Browsing archives for February, 2015

District of Columbia: Voter-Approved Depenalization Plan To Become Law

Generic 27 February 2015 | 0 Comments

District of Columbia officials are moving forward with implementing a voter-approved initiative depenalizing offenses involving the personal possession and/or cultivation of cannabis by adults. The new law is set to take effect Thursday, February 26, at 12:01am. In a press release issued Tuesday, District officials — including Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Cathy Lanier [...]

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Poll: No Buyer’s Remorse In Colorado

Generic 26 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Nearly six out of ten Coloradans say that they support keeping retail marijuana production and sales legal, according to statewide polling data released by Quinnipiac University. The figure is a five percent increase in support since voters approved the law in November 2012. A September 2014 statewide NBC News/Marist College poll previously reported that 55 [...]

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NORML Responds To Marijuana And Psychosis Claims

Generic 26 February 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week, in what is becoming a semi-annual mainstream media ritual, news outlets around the globe published sensational headlines alleging that consuming cannabis will drives people crazy. On Monday, I published a rebuttal of these claims in a commentary published on the website Alternet.org — an excerpt of which appears below. Debunking the Latest Pathetic [...]

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Women twice as likely to see pot as risky

Did you know that? 25 February 2015 | 0 Comments

A study on the perceived risk of using cannabis and characteristics associated with these perceptions found that non-white, low-income women over 50 were most likely to perceive a risk in using the drug. Least likely were those 12 to 25, with a high school diploma or more, and family income above $75,000. The study is [...]

Alaska Legalization Law Takes Effect

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Legislation enacted by voters in November legalizing the personal use and cultivation of marijuana takes effect today. Fifty-three percent of Alaska voters approved Ballot Measure 2 on Election Day, permitting those over the age of 21 to lawfully possess up to one ounce of marijuana and/or to grow up to six marijuana plants (no more [...]

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