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 […]

White House Drug Czar Speaks Out Against State Marijuana Laws

While the nation waits to see how U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will address the changing marijuana laws, White House Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske made it clear that, in his mind, nothing has changed and marijuana is still both dangerous and illegal. According to McClatchy Newspapers, Kerlikowske was in Baltimore this week to announce the […]

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 […]

Five Months After Legalization Vote, We Still Await a Decision From The Obama Administration

It has now been over 5 months since the historic election night that saw recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. In that time there has been very little in the way of a hint as to what the federal government is going to do about the votes in CO and WA, if anything. Beyond […]

Majority of Americans Now Support Marijuana Legalization: What Does it Mean?

A new poll from Pew Research shows the level of support in the U.S. for recreational marijuana legalization is at 52%, an all-time high. Numbers are up in all demographics, and the momentum behind legalization has never been greater. Digging deeper into the numbers we find that 50% of Baby Boomers think marijuana should be […]

Could an End to Federal Marijuana Prohibition Come In The Next 5 Years?

Several United States Congressmen recently introduced bills that would dismantle the federal prohibition of marijuana and let states decide their on course on the issue.

Licensing Marijuana Growers: “Proceed Slowly”

The American Civil Liberties Union and their allies in Washington state are saying regulators should take small steps when it comes to licensing marijuana growers. “We want to make sure that every one of the small scale growers who showed up at the Liquor Board meetings, and said they want to come out of the […]