Feb 112013
 February 11, 2013
Inside The Push For A Federal Marijuana Tax

Open your minds and your pocketbooks, man. A pair of bills introduced Tuesday by House Democrats would legalize marijuana and tax the industry. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., sponsored a bill that would classify pot as a substance similar to alcohol and regulate it through a newly named “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana and Firearms.” The legislation doesn’t force states to legalize marijuana. But in states that have chosen to allow marijuana for medical or recreational use, related businesses will no longer run the risk of being raided by federal agents, [...]

Feb 112013
 February 11, 2013
Youth Advocates Stand Alongside Coalition In Congress Introducing Marijuana Legalization Bill

Impact on National Debate Will Be Substantial, Could Help Invigorate Young Voters Officials Note By Aaron Houston, Executive Director, Students For Sensible Drug Policy WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials with Students for Sensible Drug Policy today joined Congressmen Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in announcing the introduction of the most sweeping proposed reforms ever to be advanced in Congress related marijuana legalization. This historic effort includes the introduction of legislation by Rep. Polis that will end federal prohibition of marijuana and regulate it similarly to alcohol, deferring to states that decide to [...]

Feb 112013
 February 11, 2013
Today Show "Stiletto Stoners Phenomenon - Women Who Smoke Pot"

Marie Claire editor-in-chief Joanna Coles disagreed with Hollands view that there is a large social stigma attached to smoking marijuana. I have to say, thats not what we are hearing from readers, she said on the Today Show. First of all, its decriminalized in 13 states, and I dont think this is a generation of people who get excited about the fact that its illegal. The inspiration for the article, Coles said, was hearing from readers that they were feeling stressed. Clearly, the economy is a great deal of stress [...]

Feb 112013
 February 11, 2013
Missouri Legislators Introduce Cannabis Decriminalization And Expungement Bills

Show-Me Cannabis Regulation Promotes Reforms In a press conference at the Missouri state Capitol on the morning of Thursday, February 7, three members of the Missouri House of Representatives announced they are co-sponsoring, along with several other House members, legislation which would significantly reduce the penalties for marijuana and paraphernalia possession in the state of Missouri. Representative Rory Ellinger of University City is the chief sponsor of these bills. Representative Chris Kelly of Boone County and Representative Clem Smith of St. Louis joined with Representative Ellinger to speak in favor [...]

Feb 102013
 February 10, 2013
Why Does Idaho Senator Chuck Winder Hate Marijuana So Much?

On Friday I posted an article about Idaho Senator Chuck Winder introducing legislation that would block medical marijuana from EVER being allowed in Idaho. Luckily, hardworking activists showed up at the first hearing to voice their opposition and it seems to have slowed the process. Had those hardworking activists like Lindsey Rinehart not been there, this bill could have been fully approved, and who knows what the fallout would have been, inside and outside of Idaho. Below is some more information about what happened, and information about how to fight [...]