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Conservatives for Legalization

Conservatives for Legalization

An informal poll by the Huffington Post of conservatives attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, found that a majority of those polled were in favor of legalizing marijuana and taxing and regulating it in a manner similar to alcohol, a…

The Little Pot Shop of Horrors: a Sample of Boston Herald Coverage

The Little Pot Shop of Horrors: a Sample of Boston Herald Coverage

Search results for a typical week of Boston Herald coverage: Virtually all stories below contain one instance of the words “medical marijuana dispensary”; all subsequent references are to “pot shops.” March 3, 2014 Donna Goodison Walsh: Find other sites for pot shops March 2, 2014…

Want Fries With That Dope? Dispensaries Will Deliver

Want Fries With That Dope? Dispensaries Will Deliver

All of the medical marijuana dispensaries set to open in Massachusetts this summer are planning to offer home delivery and have been encouraged to do so by state officials. Karen van Unen, executive director of the Department of Public Health medical marijuana program, was quoted…

Traces of Industrial Hemp Included in Farm Bill

Traces of Industrial Hemp Included in Farm Bill

Industrial hemp will be going to college under an amendment to the Farm Bill which was recently passed by Congress and is expected to be signed into law soon. The amendment does not directly legalize industrial hemp farming, but it does allow for research on…

Obama Gives Hints of Understanding the Obvious

Obama Gives Hints of Understanding the Obvious

In an interview in the New Yorker, President Obama has admitted that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, and that the laws against marijuana is enforced on the backs of black and Latino kids. Here is the section of the interview with David Remnick, New…

New Hampshire House Votes for Legal Pot; Governor Set to Veto

New Hampshire House Votes for Legal Pot; Governor Set to Veto

By Thomas H. Clarke (Reprinted from The Daily Chronic, with thanks.) CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire House voted 169-162 Wednesday, Jan. 15, to give preliminary approval to a bill that would legalize and tax marijuana in the state if it is approved by the…

Maine Waits in Vain: Legalization Doesn’t Make it Out of Committee

Maine Waits in Vain: Legalization Doesn’t Make it Out of Committee

On Nov. 21 the Maine State Legislature failed to vote a marijuana legalization bill out of committee, effectively killing it for the year. The bill had been introduced by state Rep. Diane Russell, Democratic representative of Portland, but the Legislative Council, which screens bills, voted…

Coming: Weed Lite

Coming: Weed Lite

The ultimate skunk weed may no longer reign supreme if users have their say in a free retail market. As reported in Slate magazine, growers in Seattle are hearing from more and more customers that they would like some high-quality but low-potency marijuana to chill…