Finally, Virginia has a path to implement evidence-based policies that reflect the attitudes of its constituents
Congresswoman Barbara Lee is one of the most cannabis-friendly politicians in US history, and she’s here to explain why legalization, going forward, needs to bring a parade of social justice right along with it.
Voters in three Ohio municipalities on Election Day approved local ballot measures depenalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.
Sixty-two percent of respondents endorsed legalization and 69 percent of respondents said that they supported allowing the substance to be sold at retail via state-licensed stores.
Use of the term ‘cannabis’ instead of ‘marijuana’ does not influence the public’s perception of the plant or their attitudes, according to data published in the journal PLOS One. Investigators concluded: “We find no support for the notion that changing the name of the drug from ‘marijuana’ to ‘cannabis’ affects public opinion on the drug or the policies governing it.”
Schools in the US are getting real about drug education by focusing on harm reduction while abandoning prohibitionist approaches that fail to work, such as the D.A.R.E. America (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program created in Los Angeles in 1983 by the infamous LAPD chief Daryl Gates. Gates is better remembered for proclaiming before a US […]