Marijuana Should be Legalized
Two states plus Washington D.C. can follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington state by voting in favor of fully legalizing marijuana with ballot initiatives, this mid-term election cycle. The states that have decided to have their electorate vote on ballot measures this time around are: Alaska, Oregon, and Florida.
Several months behind Colorado, but still only the second state in our union to do so, Washington state has begun to officially sell recreational marijuana. Sales began on July 8th. As with Colorado, the first day of sales was largely celebratory and more historic in nature, than anything else.
Back on November 6th, 2012, the bold states of Colorado and Washington passed ballot measures alongside the last presidential election process to fully legalize marijuana.
The American economy is taking off and not looking back. The Labor Department reported that 321,000 jobs were added in November and also reported that last month saw the biggest gain in hourly wages since June of 2013.
When is it time to throw in the towel and accept that the tide has turned? Napoleon must have asked himself this very question after being humiliated in the Battle of Waterloo and summarily exiled for the remainder of his life. It's also the same question many anti-gay marriage activists must be asking themselves after the Supreme Court refused to wade back into the gay marriage debate.
Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of New York City today to warn the world that humans are killing the planet and insist that something has to be done to fix it before it becomes too late.
Study that shows that Marijuana not only does not cause cancer but helps decrease the chance of getting cancer.
It is the home stretch in the battle over Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would legalize and regulate marijuana in California, and at “Yes” headquarters in downtown Oakland last week, young volunteers were hustling for votes.
Ask any pollster, and they'll tell you the key to accurately predicting an election is predicting turnout.
I'll admit it, just five years ago I was "Public Enemy Number 1" in the eyes of the Libertarian Party. In my 2002 congressional race for Georgia's Seventh District, the Libertarian Party ran scathing attack ads against my stand on Medical Marijuana.
The campaign just past brought out a new round of craziness about bringing vigilante justice to the border. It also pointed up changing attitudes among the remaining sane populace. The much touted “War on Drugs” that has accomplished less than nothing has lost favor with the public it was foisted on.
The moderate use of marijuana is neither harmless nor devastating to the user. Unfortunately, the politics of marijuana has distorted research findings and made it difficult to find out the truth about marijuana's effect on human health.
The campaign behind a failed initiative to legalize marijuana in California announced Friday it had formed a new committee to put another measure on the ballot.
Mark Kleiman tells Abby Haglage about leading Washington state’s lean, mean, pot-regulating machine.
Conservative Supporters of this Argument
|04/17/08||Ron Paul||Former U.S. Respresentative [...||Marijuana Should be Legalized|
Ron Paul and Barney Frank introduced US House of Representatives: H.R. 5843 (To eliminate most Federal penalties for possession of marijuana for personal use).
|02/25/09||Glenn Beck||Conservative Radio Host||Marijuana Should be Legalized|
“I think it’s about time we legalize marijuana.” He added, “We have to make a choice in this country. We either put people who are smoking marijuana, behind bars, or we legalize it…[banning cannabis] is not helping us, it’s not helping Mexico, and it is causing massive damage on our southern border.”
|10/29/09||Tom Tancredo||Marijuana Should be Legalized|
A lot of what pushed me into this position was watching what happened on the border, he explains. The issue of violence that surrounds it — not just on the border — and the crime all over the place. The number of people in prison and the amount we spend to keep them there. The broken families.
When you add it all up, when you put all the stuff on the scales — so to speak — there's no question, he says. It tips automatically to the legalization side.
|07/25/07||Dana Rohrabacher||U.S. Representative [R-CA]||Marijuana Should be Legalized|
Co-Sponsored the The Hinchey-Rohrabacher medical marijuana amendment (House Amendment 272).
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