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Jeb Bush Wants to Shame Unwed Mothers to Fix Society, Remains a Buffoon

Jeb Bush Wants to Shame Unwed Mothers to Fix Society, Remains a Buffoon

For those who think that Jeb Bush might represent a more moderate option for the Republican Presidential candidate in 2016, think again. Many political commentators seem to think that he is moving into more moderate policy positions, including a more positive approach to immigration (which certainly has nothing to do with wanting to win the […]

West Coast Election Results: Congrats to Alaska and Oregon!

West Coast Election Results: Congrats to Alaska and Oregon!

Election 2014 is finally over, and it looks like marijuana won pretty big at the polls! Although the medical marijuana proposal, Amendment 2, was defeated in Florida, almost every other ballot initiative related to cannabis passed. After a long night of tallying, the results from Alaska are mostly in, and the experts are calling it: […]

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

In Alaska,citizens will vote on Ballot Measure 2, which will create a retail industry for marijuana sales and give the state government the authority to tax recreational cannabis as well. In Oregon, voters will be weighing in on Measure 91, which would also create a legal framework for the production and sale of recreational marijuana […]

Is The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Law Dead in the Water?

Is The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Law Dead in the Water?

Monday is the last day for House of Representatives to vote on the Pennsylvania state medical marijuana bill before the end of the 2014 legislative session for the state. Unfortunately, that lack of time doesn’t bode well for activists who were hoping the medical marijuana bill could pass the House in this session. The Pennsylvania […]

Why All Cannabis Advocates Should Support Hemp Legislation

Why All Cannabis Advocates Should Support Hemp Legislation

There are quite a few cannabis-related bills in Congress. In fact, a quick search showed more than 10. My favorite is HR 499, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. But according to Govtrack.us, HR 499 has a zero percent chance of passing. Why? Because it was assigned to the Judiciary Committee, which is focused on […]

Sante Fe City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession!

Sante Fe City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession!

Last night, the Santa Fe City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis within the city. The local ordinance passed in a very close 5-4 vote. Although there’s been no official statement as to when the ordinance will go into effect, it will make the possession of an ounce or less […]

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Utah has more support than one might suspect for cannabis reform. This article will detail what Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D), District 24 (Minority Assistant Whip), thought about strictly medical marijuana in 2010 (click this link for the original article, published by this writer on 1/27/2010). When originally interviewed on the topic, years before it […]

Small Government Means Ending Prohibition: A Letter to Rand Paul

Small Government Means Ending Prohibition: A Letter to Rand Paul

Dear Sen. Rand Paul, I was reading the Huffington Post the other day and an article written by Matt Ferner had mentioned that you had submitted Amendment 3630 to Sen. John Walsh’s (D-Mont.) jobs bill on July 24th. For being a Senator with such a stout stance on limiting the size of government you surprised […]

NORML PAC Endorces Connie Johnson in Oklahoma Senate Race

NORML PAC Endorces Connie Johnson in Oklahoma Senate Race

NORML PAC is pleased to announce its endorsement of Democratic State Senator Connie Johnson in her campaign to be the next United States Senator representing Oklahoma. “Sen. Johnson has been an outspoken supporter of legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use during her tenure in the Oklahoma legislature,” stated NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri. “Few […]

Take Action: Tell Congress to Support the Smarter Sentencing Act

Take Action: Tell Congress to Support the Smarter Sentencing Act

Our federal prison population is out of control. While America has only five percent of the world’s population, we have 25 percent of the world’s prison inmates–an 800% increase in the last 30 years. Unless we curb policies like extreme sentencing, our prison population will continue to grow at these staggering rates. And taxpayers like […]