Monthly Archives: March 2015
President Obama said, “So we may be able to make some progress on the decriminalization side,” Obama said. “At a certain point if enough states end up decriminalizing, then Congress may then reschedule marijuana.”
Recent polling by Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt Universities indicate three of four Tennesseans support legalization in some form.
The possibility of jail-time for possessing less than a half-ounce of marijuana would become a thing of the past under a proposal in the Tennessee General Assembly by two Nashville Democrats. Click here to read more.
The tide continues to turn in favor of cannabis law reform. The prestigious Brookings Institution’s recent article features this headline: “Marijuana: Gateway to the 2016 Presidential Race.” Seems that most, contenders – Democrats and even conservative Republicans – favor allowing states to legalize cannabis without federal government interference. Read more here:
In Florida today Jesse Teplicki was acquitted from the felony conviction of growing marijuana and his defense was that he was growing medicine. This is a landmark case.
Alcohol prohibition was repealed when juries refused to convict those charged with violating the Volstead Act. We are approaching that point with marijuana prohibition.