Saturday, December 14, 2019
It's common knowledge by now that five states will vote on marijuana legalization Nov. 8: Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. Recent polls show support is strong in all these places, with chances good for a five-state sweep. But cannabis...
The Maine Secretary of State’s Office announced on Monday that signatures had been certified on two recount petitions, and is now making plans for hand-counting more than 700,000 ballots cast for and against legalization of cannabis. The office is currently...
There's no avoiding it: Election Day is almost here, and roughly 99 percent of the American public couldn't be happier to see it pass. It has been that ugly. But ugly is not the same as unimportant. The stoner vote...
In one of the dumbest, most wasteful, and least productive marijuana busts on record, Massachusetts State Police officers raided the property of an 81-year-old woman in September, just so they could seize a single illicit cannabis plant. Margaret Holcomb, who...
No one wants to get arrested. Jail sucks, fines suck, the simple inconvenience sucks. Even a low-end bust for marijuana possession can be a decidedly unpleasant experience. But the consequences for many people are much worse than a few days...
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton got herself into a fair amount of trouble in September when she suggested marijuana can kill in combination with other drugs. Reformers pounced on the comments, pointing out that there has never been a credible...
Former TV reporter Charlo Greene went viral in 2014 when she announced during a live broadcast that she was resigning to run a cannabis club she had secretly opened. "Fuck it," she famously said before walking off the air....
It makes perfect sense. Legal marijuana threatens the profit interests of the pharmaceutical companies that make competing medications. But now there's proof of the outsize role the industry is playing in the fight to stop pot reform. Reports in September...
It's no secret the history of marijuana prohibition is a story of American racism. Like most other "dangerous" drugs, cannabis was initially banned because of its association with Mexican immigrants in the American Southwest. That background has led some reformers...
The number of marijuana-related arrests in the United States has declined steadily throughout the Obama administration, reaching a 20-year low in data released in September. The new numbers show about 575,000 Americans were arrested in 2015 on simple cannabis possession...

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