Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "Marijuana" (50)  

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The New Jersey Legislature approved a measure on Monday that would make the state the first in the region and the 14th in the nation to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons.

Link: www.nytimes.com/(…)12marijuana.html…

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Selling legal pot is a booming business. Denver now has more medical-marijuana shops than Starbucks locations.

Link: www.portfolio.com/(…)medical-marijuana-stores-outnu…

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Some celebrities are more forthcoming with their love of weed than others -- ahem, Willie Nelson -- but you might be surprised at a few that fight for the drug's legalization.

Link: www.popcrunch.com/15-greatest-proponents-of-mari…

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The MPAA seems intent on scrubbing ratings clean of any depiction of marijuana. When you consider the current social and political landscape, you have to wonder whether we're just burying our heads in the sand when we pretend that marijuana hasn't already gone mainstream.

Link: articles.latimes.com/(…)la-oew-ablon18-2009dec18…

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Washington is one of four states where measures to legalize and regulate marijuana have been introduced, and about two dozen other states are considering bills ranging from medical marijuana to decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the herb.

Link: rawstory.com/(…)dozen-states-weighing-marijuana-ref…

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Legalizing and taxing pot could provide $1.3 billion to help our hemorrhaging economy, but it might also lead to additional problems and undermine anti-drug efforts. Is this crop just cash waiting to be reaped, or is it more complicated? Hear what advocates on both sides say about the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana.

Link: fora.tv/(…)Marijuana_Economics…

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To weaken the cartels, some top Mexican anti-drug officials argue the U.S. should legalize marijuana, let cocaine pass through the Caribbean and take the profit motive out of the drug trade.

Link: online.wsj.com/(…)SB1000142405274870425460457461423…

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Doug Benson is touring the 13 states that have allowed medical marijuana in 13 days.  That's Maine to Hawaii with joints in between. This will be epic!

Link: hailmaryjane.com/doug-benson-kicks-off-the-medic…

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The former top cop in Seattle notes a recent poll showing majority support for marijuana legalization but not for ending prohibition of other drugs. The chief urges legalization advocates to consider how prohibition makes dangerous drugs even more dangerous for users and nonusers alike.

Link: www.alternet.org/(…)former_police_chief_norm_stampe…

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AlterNet has exclusively confirmed that the Tax Cannabis 2010 campaign in California has gathered the 650,000 signatures necessary to make it onto the November 2010 ballot.

Link: www.alternet.org/(…)breaking%3A_marijuana_legalizat…

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Supporters of an initiative that would legalize marijuana in California say they have collected enough signatures to ensure that it will be on the November 2010 ballot.

Link: latimesblogs.latimes.com/(…)marijuana-legalization-…

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Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux has been arrested and charged with marijuana possession.

Link: sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4733925

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A medical marijuana dispensary in Denver has decided to get creative and make the business into a full-service restaurant that caters to those who need to use medicinal marijuana to ease physical ailments.

Link: cbs4denver.com/(…)medical.marijuana.gourmet.2.13466…

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It's boom times for the marijuana trade in Northern California. Rural Humboldt County's economy depends on both the legal and illegal sales of pot, as growers to trimmers to entrepreneurs aim to land quick cash. But some citizens, and the mayor of Arcata, are trying to "rope back in" the business.

Link: www.npr.org/(…)story.php…

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As states loosen their medical marijuana laws, medical marijuana training institutions such as Med Grow Cannabis College of Southfield, Mich., are sprouting up, educating people about how to enter the cannabis industry the legal way.

Link: abcnews.go.com/(…)story…

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A six-week, $485 primer focuses on the history, the horticulture and the legal how-to's of Michigan's new medical marijuana program.Smoke up!

Link: www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/education/29marijuana.html

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A 24-year-old aspiring businessman says he's teaching Michigan residents how to grow medical marijuana at his new "Med Grow Cannabis College."

Link: www.upi.com/(…)UPI-10651259501115…

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The shift is widely described as generational. A Gallup poll in October found 44% of Americans favor full legalization of marijuana -- a rise of 13 points since 2000. Gallup said that if public support continues growing at a rate of 1 to 2% per year, "the majority of Americans could favor legalization of the drug in as little as four years."

Link: www.washingtonpost.com/(…)AR2009112201986.html…

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Ignoring the advice of anti-pot City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, two Los Angeles City Council committees yesterday rejected a proposed ban on sales of medical marijuana.

Link: blogs.sfweekly.com/(…)chronic_city_la_panels_reject…

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Smoking pot isn't what it used to be for Joe Lee, a 62-year-old vintage-record dealer in Rockville, Maryland. Back in the late 1960s, as an art student in Baltimore, he kept his landlord in a constant state of suspicion, with clouds of marijuana smoke poorly masked by clouds of incense. These days, after four decades, cannabis is a smaller deal.

Link: www.washingtonpost.com/(…)AR2009111503007.html…

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The United States' first marijuana cafe opened on Friday, posing an early test of the Obama administration's move to relax policing of medical use of the drug.  The Cannabis Cafe in Portland, Oregon, is the...

Link: www.reuters.com/(…)idUSTRE5AD06O20091114…

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