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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper today signed an executive order making Amendment 64 part of the Colorado constitution, effectively legalizing the possession, use and home growth of an ounce or less of marijuana under Colorado law.  He also created a task force to oversee specifics of implementing legalization.  In a statement issued after the signing, Gov. Hickenlooper said […]

Today, Washington state’s marijuana legalization initiative officially takes effect.  It remains an open question what the feds will do about it, if anything.  The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington released the following statement reminding citizens of that state that possession and distribution of marijuana remain illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act: […]

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 […]