February 22, 2014
Another weekend review of news and notes from the modern marijuana movement
I have not done a round up for posts from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform in a few weeks, so here goes:
- Is 13 years for possession of a small amount of marijuana constitutionally excessive?
- Looks like California will not be voting on marijuana legalization again until 2016
- "Inside the Anti-Pot Mindset" of one notable addiction doctor concerned with teenage marijuana use
UPDATE: This new lengthy Washington Post piece provides some historical perspective on all the modern developments discussed above. The piece is headlined "Marijuana’s rising acceptance comes after many failures. Is it now legalization’s time?," and here are its final two paragraphs:
As the rhetorical battle continues and politicians remain cautious about speaking out on marijuana, the facts on the ground are changing fast. The Cannabis Cup, an open-air marketplace the size of two football fields in the San Bernardino Valley, featured open consumption of pot-infused sodas, candies and cookies and displays of whole marijuana plants — staged with virtually no controversy.
“Generations coming up now don’t see what the big deal is,” says Brian Wansolich, 39, wearing a white coat emblazoned with the logo of his online cannabis ratings service, Leafly. “My parents still have moral problems with it, but now they see we can tax this and get states out of trouble. It’s the American way.”
February 22, 2014 at 06:54 PM | Permalink
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