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The Cannabis Down-Ballot

The Cannabis Down-Ballot

He had us at hello, especially with his sponsorship of the federal Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015. But as Bernie’s path has (euphemistically speaking) narrowed, the talk has taken a wider focus, turning to “political revolution” or sometimes, “building a progressive political infrastructure.”   If we were to substitute “cannabis” for “progressive” it looks ... Read More
 
Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

On Nov. 4, 2015, two days before the last Democratic debate, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt introduced the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015” in the Senate. Were it to become law, it would remove marijuana from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of the “most dangerous” drugs and strike marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. ... Read More
 
Stoned On The Range:  Marijuana Legalization On Native American Lands

Stoned On The Range: Marijuana Legalization On Native American Lands

Native American lands have long maintained a laissez faire relationship with particular US government regulations. In states with anti-gambling legislation, a non-Native American citizen could easily duck out to a legal casino run by US Bureau of Indian Affairs.   With last year’s decision to allow reservations to determine their own regulations on recreational marijuana, ... Read More
 
2016 Presidential Candidates’ Stance On Marijuana

2016 Presidential Candidates’ Stance On Marijuana

Here’s a quick rundown of the 2016 Presidential candidates featured in major polls, and their views on legalizing marijuana.   THE REPUBLICANS   Jeb Bush is a Republican and Florida’s Governor. In the past, he has seemed conflicted about the issue of marijuana. Expressing concern about interstate commerce, he states he is unsure about federal ... Read More
 
Colorado Probation Laws and Marijuana

Colorado Probation Laws and Marijuana

Almost all state probation programs require their participants to take drug tests, and failure to pass one can mean a violation. Until May of 2015, this was true even in Colorado, where a medical marijuana program has been in place for the last 15 years.   As recently as 2012, Colorado’s court of appeals ruled ... Read More
 
Fail Mary Jane: Marijuana Policies in Professional Sports

Fail Mary Jane: Marijuana Policies in Professional Sports

How Professional Sports’ Outdated Policies on Marijuana Use Are Hurting the Players, the Fans, and the Game Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013, pitting the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos, was a historic day. Yes, the Seahawks won the first championship in franchise history, smashing Peyton Manning and company 43-8. But take one look at ... Read More