Legalize Marijuana

Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama hasn’t exactly been a friend to marijuana users. Sure, he has acknowledged smoking pot as a young man, but he has disappointed marijuana advocates by opposing its legalization, regulation and taxation like alcohol. And the Justice Department’s occasional crackdown under his administration on medical marijuana dispensaries, which 17 states and […]

This post is based on reporting by the Associated Press. The man who ousted a powerful Democratic congressman in a doozy of an primary election stunner is a guitar-playing, twice-arrested former city councilman who advocates legalizing marijuana. Beto O’Rourke kept a low profile Wednesday after defeating U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes in the El Paso district. […]

A majority of California voters remain opposed to legalizing marijuana, according to results of a new poll. Eighty percent of respondents said they support doctor-recommended use of marijuana to help deal with severe illness, a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll found. But only 46% said they support legalization of “general or recreational use by adults,” […]

Slightly more voters in California still oppose legalizing marijuana for recreational use than support legalization, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. Overall support for marijuana legalization among California voters remains basically unchanged since 2010. USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times (5/17-21) Q.55 Do you think marijuana should be legalized for […]

Wednesday May 30, 2012, 8:55 am Excellent comments! Michael M. is especially eloquent. Nancy H. asks: Which of these two substances is more dangerous and unhealthy – pot or alcohol? It is alcohol, by a wide margin. Grass in college is what saved me from becoming an alcoholic. As a freshman, I was alone and […]