Aug 212014
 August 21, 2014
Scandal: Taxpayer Money Funding Political Anti-Marijuana Campaign

The two leading opponents of sensible drug policies are using taxpayer money to run their campaign against marijuana legalization in Oregon How can this be legal? Kevin Sabet and Josh Marquis are two of the biggest anti-marijuana zealots on the planet. They are also leading opponents of Measure 91, the Oregon ballot measure would regulate, legalize and tax marijuana. They are using our taxpayer money to campaign against Measure 91, going on a 13-city “education” tour across Oregon, right before ballots drop. Why? To talk about the horrors of marijuana. [...]

Aug 212014
 August 21, 2014
Democratic Party Of Oregon Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Oregon is a very Democrat state. Oregon has had a Democrat Governor for decades. The last time Oregon elected a Republican Governor, Michael Jordan was in college. Republican Attorney General candidates are so rare in Oregon, that the GOP side of the race usually doesn’t even have one candidate for the primary. So it’s a big deal for marijuana reform in Oregon when the Democratic Party of Oregon endorses a marijuana legalization initiative, which happened today. Below is an excerpt from a press release from the Democratic Party of Oregon: [...]

Aug 212014
 August 21, 2014
Marijuana Legalization Trailing In Alaska According To Latest Poll

In May, Public Policy Polling released a poll that showed marijuana legalization winning in Alaska 48% to 45%. I remember at the time thinking that the results must have been a bit off, because surely there was more support for the marijuana legalization initiative in Alaska. However, a poll was recently released by Public Policy Polling that found support is even lower, and that the initiative is actually failing 44% to 49%. That’s very disappointing news, especially considering the national backing the initiative has received from the Marijuana Policy Project. [...]

Aug 202014
 August 20, 2014
What The F**k Does Marijuana Have To Do With The Ferguson Murder?

A preventable tragedy occurred in Ferguson, Missouri last weekend. An unarmed teenager named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. If this didn’t involve a police officer pulling the trigger, the media would report it as murder. But instead, because it was a police officer that pulled the trigger, mainstream media has tried to gloss over the event. Officials in Missouri have done a horrible job at handling the situation to say the least. The incident in Ferguson, Missouri has resulted in rioting and outrage. The murder [...]

Aug 202014
 August 20, 2014
Santa Fe Marijuana Decriminalization Effort Certified

Voters in Santa Fe, New Mexico could be voting on a marijuana decriminalization measure this November. The Santa Fe City Clerk certified that enough signatures have been gathered and verified for the marijuana reform initiative. Now the initiative goes to the Santa Fe City Council where they can either adopt it outright, or place it on the ballot for voters to decide. Per Fire Dog Lake: If approved the measure would make possession of under an ounce of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia the lowest priority for the Santa [...]

Aug 202014
 August 20, 2014
First Legal Marijuana Purchased In Seattle Donated To Museum

Legal cannabis sales started in Washington on July 7th. The first legal purchase in Seattle was made by 65 year old grandmother Deb Greene at Cannabis City. Rather than consume some of the cannabis she purchased, Deb Green instead donated some of the cannabis to Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry. Per Time: She purchased two bags of legal weed, one for personal use and another that was signed by Cannabis City owner, James Lathrop, so it could be “saved forever,” Greene told the Seattle Times. “You don’t use history.” It’s pretty heartening [...]

Aug 192014
 August 19, 2014
Defend Washington D.C. Marijuana Legalization From Federal Interference

Washington D.C. is going to vote on marijuana legalization this November. Washington D.C. joins Oregon and Alaska, who are also going to be voting on marijuana legalization during the 2014 Election. The federal government will no doubt weigh in on all three areas if they pass, however, Washington D.C. is likely to receive the most federal scrutiny since Washington D.C. is not a state. Congress blocked Washington’s medical marijuana program funding for a long, long time. And after Washington D.C. passed marijuana decriminalization reform, there were attempts by Congress to [...]

Aug 192014
 August 19, 2014
Oregon's Leading Addiction Expert Kicks Off Marijuana Legalization Ad Campaign

Oregon’s leading drug addiction expert appears today in the first TV spot in a $2.3 million advertising campaign to regulate, tax and legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older. The advertising buy made by the Yes on 91 campaign is the largest so far for a 2014 Oregon ballot measure. The first TV advertisement features Richard Harris. As the former director of the Addictions and Mental Health Services for the state of Oregon, he held the highest position in the state for directing drug treatment and addiction programs. He is [...]

Aug 172014
 August 17, 2014
Follow The 2014 Marijuana Reform Campaigns On Social Media

2014 is an exciting year for marijuana reform, especially considering it’s a midterm election. Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. are going to be voting on marijuana legalization on Election Day 2014. Oregon voters saw marijuana legalization on the 2012 ballot as well. The initiative was defeated for various reasons, all of which have been improved upon in the 2014 initiative. Florida voters will be voting on medical marijuana legalization. There are also a number of local elections that involve marijuana reform. One way that you can keep up to date [...]

Aug 172014
 August 17, 2014
Portland City Club Committee Backs Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative

I grew up less than an hour away from Portland, Oregon. It’s the largest city in Oregon by far, and is a fun place to visit. There are too many hipsters there for my liking, but other than that, it’s a fantastic city. When it comes to marijuana, Portland, Oregon might be the most underrated city in America. The marijuana there is second to none based off of my experiences, and I’ve smoked a lot of marijuana from a lot of places in my day. Oregon voters are going to [...]