Most Statewide Marijuana Initiatives Lead Solidly In Polls

Most Statewide Marijuana Initiatives Lead Solidly In Polls

Four of the six statewide marijuana initiatives appearing on the November 2012 ballot are solidly favored among likely voters. Voters in six states – Arkansas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Montana, Oregon, and Washington – will be deciding on marijuana-specific ballot measures this November. In Massachusetts, voters will decide on Question 3, a statewide proposal that seeks...

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Too funny

September 14, 2012
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Too funny

This cracked me up.

Opponents of Massachusetts Marijuana Initiative Accidentally Advertise a Spoof of Themselves (Jacob Sullum at Hit and Run)

The official voters’ guide that was mailed to every household in Massachusetts beginning last week includes a Web address for the No on Question 3 committee, which is urging voters to reject...

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Harm reduction can have a dramatic effect on lifespan

September 13, 2012
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Harm reduction can have a dramatic effect on lifespan

Vancouver’s Downtown EastSide (DTES) area has long been a place of death, largely from AIDS and drug overdoses, but in recent years, the Insite facility (which allows for a safe, controlled environment for drug use has been making a difference. One of the differences is that people are living longer.

This should be no...

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A nice birthday wish

September 13, 2012
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A nice birthday wish

Alison Pill: I Want Marijuana for My Birthday

“The best birthday in the world is to have, at most, five people over for a barbeque and to make tofu because it’s my birthday and they have to like it.” Leaning toward The Cut’s audio recorder she elaborated, “I want a birthday that involves...

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Montana: Supreme Court Says Patients Possess No Fundamental Right To Cannabis

Montana: Supreme Court Says Patients Possess No Fundamental Right To Cannabis

Members of the Montana Supreme Court ruled 6 to 1 on Tuesday that patients do not possess a fundamental right to access and consume cannabis for therapeutic purposes. The decision reverses a District Court ruling enjoining the state from enforcing various provisions of a 2011 state law that limits the public’s access to medical...

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NEW POLL: Washington’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative, I-502, Holds Huge Lead

NEW POLL: Washington’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative, I-502, Holds Huge Lead

A new poll just released by SurveyUSA, shows Washington State’s Initiative 502 is maintaining its commanding lead heading into November. The latest survey data has likely voters in Washington supporting I-502 by a large margin, 57% of respondents stated they planned on voting yes, 34% said they would vote no, and 9% are undecided....

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Open Thread

September 12, 2012
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Open Thread

In a truly bone-headed move, CU regents expected to oppose marijuana legalization measure on Colorado ballot

This is one they should stay out of, because it’s likely to backfire on them, as Mason Tvert is quick to note.

“This seems a bit hypocritical coming from a university that sees no problem with naming...

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Michigan: Four Cities To Decide On Marijuana Depenalization Ordinances

Michigan: Four Cities To Decide On Marijuana Depenalization Ordinances

Voters in four Michigan cities will decide this November on municipal ordinances seeking to legalize or depenalize local marijuana offenses. City officials in Flint, Michigan most recently approved a citizens initiative to amend the city code so that the possession on private property of up to one ounce of marijuana or cannabis paraphernalia by...

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Musing on this day

September 11, 2012
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Musing on this day

Today is a day I remember extraordinary sacrifice and also remember the truly amazing spirit that existed around the world in those immediate days following the tragedy. There was nothing we couldn’t...

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It’s almost like there’s some kind of law of economics…

September 11, 2012
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It’s almost like there’s some kind of law of economics…

Mayor and police at odds over cannabis approach

Frank Jensen, Mayor of Copenhagen, wants cannabis legalized, but he’s getting no help from Parliament, or the police who continue to arrest people for possession of small quantities.

Jensen gives one of the more astute comments I’ve ever heard from a mayor. It’s nice to see...

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Pot for Parents

September 11, 2012
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Pot for Parents

An outstanding piece in the New York Times… human and honest.

How Pot Helps Parenting by Mark Wolfe.

But the best part is an amazing off-label benefit I call Parental Attention Surplus Syndrome.

I swear I am a more loving, attentive and patient father when I take my medication as prescribed. Perhaps this...

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Kevin Sabet, dishonest whore

September 11, 2012
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Kevin Sabet, dishonest whore

If this doesn’t bring out the concern trolls, I don’t know what will. Often when I write about Kevin Sabet, I get some concern troll comments, usually saying that I shouldn’t be so mean to Kevin (while calling me childish).

For instance, in this post where I merely pointed out the pointlessness of Kevin...

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