-sponsored bill to legalize marijuana commerce. The Senate vote was the final vote needed for the bill to pass; all amendments to the bill were defeated previous to Tuesday's debate, so it now goes to the desk o ...

New California Pot Legalization Initiative Filed

December 7, 2013 - Phillip Smith Activist Post The initiative, The Control, Regulate, and Tax Marijuana Act, would legalize the possession of up to an ounce by persons 21 or over and allow people to grow up to four plants. It would leave the rest of the state's marijuana laws and its medical marijuana laws unchanged, ...

Two-Thirds of Californians Say Legalize Marijuana

October 20, 2013 - Phillip Smith Activist Post Will California wait until 2016 to vote on legalizing marijuana? A poll released Thursday strongly suggests voters in the Golden State are ready to legalize it right now. The new Tulchin Research poll has support for legalizing marijuana at just under two-thirds (65%) ...

Jamaica Debates Marijuana Decriminalization

October 16, 2013 - Phillip Smith Activist Post Lawmakers in Kingston Tuesday debated marijuana decriminalization, even though there is no bill pending or vote scheduled. The move came as the evergreen issue of marijuana law reform picks up momentum in the home of reggae and Rastafari, with other Caribbean and near ...

Switzerland Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

October 4, 2013 - Phillip Smith Activist Post As of this week, the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense in Switzerland. Instead, the Swiss have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of weed, replacing possible jail time and a criminal record with a maximum fine o ...

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in Washington DC

September 18, 2013 - Phillip Smith Activist Post A bill that would legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for adults over 21 and set up a system of regulated marijuana commerce was introduced in the District of Columbia city council Tuesday. Filed by Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large), the bill w ...

Holder Feds Will Allow Weed in Legal States

August 29, 2013 - DOJ sends memo to US Attorneys to leave weed alone in legal states, but to still consider it illegal. Activist Post Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, ...

German Activists Plant Cannabis to Protest Drug War

August 25, 2013 - Youtube In one German town, growing cannabis has become the new method of civil disobedience. A group of students has been sowing the plant throughout the town. Forcing local police to hunt around in hedgerows for the seeds of their protest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7hlIuPN4Vc Subscribe ...

Is Obama's War on Weed Coming To An End?

August 13, 2013 - Rady Ananda Activist Post Attorney General Eric Holder today announced an Obama Administration policy change on mandatory sentences as they relate to drugs. The new policy includes the “compassionate release” of some prisoners and expanding “at-risk” programs for teens. ...

Uruguay Marijuana Legalization Approved in House of Representatives

August 1, 2013 - Activist Post According to the El Observador, Uruguay's Lower House of Representatives voted to approve a marijuana legalization bill to include regulation for its sale in pharmacies and personal cultivation of the plant. The House of Representatives approved the regulation of the marijuana ma ...

New Hampshire Becomes 19th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

July 24, 2013 - Phillip Smith Activist Post All of New England is now medical marijuana territory, as New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) Tuesday afternoon signed into law a bill allowing it in the Granite State. "Allowing doctors to provide relief to patients through the use of appropriately regulated and d ...

Former Mexican President: The Drug War Has Been a Total Failure

July 19, 2013 - Youtube Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox sits down with HIGH TIMES for an exclusive interview regarding his global initiative to legalize marijuana. Alarmed by the Drug War that has been ravaging his country since he left office in 2006, President Fox has created a broad coalition that inclu ...

Vermont Decriminalizes Marijuana Starting Monday

July 1, 2013 - Phillip Smith Activist Post As of Monday, Vermont will be the 17th state to decriminalize marijuana possession. A bill passed earlier this year goes into effect then. The measure, House Bill 200, was sponsored by Rep. Christopher Pearson (P-Burlington), with a tripartisan group of 38 cosponsor ...

The IRS War on Medical Marijuana Providers

May 20, 2013 - Freda Art Clarence Walker Stop The Drug War Dispensaries providing marijuana to doctor-approved patients operate in a number of states, but they are under assault by the federal government. SWAT-style raids by the DEA and finger-wagging press conferences by grim-faced federal pr ...

Adam Kokesh is a Political Prisoner

May 19, 2013 - Daisy Luther Activist Post The establishment has made no secret of the fact that they are not very impressed with Adam Kokesh’s planned Open Carry March on Washington DC this coming July 4. But yesterday the situation devolved to a new low when Kokesh was arrested for….doing nothi ...

Vermont Decriminalizes Marijuana

May 15, 2013 - Vermont has passed a new law that marijuana will be legal in small amounts. Vermont’s efforts to get this law passed are based on law enforcement’s small resources being used for marijuana instead of much larger and harmful drugs. The state maintains that the law enforcement can focus th ...

Synthetic Marijuana - Another Way Prohibition Failing

April 27, 2013 - Curious what synthetic marijuana is? Yet another way prohibition is causing more harm than good than if we were to just allow tradition marijuana to be available through the legalization of marijuana. Not for human consumption is a common label on synthetic marijuana with are often herbs or spice ...

Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana

April 27, 2013 - 5 benefits of legalizing Marijuana and other drugs which should be regulated not criminalized. Here are some ideas based on what Harvard Economist feels are benefits of making pot legal. 1) Reduce Crime – because crime arises from underground and income generating crimes resulting from the c ...

Legalizing Weed Debate Between Ron Paul and Various Public Figures

April 27, 2013 - Check out legalizing weed debate compilation between Ron Paul and various public figures including Barack Obama. Ron Paul’s best points include: Why criminalize marijuana? It’s natural, it grows in nature. War of drugs is a total failure. We spend mass amounts of resources on a war on d ...

Marijuana Legalization

April 27, 2013 - Retired Superior Court Judge James P. Gray testimony in favor of marijuana legalization is one of the most common sense arguments for legalization. There is a difference between condoning and making something illegal. You don’t have to condone drinking or cigarettes, but making them illegal h ...

Why Is Marijuana Illegal?

April 27, 2013 - This video of a presentation by Rick Steves opens your eyes to some very commonsense questions regarding why is marijuana illegal. When you look at the world as a whole, the United States are so far behind many other European countries. When it come to drug use in general, if you take the crim ...

10 Reasons Marijuana Is Good For The US Economy

April 26, 2013 - Below are 10 reasons to legalize marijuana. This doesn't include any of the equally compelling reason for legalizing large scale hemp production in the U.S.. 1) $13.7 Billion Saved On Prohibition Enforcement and Tax Revenue According to a paper endorsed by 300 economists, which pointed to the find ...
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