Legalize Marijuana

Legalize marijuana to end criminal control A harsh reality for our state’s medical marijuana patients is that they are still on the drug war battlefield despite a New Jersey medical marijuana law that is supposed to serve their needs. Imagine if we had to procure medications from the street, or …Read more on Asbury Park […]

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Over the past few days, I have posted information about marijuana policy in the Netherlands from the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s White Paper opposing state marijuana legalization initiatives.  Now on to Portugal, another country that marijuana legalization proponents often refer to.  However, when all of the facts about Portugal’s drug policy are examined, it […]

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WASHINGTON, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) opposes proposals to legalize marijuana anywhere in the United States, including three state measures on November 2012 ballots. Legalization initiatives in Colorado, Washington and Oregon create unacceptable risks to public health, according to a white paper approved by the ASAM Board of Directors at its July 25 meeting. Physicians and other health professionals must […]

President of the South American was the first person to call for “regulated and controlled legalization of marijuanaâ€� in a security plan unveiled last month. Photo: Colorado Medical Marijuana Medical Marijuana Connections/Flickr President Jose Mujica said at the time: “We’ll have to regulate farm production so there’s no contraband and regulate distribution.â€� “We must make […]

Turnaround is fair play, Erik Lukens, editorial page editor of the Portland Oregonian. Today your editorial calls the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act (OCTA), which would legalize and tax marijuana for adult consumption, farcical. Well, after reading your poorly-reasoned opinion piece I’d like to assign it the same dismissive adjective: farcical. (I’m not alone, based on […]

Author Dr. Christopher Gleen Fichtner talks about “cannabinomics” and explains whether American is ready to legalize marijuana. 50 percent of Americans favor the legalization of marijuana, up from 46 percent last year, according to a new Gallup poll. It was the first time in the survey that the number of people favoring legalization was higher than […]