Monthly Archives: July 2014

Study: Arrests For Marijuana Offenses Increasing In Many States

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Law enforcement in many states are making a greater number of marijuana arrests than ever before despite polling data showing that the majority of Americans believe that the adult use of the plant ought

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The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia

High Time: An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization The federal law that makes possession of marijuana a crime has its origins in legislation that was passed in an atmosphere of hysteria during the 1930s and that was firmly rooted in

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Debunking the White House’s Reefer Mad Reaction to the NYT

by Mitch Earleywine The New York Times has joined the majority of US citizens in the call for a more rational marijuana policy. The White House responded with an attempt to explain why a taxed and regulated market is no

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Response to The New York Times Editorial Board’s Call for Federal Marijuana Legalization

Posted by ONDCP Staff on July 28, 2014 at 06:40 PM EDT The New York Times editorial board opined in its Sunday July 27, 2014 edition that the Federal government should legalize marijuana for adults aged 21 years and older.

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The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests

In this second installment in the New York Time series calling for legalization, JESSE WEGMAN exposes the incredible financial cost and futility of marijuana arrests and prosecutions, and provides statistics underscoring what civil rights advocates and drug policy reformers have

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Parents Desperately Seek Medical Marijuana for Kids

By Dave Summers California has the oldest and most liberal compassionate care law among the 23 states plus Washington, D.C. that allow the use of medical marijuana. So why are the state’s youngest — and arguably most needy –patients not

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