Cannabis Corner

Reading the entrails: The latest marijuana polls

The latest marijuana legalization polls are out, and they contain bad news and good news. First, the bad news. Recent polls in both Massachusetts and Arizona...

The making of the President — pot edition

Could marijuana legalization have an impact on the outcome of the presidential election? Yes, and in more ways than one. The most obvious way pot...

The end of the line for 139

Well, look who’s dazed and confused now. Less than a month ago, a brave little band of Colorado marijuana recriminalizers and drug war dead-enders announced...

Regulate alcohol like marijuana?

The official name of Amendment 64, the ballot initiative that legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, was the “Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol”. Amendment 64...

Pot-themed golf tourneys becoming the new normal

The words “marijuana” and “golf” have rarely appeared together in the same sentence since the invention of English, but the times they are a-changing. Last...

Anti-pot Prop 139 missed the Alzheimer’s memo

There may be a major anti-marijuana initiative on the Colorado Ballot this November. Here’s what you need to know about it, and about a...

What happens in Vegas may not stay there

Before the Las Vegas Review-Journal was against legalizing recreational marijuana in Nevada, it was for it. All in, lean in for it. On May 30, 2014,...

Lies, damn lies and Massachusetts DAs

When marijuana legalization opponents think they might lose at the polls, they try to keep legalization initiatives off the ballot. Their tactics for doing this...

The splif passes to The Invisible Hand

The Idea Fairy and I had just taken the brownies out of the oven when there was a thunderous pounding on the door that...

The Commish blows smoke on pot

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton went on a NYC talk radio show last weekend and unburdened himself of some truly daft “thoughts”...

The Empire Strikes Back: New England Edition

If you think this year’s fleet of marijuana legalization initiatives will sail effortlessly and majestically to victory, think again. Unlike 2012, when Colorado and Washington’s...

A cautionary tale for ‘unKind’ towns

If Colorado towns like Longmont that have banned pot shops want to know what the long-term consequences might be, they should consider Boulder’s experience...
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