The problems with rushing to legalize marijuana for stoner use in California
Californians seem hot to visit a legal pot shop and smoke a joint or munch a weeded brownie. But driving home could be risky.
No one — not even highway patrolmen — knows precisely how stoned a motorist can be before he’s dangerously under the influence of cannabis.
Unlike with liquor, there’s no 0.08% blood alcohol equivalent for marijuana. There’s not even a common Breathalyzer to measure drugged driving. And there’s nothing around the corner.
Big New California Poll Shows Massive Support for Legalization
A new poll from California’s Public Policy Institute puts support for Proposition 64 at a solid 60 percent.
That’s from a poll of 1700 likely voters in the state. Opposition votes trailed, at 36 percent.
That’s right on the mark of previous poll tracking; with less than 50 days to go to the election, legalization seems assured in a state with an economy that on it’s own would make it the sixth largest in the world.
Marijuana-legalization ad plugs money for Arizona schools
The campaign to legalize marijuana unveiled a new ad Thursday touting the potential financial benefits to Arizona public schools.
The ad features a teacher and two parents who said Thursday they support marijuana legalization because the state's education system desperately needs increased funding. The campaign staged a news conference outside of a Tempe charter school, where one of the supporters teaches.
The ad will air on Facebook, Instagram and other digital platforms, said Barrett Marson, spokesman for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. The campaign is spending "six figures" on the ad, Marson said. He said it could also appear on TV.
Travel Guru Rick Steves Touring Massachusetts in Support of Legalization Initiative, to Donate $100,000
New Poll Finds Majority of Nevada Voters Support Legalizing Cannabis
1st City in Tennessee Decriminalizes Pot Possession
Nashville is destined to become the first city in Tennessee to eliminate the criminal penalties associated with the possession of marijuana.
On Tuesday, the Metro Council gave final approval for a decriminalization ordinance that was designed to stop those people busted with up to a half-ounce of weed from being carted off to jail. The measure, which advanced in a vote of 35-to-3, would simply give officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department the ability to slap minor pot offenders with a $50 fine or 10 hours of community service rather than entering them into the criminal justice system.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, who previously stated that she is “generally supportive” of decriminalization ordinances, told the Tennessean that she plans to sign the measure into law.
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