Jul 312014
 July 31, 2014
Bill O'Reilly Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Marijuana Legalization

I’m not the biggest fan of Bill O’Reilly. He is very good at what he does, which is preach to his choir and get them fired up about stuff that ‘conservatives’ care about. But he usually covers issues and takes stances that most Americans don’t agree with. Lately he has been on an anti-marijuana crusade, dedicating a significant amount of time on his show bashing marijuana. This week he posted a poll on his website asking his fans if they support marijuana legalization or not. Unfortunately for Mr. O’Reilly and [...]

Jul 312014
 July 31, 2014
California Latinos Don't Think Marijuana Should Lead To Deportation

It’s always shocking to me when a person of Latin descent doesn’t support marijuana reform. If they are willing to listen, I always try to explain how marijuana became illegal in the first place. During the 1930′s the United States government was looking for ways to deport Mexican immigrants, per requests from politicians in Southwestern states. By making marijuana illegal, it made it very easy for law enforcement and government officials to simply find a Latino person possessing marijuana, and then deport them. While there were many reasons why marijuana [...]

Jul 312014
 July 31, 2014
Marijuana Legalization Campaign Advertising Begins In Alaska

The sky is beginning to fall in Alaska according to marijuana opponents. The campaign to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Alaska has purchased campaign advertising that will appear on city buses. Usually campaign advertising is seen as free speech. But in Alaska, opponents are acting like it’s the beginning of the end. Opponents to the Alaska initiative are making claims that campaign ads are tantamount to telling kids that marijuana use is safe and that they should do it. But, in fact, the campaign is doing the exact opposite by [...]

Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014
New York Times To Drug Test Employees Despite Supporting Marijuana Legalization

The media world was rocked this weekend when the New York Times Editorial Board came out in support of marijuana legalization. The New York Times is in the midst of releasing a six part series dedicated to marijuana legalization. The endorsement was welcomed by marijuana activists around the world, and got the attention of just about every media outlet on the planet by the end of the weekend. While the endorsement is very much appreciated, I still find it troubling that the New York Times plans to continue to drug [...]

Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014
Senators Press Obama Administration On Marijuana Policies

The Obama Administration has been very disappointing in regards to marijuana policy, to say the least. Going into his first term, marijuana reformers were hopeful that Obama would make much needed changes to federal marijuana policy. Sadly, all he has done is issue vague orders that are immediately backed up by more enforcement and raids. Even after The New York Times endorsed marijuana legalization over the weekend, the Obama Administration doubled down on marijuana prohibition by issuing a statement saying that nothing would change. Obama’s policies have prompted Senators from [...]

Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014
Marijuana Breathalyzer Is A Gimic At Best

Last month I posted an article about a former law enforcement member in Canada that claimed to invent a marijuana breathalyzer. As valued contributor to The Weed Blog Radical Russ put it, the device is built on junk science. It appears that the company that makes the device is moving forward with production. Per Baystreet: West Point, plans to capitalize on the greenrush from a novel perspective, while avoiding the shoulder-to-shoulder at Health Canada’s application desk. On June 16, 2014, West Point finalized an agreement with Cannabix Breathalyzer Inc. to [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
Which States Will Legalize Marijuana In 2016?

Colorado and Washington State legalized marijuana in 2012. If all goes well, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. will also legalize marijuana in 2014. Assuming that happens, which states will legalize marijuana during the 2016 Election? Many states are already ramping up efforts for 2016, and there’s a chance that some states might even legalize between now and 2016 via their legislatures. Below are the states that I feel have a great shot at 2016. If your state is not on the list, but you feel that it should be, feel [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
BBC Highlights Missouri Man Serving Life In Prison For Marijuana

Marijuana is safer than alcohol. Marijuana is safer than tobacco. Marijuana is safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Those are three facts that are backed up by a mountain of scientific evidence. However, all three of the previously named substances are completely legal in the United States, while recreational marijuana is prohibited in 48 states. Even in the two states that it’s legal, anything over one ounce for recreational purposes is still prohibited. In the case of Jeff Mizanskey in Missouri, marijuana is prohibited to such an extent that Mr. Mizanskey is [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
Benefits Of Legalizing Marijuana Clearly Outweigh The Costs

Every time I hear cannabis reform opponent Kevin Sabet state that the social costs associated with cannabis legalization far outweigh the benefits, I cringe. Not one time have I ever seen him offer up a valid statistic to back up his claim. What Kevin Sabet does is offer up statistics for alcohol and tobacco, and try to pass those facts along as if they apply to cannabis. They do not. Tobacco and alcohol directly kill hundreds of thousands of people every year. Cannabis has never killed anyone. Yes, there have [...]

Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Lands Major Endorsements

Three early endorsers: Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Less than a week after qualifying for the ballot, the New Approach Oregon campaign to regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older has won three major endorsements. The endorsing organizations are: The Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens, the oldest grassroots senior advocacy organization in the state. The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, which represents more than 1,300 criminal defense attorneys in Oregon. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, whose 100,000 supporters include police [...]