Unity Cypher Travels the East Coast

  Unity isn’t always an easy thing to find in cannabis today. The Federal Government has left states to fend for themselves, resulting in cannabis policies that change depending on your exact geographic location. New York won’t let you smoke flower, Maryland (still struggling to issue its first license) won’t sell you edibles. It’s completely legal […]

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 […]

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 […]

Conscious Connoisseur Award: You (If You Voted)

  One week ago today three more states voted to completely legalize recreational marijuana. In a midterm election with historically low turnouts that leaned heavily Republican, voters still came out in force to continue the process of ending cannabis prohibition.   Today we’re giving out a Conscious Connoisseur Award to the voters around the country, […]

The Future of Legalization: D.C.’s Initiative 71

  The Law, Briefly   With 69 percent of voters checking yes on Initiative 71, Washington DC approved marijuana legalization by the largest margin of any state. The initiative had broad support, with citizens of every age, gender, race, and ethnicity backing legalization, and won all but one of the city’s precincts.   The Legalization […]

The Future of Legalization: Alaska’s Ballot Measure 2

  The Law, Briefly   With about 52 percent of the vote, Alaska passed Ballot Measure 2 and became the fourth state in two years to legalize recreational marijuana while taxing and regulating sales. (For comprehensive coverage from the Alaska Dispatch News, click here.)   Once the measure becomes law it will be legal to possess […]

The Future of Legalization: Oregon’s Measure 91

  The Law, Briefly   Measure 91 will go into effect on July 1, 2015, at which point anyone over the age of 21 can posses up to an ounce in public and up to eight ounces (eight ounces!) in their home, along with four plants. Households may also posses up to 16 ounces of […]

Election 2014

    Tomorrow is a huge day in the effort to end cannabis prohibition across the U.S., with legalization measures on the ballots in Oregon, Alaska, and the nation’s capital and a medical initiative up for vote in Florida. Additional decriminalization proposals will be decided in municipalities in three states, and Guam could become the […]

Oregon Senator Pretty Sure He Supports Legalization

    One down, ninety-nine to go! Less than two weeks before Election Day, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley (D) became the first member of the United States Senate to publicly almost-endorse legal recreational cannabis, telling Talking Points Memo last Wednesday, “I lean in support of it.”   It being Measure 91, the initiative that would make Oregon the third state to […]

The Other Washington

    Four weeks before an Election Day that will see cannabis legalization on the ballot in the nation’s capital, the District’s city council initially approved a bill that would allow residents to seal records involving marijuana offenses that are no longer crimes under current law. In March, the council decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis, with $25 […]