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Gambling Mogul Donates $1 Million To Snuff Out Marijuana Reform

Demonstrating a penchant for bad judgment, duplicity, and ignorance, Sheldon Adelson is doubling down on his dark brand of “logic” and fighting the effort to legalize marijuana from Nevada to Massachusetts. According to the Boston Globe, Sheldon Adelson is betting another massive pile of cash that he and his cohorts can persuade voters in Massachusetts […] Thanks to

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The Petition to Nix the Tax on Medical Pot in Canada

In the grand scheme that is marijuana legalization, there is a waterfall of red tape and bureaucracy that puts Niagara Falls to shame. This comes in the form of permits, tax reforms, amendments, and other items that would make any non-lawyer turn into a narcoleptic. Some of these reforms, however, are quite important as they […] Thanks to

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Donald Trump: Legalize Drugs?

Will Donald, Hillary, or Bernie legalize it before 2020? What about one of “the other” candidates? It is clear that the GOP has one option: Donald Trump. While many are wondering whether this man will make America great again, there is one looming issue for our community. What will happen to marijuana legislation and policy? […]

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Revolution and Evolution with Dana Larsen

In the battlefield that is the legalization of marijuana around the world, there are those of us who support it by going to rallies, writing about it on the internet, and doing whatever we can to normalize Mary Jane for the general population. Then there are the mavericks, the ones who take chances, the men […]

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Louisiana: Politicians Contemplate Legalizing Marijuana To Fill $850 Million Budget Deficit

Envious of Colorado’s newest source of legal tax revenue, politicians in Louisiana are now reportedly discussing whether or not to hop on board the marijuana legalization train as they look at raking in some much-needed green in the Bayou State. Currently staring down the barrel of an $850 million budget deficit, Democratic Gov. John Bill […]

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Head of DNC Takes Cash From Booze PACs, Calls Weed Gateway Drug

Demonstrating that she’s beholden to the deep pockets of the alcohol industry, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz conveyed her frenzied opposition over the idea of legalizing marijuana last week to the New York Times — as the industry’s political action committee (PAC) continued to stuff some serious cash into her campaign coffers. Ignoring the pro-pot logic of […]

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Sarah Palin Agrees: Marijuana Legalization Is “No Big Deal”

Sure, Sarah Palin’s belief that Obama loves to wear mom jeans while Putin spends his free time wrestling bears in Russia’s outback might seem slightly weird to some, but her solid support of marijuana legalization demonstrates that even the strangest among us have moments of clarity.

While speaking with Hugh Hewitt on his conservative talk show, the one time GOP vice presidential nominee and past Alaskan governor noted, “I look on the national scene and think, wow, of all things to be fighting over and battling over, especially when it comes to medical marijuana. I think, hmm, this is just not my baby,”

In a stark departure with many in the Grand Old Party who’ve long supported marijuana prohibition, the “Going Rogue” author yesterday told Mr. Hewitt of marijuana legalization… it’s “no big deal.”

Seemingly stunned by the new reality, Hewitt articulated disbelief that The Last Frontier actually legalized recreational marijuana in 2014; noting the vote “didn’t surprise me.” Me either.

“We’ve got that libertarian streak in us.” As do most

Read the full interview on

(Photo Courtesy of Marijuana Majority)

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Green Lights Pathway Towards Legalization

Sure to upset Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel and “El Chapo” Guzmán, yesterday was a great day for supporters of medical marijuana and those who support the outright legalization of pot south of the border.

On Wednesday, Mexico’s Supreme Court decided that prohibiting the cultivation and consumption of marijuana for personal use was unconstitutional. Potentially setting in motion the legalization of marijuana in Mexico. In a legal ruling handed down on Wednesday, Justice Arturo Zaldívar authored an 88-page decision based on the principles of human rights – reasoning that Mexico acknowledges an individual’s freedom to participate in activities…provided they don’t harm others.

That’s right, Mexico’s highest court has now decided that prohibiting individuals from smoking weed or growing it for their own personal use violates an individual’s human rights, according to the New York Times.

The vote by the court’s criminal chamber declared that individuals should have the right to grow and distribute marijuana for their personal use. While the ruling does not strike down current drug laws, it lays the groundwork for a wave of legal actions that could ultimately rewrite them.

Mexico’s Supreme Court Green Lights Pathway Towards Legalization

Mexico’s Supreme Court Green Lights Pathway Towards Legalization

Leaving in place the existing marijuana laws for now, the court’s ruling only applies to the cannabis club that filed a lawsuit on behalf of an eight-year-old girl known as “Grace,” who became Mexico’s first medical marijuana patient in 2015.

With the court’s new ruling in hand, many in Latin America are hoping this decision will spark an important debate on South America’s overly conservative drug laws – kicking open the door for similar challenges to Mexico’s marijuana laws.

Wednesday’s ruling represents the culmination of a tireless effort from the good people at Mexico’s United Against Crime.

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Ohio Voters Snuff Out Issue 3

Seemingly more fearful of the proposed marijuana monopoly than of being arrested for pot – Ohio’s voters have snuffed out Issue 3, putting down like a rabid animal the ballot measure that would have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana for adults over the age of 21.

Trounced by a resounding 34.8% to 65.1%, the unofficial election results clearly demonstrated Ohio’s rejection of the proposed legalization framework. Comprised of a network of 10 cultivation facilities, many feel the proposed monopoly killed the optimistic polling numbers heading into the election.

Despite an October Quinnipiac poll that had shown 53% of Ohio’s voters were down with legalizing marijuana, the majority ultimately decided that Issue 3 was an ugly initiative that needed to be put out of its misery. Blaming the painful loss on the initiative’s proposed monopoly, voters like Katie Kauffeld told USA Today:

I don’t have a problem with the legalization of marijuana, I have a problem with the monopoly and the way this particular amendment was written up

While the rejection of Issue 3 smells like failure from a distance – it actually represents a thoughtful step forward. Rather than accepting legalization at any cost, Ohio’s voters have instead opted to wait for the right ballot initiative; hopefully putting the hot topic high on the To Do List for the Ohio state legislature going forward.

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Canada’s New Prime Minister Wants Marijuana Legalization “Right Away”

Promising to get started on marijuana legalization in Canada “Right Away,” Justin Trudeau, Canada’s soon-to-be Prime Minister, has thrown down the political gauntlet on the heated topic that’s been sweeping across North America since 2012 – Cannabis reform.

Highlighting the rather unpleasant results of Canada’s failed marijuana policy – vigorously enforced by the recently unseated Harper – the leader of Canada’s Liberal Party and next prime minister said, “The Liberal Party is committed to legalizing and regulating marijuana.” Emphasizing, “We are going to get started on that right away.” Leaving a euphoric room full supporters applauding the future Prime Minister’s bold approach.

While Not a big 420 fan, the rarely-stoned son of Canada’s distinguished Ex-PM Pierre Trudeau, came clean with The HuffPost back in 2013, admitting that he had fired-up after being elected Montréal’s MP in 2008.

“We had a few good friends over for a dinner party, our kids were at their grandmother’s for the night, and one of our friends lit a joint and passed it around. I had a puff.”

This audacious admission and his new approach provides a striking contrast to the recently ousted Stephen Harper’s campaign of cruelty and propaganda. During Harper’s reign as Prime Minister he was responsible for rolling back and creating new restrictions on Canada’s medical marijuana program.

Apparently not satisfied with alienating that large chunk of Canadian voters, Harper then continued his campaign of political suicide when he erroneously claimed that marijuana was “infinitely worse” than tobacco. An almost criminal assertion.

Firmly entrenched on the wrong side of science, and obviously out of touch with public opinion, Mr. Harper thought the majority of Canadians agreed with his opposition to the legalization of marijuana. Now better informed, he’ll soon be looking for his next high-paying gig back in the private sector. Good riddance to political rubbish.

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