Bernie Sanders’ Plan for Pot

Yesterday’s News – May 20, 2015     Bernie Sanders is From Vermont, So He’s Cool During a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pointed to his home state of Vermont – and his track record of cannabis friendly policies – to illustrate how marijuana reform would look under his administration: “The […]

Big Changes for MMJ in Washington

Yesterday’s News – April 27, 2015   Washington to Overhaul Medical Marijuana System Washington’s medical marijuana program will see major changes after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that will align the state’s medical system with the voter-approved recreational cannabis laws. Though medical cannabis has been legal in Washington since 1998, the program is largely […]

Ben & Jerry’s Readies BRRR-itos for 420

Yesterday’s News – April 20, 2015   Ben & Jerry’s 420 Commercial It seems only fair to start the 420 edition of Yesterday’s News on a lighthearted note. ICYMI, Ben & Jerry’s is releasing an amazing new dessert concoction in their scoop shops today, and they made a 420 commercial to get us all excited about […]

DPA Brings Modern Cannabis Consumption Out of the Basement

Yesterday’s News – April 17, 2015     The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) has launched a campaign to promote a new perspective on cannabis consumption. They shot stock photos of mature, modern adults ingesting cannabis in a variety of settings and have made the images available on their website for editorial use. The DPA hopes […]

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 – February 10, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     A hearing scheduled for Monday in Washington, D.C. to discuss plans to regulate and tax recreational cannabis was canceled after District Attorney General Karl Racine sent a letter to the City Council warning them of possible fines and jail time. According to Racine, the proposed meeting was […]

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 20, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet   The case of Adam Koessler, the Australian father arrested for giving his dying daughter hash oil, is gaining attention in both his homeland and throughout the world. A petition calling for Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Justice Minister Jarrod Bleijie to intervene in the proceedings has already gathered […]

Yesterday’s News — January 7, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Dueling reports on the success of legal recreational cannabis were released yesterday by groups who both have obvious (and conflicting) agendas. The Drug Policy Alliance published a paper drawing attention to the increased tax revenue, lowered crime rates, and decreases in traffic fatalities in Colorado in 2014. […]

Yesterday’s News — December 23, 2014

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Even though the federal government announced this month that it will allow Native Americans to cultivate cannabis on their lands, conflicting views on the plant’s potential exist within the various Tribes. Native American leaders have long stressed the dangers of drugs and alcohol, making legal cannabis a […]