Will 2016 Be A Friendly Election for Cannabis?
Jun10

Will 2016 Be A Friendly Election for Cannabis?

Overall, from the cannabis point of view, how do things look for the upcoming election?   “This is the most marijuana-friendly field of presidential candidates in history,” said Robert Capecchi, Marijuana Policy Project director of federal policies. “All of the candidates support legal access to medical marijuana, and most of them support making it legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol. Even the least...

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Cannabis “Problems” Declining With Re-Legalization
Jun06

Cannabis “Problems” Declining With Re-Legalization

At lest two of the “problems” the power structure associates with cannabis are declining.  There are fewer prosecutions for trafficking in cannabis, and fewer young people are being classified as having a problem with cannabis.  Here’s more: Trafficking: “Federal marijuana trafficking prosecutions have declined significantly since the passage of statewide laws regulating the plant’s production and retail...

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“Dear Next President . . .”
Jun05

“Dear Next President . . .”

If you come to Hail Mary Jane to join the on-going talk about cannabis politics, you will want to read this post.  The Brookings Institution has produced a memo to the next president on the issue of cannabis.  It’s a longer piece and worth every word.  Here’s a taste: Public opinion on marijuana policy has changed rapidly over the past 20 years. Huge majorities of Americans nationally and at the state-level support medical...

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For Veterans, Memorial Day Brings MMJ
May30

For Veterans, Memorial Day Brings MMJ

Some vets will get access to medical marijuana.  Then, Congress should reconcile allowing veteran’s the help of medical cannabis while keeping cannabis on Schedule One of the Controlled Substances Act.  Drugs on Schedule One have no medical value.  The lie is catching up to the liar, at last.  How long till they stop?   Here’s more:   Members of the US House and Senate have voted to expand military veterans’...

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Relegalized Cannabis Would Equal 28 Billion in Taxes
May23

Relegalized Cannabis Would Equal 28 Billion in Taxes

What’s the current estimate of the tax value of nationwide legal cannabis?  $ 28,000,000,000.00  – that’s a big number. The imposition of conventional tax rates on the commercial production and retail sale of cannabis nationwide would yield an estimated $28 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue, according to an analysis provided by The Tax Foundation – an independent think-tank based in Washington,...

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Re-Legalization vs. International Treaties
May19

Re-Legalization vs. International Treaties

  Re-legalizing the cannabis plant will require doing away with the United Nations Single Convention Treaty.  That treaty, signed back in 1961, is used as a shield by the federal government in explaining why drug policy can’t change.  alls can fall — not everyone in the federal government agrees with that interpretation.   United States treaty obligations do not mandate the federal government to limit marijuana...

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