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17 Dec 2013, 1:41 pm
Historically, males have favored marijuana reform more so than females have. [read post]
3 Feb 2015, 7:50 pm by commonlawaz
Proposed Marijuana Sentencing Reform The proposed legislation, HB 2006, seeks to modify three current laws related to marijuana: Ariz. [read post]
25 Jun 2015, 4:58 am by Douglas A. Berman
As regular readers surely realize, I tend generally to favor modern marijuana reform efforts. [read post]
18 Jan 2016, 9:33 am by Douglas A. Berman
I was supportive of the failed (and very far from ideal) marijuana reform initiative campaign in Ohio in 2015 in part because the Ohio General Assembly had never before shown any serious interest in even considering any serious marijuana reform in the Buckeye State. [read post]
13 Sep 2015, 3:55 pm by Douglas A. Berman
Pangloss, the title of this post is my reaction to this notable new Washington Post article discussing how marijuana reform is playing out in the District of Columbia. [read post]
6 Dec 2012, 1:14 pm by Rekha Arulanantham
ACLU of Washington support for I-502 is part of our broader work of criminal justice reform. [read post]
31 Jan 2016, 12:44 pm by Douglas A. Berman
This Washington Post WonkBlog entry, headlined "Obama says marijuana reform is not on his agenda for 2016," reinforces my long-standing belief that Prez Barack Obama remains disinclined to use any of this limited political capital to try to advance a marijuana reform agenda. [read post]
22 Sep 2015, 8:03 am by Douglas A. Berman
Yesterday's New York Times had this lengthy article, headlined "Oregon’s Legal Sale of Marijuana Comes With Reprieve," which discusses various differences in the various approaches Oregon is taking to marijuana reform. [read post]
1 Jul 2015, 8:04 am by Douglas A. Berman
As reported in local pieces linked below, two notably different northern states have two notably different marijuana reforms becoming effective today: "Minnesota patients legally acquire marijuana for first time" "Q&A: Everything you need to know about legal marijuana in Oregon" Unsurprisingly, the events in Oregon are a bigger deal from... [read post]
15 Mar 2015, 5:25 am by Douglas A. Berman
This new commentary, headlined "Medical marijuana question complicated for Florida GOP by 2016 ballot," highlights how the prospect of marijuana issues appearing on the ballot in 2016 can be used to push lawmakers to embrace reforms. [read post]
19 Nov 2015, 5:52 am by Douglas A. Berman
I have long thought advocates for marijuana reform could and should focus on the economic development benefits that seem to flow from permitting a legal market in cannabis. [read post]
2 Sep 2015, 2:24 pm by Douglas A. Berman
Regular readers are likely by now tired of hearing me talk up Ohio as a state to watch in the marijuana reform universe But these kinds of recent stories highlight why I continue to find Buckeye developments especially interesting in this space: Investors in proposed Ohio marijuana farms are diverse... [read post]
24 Mar 2015, 7:51 am by Douglas A. Berman
This recent commentary about marijuana reform from The National Memo, which is headlined "Half A Heart On Marijuana Better Than No Heart At All," makes a powerful point about what some politicians say about modern marijuana reform in light of their own admitted history with this drug. [read post]
10 Feb 2015, 7:20 am by Douglas A. Berman
Here is a run-down of and links to some recent news stories reviewing recent state-level marijuana reform developments: Alaska: "Alaska lawmakers consider new draft of marijuana bill" Louisiana: "Medical marijuana will be considered by the Louisiana Legislature again" Michigan: "Marijuana leaves legal experts confused, looking to state Supreme Court to... [read post]
26 Jun 2015, 6:34 am by Douglas A. Berman
But especially because my interest in marijuana reform stems largely from my concerns about the criminal justice harms and costs of marijuana prohibition,... [read post]
23 Mar 2009, 8:45 am
And No Rational Basis: The Pragmatic Argument for Marijuana Law Reform on SSRN. [read post]
25 Aug 2015, 6:11 pm by Douglas A. Berman
Throughout much of this year, I had been intrigued (but not all that surprised) that efforts to reform marijuana laws through ballot initiative in Ohio had not received all that much attention even as one well-funded group, ResponsibleOhio, seemed well-position to give Ohio voters the chance to legalize fully marijuana.... [read post]
17 Oct 2014, 10:06 am by Douglas A. Berman
Regular readers already know that The Brookings Institution has been committed to doing throughtful and cutting-edge research and reports on the legal, political and social realities surrounding modern marijuana reform. [read post]