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A fascinating new national poll from Quinnipiac University shows that men and women disagree markedly on the question of marijuana legalization.  While men surveyed strongly favor legalization by a margin of 59 to 36 percent, women oppose it by a clear majority of 52-44 percent.  This 15-point gender gap in support for marijuana legalization –let’s call it the “pot […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: George Selby is a second-year law student at Vermont Law School who favors the reform of U.S. drug policy. George was president of his college chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and is a member of the VLS Criminal Law Society.  His summary of the Washington and Colorado legalization initiatives is posted below. George’s […]

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Colorado and Washington voters were not the only ones to embrace legalization on Tuesday.  Lost in the avalanche of publicity about those two, obviously more significant, votes was one by some folks closer to home.  Burlington, Vermont, voters approved an advisory City Council referendum that had asked, “Shall the people of Burlington support the legalization, regulation, and taxation […]

This election was historic in a lot of ways, but the one that matters most to us here at NarcoLaw is this: Colorado and Washington legalized recreational use of marijuana by ballot initiative yesterday.  (Oregon voters rejected a similar measure).  And when I say legalize, I actually mean legalize — not depenalize, not decriminalize.  No baby steps for these […]