Senate to Consider Federal Medical Marijuana Legislation

Yesterday’s News – March 10, 2015     In an historic attempt to overturn the federal ban on medical cannabis, a bipartisan group of three lawmakers will introduce legislation today that would “allow patients, doctors, and businesses in states that have already passed medical-marijuana laws to participate in those programs without fear of federal prosecution.” […]

Oregon’s Edible Mystery

Yesterday’s News – March 6, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet     Rhode Island joined Maryland and Vermont on Thursday, as lawmakers introduced a bill to regulate recreational cannabis in the same way as alcohol. No state has been successful in ending prohibition through legislation so far, and this is the fourth try […]

Fat Bags of Skunk and White Owl Blunts

Yesterday’s News – March 4, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet     The three remaining defendants in the case of the Kettle Falls Five were found guilty of growing fewer than 100 marijuana plants on Tuesday but not guilty of the far more serious charges of conspiracy, distributing, and firearms possession. The case […]

Bowser’s Bill to Ban Cannabis Clubs

Yesterday’s News – March 3, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet     Just days after she refused to back down despite threats from Congress and supported her constituents’ right to legal cannabis, Mayor Muriel Bowser has introduced legislation in DC’s City Council that would ban cannabis clubs. In defining public spaces as “anywhere […]

The Marijuana Middle

Yesterday’s News – March 2, 2015  because nobody’s ready for today yet     According to a new Pew survey, 6 out of 10 of Republicans who identify as Millennials favor cannabis legalization. While recently campaigning in DC we heard a lot about “the marijuana middle,” how it is one of the few issues that both […]

Questions Abound in the District and Beyond

Yesterday’s News – February 27, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet   While many DC residents celebrate cannabis legalization, some Congressional Republicans continue to threaten the District’s leadership over the initiative that went into effect yesterday, saying they will appeal to the Department of Justice to enforce what they believe is the law. If […]

Home Grow, Home Use

Yesterday’s News – February 25, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet     It’s an important week for cannabis supporters: yesterday, Alaska became the third state to legalize recreational marijuana, and tomorrow, DC will join legalization pioneers as Initiative 71 goes into effect. The Associated Press has the details on Alaska: abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/alaska-3rd-state-legal-marijuana-29172331   The […]

Marijuana May Make You Crazy, But Alcohol Will Kill You

Yesterday’s News – February 23, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet     Last week the big news was “skunk” and how it was going to turn us all into “psychotics.” This week were starting off with some more positive findings. A new study published by Scientific Reports indicates that not only is cannabis […]

Vermont Legislation Could Legalize Cannabis

Yesterdays News – February 18, 2015  because nobody’s ready for today yet     Cannabis advocates know that it would be a huge win if at least one state legalizes cannabis through its legislature, rather than through a ballot initiative, as has been the case in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and DC. It’s looking like […]