Day: June 9, 2013

Christian Science Monitor not interested in legalization

… or freedom or democracy.

Obama helps nip pot legalization in Latin America. How about in US?

For all the political flak that President Obama is receiving for digital surveillance of Americans, he deserves some praise for protecting Americans on another front. His administration has helped dampen moves by some Latin American leaders to legalize […]

Marijuana Legalization Initiative Falls Short By 4 Votes on Maine House Floor; Senate to Vote Soon

On Friday, marijuana reformers recorded the closest vote for a legalization measure on the floor of a state legislature in recent history. Rep. Diane Russell’s LD 1229, which would place the question of legalization before Maine voters this fall, was narrowly rejected in a 71 to 67 vote. We only managed to get this vote so close because of the outpouring of support via phone and email that Representatives heard from their constituents. Never doubt the power that making you opinion known to your elected officials has a very quantifiable […]

Quotable

“Solving unsolved crimes is a noble objective, but it occupies a lower place in the American pantheon of noble objectives than the protection of our people from suspicionless law-enforcement searches. The Fourth Amendment must prevail” – Justice Antonin Scalia, dissent in Maryland v. King (2013).