Here’s How Cannabis Prohibition is Collapsing
Dec22

Here’s How Cannabis Prohibition is Collapsing

A synergy of events is marking the end of cannabis prohibition.  A recent federal budget amendment barred the federal government from spending money to stop state-authorized mmj programs.   The government's favorite way to bully when they can't prove a crime is asset forfeiture.  Once considered unstoppable, asset forfeiture is starting to fail.   “Historically, the U.S. Attorney in California and San Francisco… has been very...

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Per Se THC Limits for Driving “Not Based on Evidence”
Dec17

Per Se THC Limits for Driving “Not Based on Evidence”

One of the on-going discussions accompanying re-legalization is when is a person too high to drive?  A Federal agency just chimed in to keep things honest.   . . . United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Per se traffic safety laws criminalize those who operate a vehicle with trace or specific levels of a controlled substance in their bodily fluids, even in the absence of...

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The Pros and Cons of Legalizing Marijuana

Last century if you were to ask conventional doctors or politicians what the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana were, you might've heard about lots of cons and not many pros. That was an era when people were demonized for even mentioning the word "marijuana" even after government studies suggested it wasn't as dangerous as alcohol or cigarettes. Today state and local governments as well as medical professionals are finally...

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Taxes Crushing Washington Rec Market
Dec16

Taxes Crushing Washington Rec Market

Right now pioneer business types are putting up with the tax mess, but it is unfair and cannot continue.   Taxes on recreational marijuana businesses in Washington State are so extreme that some shops are struggling to stay open despite burgeoning sales. Cannabis City, the first retail marijuana store to open in Seattle, has racked up $2.5 million in sales, but much of that has been eaten up by state and federal taxes, owner...

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Tens Of Thousands March On NYPD Headquarters To Protest Police Killings
Dec15
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Colorado Since Legalization
Dec15

Colorado Since Legalization

An article in Forbes outlined some recent statistics pertaining to the effects of legalizing marijuana in Colorado. The article’s findings substantiate the claims of pro-marijuana advocates and undermine the oft-repeated claims of its opponents. 1. Legalization Has Not Resulted in a Significant Increase in “Potheads” One of the most prevalent arguments against legalizing marijuana was that it would lead to many more users of the drug....

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