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80 Years Ago Today: President Signs First Federal Anti-Marijuana Law

Eighty years ago today, on August 2, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt signed House Bill 6385: the Marihuana Tax Act into law. The Act for the first time imposed federal criminal penalties on activities specific to the possession, production, and sale of cannabis. Congress’ decision followed the actions of 29 states, beginning with Massachusetts in 1914, … Continue reading »

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President Trump Compliments Leader Who Executes His Citizens for Drug Charges

If the latest comments and memos coming out of Attorney General Sessions’ Department of Justice didn’t raise concerns about the Trump Administration’s potential plans to reignite our nation’s failed war on drugs, his recent call with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte should sound alarm bells. A reminder: President Duterte has extrajudicially executed thousands of his own citizens … Continue reading »

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Federal: Tell President Trump To Abolish The Office Of The Drug Czar

The Trump Administration is widely expected to pick Representative Tom Marino for Drug Czar. Representative Marino is a longtime, rapid drug warrior who has a consistent record of voting against marijuana law reform legislation — a position that runs counter to those of the majority of voters and his own constituents. His appointment to this … Continue reading »

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Connecticut: Senate President Pro Tem Introduces Measure To Regulate Cannabis Possession and Commerce

Senate legislation has been prefiled for the 2017 legislative session to regulate the personal use and retail sale of marijuana by adults. Proposed bill 339 seeks to establish regulations regarding the licensed production and sale of cannabis. Additional legislation specific to regulating the adult use of marijuana is also expected to be introduced soon in … Continue reading »

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President Obama Says Marijuana Should Be Treated Like Alcohol

In a just published “exit interview” with Rolling Stone Magazine, President Barack Obama opined that marijuana use should be treated as a public-health issue, not a criminal matter, and called the current patchwork of state and federal laws regarding the drug “untenable.” “Look, I’ve been very clear about my belief that we should try to discourage … Continue reading »

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