Presidential Candidates Clash Over Marijuana Legalization At Democratic Debate
The Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina on Tuesday revealed fissures in how the candidates view marijuana reform, with former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg doubling down on his opposition to legalization and Sen. Bernie Sanders I-VT facing questions about the logistics of his plan to legalize in all 50 days on the first day of his presidency.
The exchange began when a moderator asked Sen. Amy Klobuchar D-MN whether Sanderss proposal to use executive action to legalize cannabis nationwide on the day he takes office and also expunge prior marijuana convicti.... View more in new window
seattle pi | February 21, 2020 | KATHMANDU, Nepal
Thousands light up joints during Hindu festival in Nepal
A Hindu holy man smokes marijuana during Shivaratri festival at the premises of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu (image: Niranjan Shrestha)
Hindu holy men were joined by devotees and the public Friday at a revered temple in Kathmandu where they lit up marijuana cigarettes during an annual festival despite prohibition and warnings by authorities.
Hundreds of police officers patrolled the forested area around the Pashupati temple, which was crowded with cannabis smokers celebrating the Shivaratri festival.
A group of ruling party lawmakers has recently filed a petition to legalize the farming and use of marijuana.
There is a ban on smoking marijuana but at the same time it is a centuries-old tradition, which w.... View more in new window
Marijuana Moment | February 24, 2020
Bernie Sanders Touts Marijuana Legalization Plan In South Carolina Ad Ahead Of Primary
Sen. Bernie Sanders I-VT is touting his support for marijuana legalization to attract South Carolina voters ahead of the states primary on Saturday.
In a new television ad, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate outlined his criminal justice reform planemphasizing that he will legalize cannabis and expunge prior marijuana convictions, among other actions.
Our criminal justice system lets the crooks on Wall Street who destroyed our economy walk free, while one in three black men go to prison. Bernie Sanders is fighting for justice and always has. Hell fix our broken ju.... View more in new window
Marijuana Moment | February 23, 2020
Elizabeth Warren Has A New Plan For Legalizing Marijuana
Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-MA unveiled a plan for federal marijuana reform on Sunday, calling for legalization as well as a series of policies aimed at righting the wrongs of the drug war and promoting involvement in the legal industry by communities harmed by prohibition.
In the Just and Equitable Cannabis Industry plan, which Warrens campaign shared with Marijuana Moment ahead of a town hall event in Colorado, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate slams the racist War on Drugs policy perpetuated during the Nixon administration and the mass incarceration that has follow.... View more in new window
NORML | February 21, 2020
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