|Photo: Britney McIntosh, The Commercial Appeal|
|Congressman Steve Cohen: “This is an issue that’s important. It’s a freedom issue. It’s an intelligence issue.”|
Let’s face it: Not many members of Congress will ever be caught sharing the stage with Cheech and Chong.
|Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection|
|Scenes like this — a 1,700-pound bust in Sumas, Washington in 2009 — may become things of the past in the state if a move to legalize marijuana comes to fruition.|
Washington State lawmakers on Wednesday heard, for the first time ever, testimony in support of legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for adults.
|New Jersey medical marijuana patients won’t be seeing this anytime soon — at least, not without risking jail.|
Almost lost in the euphoria surrounding yesterday’s triumph in the passage of a law legalizing medical marijuana in New Jersey was one bummer of a detail:
A retired Oxford professor who said marijuana was one of the “safer” drugs has become the United Kingdom’s chief drugs adviser — replacing a professor who was sacked for saying that marijuana is one of the safer drugs.
|Photo: Robyn Twomey|
|California patients wait for assistance at a marijuana dispensary. Los Angeles currently has more pot stores than either Starbucks or McDonald’s.|
After nearly a month, the Los Angeles City Council returns Wednesday to the contentious issue of how to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. City leaders hope they will finally be able to vote on the long-delayed ordinance, in the planning stages for nearly two years.
|Graphic: Alabamians for Compassionate Care|
A bill which would legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Alabama is coming back before the Legislature in 2010.
It’s one of the favorite arguments of the prohibitionists: Smoking pot leads to “the hard stuff,” and that’s why pot should remain just as illegal as, say, heroin.
A Washington state marijuana activist group has publicly called out Attorney General Rob McKenna for his pot-hating ways.
|Rob Corry: “The overall impact is going to be to harm people and cause human suffering”|
On Monday, the Denver City Council passed rules intended to regulate the city’s blossoming medical marijuana industry — and most members of the overflowing crowd weren’t happy with the results, reports Michael Roberts at Westword.
|Graphic: S.F. Weekly|
|California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano: Leading the charge for legalization|
California’s landmark marijuana legalization bill, AB 390, was approved 4-3 by a committee of the State Assembly on Tuesday. This is the first time in United States history that a state legislature has ever passed — or even considered — a proposal to make marijuana legal, taxed, and regulated.