Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed In Puerto Rico
Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, April, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
Puerto Rico Senator Miguel Pereira has filed legislation which would explicitly legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older. Senator Pereira is a former police chief, as well as a former federal prosecutor. Currently in Puerto Rico, those possessing even small amounts of marijuana can face up to 3 years in prison, in addition to a $5,000 fine.
Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, during a press conference last week, stated that he was entirely open to a debate on the issue, stating, “I don’t have a problem with an open debate about the possibilities, benefits or drawbacks of such a measure”. This is important, because if the measure passes the Senate, and then House, it would go to the governor for final approval.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
Boulder allows adults 21 and over to smoke marijuana on private property
Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, April, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder will allow adults 21 and over to smoke pot on private property, even if others can see it and smell it.
The city council voted unanimously Tuesday night to specify that people who are legally allowed to smoke marijuana have the right to smoke it on private property.
But the city -- and the state -- are still conflicted over the sale and regulation of recreational marijuana.
The University of Colorado - Boulder banned people from holding 4/20 rallies on campus on Saturday.
Retail marijuana shops can't open until next year in Boulder.
Longmont is already taking steps to block stores from selling recreational marijuana there. Tuesday night they voted unanimously to start the process of banning pot shops.
Legalization support continues to grow
Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, April, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
Thousands rally for marijuana legalization at annual Hash Bash in Ann Arbor
Category: Legalization | Posted on Sun, April, 7th 2013 by THCFinder
As speakers at Saturday’s 42nd annual Hash Bash at the University of Michigan Diag called for the legalization of marijuana, Ralph Worick’s green and white-striped flag fluttered in the blustery chill.
“I think we should decriminalize cannabis period,” Worick said as he steadied the white plastic piping that held the flag, which also had large and small marijuana leaf images similar to stars, high above the crowd. “My flag represents the United States of Euphoria.”
Worick, who lives in Portage near Kalamazoo, is 56 but has been smoking marijuana since he was 11. He said he has been in the pro-marijuana “movement” since 1975, and he’s brought some type of flag to the event every year since 2003, although he noted that last year’s Bob Marley “Freedom” flag just seemed to confuse people.
Worick’s long-term commitment to legalizing marijuana was reflected in the range of speakers at the event that drew an estimated 3,000 people, according to University of Michigan Police spokeswoman Diane Brown, who noted that there were a few calls for ambulances as well as some enforcement for marijuana possession and citations issued for illegal sales not necessarily affiliated with marijuana. Brown noted the potential for an eventful day because of the mixture of crowds attracted to the Hash Bash, those watching the Final Four game featuring the Wolverines men's basketball team and a large gathering of Native Americans in Ann Arbor.
Read more: http://www.freep.com
Majority Of All Americans Now Think Marijuana Should Be Legal
Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, April, 5th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana legalization wins majority support nationwide
Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, April, 4th 2013 by THCFinder
WASHINGTON – A majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, a new poll shows, with the change driven largely by a huge shift in how the baby boom generation feels about the drug of their youth.
By 52%-45%, adult Americans back legalization, according to the survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The finding marks the first time in more than four decades of Pew's polling that a majority has taken that position. As recently as a decade ago, only about one-third of American adults backed making marijuana legal.
Two big shifts in opinion go along with the support for legalization and likely contribute to it. Most Americans no longer see marijuana as a "gateway" to more dangerous drugs, and most no longer see its use as immoral. As recently as 2006, half of Americans said in a Pew survey that marijuana use was “morally wrong.” Now, only one-third do, while half say that marijuana usage is “not a moral issue.”
By an overwhelming margin, 72%-23%, Americans say the federal government’s efforts against marijuana “cost more than they are worth.”
Read more: http://www.latimes.com
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