Drug Policy Alliance
Marijuana’s acceptance is growing in Latin America as much as in the U.S., but the support is top-down in most countries except the United States, editors were told Monday at the 69th General Assembly of the Inter American Press Association.
It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of “Reefer Madness” to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of “Just Say No.”
An effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a hefty federal pot tax.
Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy adviser and an outspoken opponent of legalizing marijuana, watched with dismay last fall as voters in Washington and Colorado did just that.
Michael Jolton was a young father with a 5-year-old son when Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2000.
Colorado voters will decide this fall whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use when the state becomes the second in the nation to put such a proposal on ballots this year.
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would grant partial immunity to those who report drug overdoses and stay with the victim.
Colorado’s most prominent politicians for and against legalizing marijuana are talking about the question Wednesday in Vail.