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Cannabis Wins Big On Election Night

Beyond my wildest dreams. California passed Prop 64 and now we have full legal recreational marijuana, literally as of today (stores won’t open until January 2018 though)! Adults over 21 can now legally possess up to an ounce of flower and 8 grams of concentrate. But that’s not all. Nevada also legalized recreational cannabis, and […]

Why You Must Vote Yes on California Prop 64

The realization came to me while I was thinking about a completely different proposition on the ballot this year. We were getting all sorts of mailers about how, if 56 is passed, it’s going to take money from starving children, ruin Christmas forever, and worse…make “special interests” RICH. My first instinct was outrage, and if it […]

The Incredible Vanishing Marijuana Stigma

So many people keep talking about the “social stigma against marijuana” as if it’s still 1969 or something. They’re wrong. Even though Life magazine had a ground-breaking cover story on it back then (October 31, 1969: 12 million Americans have tried it…should it be legalized?), and even though marijuana was almost legalized during the Carter […]

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Yet Another Out-Of-Context Obama Quote

Today, President Obama made a stirring plea to the Supreme Court, quoted here on Twitter: Obama on SCOTUS: “My hope is that they go ahead and recognize what the majority of the american people now recognize” — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 22, 2015 The only “gotcha” is that he was speaking about legal same-sex marriage, […]

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Beyond Chronic Interviews Joanne Naughton of LEAP – Part Two

This is Part Two of our interview with Joanne Naughton of LEAP, who had a 20-year career with the NYPD, followed by another successful career as a defense attorney and instructor to students of law enforcement. See Part One here.  LEAP stands for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and is a nonprofit group of experienced cops, judges, […]

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Beyond Chronic Interview: LEAP’s Joanne Naughton

We are really pleased to be able to publish this interview, which was recently conducted by phone with Felicity madly scribbling in the background. Big thanks to Joanne Naughton for her time and Darby Beck of LEAP for arranging it. LEAP, per our recent article, stands for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and is a nonprofit group […]

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Marijuana Is Now Legal In Colorado!

Actually, I started this article last Thursday night and the title actually said “Washington” then. But I got so excited for them being the first state to experience legalization that I hit the old vape a little too hard and couldn’t actually finish. I haven’t written anything in a few weeks, mostly because I’ve been […]

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Gary Johnson: Putting My Vote Where My Mouth Is

I just wrote a comprehensive article on Weedist covering the cannabis legalization propositions nationwide, the possibility of new medical marijuana states, and the presidential race, from the perspective of “who’s better for cannabis users”. It was as fair and balanced as I could make it, while still putting forth the idea that it’s not a […]