An Interview with Adam Eidinger, Chairman of the DC Cannabis Campaign

Voters in Washington, D.C. will consider marijuana legalization Initiative 71 this election day, and if passed, adults in DC could legally possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana and six cannabis plants, and polling shows passage is likely; but the special relationship between the District of Columbia and the US Congress clouds the fate of this initiative, and if voters choose to legalize cannabis in the nation’s capital, Congress has 60... listen

Two Maine Cities will Vote on Legalization: an Activist Reflects

Maine passed a medical marijuana law in 1999 with 61% of the vote.  A 2009 ballot initiative amended the law to allow dispensaries and add additional qualifying conditions.  Eight dispensaries are currently in operation.  Also in 2009, the state legislature decriminalized possession of a limited amount of cannabis, and last year, 67% of Portland voters decided to make it legal for adults to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana.... listen

Cannabis Grows a New Generation of Voters in Mississippi

A month ago, community activist Kelly Jacobs filed a petition with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office that marked the first step on the road to get a marijuana legalization initiative on the state-wide ballot in 2016.  Since then, a grass-roots movement to legalize marijuana has formed, and many early supporters are younger than thirty and represent a segment of voters who have traditionally lacked an issue to drive... listen

International Impacts of Legal Marijuana in the US

On October 17, in collaboration with the Washington Office on Latin America, Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution hosted a forum to discuss the international repercussions of the United States’ changing approach towards marijuana. A panel of experts considered the possible ramifications for other countries and the international drug control regime.  Panelist comments are available below as discrete audio files … our sincere thanks to the Brookings Institution for permission to reuse... listen

Cannabis Radio News #15

Bob Eschino, co-founder of the Boulder-based Medically Correct and member of Colorado’s marijuana edibles work group tells us about the negotiations over marijuana infused edibles.  Kandice Hawes, Executive Director of Orange County NORML, describes the competing ballot measures facing voters in Santa Ana, California. And finally, we spoke with PhillyNORML activist and US Marine Corps combat veteran Mike Whiter about being the first recipient of a civil citation for marijuana... listen

First Civil Citation For Marijuana Issued To PhillyNORML Activist

The City of Philadelphia has now implemented a new fine structure for marijuana possession, and PhillyNORML activist and US Marine Corps combat veteran Mike Whiter received the first citation at 8:00AM on Monday, October 20. Whiter negotiated with PPD Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan and Civil Affairs department head Captain Stephen Glenn to engage in the peaceful action. Whiter, an underground medical cannabis patient, walked into the outdoor rotunda at... listen

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