Legalization

Researcher Claims Marijuana Less Socially Harmful Than Alcohol or Tobacco

Researcher Claims Marijuana Less Socially Harmful Than Alcohol or Tobacco

Professor Robin Room, head of Australia’s leading alcohol research center is pushing for marijuana legalization, saying that weed has less negative social effects than alcohol or tobacco. “It makes...
Portland, Maine Considers Marijuana Legalization

Portland, Maine Considers Marijuana Legalization

On Monday, the Portland, Me. City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss legalizing marijuana for adults age 21 and older within city limits. The hearing ties into...
Michigan Marijuana Activists Encouraging Supporters to Spend $2 Bills

Michigan Marijuana Activists Encouraging Supporters to Spend $2 Bills

Michigan activists are asking supporters of marijuana legalization to spend at least one $2 bill during each purchase they make for the next three weeks.  The goal of using...
Former Mexican President Pushes Marijuana Legalization

Former Mexican President Pushes Marijuana Legalization

Former Mexican President Vincente Fox met with marijuana advocates in San Francisco on Monday to help urge both the US and Mexico to legalize recreational marijuana. After the meeting,...
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Sponsor Fined $65,000 For Illegal Signature Gathering

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Sponsor Fined $65,000 For Illegal Signature Gathering

Robert Wolfe sponsored a proposed measure to legalize marijuana in Oregon last November.  Wolfe organized a group of signature gatherers to try to get the initiative onto the general...
NAACP Endorses Marijuana Legalization in PA

NAACP Endorses Marijuana Legalization in PA

The NAACP is backing a bill in Pennsylvania that would legalize and regulate marijuana.  The legislation was proposed by Senator Daylin Leach, who hopes marijuana legalization would create new...
Washington Lawmakers Urge DOJ to Leave Legal Marijuana Alone

Washington Lawmakers Urge DOJ to Leave Legal Marijuana Alone

Seven congressional Democrats from Washington state have written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, encouraging the DOJ to assure residents that those who sell and use marijuana will...
Pastors Endorse Marijuana Decriminalization

Pastors Endorse Marijuana Decriminalization

Pastors from across the country are speaking out in favor of marijuana decriminalization. Their opinions were shared during a series of meetings sponsored by American Baptist, the Drug Policy...
Alaska Moves Closer to Marijuana Legalization

Alaska Moves Closer to Marijuana Legalization

On Friday, the office of Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell approved a ballot initiative application that would make it legal for adults age 21 and older to possess up...
Marijuana Legalization Initiative Launched in Arizona

Marijuana Legalization Initiative Launched in Arizona

Arizona could become the third state to legalize recreational marijuana.  On Tuesday, supporters filed the measure with the Secretary of State’s Office.  The measure is similar to those in...