Legalize Marijuana

Bernie Sanders is the latest senator to sign on to a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and punish states that continue criminalizing weed. Several potential 2020 presidential contenders in the Senate are now co-sponsors of the Marijuana Justice Act, a weed-decriminalization bill first drafted by Democratic Senator Cory Booker, of […]

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Bernie Sanders is the latest senator to sign on to a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and punish states that continue criminalizing weed. Several potential 2020 presidential contenders in the Senate are now co-sponsors of the Marijuana Justice Act, a weed-decriminalization bill first drafted by Democratic Senator Cory Booker, of […]

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Jolene Forman is a staff attorney at the Drug Policy Alliance. Suchitra Rajagopalan is a research coordinator at the Drug Policy Alliance. The views expressed in this commentary are their own. (CNN)April 20 is a day of celebration for marijuana enthusiasts. The origin of 420 dates back to the early 1970s, when 4:20 p.m. marked […]

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Jolene Forman is a staff attorney at the Drug Policy Alliance. Suchitra Rajagopalan is a research coordinator at the Drug Policy Alliance. The views expressed in this commentary are their own. (CNN)April 20 is a day of celebration for marijuana enthusiasts. The origin of 420 dates back to the early 1970s, when 4:20 p.m. marked […]

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President Donald Trump’s vow that he will not interfere with Colorado’s pot industry is welcome news for all states that have legalized marijuana, including Washington. Yet state officials are wise to view this new development with caution. Sadly, it’s too soon to tell what Trump’s pledge really means. Will he stay the course in reversing […]

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weed thumbs up The Australian Greens have announced their proposal to fully legalize marijuana in the country. Obviously this would require passage through the full government, which they don’t control, but it is a good first step. Also the timing at the beginning of 4/20 week can’t be a total coincidence. They have their eye […]

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“Quite simply, the war on drugs is really a war on people,” Richard Di Natale, the party’s leader, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. “We need to get real about cannabis use in Australia.” Photo Among other measures, the legalization proposal from the Greens party would let adults grow up to six plants for personal use. […]

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Sensing that legalizing marijuana in Michigan might be inevitable, some Republicans want to get in front of the issue to try to avoid political catastrophe in November. A petition campaign to legalize marijuana in Michigan has cleared a bunch of hurdles. The group pushing the initiative says they have turned in enough signatures to get […]

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