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Marijuana Topics

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  • Voting
    While much attention was fixed on the presidential race, the 2012 election also saw voters decide on a series of landmark ballot initiatives at the state level. Advocates of marriage equality ended Tuesday with four out of four victories, as voters legalized same-sex marriage in Maine and Maryland, upheld same-sex marriage in Washington state, and defeated a measure to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Maryland voters also affirmed the DREAM...
    November 07, 2012 | Story
  • Cannabis-cafe-web
    The Cannabis Cafe, which opened this month in Portland, Oregon, is the first marijuana cafe of its kind in the country. Although it doesn’t sell marijuana on the premises, the Cannabis Cafe allows any of Portland’s estimated 21,000 licensed medical marijuana users a space to consume marijuana in a social setting. We speak with Madeline Martinez, executive director of the Oregon chapter of NORML, the National Organization for the...
    November 24, 2009 | Story
  • Congress-web
    Democrats say the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945 has granted the insurance industry a captive market with no curbs on price fixing and other anti-competitive practices. Last week the Justice Department’s top antitrust regulator, Christine Varney, voiced support for a repeal. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are also backing a repeal, and New York Senator Charles Schumer has called for including it as part...
    October 20, 2009 | Story