When State Revenue and Personal Freedom Coincide

Generic 22 August 2016 | 0 Comments

What Gambling Can Tell Us About Legalizing Marijuana I am old enough to remember when Nevada was the only state where gambling was legal. In 1931, during the Great Depression, the state legislature had legalized casino gambling as a way to stimulate their economy, create new jobs, and entice more people to the state. For [...]

Tagged in , , ,

Marijuana Legalization and the Presidential Election

Generic 21 March 2016 | 0 Comments

Even before getting to the issue of marijuana policy, let me say the current presidential campaign is unprecedented in many ways, few of which are positive. The Trump Factor The current campaign on the Republican side, which has been dominated by Donald Trump, has been the most incredible spectacle of the several presidential campaigns of [...]

Tagged in , , ,

What Justin Trudeau’s Win Means for Marijuana Legalization

Generic 21 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Liberal Party candidate Justin Trudeau has defeated incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper to become Canada’s next Prime Minister. Trudeau’s win is expected to usher in a new wave of political priorities, with marijuana legalization nearing the top of the list. From the Liberal Party’s website: We will legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana. Canada’s [...]

Tagged in , , ,

Democrats, Debate and Marijuana Legalization: Sanders ‘Yes’; Clinton ‘No’, But…

Generic 14 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Teased out by CNN host Anderson Cooper’s comment about ‘everyone in the room having probably smoked pot before’, American voters were informed by a question from CNN el Espanol’s Juan Carlos Lopez to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders about the state’s pending cannabis legalization initiative that will be on the 2016 ballot in Nevada (the state [...]

Tagged in , , ,

2016 Will Be a Watershed Year for Marijuana Legalization

Generic 21 September 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been a year of preparation for those in the legalization movement. It’s a non-election year, with only one statewide measure on the ballot this November — Issue 3 in Ohio — which may answer the question of whether the lure of legalization will bring a surge of young voters to the polls in sufficient [...]

Tagged in , , ,