Marijuana Goes To House Floor With Landslide Victory For SAFE Banking Act

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

For the first time since the war on marijuana was declared by President Richard Nixon, progressive marijuana law reform was considered on the Floor of the House of Representatives, and won by a [...]

What Makes Illinois’ Marijuana Legalization Bill So Progressive

By Ramenda Cyrus, Inthesetimes.com -

On May 31, the Illinois House of Representatives passed what is perhaps the most progressive recreational marijuana usage bill in the United States, by a margin of 66-47. The bill passed in the [...]

80,000 Chileans March To Legalize Medical Marijuana, Regulate Recreational Use

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Thousands of Chileans demonstrated Saturday in the center of Santiago to demand immediate changes to the way medical and recreational cannabis is regulated and accessed. The fifteenth "Cultivate [...]

Adult Use Legalization Associated With Increased Home Values

By Staff, Norml.org -

St. Louis, MO: The passage of statewide adult use marijuana laws is associated with an immediate uptick in housing prices, according to an assessment published by the online service Clever Real [...]

Washington: Most Teens Not Using More Marijuana Following Legalization

By Staff, Norml.org -

Spokane, WA: The enactment of adult use marijuana sales in Washington state is not associated with upticks in self-reported marijuana use by most teens, according to data published in The Journal [...]

Fentanyl Maker Donates Big To Campaign Opposing Pot Legalization

By Steven Nelson, Usnews.com -

AN EMBATTLED pharmaceutical company that sells the powerful painkiller fentanyl has donated $500,000 toward defeating a ballot initiative that would make recreational use of marijuana legal under [...]

The Vast Impact Of Legalizing Hemp

By Staff, World5.org -

The Empire doesn't understand yet what has happened. Legalizing hemp farming and hemp industries will have a profound impact on our local communities, our soil, our ecosystems and our culture at [...]

The Return Of Reefer Madness

By Ari Paul, Fair.org -

Nationwide, marijuana legalization is becoming more normal. Colorado’s dispensaries are hailed as an economic success story, and other states are following suit—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has [...]

Legal Weed Is Great, But Black And Brown Communities Can’t Be Left Behind

By Katelyn Johnson, Inthesetimes.com -

In March 2017, Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Sen. Heather Steans began co-drafting the Tax & Regulate Cannabis like Alcohol bill. In the nearly two years since, Chicago NORML, a local [...]

Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Win Three Of Four In Midterms

By Phil Smith Drug Reporter -

The expansion of legal marijuana continued apace in Tuesday’s elections, with medical marijuana initiatives winning in Missouri and Utah and recreational marijuana winning in Michigan. Voters in [...]

Two New Polls Suggest Pot Prohibition’s Days Are Numbered

By Phillip Smith, Drug Reporter IndependentMediaInstitute.org -

Two of the country's top polling organizations have released surveys this month showing support for marijuana legalization continues to increase and is now at record highs. A Gallup poll released [...]

Canada Legalises Recreational Marijuana Nationwide

By Emily Shugerman, Independent.co.uk -

Canada has legalised the use of recreational marijuana nationwide, making it the first G7 country to do so. The Senate voted 52-29 on Tuesday to pass the Cannabis Act, which allows people over [...]

Big Pharma Corp Trying To Keep Pot Illegal Approved To Manufacture Synthetic Marijuana

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

“It appears they are trying to kill a non-pharmaceutical market for marijuana in order to line their own pockets.” Insys Therapeutics, a major pharmaceutical company, has spent over $500,000 [...]

The Logic Of Drug Legalization

By Jeff Berg, theguardian.com -

By Jeff Berg for Counter Punch - The Drug Lords of today exist because of the extraordinary profits resulting from criminalization. Estimates run in the half a trillion range globally per year. [...]

Nevada Becomes Fifth State Where You Can Buy Legal Marijuana

By Matt Ferner , Nick Wing, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Matt Ferner , Nick Wing for Huff Post. Adults who are at least 21 years old can now legally purchase recreational marijuana from select retail shops in Nevada. Sales began just after [...]