More Bipartisan Support for CARERS Act

Yesterday’s News – March 12, 2015     Recently introduced federal medical marijuana legislation would allow patients to breathe easier, even in states with legal recreational cannabis. In addition to reclassifying cannabis as a Schedule II substance (downgrading it from its current Schedule I status) and opening the doors for more research, the bill would […]

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.” […]

The Future of Legalization: Stay Home, DC

  Rejoice, citizens of our nation’s capital, for this morning cannabis is sort of legal, and your mayor roams free. As of today, anyone over age 21 is able to consume marijuana in a home they own and grow up to six plants, with three flowering. You can possess up to two ounces, though not on […]

The Future of Legalization: It’s Your Day, Alaska

  Today is a big day for cannabis connoisseurs everywhere, but especially in Alaska, as The Last Frontier became the third state to allow recreational cannabis use by adults.   (It’s also a big day for AP photographer Mark Thiessen, whose picture of Charlo Greene was used in almost every article I looked at to […]

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 28, 2015

 because nobody’s ready for today yet   Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf told a group of parents on Tuesday he would sign the medical marijuana bill currently being drafted by the state Senate. The culture has changed drastically from only a year ago, when both then-Governor Tom Corbett and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, who opposed […]

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 17, 2014  

because nobody’s ready for today yet       According to the 2014 Monitoring the Future Study, conducted by the University of Michigan and The National Institutes on Drug Abuse, marijuana consumption among teens was down over the past year. This evidence stands in stark contrast to the insistences of prohibitionists like Andy Harris that […]

Yesterday’s News — December 16, 2014

because nobody’s ready for today yet     The latest word out of DC: the City Council, led by Chairman Phil Mendelson, will submit a bill implementing Initiative 71 to the U.S. Congress in January as if the omnibus rider referencing the District’s legalization of cannabis hadn’t happened. Congress would then have 30 days to […]

Yesterday’s News – December 11, 2014

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Activists took to the streets of D.C. yesterday evening to protest a spending bill rider that would negate the District’s vote to legalize cannabis. Members of the DC Cannabis Campaign occupied Sen. Harry Reid’s office in the afternoon before an unsuccessful meeting with his advisors and left […]