Day: July 7, 2014

Despite Legalization, Thousands of Americans Still Go to Jail–and Need Lawyers to Defend Them

The temptation is to celebrate the enormous progress we have made over the last few years by legalizing marijuana for medical use in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Even more importantly, we’ve legalized marijuana for all adults in Colorado and Washington. Thus, it’s easy to presume we’re getting near the finish line in this decades long struggle to legalize marijuana. But that would be both presumptuous and premature. The reality is that marijuana smokers remain the target of aggressive and misguided law enforcement activities in most states today. […]

Defining ‘public’

Raid on Denver Pot Club Illustrates Continued Intolerance of Marijuana Consumption Outside the Home

Last week Denver police raided and shut down Maryjane’s Social Club, one of the few places in Colorado, aside from private residences, where people could legally smoke pot. Or so it seemed. Maryjane’s did not advertise and was open only to […]

Legalization, unfortunately, brings us idiots as well

Bizarre

VANCOUVER, Wash. — John Larson, a recently retired high school science and math teacher, hopes to be in the first wave of legal recreational marijuana salespeople opening shop here in Washington State this week.

Mr. Larson, 67, who was talked into the venture by his children, said he had never tried marijuana, and, in […]

Legalization, unfortunately, brings us idiots as well

Bizarre

VANCOUVER, Wash. — John Larson, a recently retired high school science and math teacher, hopes to be in the first wave of legal recreational marijuana salespeople opening shop here in Washington State this week.

Mr. Larson, 67, who was talked into the venture by his children, said he had never tried marijuana, and, in […]