Oregon Committee Passes Recreational Regulations

Yesterday’s News – June 17, 2015   HB 3400 to regulate cannabis in Oregon Oregon’s joint committee on marijuana finally passed a controversial bill regarding the implementation of a recreational cannabis program and the degree to which localities can determine their own related policies. House Bill 3400 had caused weeks of conflict and stalemate leading […]

Lynch Confirmed as Next Attorney General

Yesterday’s News – April 24, 2015   Lynch Confirmed as US Attorney General Loretta Lynch was finally confirmed yesterday as the nation’s next attorney general, replacing Eric Holder and becoming the first African American woman in this position. Though her tenure could be as short as 18 months, leaving her little time to make major policy […]

Voters in Key Swing States Support Cannabis Legalization

Yesterday’s News — April 7, 2015     A Quinnipiac University poll conducted last month found that most voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida support the legalization of cannabis for adults, with 51, 52, and 55 percent, respectively. Overwhelming majorities, 80 percent or higher, are in favor of medical marijuana. Christopher Ingraham for the Washington […]

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 […]

Yesterday’s News – January 19, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     On a day traditionally reserved to honor one of our country’s most important civil rights leaders, we must remember Dr. King’s legacy and reflect both on how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go. Thank you, freedom fighters, of the past, present, and […]

Yesterday’s News – December 12, 2014

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Was Initiative 71 saved by unclear and poorly written language? It looks like it. Though the omnibus was passed by the House on Thursday night, just hours before a looming government shutdown, Congressional Democrats say cannabis legalization be will be enacted in DC, while taxed and regulated […]