The International Cannabis & Hemp Expo outside Oakland City Hall this weekend includes a spot where medical marijuana cardholders can light up – another round in the fight over legalization.
A new bipartisan bill would remove marijuana from the company of heroin and cocaine in federal regulations, leaving it to the states to legalize pot – or not. Inter-state trafficking would remain a federal crime.
On Thursday, at his third YouTube forum, President Obama spoke for the first time about the anti-government protests in Egypt, and finally gave a detailed answer to legalizing marijuana.
Conventional wisdom says tea party conservatives would vote against marijuana legalization in California. Yet Prop. 19 could test how serious tea partyers are about states' rights.
In the past, the meaning of 420 – April 20, 'National Weed Day' – has been clear: 'Have a great time.' But this year, with the pro-marijuana movement making headway in several states, some 420 rallies are taking on a more serious goal: advocacy and education.
Polls suggest increased support for decriminalizing and taxing the drug, but policy may not change soon.