Legalization

DEA Chief of Operations Calls Marijuana Legalization “Reckless”

DEA Chief of Operations Calls Marijuana Legalization “Reckless”

On Wednesday, Drug Enforcement Administration chief of operations James Capra called the legalization of marijuana on a state level “reckless and irresponsible.” Capra’s comments on legalization came as a...
Massachusetts Advocates Working Toward Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Massachusetts Advocates Working Toward Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Massachusetts’ medical marijuana program has not even fully gone into effect yet and advocates already have their sights set on recreational marijuana legalization in 2016. Allen St. Pierre of...
Alaskan Marijuana Advocates Pushing For Legalization Vote in 2014

Alaskan Marijuana Advocates Pushing For Legalization Vote in 2014

The Alaska Campaign to Regulate Marijuana hopes to get their recreational marijuana initiative onto the August 2014 ballot.  On Wednesday, the group submitted 46,000 signatures– almost 50% more than...
New Poll Shows 55% of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

New Poll Shows 55% of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday shows that 55% of Americans support the legalization of marijuana.  Only 44% opposed it. Marijuana had the largest amount of support from...
Maryland Senate President Speaks Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Maryland Senate President Speaks Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., Maryland Senate President, revealed in an interview Friday that he would support legislation legalizing and regulating the sale of recreational marijuana.  Miller has been...
Recreational Marijuana Up for Vote in New Hampshire

Recreational Marijuana Up for Vote in New Hampshire

In early January, New Hampshire’s House will vote whether to legalize up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational use for anyone over the age of 21. Under the...
California Marijuana Legalization Advocates Get Approval to Start Gathering Signatures

California Marijuana Legalization Advocates Get Approval to Start Gathering Signatures

On Tuesday, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen approved a request from a marijuana legalization advocacy group to begin gathering signatures in support of their initiative that would legalize...
Uruguayan President Signs Marijuana Legalization Law

Uruguayan President Signs Marijuana Legalization Law

On Monday night, Uruguayan President Jose Mujica signed a bill into law that legalizes the possession, sale, and use of marijuana.  Mujica has long supported the bill, claiming it...
AP Poll Shows More Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

AP Poll Shows More Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new AP poll shows that only 29% of Americans oppose legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use.  This shows a large swing in public opinion from 2010,...
Marijuana Legalization Debate Held In Missouri

Marijuana Legalization Debate Held In Missouri

On Wednesday night, two experts debated the pros and cons of marijuana legalization in Missouri.  The debate was held by the St. Louis Ethical Society. Arguing in favor of...