A DOJ spokesman Patrick Rodenbush has been quoted in the media as saying that the recent congressional amendment, protecting medical marijuana operations in states where marijuana is legal, will not stop them from prosecuting “private individuals or private entities who are violating the Controlled Substances Act”. Per Rodenbush, DOJ’s interpretation […]
The views on some of the restrictive medical marijuana laws being passed are highlighting the differences within the cannabis legalization movement. Some are heralding the often narrowly focused and burdensome laws legalizing marijuana for a tiny segment of the population as the first step in their march toward full legalization. […]
One of the arguments prohibitionists use against legalization of marijuana, and in particular, recreational marijuana, is that it will result in a surge in highway fatalities caused by “stoned” drivers. This line of reasoning draws on the number of deaths caused by drunk drivers. The prohibitionists also point out that […]
Are gorilla cannabis farmers destroying our Public lands? With medical cannabis becoming legal in many states, what will happen to the illegal gorilla farmers. These grow operations are not set in urban settings but in remote public land. When busts are made to these gorilla farmers, there are no doors […]
Here is a compilation of Cannabis By the Numbers infographic from ACLU. 52% of all drug arrests in 2010 were for marijuana Not “kingpins” but people with small amounts of pot (person sentenced 13 years for possession of 2 joints) Person arrested every 37 SECONDS for pot Application of the prohibition […]
Shreveporttimes had an editorial on Louisiana’s “Marijuana Madness”. As an example of Louisiana’s tough stance (“Louisiana has some of the harshest anti-marijuana laws in the U.S.“), the editorial states: Bernard Noble is in prison for 13 years for possession (not sale) but just possession of two marijuana joints. What about […]
“Kamala Harris not opposed to legalizing marijuana” At a meeting with the press Feb 18, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the state’s top cop and Democratic front-runner in the race for a U.S. Senate seat next year, said that she has “no moral objection” to legalizing the recreational use of […]
If you have not seen this Nancy Grace “interview”, please check it out. Unfortunately, she represents a large segment of the population who still oppose legalization.