prohibition

  1. Ron Strider

    Parallels Drawn Between Pot Legalization And The Waning Days Of Alcohol Prohibition

    A notorious 1922 police shooting in southwestern Alberta and the sensational trial that followed caused many to wonder whether enforcing alcohol prohibition was worth the trouble. Alberta’s move to outlaw drinking in 1916 was wildly unpopular in the Crowsnest Pass, a cluster of coal mining...
  2. Ron Strider

    IN: Industrial Hemp Industry Still Facing Growing Pains

    James Woolsey, former director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, was the keynote speaker during an industrial hemp webinar. "It's time to end the federal prohibition and scheduling of this plan under the Controlled Substances Act," Woolsey said. "It's time to bring back hemp to...
  3. Ron Strider

    Legal Marijuana Support At Record High In U.S.

    The 64% of Americans who say cannabis should be legal in a new Gallup poll released on Wednesday represents the highest level of support in the organization's 48 years of polling on the topic. The new survey also shows that a majority of Republicans -- 51% -- support legalization for the...
  4. Ron Strider

    OH: Local Governments Struggle With Coming Medical Marijuana Legalization

    What to do about legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio continues to be a topic of study, discussion and consideration by local governments around the area and state of Ohio. On Thursday, the Springboro City Council moved forward with a prohibition on cultivation, processing and...
  5. Ron Strider

    Vermont Governor Vetoes Bill To Legalize Recreational Marijuana, Nullify Prohibition

    Last week, Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a bill that would legalize possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana. Vermont will not be able to further nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis until 2018. Senate Bill 22 (S.22) originally set up a study commission to...
  6. Ron Strider

    Delaware Committee Passes Bill To Legalize Marijuana; To Nullify Federal Prohibition

    On Wednesday, a Delaware Assembly committee passed a bill to legalize marijuana for recreational use, taking a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice. House Bill 110 (HB110) was introduced by Rep. Helene Keeley (D-South Wilmington) and 13 co-sponsors. The legislation...
  7. Ron Strider

    R.I.: Marijuana Legalization Rally - Tuesday State House

    We’ve studied pot long enough!” so say State Senator Josh Miller and Representative Scott Slater in their excellent column in Thursday’s Providence Journal*. They are the primary sponsors of the legislation to legalize marijuana. And they have been pushing for marijuana reform for years now...
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    CA: States Should Decide Marijuana

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – We're disappointed that White House press secretary Sean Spicer recently said "greater enforcement" of federal drug laws, including prohibition of marijuana, is coming. "There's a federal law that we need to abide by when it comes to recreational marijuana and other drugs of...
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    Missouri Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Jefferson City, Mo. — A Missouri bill would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice. Introduced by Rep. Jim Neely (R-Cameron) along with eight bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 437 (HB437) would expand...
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    4 Lessons Alcohol Prohibition Should Teach Us About Cannabis

    It's difficult to predict what the next four years will look like for cannabis users. While President-elect Trump has made a number of contradictory statements on the subject of legalization, his pick for Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions, holds some radical viewpoints, once claiming, "Good...
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    South Carolina Bills Would Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Columbia, S.C. — Two South Carolina House bills slated for introduction in 2017 would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Pre-filed by Rep. Todd Rutherford (D-Columbia), House Bill 3128...
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    Washington D.C. Passes Law Allowing Medical Marijuana Reciprocity With Other States

    The Council of the District of Columbia has approved legislation allowing patients with valid medical marijuana cards from other states to access medicinal cannabis in D.C. This represents another step toward effectively nullifying federal prohibition in practice. Introduced by Cnc. Yvette...
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    Missouri Bills Would Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Jefferson City, Mo.— Two bills prefiled in the Missouri Senate for the 2017 session would legalize medical marijuana in the state. If signed into law, the legislation would take another step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice and effect. Sen...
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    Washington D.C. Passes Law Allowing Medical Marijuana Reciprocity With Other States

    The Council of the District of Columbia has approved legislation allowing patients with valid medical marijuana cards from other states to access medicinal cannabis in D.C. This represents another step toward effectively nullifying federal prohibition in practice. Introduced by Cnc. Yvette...
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    Kentucky Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Frankfort, Ky. — A Kentucky Senate bill slated for introduction in 2017 would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Pre-filed by Sen. Perry B. Clark (D-Louisville), BR409 would "protect...
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    UK: Legalising Cannabis Could Net £1BN A Year, Say MPs Including Nick Clegg

    Cannabis should be legalised to bring Britain up to speed with a growing number of Western countries and end the "embarrassment" of domestic drugs policy, a cross party group of MPs have said. Former deputy prime minster Nick Clegg and former health minister Norman Lamb joined Labour and Tory...
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    Arizona Voters Fail To Legalize Marijuana For General Use

    Phoenix, Ariz. — Voters in Arizona failed to approve a ballot measure legalizing marijuana for general use by adults. Arizona Proposition 205 lost by a 52.1 to 47.9 percent margin. Passage of Prop 205 would have made it legal for adults 21 years or older to possess and use one ounce or...
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    Massachusetts Voters Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Prohibition, Legalize Marijuana

    Boston — Voters in Massachusetts have approved a ballot measure legalizing marijuana for general use by adults, a big step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition of cannabis in effect. With 64 percent of the precincts reporting, Tenth Amendment Center projects Question 4...
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    It's A Watershed Moment For Marijuana Legalization In U.S.

    Ignored in the tumult of the presidential race is the fact that the 2016 election may be a milestone in the struggle to end marijuana prohibition. Five states - Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada - all have marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballot. Polls indicate that...
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    First Marijuana Shop Opens In Alaska, Nullifying Federal Prohibition In Effect

    Valdez, Alaska — Alaska's first retail marijuana shop opened its doors last week, despite federal prohibition. According to an AP report, more than 250 people lined up outside Herbal Outfitters in Valdez prior to the noon opening last Saturday. Some came from as far away as Fairbanks, more...