Should All Drugs Be Legalized?

Colorado and Washington have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and thus far it’s gone quite well. Crime is down and the states are making significant money of the sale and implementation of their newly created marijuana industries. But could a similar system be applied for all drugs? Is the answer to the failed War […]

DEA Chief Wrong on Marijuana and Mandatory Minimums

It’s difficult working for a boss who doesn’t agree with you on the very things you were hired for. For DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart it’s becoming an increasing problem under the Obama Administration and a country who supports marijuana legalization. Recently, she displayed all the ways in which she is wrong at a meeting with […]

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 […]

Supreme Court Petitioned to Review Marijuana Scheduling

The Supreme Court is really the final say in U.S. legal matters, with the potential to supersede trial judges, appeals court judges, and even to negate unconstitutional laws written by state and federal lawmakers. But getting them to rule or even listen to arguments on something is no easy matter. Experts and advocates alike are […]

End the War on Drugs: A Handbook

An increasing number of lawmakers will admit that the Drug War is a failure. Even the president said this Administration would focus on the public health aspect of drug control rather than criminalization. Gil Kerlikowske, the White House Drug Czar, admitted a while back that the “War” needed to end. But, as they’ve proven again and again, […]

The Morality of Marijuana Laws

There is hardly a shortage of opinions on marijuana these days. You don’t have to look far to see a mainstream news source publishing news stories and opinion pieces on the changing marijuana tides. But a Washington Post op-ed and a response to it in The Atlantic recently brought up some interesting points. In writing […]

What the Federal Budget Says About the War on Drugs

We are used to the government saying one thing and doing another. Just look at the promises we’ve seen broken by this administration over the past several years. We were told marijuana would be a “low priority”, yet there have been more raids on medical marijuana dispensaries under this administration than any prior. This criticism […]

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Police Can Arrest Someone Who Answers Door Smoking Marijuana

On Wednesday the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that police could force their way into an apartment and arrest someone if they answer the door smoking marijuana.

Rand Paul Doesn’t Want to Jail Nonviolent Drug Offenders and “Ruin Their Lives”

U.S. Senator Rand Paul was recently on the interview show Fox News Sunday and he made some headline-making assertions about the War on Drugs and what he sees as the best course of action concerning nonviolent drug offenses.

The Momentum Behind Marijuana and Hemp Has Never Been Greater

Times are changing. Even those who do not really pay attention to the marijuana law reform movement or what is happening in the world of cannabis can see it. With the historic victories in Colorado and Washington last November and the fanfare surrounding the introduction of legalization and taxation bills on Capitol Hill, marijuana is […]