Monthly Archives: February 2015

Pot now legal in D.C. despite threats from Congress

h/t USA Today by William Cummings Despite warnings from congressional Republicans, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed D.C.’s marijuana legalization law to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, told Bowser that

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Marijuana May Be The Least Dangerous Recreational Drug, Study Shows

h/t Huffington Post Politics by Matt Ferner Marijuana is far safer than alcohol, tobacco and multiple other illicit substances, researchers say, and strict, legal regulation of cannabis might be a more reasonable approach than current prohibitions. Those are the findings

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Colorado and Oregon congressmen pitch new federal pot framework

h/t Yahoo News by Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) – Two Democratic U.S. congressmen from Colorado and Oregon introduced separate bills on Friday that would regulate marijuana like alcohol in states where it is legal and tax sales of the drug

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Dem pushes Holder to reclassify marijuana

h/t The Hill by Cristina Marcos Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) is urging Attorney General Eric Holder to reclassify marijuana as a drug that has medical benefits. Cohen suggested in a letter to Holder this week that the attorney general move

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California AG expresses openness to full legalization

h/t Law Professors Blog Network by Douglas Berman As reported in this local article, headlined “Kamala Harris not opposed to legalizing marijuana,” the top law enforcement offices in the largest US state is expressing an openness to the idea of

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If Marijuana Causes Lots Of Crashes, Why Are They So Hard To Count?

h/t Forbes by Jacob Sullum Last year, during a congressional hearing on the threat posed by stoned drivers, a representative of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was asked how many crash fatalities are caused by marijuana each year.

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