In collaboration with the Washington Office on Latin America, Governance Studies at Brookings will host a forum to discuss the international repercussions of the United States’ changing approach towards marijuana. A panel of experts will consider the possible ramifications for other countries and the international drug control regime.
Americans for Safe Access created a site to track where candidates stand on the issue of medical marijuana, and I encourage readers to check it out. If you get a chance to meet with a candidate, make sure to ask where they stand on this very important issue. If a candidate has expressed support in the past, but their actions don’t match their words, feel free to call them out on their empty rhetoric. Below is an ad created by Americans for Safe Access talking more about the issue. “This [...]
I don’t normally post music videos on the blog for various reasons. However, this music video is too good to pass up. WeedMaps and NORML teamed up with Afroman to release a remix of his popular song ‘Because I Got High.’ In this new version, Afroman puts a marijuana reform twist to his lyrics. The video has already gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of views. Whoever came up with this idea is genius, as I saw it all over the internet and social media yesterday while I was at [...]
Ballot Measure 2 is an initiative that would tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana in Alaska. Criminal penalties would be removed for adults over the age of 21 who possess up to an ounce of marijuana, and constitutional protections allowing home cultivation would be preserved. Do you have a question about how the law will work? Learn more at www.RegulateMarijuanaInAlaska.org!
Keynote address at SSDP2014: the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference + Lobby Day by Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. About Neill Franklin, courtesy of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s website (make a donation here): Major Neill Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department. During his time on the force, he held the position of commander for the Education and Training Division and the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement. Major Franklin instituted and oversaw the very first [...]
Marijuana legalization is on Oregon’s ballot this November. Part 1 offers a comprehensive look inside Oregon’s current medical marijuana program and explores the potential benefits and consequences of passing Measure 91 in Oregon. Throughout the month of October, Nic Adenau LLC will be releasing an online documentary series that focuses on Oregon’s current marijuana industry and the potential impacts of Measure 91. The “Marijuana in Oregon” series is a purely educational media documentary series. No capital gains are generated off of this video. All third party content falls under the [...]
Many medical marijuana patients consume medicine produced from cannabis plants that have been grown indoors. Decades of prohibition meant growers were forced to cultivate cannabis in the shadows—hiding their plants under the cover of trees or inside their homes, utilizing techniques and equipment to replicate the power of the sun. But as the War on Drugs dissipates, another problem presents itself: the widespread production of indoor medical cannabis is an ecological disaster. Is it time for medical marijuana farmers to take cannabis cultivation back outside to reduce its carbon footprint? [...]
The New Approach Oregon campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana is ramping up it’s efforts after turning in over 145,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. If signature verification goes well, Oregon will be joining Alaska and hopefully Washington D.C. during the 2014 Election and giving voters the chance to legalize marijuana at the ballot box. Florida voters will have the chance to legalize medical marijuana, in addition to local marijuana legalization initiatives in Michigan. The New Approach Oregon campaign released its first campaign video. Retired middle school teacher [...]