Saturday, March 28, 2015

Can Washington’s Gift Economy in Marijuana Work? – New York Times

March 21, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

New York TimesCan Washington's Gift Economy in Marijuana Work?New York TimesIn Washington, D.C., it's now legal to possess marijuana, to grow it, to smoke it and to give it away. But you're not allowed to trade in it. You can give your neighbor up to an ounce, but if he gives you money or even bakes you a pie in exchange, that …Meet the man trying to halt marijuana legalizationVoxall 3 news articles »

Obama Predicts Marijuana Will Be Rescheduled

March 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

President Obama spent the majority of 2014 skirting the issue of marijuana reform, but it appears as though some elusive power has finally given the leader of the free world permission to take his cookie-cutter comments on pot reform to the next level. During an interview…

US: Obama Closer To Backing Legal Pot, But With Caveats

March 16, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Seattle Times, 17 Mar 2015 – WASHINGTON – President Obama appeared to come closer than ever to endorsing legal marijuana in an interview posted Monday by VICE News. Obama, asked about the popularity of legalizing marijuana among young people, appeared initially unenthusiastic.

Plattsburgh supports medical marijuana law, encourages pot entrepreneurs – North Country Public Radio

February 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

North Country Public RadioPlattsburgh supports medical marijuana law, encourages pot entrepreneursNorth Country Public RadioMedical marijuana is already legal in the state, and there isn't anything in Plattsburgh's city laws against growing or selling the plant for pharmaceutical use. However, Krester said the city's government needs to explicitly show that it is on board …Plattsburgh Councilors Welcome Potential Medical Marijuana BusinessesWAMCCouncilors back medical-marijuana enterprise for cityPlattsburgh Press RepublicanCity welcomes marijuana dispensaryWPTZ The Champlain Valleyall 6 news articles »

CN NF: Edu: Column: ‘Tough On Crime’ Fails Canada

January 12, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The Muse, 13 Jan 2015 – Harper’s Approach To Crime Is Tough On Human Lives Despite falling crime rates across the country, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been pushing a "tough on crime" agenda since the last election. This was most poignantly emphasized in his government’s omnibus crime bill, the Safe Streets and Communities Act. This sweet-sounding bill packed a lot of punches: minimum and extended sentences for drug convictions, the potential to charge youth with adult sentences, a shift toward prison sentences over house arrest, and the denial of work visas to people considered vulnerable to crime.

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