Where is the Obama Administration on Marijuana Reform?

The inauguration is over, and electoral politics are in the past for President Obama. Now is the time to take on the issue of marijuana law reform, the rights of the states to deal with legalization and medical marijuana without harassment from the feds, and to reclassify cannabis out of the Schedule 1 at the federal level to enable […]

Mexico Warms To Legalization Following America’s Lead

Following the recreational legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is considering legalization as an option for Mexico. Nieto, who was recently elected, told CNN that while he still opposes legalization, the successful legalization in two U.S. states has prompted him to “rethinking the (marijuana) strategy” in his own country. […]

Indiana State Police Head Supports Marijuana Legalization, Then Backtracks

When you work for an agency whose main purpose is to “catch” criminals and enforce the laws of this broken Drug War, any admittance to the War’s futility should be kept to oneself. Paul Whitesell, superintendent of the Indiana State Police, spoke a little too quickly it seems and in forgetting his position, admitted he […]

Modern Prohibition Era Raids Continue

Years from now, these cannabis raid stories will seem as strange as we view the era of alcohol prohibition now. But until then the real cost and tragedy continues – in money spent, in crime, and in lives. Nearly one ton of cannabis, estimated at a street value of almost $3 million, was confiscated by […]

Tell Illinois Lawmakers to Pass Medical Marijuana

Currently, Illinois is not one of the states with legal access to medical marijuana. If you are sick and marijuana helps you cope with your illness or disease, you must break the law in order to treat yourself or relieve your pain or symptoms. But, with a growing acceptance of marijuana in general, states are beginning to […]

Where Will Marijuana Legalization Expand Next?

The breakthrough successes of marijuana legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington have activists nationwide buzzing about expanding across the states. For the first time in the United States, legal  recreational marijuana use for adults is a reality. And organizers across the country are looking to expand legalization across the nation, state by state.

State Marijuana Legalizations Cut Profits to Mexican Drug Cartels

When citizens in Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana, the primary reasoning was local and small-scale. Legalization would allow responsible adults to choose for themselves whether or not to indulge in the plant, gain tax money for the state, and save local law enforcement budgets for more important public safety concerns than busting harmless pot […]

Flint Cops Will Arrest Pot Offenders, Despite Decriminalization Vote

Change is difficult for some people. They grip tightly to the way things have always been because that’s all they’ve ever known, or care to know. Change is especially difficult when you are trying to take even a little bit of power from a notoriously power-hungry body or agency. Such is the case with the […]

Groundbreaking. Colorado, Washington Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. ” – Mahatma Gandhi Wow. Look at what you guys have done! Citizens in Colorado and Washington have voted to end marijuana prohibition for recreational use for the first time anywhere in the United States. This stunning precedent is the […]

Medical Marijuana Voted Down in Arkansas

As voters in two other states celebrate the complete legalization of recreational marijuana, Arkansas voters shut down a far more modest measure—that to legalize medicinal marijuana. According to Fox16.com, with 95 percent of precincts reporting, Issue #5 was defeated by just a few percentage points.