Legalize Marijuana

The RP‘s First Defense [The RP’s Provocation; Jason Atkinson’s Rebuttal #1] Jason Atkinson makes a powerful indictment of legalized medicinal marijuana from his unique vantage point as a legislator in a state (Oregon) that has gone this route. I couldn’t agree more.  As I argued in my initial post, legalizing medical marijuana is a half-measure that […]

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Youth Wing’s Motion Passes Overwhelmingly OTTAWA — Federal Liberals are taking some risky departures from the cautious political norm in a bid to put their once-mighty party back on the electoral map. Sunday, they overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana — a position immediately endorsed in principle by interim […]

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The Liberal Party in Canada has proposed legalizing and taxing marijuana. Will legal pot reinvigorate the Canadian youth movement within the party? The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur explains. http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Liberals+have+gone+renew+party+West/6001… Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here: http://www.current.com/gettyt The Largest Online New Show […]

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Kentucky Voices, Former Politician: Time To Legalize Marijuana When my one-time political rival and always friendly acquaintance Gatewood Galbraith passed away this month, his eulogies invariably noted that his insightful political reform ideas were often overshadowed by his strident advocacy for marijuana legalization, consigning him to the role of perennial candidate and courthouse jester. Part […]

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I just returned from the 2012 Liberal Biennial conference in Ottawa, where a number of policy resolutions were passed. One which has received considerable attention is Priority Policy Resolution 117, which passed with 77% of the vote. The text of the resolution reads: Justice 117. Legalize and Regulate Marijuana WHEREAS, despite almost a century of […]

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Liberals have voted in favour of legalizing marijuana, against severing ties with the monarchy, and in favour of a preferential balloting system. — …read more at http://www.sunnytribune.com/canada/67441-_br__br___loadposition_B336___br__img_width__460__height__259__src__http___www_cbc_ca_gfx_images_news_topstories_2012_01_15_hi_marijuana_smoke_852_cp_4296839_6col_jpg_____br___p_Liberals_have_voted_in_favour_of_legalizing_marijuana__against_severing_ties_.html

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Michigan’s attempt to legalize medical marijuana has created widespread confusion,as two more cases before the state Supreme Court illustrate,and ongoing conflict with federal law. So backers of a new Michigan proposal to legalize marijuana outright should refocus their efforts at the root of the problem. By now,virtually everyone concedes Michigan’s 2008 ballot initiative legalizing medical marijuana was […]

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Prohibition has triggered the worst crime wave in history. * It has created a black market with massive incentives to hook both adults and children alike. * It has made these substances widely available even in schools and prisons. * It has escalated gang warfare beyond what was experienced in the days of alcohol bootlegging. […]

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