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Left and Right Media Agree: Let’s End Marijuana Prohibition

Left and Right Media Agree: Let’s End Marijuana Prohibition

  One’s eyes rarely lie or distort reality. So when walking by my favorite newspaper stand in downtown Washington, D.C. last night another clear political tea leaf revealed itself about the increasing acceptance in America for ending cannabis prohibition when I spied the competing covers for the most recent editions of The Nation and...

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Marijuana in the 2013 Elections

Marijuana in the 2013 Elections

Today, voters across the nation head to the polls to cast their ballots in a number of state and local elections. While there are no statewide marijuana initiatives this year, that doesn’t mean some Americans won’t have the chance to vote in favor of sensible marijuana law reforms. In Portland, Maine, Question 1 will...

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The Nation on Pot

November 4, 2013
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The Nation on Pot

The November 2013 issue of ‘The Nation’ is stuffed full of articles about marijuana and legalization. It also marks that magazine’s official endorsement of marijuana legalization for the first time. Katrina vanden Heuvel explains:

If Clinton, Bush and Obama, ex–pot smokers all, were deemed responsible enough to lead the world’s most powerful nation, largest...

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Liberals – we must save the poor and the weak from marijuana legalization

November 3, 2013
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Liberals – we must save the poor and the weak from marijuana legalization

Ross Douthat has a particularly odious OpEd in the New York Times: Pot and Jackpots

Yes, he’s talking about marijuana and casinos.

But both have been made possible by the same trend in American attitudes: the rise of a live-and-let-live social libertarianism, the weakening influence of both religious conservatism and liberal communitarianism, the growing...

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Sports and Marijuana

November 1, 2013
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Sports and Marijuana

The sports world treats marijuana use too harshly by Patrick Hruby at Sports on Earth.

I love seeing drug policy reform articles in media aimed at other interests, because it helps reach new audiences, and certainly the sports crowd is one we’d like to get motivated.

It’s one thing for voters and politicians alike...

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Photo Project

October 31, 2013
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Photo Project

NoMoreDrugWar Photo Project During the drug policy reform conference, they took pictures of people posing with their own anti-drug-war message. Nice idea.

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Corporate Interests in Maine Torpedeo 2014 Legalization Effort

Corporate Interests in Maine Torpedeo 2014 Legalization Effort

As we mentioned here previously, NORML has worked with Representative Diane Russell in Maine to draft and prepare for introduction a measure that would have legalized and regulated the adult use of marijuana in the state. The proposed legislation would have legalized the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and the cultivation...

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Corporate Interests in Maine Torpedeo 2014 Legalization Effort

Corporate Interests in Maine Torpedeo 2014 Legalization Effort

As we mentioned here previously, NORML has been worked with Representative Diane Russell in Maine to draft and prepare for introduction a measure that would have legalized and regulated the adult use of marijuana in the state. The proposed legislation would have legalized the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and the...

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Because Women Are NORML Too – Part II

Because Women Are NORML Too – Part II

“There’s an air of cognitive dissonance about it, that a woman, especially a nurturing, professional woman, could both smoke pot and not be Jim Breuer in Half Baked was, to many, a revelation.” Emily Dufton, The Atlantic (10/28/13) Emily Dufton does an excellent job identifying the cultural challenges and social setbacks that are experienced...

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Portland May Legalize Marijuana Possession Next Week, You Can Help

Portland May Legalize Marijuana Possession Next Week, You Can Help

Next Tuesday, November 5th, voters in Portland, Maine will decide whether or not to legalize the personal possession of marijuana in the city. The initiative, Question 1, would remove all criminal and civil penalties for adults possessing up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. This means no arrest, no criminal record, no citation, no fine....

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Banks Willing to Work With Marijuana Business, But Waiting for Federal Clarification

Banks Willing to Work With Marijuana Business, But Waiting for Federal Clarification

Reported this week in the Daily Herald: Community banks and credit unions are ready and willing to provide financial services to entrepreneurs in the state’s new legal pot industry. But they aren’t able to, at least not yet. Marijuana businesses, even ones that will soon be legally licensed in this state, are considered criminal...

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Odds and Ends

October 29, 2013
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Odds and Ends

Radley Balko’s been tearing up the joint with a new six-part series on Utah, of all things. Worth checking out. How A Botched Drug Raid in Utah Sparked An Unlikely Movement — the first five parts are out.

Science for stoners: What is marijuana ‘abuse?’

Interesting article, pointing out that as we...

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