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24 Jun 2016, 11:52 am by Douglas A. Berman
These posts from this past week highlight why serious marijuana reform students should be following his work: Sanders Pushes Marijuana Reform in Democratic Platform Congress Blocks Medical Marijuana for Military Veterans... [read post]
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]
23 Apr 2016, 11:20 am by Douglas A. Berman
 Sadly, this seminar wrapped up this week, so this will be the last collection of MLP&R links that include student-generated postings: Detailing myriad problems with CBD-only medical marijuana reform efforts "Blazing Billables: State Laws Expand Pro-Pot Legal Work" Lots of notable marijuana headlines on a day often associated with marijuana Exploring how to impact the hearts and minds of bellwether Buckeye voters concerning… [read post]
25 Jul 2016, 6:34 pm by Douglas A. Berman
Last month in this post, I highlighted that, at, Tom Angell does a great job covering news on the marijuana reform law and politics front. [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]
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]
17 May 2016, 12:02 pm by Douglas A. Berman
I am a fairly strong proponent of marijuana reforms in large part because there seem to be a number of tangible immediate benefits from legalizating, regulating and taxing the marijuana marketplace, while significant drawbacks rarely prove to be as dire as predicted by opponents of reform. [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]
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]
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]
17 Apr 2016, 5:11 pm by CrimProf BlogEditor
Sam Kamin (University of Denver Sturm College of Law) has posted Prosecutorial Discretion in the Context of Immigration and Marijuana Law Reform: The Search for a Limiting Principle (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. [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]
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]
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]
19 May 2016, 10:26 am by Douglas A. Berman
As reported in this local article, headlined "John Bel Edwards signs medical marijuana law," I think it is now proper to count Louisiana as a state that has now enacted real, functional broad medical marijuana reform. [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]
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]
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]