How You Can Lose Your Kids With Legal Marijuana Use: Marijuana Civil Rights?

Can an admission of legal marijuana use on facebook result in your kids being taken from your home? Unfortunately, it can, as a Nebraska family recently found out.

Can You Be Fired For Legal Marijuana Use?

Oct 1, 2014 Update The Coats case was heard by the Colorado Supreme Court this week. Charged with Drug Possession? Please call (800) 761-2093. Mr. Coats’ attorney made the case that if employers can fire you for using medical marijuana, then legal medical marijuana is only available for the unemployed. One legal analyst suggested the court […]

“I Like Marijuana and I’m a Normal Person”

The walls are truly coming down on marijuana use and behind them the nation is seeing that not everyone who indulges in a joint or a marijuana-infused lollipop is a jobless, lazy pothead. Instead, business owners, teachers, stay-at-home moms, and those seeking relief from any number of physical ailments are coming forward and admitting, “I […]

Interview with Tom Angell of Marijuana Majority

Tom Angell of Marijuana Majority is a longtime activist and organizer, who has worked with Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and now runs Marijuana Majority. — David Matson: Tom, can you tell me a little about yourself? How did you get into the Marijuana activism business? Tom Angell: I’ve been working […]

Marijuana Legalization in Colorado and Washington Must Succeed to End War on Drugs

All eyes were on Colorado this week as the state’s first marijuana storefronts opened to the public. Though voters there decided to legalize recreational pot more than a year ago, the framework is now in place to make the marijuana industry a reality. Both there and in Washington, there is a ton of pressure to […]

Where Can I Buy Legal Marijuana?

On January 1st, 2014, Colorado became the first place in the world to allow anyone over 21 to purchase marijuana legally for any purpose, i.e. recreational use. Wait, wasn’t it already legal in Amsterdam? And what about Uruguay? Not really, and not yet. Here are the details: Colorado Colorado retail stores just opened on 1/1/14, […]

Study: Alcohol Far More Common than Drugs to Blame in Fatal Car Crashes

While lawmakers across the nation scramble to find more ways to criminalize marijuana, even as laws are changing to free it up, they often discuss the dangers of people using marijuana and getting behind the wheel. But a new study suggests that shouldn’t be their top concern in reducing the number of auto accidents. Drug […]

Majority of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

Support for marijuana legalization is growing everywhere, and that trend is accelerating rapidly. It’s obvious with the shifting laws and the results of a recent Gallup poll. According to that poll, support for legalization is higher than ever. While some suggest these polls shouldn’t be the end-all barometer of public opinion, there is little arguing […]

Study: Marijuana Could Treat Drug Addiction

Could Marijuana Be the Answer to Drug Addiction? Opponents of marijuana legalization or even the lessening of marijuana penalties are quick to talk about how marijuana can damage a community or even the mind and body of someone using it. They are also likely of the opinion that it is addictive, despite numerous studies to the contrary. […]

Marijuana Usage Rates Remain Relatively Steady Over Past Several Decades

Nationwide trends toward legalization and decriminalization of marijuana is not actually increasing the number of users. Critics of the changing marijuana tides would have you think that all this talk about pot is likely causing an increase in usage. We hear about marijuana on the news, on sitcoms, and at the watercooler—surely this growing acceptance […]