Economy, Health

18 months after Colorado legalized Marijuana

With the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012, Colorado became the first state to regulate the cultivation, manufacture and sale of marijuana for adults 21 and over. It is far too early to make any definitive declarations about social trends. There are, however, some encouraging signs that have been documented in Colorado since the… Continue reading 18 months after Colorado legalized Marijuana

Drugs, Education, Government, Issues, Politics

The following is a summary of milestones of federal marijuana enforcement in U.S. history

Prohibition, 1919 to 1933 - As use of marijuana became popular in response to alcohol prohibition, conservative anti-drug campaigners railed against the "Marijuana Menace," linking the drug to crime, violence and other bad behaviors. 1930, Federal Bureau of Narcotics established - By 1931, 29 states had criminalized marijuana. Uniform State Narcotic Act of 1932 -… Continue reading The following is a summary of milestones of federal marijuana enforcement in U.S. history

Drugs, Government, Health, Issues, Nature

Marijuana a Chronic History

The fight against drug use in America has been going on since the turn of the last century but the term "War on Drugs" only became part of our national dialogue in 1970 when it was first used by President Richard Nixon. The President later formed the DEA and started a push to outlaw drugs… Continue reading Marijuana a Chronic History

Culture, Freedom, Issues, Rights, Thoughts

The True Reason Pot is Illegal

Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings; that it was to protect the citizens from what was determined to be a dangerous drug. The actual story shows a much different picture. Those who voted on the legal fate of this plant never had… Continue reading The True Reason Pot is Illegal

Culture, Drugs, Freedom, Health, Issues, Rights, Thoughts

The Marijuana Debacle

The debate over legalizing Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) is one of the more controversial and lingering debates to exist. We know that the herb has been used as medicine for thousands of years in many countries all the way back to 2700 BC China. It is my opinion that the benefits to legalizing far outweighs its… Continue reading The Marijuana Debacle