Last week Bill O’Reilly and HotAir Editor-at-Large Mary Katharine Ham fought over pot legalization, and Ham returned Monday night for round two. The big issue this time was O’Reilly’s insistence on focusing on how children are affected by legalizing pot, resulting in another shouting match…
Congress is taking steps to undo the District of Columbia’s widely supported referendum legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Buried within the “cromnibus” bill passed by the House last Thursday is a measure blocking the implementation of the new pot regulations, which was approved by nearly 70 percent of DC voters in November. RT’s Manila Chan has more details.
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Marijuana is growing up. As Colorado and Washington’s recreational marijuana industries blossom and new markets in Oregon and Alaska begin to take shape, so-called ganjapreneurs are looking for ways to take cannabis mainstream. Before long, they hope, marijuana products will be as widely available as alcohol — and just as socially acceptable.
“Ideally, I would like to see the 21-to-35 year-old taking a four-pack of these to a barbecue,” Joe Hodas, chief marketing director for the marijuana product manufacturer Dixie, said earlier this year of the company’s new watermelon cream-flavored “elixir,” Dixie One. The drink contains five milligrams of THC — just enough to produce a subtle buzz. . . . Read Complete Report
The Strange Failure of Florida’s Medical Marijuana Initiative
by ALAN FARAGO
Florida, Republicans get cancer too, but even though on Tuesday 58 percent of voters approved a measure to allow medical marijuana — particularly useful in alleviating pain and suffering for cancer treatments — humane treatment will not be legally available in the Sunshine State.
3.3 million voters or 58% of Floridians approved the constitutional amendment. But Florida uniquely requires a 60 percent supermajority of the popular vote to change the law by referendum. How did this happen? . . . Read Complete Report
The single largest contributor on either side of the fight over Amendment 2, which grants patients with “debilitating diseases” access to medical marijuana, is billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who, new campaign finance filings show, added $1 million to the $4 million he’s already spent in support of the campaign to defeat the measure. Adelson, the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and America’s 12th richest person, . . . Read Complete Report
Image: The Sands Casino Sign in Las Vegas, Nevada. (1950s). SOURCE:Wikipedia.(Public Domain)
Why is Vegas money being used to keep sick people from getting needed natural medication in Florida? We’ll take a hard look into this and keep you updated . . . EDITOR
Voters To Decide On Multiple Marijuana Reform Measures On Election Day [TODAY 11/4/2014]
Washington, DC: Voters in three states and in numerous municipalities, including Washington, DC, will decide this Election Day on ballot measures seeking to significantly amend marijuana laws. . . . Read Complete Report
Pot at the Polls: Oregon, Alaska Cast Pivotal Votes on Legal Marijuana
BY TONY DOKOUPIL
The future of marijuana hangs in the balance as voters go to the polls on Tuesday.[Today]
Residents of Oregon and Alaska will decide whether to follow Colorado and Washington, which in 2012 approved the world’s only regulated markets in the drug. The vote could double the number of states where adults can buy, sell, and consume cannabis—which includes marijuana in all its forms—and set the table for 2016, when at least six more states are expected to decide whether to tax and regulate what President Nixon once called “the scourge of youth.” . . . Read Complete Report