Cannabis Corner

The purple haze (and jury nullification) drifts into Kansas

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The Kansas Attorney General’s office last Monday issued a report claiming that in the nearly three years since recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado...

Legalizing pot isn’t just about getting high

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Good news! Marijuana arrests in the United States fell to a 20-year low last year! Now for the bad news. According to statistics compiled by the...

A pleasant October surprise from Gallup

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The Gallup Poll usually asks its marijuana legalization question in October, and this year’s produced only pleasant October surprises. The main finding of the poll...

Marijuana legalization wars: Follow the money edition

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A good way to gauge where things stand in the marijuana legalization wars a week before Election Day is to follow the money. And the...

Big wins at the ballot box for marijuana legalization

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This is huge. Initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana were on the ballots of five states Tuesday, and medical marijuana initiatives were on the ballots of...

There were ballot wins for marijuana in Colorado too

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Although state-wide marijuana legalization initiatives like the ones in California, Massachusetts, Florida and elsewhere got most of the attention, several Colorado communities voted on...

Yikes! Sessions!

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The mainstream media has taken time out from its busy schedule of compulsively re-writing Donald Trump’s obituary to report that Trump’s appointment of Alabama...

On pot, President Lead-from-Behind led from behind

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A couple days ago Rolling Stone published its exit interview with President Obama, during which he unburdened himself of the following thoughts about marijuana legalization...

Boulder County’s war on pot growing

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In 2012, Boulder County electors voted 2 to 1 for legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado. Amendment 64’s margin of victory in Boulder County was...

Marijuana and the thinking teenager

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The anti-marijuana-legalization movement has made the claim that legalization will lead to an eruption in teenage marijuana use a central part of its narrative. But...

The DEA’s tangled web

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For the last 80 years the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its predecessor agencies have been lying about the risks of marijuana use and...

Trump and marijuana — the un-rosy scenario

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A few weeks ago I wrote a piece in this space (“Yikes! Sessions!,” Nov. 24, 2016) that listed some of the reasons why I thought...