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WA Police Dogs No Longer Being Trained to Detect Marijuana

n a move that restores faith in the legislative process, police dogs with the Washington State Patrol are no longer being trained to detect marijuana – now legal among adults in the state after the passage of I-502 during...
 

April 25, 2013
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Marijuana 101
 
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Marijuana 101: It’s Just a Plant

he most basic truth about cannabis is that, quite simply, it is just a plant. It grows essentially the same way that any other plant in your garden grows. The scientific classification of the cannabis plant is cannabis sativa L...
 

April 25, 2013



 

 
Policy
 

The Dam Is Breaking – 8 More States Introduce Legalization Legislature

With both Washington and Colorado states stepping out to lead the nation in repealing marijuana prohibition, it seems the dam is beginning to break and other states are now following in their footsteps. Currently, the following...
 

April 24, 2013



 
 
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Federal Legislation to Respect State Marijuana Laws Proposed

In a move that is decidedly bi-partisan and filled with common sense – and thus a rare move – a coalition of lawmakers (3 Republicans and 3 Democrats), led by United States Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), have ...
 

April 24, 2013



 
Policy
 
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The Per Se Driving Limit Debate

major issue in both WA and CO around the repeal of state-level marijuana prohibition is the subject of driving and what is the fairest and safest means of determining impairment. Colorado held a special assembly of their state ...
 

April 24, 2013



 
 
Marijuana Myths
 
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Myth: Marijuana is “The Gateway Drug”

his is probably the most notorious and effective modern-day myth that has been distributed to the public through anti-drug activities out of the government and government-funded organizations. The myth essentially goes like thi...



 
 
Advocacy
 
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Propaganda – Then and Now

ropaganda is all around us. Every political ad, every advertisement, every governmental notice has some element of it in there. It isn’t always motivated by evil intentions – but should always be scrutinized for suc...
 

April 19, 2013







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