Dec 062012
 December 6, 2012
Seattle Smokes-in Marijuana Legalization At The Space Needle

A crowd of approximately 150 gathered at the base of the iconic Seattle Space Needle to openly smoke marijuana at 12:00am this morning. The revelers had come to celebrate the moment marijuana possession became legal in Washington State, thanks to last month’s passage of Initiative 502. Not one police officer (in uniform) was to be seen, but news media were well represented. Cameras from KOMO & KING local news as well as national reporters from CNN, FOX, CBS, and Canada’s CBC were all in attendance, interviewing people and filming them [...]

Dec 052012
 December 5, 2012
County Prosecutor Lawsuit Puts Grand Rapids Voter Approved Marijuana Decriminalization Law In Peril

Government Ignores Voter Wishes To Reform Marijuana Possession Laws Grand Rapids law makers are balking from allowing a charter amendment that would have made cannabis possession nothing more than a ticket-able offense in Michigan. Despite voter approval, the law change would be put on hold temporarily, if not permanently, following a restraining order against the city obtained by Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth. But Forsyth claimed the amendment would be illegal by making the city cannabis possession laws more lenient than the rest of state, and would prevent police from [...]

Dec 052012
 December 5, 2012
Possession Of Marijuana Becomes Legal In Washington State At Midnight

December 6:  Historic Day As Washington Marijuana Legalization Law Takes Effect Starting tomorrow, people aged 21 and over will be able to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana in Washington State. On Election Day last month, 55 percent of voters in both Washington State and Colorado voted to make marijuana legal, making those states the first two to approve legally regulating marijuana like alcohol. The Washington State Liquor Control Board has until December of next year to implement rules for the regulated market. There were more than 241,000 [...]

Dec 052012
 December 5, 2012
Ethan Nadelmann Talks On CNN About Marijuana Becoming Legal In Washington Tomorrow

Washington and Colorado made history on election day when they voted to tax and regulate marijuana. Starting tomorrow, people aged 21 and over will be able to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana in Washington State. Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance discusses the ramifications on CNN:

Dec 052012
 December 5, 2012
'Code Of The West' Reaches It's Fundraising Goal!

With 7 hours to go, the Kickstarter campaign for ‘Code of the West‘ is above the goal amount of $30,000! This means that the story of Chris Williams, who is facing a virtual life sentence in prison for growing medical marijuana, will be spread as far and wide as possible, which is VITAL to medical marijuana programs across the nation. I want to extend a huge thank you to anyone and everyone that is backing this film; your donations are going to a very worth cause!

Dec 052012
 December 5, 2012
Traveling Warning For Anyone Driving Through Southern Illinois - Beware Drug Setups

If You Stay At A Hotel In Southern Illinois You May Be The Victim Of A Police Drug Setup I just watched a video that was very disturbing. If you haven’t seen the YouTube video ‘Breakfast in Collinsville‘ I suggest you do, before or after you watch the video below. It’s a prime example of abuse of police search and seizure powers. While testifying under oath, Officer Michael Reichert admits to planting drugs or drug scents on cars in hotel parking lots for K9 “training” without notifying the owners. He then [...]

Dec 052012
 December 5, 2012
Michigan Senators Consider 'Stone Soup' Medical Marijuana Legislation

Titles Do Not Match Descriptions, 11 Proposed Changes In One Bill; Legislative “Swiss Cheese” Needs Evaluation, Not Speedy Vote By Rick Thompson Word is circulating in the media and in Lansing that the Walsh package of anti-patient bills may be voted on in the Senate on Thursday, December 6th during this year’s lame duck session of the legislature. These Bills addressing the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) have been so extensively modified and widely criticized that they have little clarity and even less support remaining. Enough significant questions remain to [...]

Dec 052012
 December 5, 2012
Drug Policy Alliance's 'New Directions Rhode Island' Event

New Directions Rhode Island – A Public Safety And Health Approach To Drug Policy Our current drug policies are not working. Youth drug use and availability are on the rise. Funding for treatment and prevention is dwindling. One in two high school students report that they know someone at their school who sells illegal drugs. Join us on December 8th to learn about what individuals and organizations around the state are doing to address the issue of drugs and drug policy in their communities, and be part of a discussion about how [...]

Dec 052012
 December 5, 2012
Proud Marijuana Smoker Demands Jury Trial

Steve Marlowe Is Hoping That The Jury Will Do What’s Right And Nullify His Case Steve Marlowe, peaceful person and long-time marijuana advocate, was driving his peace signed car in Florida in October, 2012 when he was arrested for 19 grams of cannabis (marijuana) – a misdemeanor. Instead of pleading guilty and paying a fine, Steve says he has done nothing wrong and wants a jury to hear his case, believing at least one juror will have common sense, see the unfairness and vote not-guilty. 64 years old, Steve uses [...]

Dec 052012
 December 5, 2012
Mayor In New York Announces Support For Legalizing Marijuana

Svante Myrick, Mayor Of Ithaca, Supports Marijuana Reform ITHACA, NY — Svante Myrick, the mayor of Ithaca, NY, announced on Tuesday that he thinks it’s time to legalize marijuana. The 25-year-old elected official’s announcement comes one month after voters in Colorado and Washington strongly approved measures legalizing marijuana. “Despite having arrested over 20 million people for marijuana nationally, a number larger than the entire population of New York State, marijuana prohibition has failed to make our communities safer,” Mayor Myrick announced exclusively to the organization Marijuana Majority. “By legalizing and [...]