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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXIX

In Marijuana And Racism: Bearing The Blunt Of The Problem, we wrote about how our nation’s drug laws have always been and still are disproportionally applied to African-Americans. In They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LXX, we discussed how Richard Nixon started the War on Drugs to divide White and Black America so as to further

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The California Cannabis Countdown: The City of Sacramento

Until recently, the “Wild West” of U.S. cannabis lacked robust statewide regulations which left California cannabis companies subject to unclear rules and risk of federal shutdowns. The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) created these regulations, but ultimately left control in the hands of local cities and counties. At last count, California has 58

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State of Cannabis: Idaho Marijuana is a No-Go

2016 is going to be a big year for cannabis. As a result, we are ranking the fifty states from worst to best on how they treat cannabis and those who consume it. Each of our State of Cannabis posts will analyze one state and our final post will crown the best state for cannabis. As is always

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LXXIII

Are we that desperate for tax money that we’ll sell ourselves out for a dollar? Micky Shober, Campbell County, Wyoming commissioner about fighting efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Wyoming. He didn’t see legalizing pot as a way to make up for declining energy tax revenues. He’s about half right. He is wrong to oppose legalizing

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LXIV

One of the things we are always stressing is how legalization just makes sense, for the following reasons, among others: 1. Prohibition is not working; it is a waste of money. 2. Incarcerating people in some states for cannabis while allowing people in other states to sell and use it is unfair. 3. Jailing people for cannabis gives

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Marijuana And Racism: Bearing The Blunt Of The Problem

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Colorado and D.C. (sort of). And medical marijuana is legal in one form or another in another 23 or so states. But across the country many people continue to be jailed for marijuana related offenses, and a disproportionate number of those people are African-Americans. In the