Legalization

Maryland Moves Forward with New Marijuana Legalization Bills Despite Governor’s Disapproval

Maryland Moves Forward with New Marijuana Legalization Bills Despite Governor’s Disapproval

Two Maryland bills are moving forward that would lessen penalties and restrictions related to marijuana.  Governor Martin O’Malley has spoken out against both of them, but lawmakers are pushing...
Alaska Marijuana Legalization Measure Qualifies for Ballot

Alaska Marijuana Legalization Measure Qualifies for Ballot

An Alaska initiative to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over the age of 21 has been approved to appear on the state’s August primary ballot.  The initiative received approval...
Annapolis Police Chief Believes Satire Article, Claims Marijuana Has Killed 37 in Colorado

Annapolis Police Chief Believes Satire Article, Claims Marijuana Has Killed 37 in Colorado

In a speech to the Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the decriminalization of marijuana, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop claimed that marijuana killed over 30 people on the first...
California Marijuana Legalization Measure WIthdrawn

California Marijuana Legalization Measure WIthdrawn

California’s top shot at legalizing marijuana this year– The Control, Regulate, and Tax Marijuana Act– has been withdrawn, leaving the Golden State with the prospect of waiting until 2016...
Rhode Island Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Rhode Island Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana

On Wednesday, two Rhode Island legislators introduced a bill that would legalize the sale and possession of recreational marijuana by individuals 21 and older. The bill, introduced by Representative...
VP Biden Says White House Policy is Still Anti-Marijuana Legalization

VP Biden Says White House Policy is Still Anti-Marijuana Legalization

Recent statements made by President Obama and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol have sparked some confusion regarding the...
Uruguay’s President Mnominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Legalizing Marijuana

Uruguay’s President Mnominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Legalizing Marijuana

Late last year, President Jose Mujica made Uruguay the first country to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use.  Now, the President has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize...
Alaska’s Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Gains Enough Signatures to Go to Vote in 2014

Alaska’s Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Gains Enough Signatures to Go to Vote in 2014

On Tuesday, Alaska’s Campaign to Regulate Marijuana reached the required number of signatures in order to appear on August’s primary election ballot.  State election law requires 30,000 signatures, and...
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol

During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday, the deputy director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy reluctantly admitted that marijuana is less dangerous than...
Nevada Marijuana Legalization Could Come in 2015

Nevada Marijuana Legalization Could Come in 2015

Marijuana legalization advocates in Nevada are currently creating the initiative language for voters to approve recreational marijuana legalization in 2015. Campaign to Regulate Marijuana hopes to enact a petition...