Researchers Say Marijuana Prohibition is Censoring Science

Marijuana prohibition has set back scientific research on the cannabis plant greatly over the last several decades, researchers are saying. David Nutt, who is a professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, said in a recent issue of the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience that, “The decision to outlaw these drugs was based on their perceived dangers, but […]

Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests: Another Cause for Legalization

If the medical benefits,  civil liberties, and the senseless waste that is the war on drugs aren’t enough reasons, the fact that marijuana laws are enforced in a racist manner should further justify legalization. Recently released data indicates racial disparities among marijuana arrests aren’t just common in big cities or areas with high minority concentration—but […]

Marijuana Myths

There are a tremendous amount of myths and misconceptions surrounding the cannabis plant. This is because most adults in the U.S. are not regular marijuana users. Many have never used it, and if they did, it was many years ago. Most of these people will believe whatever they hear or see about marijuana in TV […]

The Lies and Half-Truths of Those Who Oppose Marijuana Legalization

This month the Baker Institute at Rice University has been hosting an online debate with the title “Will legalizing marijuana improve civil liberties?” While the four participants have different views on legalization, three of them agree that civil liberties would improve under legalization.

Just How Much Tax Money Can Legal Marijuana Generate?

Now that marijuana legalization is a viable political discussion in the United States, the subject of taxation of the blessed herb has become a contentious one. Many want to know just how much legal marijuana will be taxed, while some wonder if it will generate enough revenue to make a difference in the budget shortfalls […]

Marijuana Legalization: No Simple Task

As is evident in Washington and Colorado, voting to legalize marijuana is the easy part of legalization, actually getting the framework in place for a system of legal pot is another story. There are numerous concerns and no easy answers (as far as lawmakers are concerned) when it comes to organizing a system for legal […]

Efforts to Repeal Marijuana Legalization in Colorado Flailing, Retail Sales to be Delayed

A few days ago reports began coming out of Colorado of an effort to repeal Amendment 64, the state’s new recreational marijuana law. Now come reports that the repeal effort is dying, but it seems there will be a delay in the regulations for retail marijuana distribution points until lawmakers can hammer out the details […]

How Will States Tax Legal Marijuana?

Though some don’t like the prospect, legal marijuana will come with taxation. Given the current budgetary problems being experienced by most state and local governments, taxes help make legalization a more inviting prospect.

4/20 is About More Than Getting High

It’s that time of year again, and I know many of you were anticipating the epic highness taking place on 4/20. If you are an adult, this is your right, as long as you are not infringing on the rights of another. But 4/20 is now about so much more than getting high, as is […]

Denver Officials Brace for 4/20 Celebrations

April 20th is almost upon us, and it’s the first 4/20 that will celebrated legally under state law, at least for adults in Washington and Colorado. Denver, Colorado is known to have large crowds for 4/20, and this year’s crowd is expected to be the biggest yet.