D.C. marijuana legalization: Initiative 71 is going to pass and could show a new way forward for legalization.

By Mark A.R. Kleiman If the goal is to allow adults to toke up in peace and to stop arresting so many users and low-level dealers, it can be done without involving the “potrepreneurs.” via D.C. marijuana legalization: Initiative 71 is going to pass and could show a new way forward for legalization.. HFN editor’s note: if the goal is life liberty and happiness, then the government should stay the eff out of our homes and sanctuaries. The government creates work for itself, get back, Loretta! Since when is profit such…

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Congress looks at Justice’s marijuana decision | UTSanDiego.com

By PETE YOST, Associated Press 12:10 a.m. Sept. 10, 2013 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug. In the first congressional hearing since the administration announced a new, permissive enforcement policy, law enforcement and drug-prevention groups and their congressional allies see an opportunity to push back. The administration’s Aug. 29 announcement allows the two states where recreational marijuana use has been legalized – Colorado and Washington –…

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John McCain On Marijuana: ‘Maybe We Should Legalize’

John McCain On Marijuana: ‘Maybe We Should Legalize’. yeah dog. McCain isn’t the first one in his family to show signs of support for marijuana legalization. His daughter Meghan McCain came out in favor of pot legalization — and admitted she’d smoked a joint — in June 2012. McCain didn’t just address the topic of pot legalization during the town hall. He faced a tough crowd during the event while discussing the situation in Syria, with many in the crowd largely opposed to military action.

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California Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation Bill

By Thomas H. Clarke “California has been in chaos for way too long,” says Ammiano. “Cities have been looking for state guidance, dispensaries feel at the mercy of changing rules and patients who need medical cannabis are uncertain about how their legitimate medical needs will be filled.” Since 2011, when federal prosecutors in the state announced their crackdown on the unregulated medical marijuana industry, the DEA has raided numerous dispensaries and other medical marijuana-related businesses, including Oaksterdam University. In the past two years, hundreds of California dispensaries have shuttered their doors, in part because…

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