What the Jeffrey Epstein Case Can Teach Us about Drug Law Policy Reform

What the Jeffrey Epstein Case Can Teach Us about Drug Law Policy Reform Some people might wonder what a pedophile and a sex trafficker has to do with drug reform. Surely there can be no connection between the two? Well, you’d be wrong there. The latest developments in “high-profile” people…

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Sen. Cory Gardner fails to get marijuana reform into criminal justice bill

The federal government won’t be easing its laws on marijuana as part of a criminal justice reform bill that’s expected to pass this week. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, had hoped to attach an amendment to the proposed First Step Act to remove the threat of federal prosecution in states…

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Prohibitionist Poll Results A Flop: 83% Want Cannabis Reform

Prohibitionist Poll Results A Flop: 83% Want Cannabis Reform A staggering majority of Americans really, really don’t agree with the current federal cannabis laws. That’s what anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) found out. SAM commissioned Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy to conduct a poll, which strayed from the usual…

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In spite of Jeff Sessions, criminal justice reform still moving forward

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 9:41 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 9:41 am By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board The following editorial appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune on Friday, Oct. 6: When it comes to criminal justice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an unreconstructed throwback to the tough-on-crime…

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An activist’s life: My 20-year fight for marijuana law reform is far from over

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 1:25 pm • Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 2:08 pm By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Activism runs deep in my soul. I moved to Colorado 20 years ago, an idealistic college student searching for community. I found a meaningful opportunity to make a difference as a…

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Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 9:14 am • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 11:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a framework for the federal regulation of cannabis. Related: Federal…

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Inside story on how Texas advocates are mobilizing for marijuana reform

Published: Nov 22, 2016, 6:10 am • Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 10:02 am By Neal Pollack, The Cannabist Staff AUSTIN, Texas — One afternoon a few Sundays ago, I went to an “Advocacy Training” sponsored by a group called Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy, in a conference room at a…

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United States of Weed: Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the 2016 ballot

Published: Nov 14, 2016, 8:22 am • Updated: Nov 14, 2016, 8:22 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Maine’s marijuana legalization measure finally fell in favor of legalization. The “yes” votes just squeaked by the “no” votes with just a couple thousand votes to spare. Five immediate concerns for…

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Which States Are Voting On Marijuana Reform In November 2016?

Please share! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest (via chsarrow.com) With the election roughly 4 weeks away, the states voting on marijuana reform are now clear. Whether states are voting on marijuana reform, medical or recreational, any success in these states would be a win for ending marijuana prohibition and the failed…

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