Browsing archives for July, 2014

Study: Arrests For Marijuana Offenses Increasing In Many States

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Law enforcement in many states are making a greater number of marijuana arrests than ever before despite polling data showing that the majority of Americans believe that the adult use of the plant ought to be legal. According to a just published report, “Marijuana in the States 2012: Analysis and Detailed Data on Marijuana Use [...]

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Debunking the White House’s Reefer Mad Reaction to the NYT

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The New York Times has joined the majority of US citizens in the call for a more rational marijuana policy. The White House responded with an attempt to explain why a taxed and regulated market is no “silver bullet solution.” Alluding to The Lone Ranger probably wasn’t a great idea, but I think they mean [...]

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NORML PAC Endorses State Senator Connie Johnson for US Senate in Oklahoma

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NORML PAC is pleased to announce its endorsement of Democratic State Senator Connie Johnson in her campaign to be the next United States Senator representing Oklahoma. “Sen. Johnson has been an outspoken supporter of legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use during her tenure in the Oklahoma legislature,” stated NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri. “Few [...]

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Poll: Majority Of Floridians Support Legalized Marijuana; Super-Majority Endorse Medicalization

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Nearly nine out of ten Florida voters support legalizing the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and a majority of Floridians support allowing adults to possess the plant for any purpose, according to the results of a statewide Quinnipiac University poll released today. Fifty-five percent of voters support “allowing adults in Florida to legally possess [...]

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Pot Protestivals and the Role They Play in the Legalization Movement

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As we approach the late summer/early fall festival season, I wanted to take a moment to discuss the annual pro-pot festivals, sometimes called “protestivals.” In the early years of the marijuana legalization movement, pro-pot events in the same vein of the Civil Rights Movement’s lunch counter “sit-ins” occurred. These cannabis community events were called “smoke-ins,” [...]

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