Mothers Who Use Marijuana

 Posted by at 5:00 PM on September 27, 2014  Ending Marijuana Prohibition
Sep 272014
 September 27, 2014
Mothers Who Use Marijuana

By Alizeh Siddiqui ABC Nightline News reported: When Jane West and her friends get together, the laughter rolls, trays of food and stories are passed around. But instead of splitting bottles of wine, these women like to unwind with artisanal marijuana. In fact, these mothers with young children are regular marijuana users who are “unapologetic about getting high.” Moreover, some, including West, have made it their mission to make the use of marijuana as socially acceptable as having a glass of wine or a cocktail. “If other people were willing [...]

Sep 272014
 September 27, 2014
CBD Associated With Improved Quality Of Life In Patients With Parkinson's

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The administration of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid, is associated with improved quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Investigators at the University of São Paulo in Brazil assessed the efficacy of CBD versus placebo in 21 subjects with Parkinson’s. Authors reported that the administration of 300 mg doses of CBD per day was associated with “significantly different mean total scores” in subjects’ well-being and quality of life compared [...]

Sep 272014
 September 27, 2014
California Drug Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised For Victory

By Phillip Smith While the nation focuses on marijuana legalization initiatives in Alaska, the District of Columbia, and Oregon, a California initiative that would turn drug possession felonies into misdemeanors is quietly heading for a likely victory at the polls in November. Proposition 47, the smartly named Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, is sponsored by two prominent California law enforcement figures, former San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne and current San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, and the campaign is being led by Californians for Safe Neighborhoods and Schools. It [...]

Sep 262014
 September 26, 2014
Candidate For Illinois Governor Would Have Vetoed Medical Cannabis Law

By Chris Lindsey Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner announced earlier this week that, if he had been in office, he would have vetoed Illinois’ new law, which allows seriously ill patients access to medical cannabis. Rauner also said he preferred a system that would make business licenses available only to the highest bidders in order to raise money for state coffers. Governor Quinn, who signed the medical marijuana bill in 2013, took exception to the comments, pointing out that the process is both competitive and transparent. His campaign called Rauner’s statements “heartless” and [...]

Sep 262014
 September 26, 2014
It's Time To Stop Funding Drug Task Forces In Missouri

By Aaron Malin Allocation of JAG (Justice Assistance Grant) funding has been drawn into the national spotlight with Sen. Claire McCaskill holding a subcommittee hearing on the matter in D.C. last week. This hearing generated bipartisan outrage toward the questionable use of law enforcement funding. Each year, the Department of Justice grants Missouri (and most other states) a lump sum of money as part of the JAG program. In Missouri, this money is largely allocated to highly militarized multi-jurisdictional drug task forces that embody the very worst of the war [...]

Sep 262014
 September 26, 2014
Flawed Poll Shows Oregon Marijuana Legalization 'Too Close To Call'

There are not that many polls out of Oregon for the marijuana legalization initiative that voters will see on their ballots this November. Oregon Measure 91 would legalize the possession of up to eight ounces of marijuana and the cultivation of four plants. I have seen many polls out of Florida for the medical marijuana initiative there, and a few out of Washington D.C. and Alaska for the marijuana legalization initiatives there. However, for some reason, Oregon polls are few and far between. The latest poll out of Oregon was [...]

Sep 262014
 September 26, 2014
Josh Marquis Ignores Hundreds  Imprisoned For Marijuana In Oregon

As Josh Marquis continues campaigning against marijuana legalization in Oregon under Measure 91, he repeats certain talking points that could be charitably called “true” if one doesn’t read between the lines. Today’s example is the notion that we really don’t need to legalize marijuana because hardly anybody really goes to prison for it. The Bend Bulletin reports on Marquis’ remarks at the recent Measure 91 debate between him and Rep. Earl Blumenauer: But he said the argument that Oregon’s prisons are clogged with marijuana users and the notion that the state pays more for prisons [...]

Sep 252014
 September 25, 2014
Don't Be Fooled, Eric Holder Does Not Support Marijuana Reform

The marijuana world was rocked today by the announcement that Eric Holder is resigning. If that announcement wasn’t significant enough, Eric Holder stated that he would be open to the idea of rescheduling marijuana in an interview with Katie Couric. Per the Huffington Post: Just as Attorney General Eric Holder prepares to step down from his post, he appears more open than ever to the argument for rescheduling marijuana as a less dangerous, more beneficial drug. “I think it’s certainly a question we need to ask ourselves, whether or not [...]

Sep 252014
 September 25, 2014
Marijuana Blamed For NASCAR Driver's Death

A very tragic thing happened in NASCAR recently when driver Kevin Ward Jr. was killed after he was hit by a car driven by another driver, Tony Stewart. The facts are that Kevin Ward Jr. got out of his car in the middle of a race to confront Tony Stewart, and Tony Stewart’s car struck Kevin Ward Jr., killing him in the process. After an investigation was conducted, a grand jury decided to not press charges against Tony Stewart. Mainstream media, and the district attorney overseeing the investigation, used the [...]

Sep 252014
 September 25, 2014
Josh Marquis Thinks Quality Marijuana Is  'Not That Hard To Make'

The leading opponent of Oregon marijuana legalization in the media is Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis. In his recent debate on the Oregon Measure 91 legalization initiative against Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Marquis expressed his opinion on the ease of growing marijuana and why that would depress any hope for earning tax revenue from legalization, as reported by the Salem Statesman- Journal: Marquis tried to poke holes in those estimates by explaining how Colorado has lowered its revenue expectations in part because fewer people than anticipated are buying marijuana from a store. “It’s called weed for [...]