Massachusetts Becomes 18th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

With a current vote total of 63% in favor and 37% opposed (with 40% of the vote tallied), NORML projects that Massachuetts is set to become the eighteenth state to allow for the physician supervised use of marijuana. Massachusetts now joins its fellow Northeastern states of Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Maine in...

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NORML Election Night 2012 LIVE

NORML Election Night 2012 LIVE

Tonight, we stand on the precipice of a historic shift in how our country handles marijuana policy. Three states (Washington, Colorado, and Oregon) will be deciding on full legalization of adult use, while three more (Massachusetts, Arkansas, and Montana) will be voting on medical cannabis measures. For a brief synopsis on all the marijuana...

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Election Day thread

November 6, 2012
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Election Day thread

Just for fun, we’ll throw in a little video of Halle Berry bugging Jay Leno about smoking pot.

And for election geeks out there, this is a fascinating interactive chart showing the various paths to electoral victory for Obama and Romney.

(There’s a perverse part of me that would be intrigued by seeing...

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A couple of studies

November 6, 2012
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A couple of studies

Here are a couple of studies that you’re not likely to see discussed by some of the drug policy “academics.”

Would liberalization lead to epidemic cocaine consumption? – an economic study by Norman V. Loayza and Naotaka Sugawara.

The answer is “no.”

Abstract: This article uses cross-country data to estimate the potential effect...

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Six States To Decide Tomorrow On Marijuana Measures

Six States To Decide Tomorrow On Marijuana Measures

Millions of voters will decide on Election Day in favor of ballot measures to legalize and regulate the use of cannabis by adults. Voters in three states — Colorado, Oregon, and Washington — will decide on statewide ballot measures to legalize the possession and distribution of cannabis for those over 21 years of age....

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Rudy Reyes: Medical Marijuana Patient Turned Politician

Undoubtedly most all cannabis law reformers’ eyes will be fixated on both the presidential election (a contest between the former leader of Hawaii’s Choom Gang and expert in ‘total absorption’ or the quintessential and self-described “square” who has never touched a drop of alcohol or cannabis) and the six major cannabis-related voter ballot initiative...

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Alternet: “Why Election Day Marks the Beginning of the End of Marijuana Prohibition”

Alternet: “Why Election Day Marks the Beginning of the End of Marijuana Prohibition”

Why Election Day Marks the Beginning of the End of Marijuana Prohibition via Alternet.org The criminalization of cannabis is a policy that has been in place federally since 1937 and on the state level, in many instances, long before that. Yet, it is a policy that fails to withstand serious scrutiny and possesses only...

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And Election Day looms

November 4, 2012
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And Election Day looms

Third-party debate (Johnson, Stein, Goode, Anderson) tonight (Sunday) at 7:30 pm Eastern Busboys and Poets.

The debate will be moderated by Ralph Nader, and will focus on subjects and issues that have largely been ignored or avoided, as they are too controversial, by the 2012 Republican and Democratic presidential candidates.

Not clear...

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NORML’s Eleven Surprising Things About Marijuana That Seniors Need to Know

NORML’s Eleven Surprising Things About Marijuana That Seniors Need to Know

[Editor's note: Going into Tuesday's historic vote in six states on legalization and medical cannabis ballot initiatives, one of the last, but not too unsurprising hold out demographics in America to fully embrace cannabis law reform are senior citizens. Please share the below essay, a distillation of author Laurel Dewey's wonderfully readable book Betty's...

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NORML Reaches 420,000 Facebook Friends

NORML Reaches 420,000 Facebook Friends

In ‘stoner’ numerology, no number holds greater allure than ‘420‘…   At approximately 5:30PM (eastern) on ‘Halloweed’ the organization’s 420,000th friend on the massive social network site Facebook signe...

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Final Week Polls Indicate Washington State Likely to Pass Marijuana Legalization

Final Week Polls Indicate Washington State Likely to Pass Marijuana Legalization

In what is likely to be one of last polls coming out of Washington State prior to Election Day, Initiative 502 to regulate marijuana is still holding strong to the commanding lead it has developed over the past few months. Data released from King 5 and SurveyUSA has I-502 leading among likely Washington voters,...

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More traveling

November 1, 2012
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More traveling

Not a single trick-or-treater all evening. I admit I was driving up I-55 to Chicago at 70 mph at the time, but come on… I had candy. Surely there was some witch on a broom willing to match trajectories!

While driving, I watched an incredible professional fireworks display in Braidwood, Illinois, viewable for miles...

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