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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 […]

Hi folks — Thanks for sticking with us as we worked out our technical issues over the past week or two.  We are now back and better than ever, with a more readable format and better archiving.  Plus, you can now find us on Google!  We were not idle during our hiatus.  Click here to listen […]

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 […]

With marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballots in three states on Nov. 6, we thought it would be timely to get a doctor’s opinion on cannabis in all its glory — its medical benefits, its down sides, and its proper place in the panoply of controlled substances.  For that, we turned to Dr. Benjamin Nordstrom,  the Director […]