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What are Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Views on Cannabis?

By | September 4th, 2018|Donald Trump, featured, News, Politics, Supreme Court|

As the United States Senate conducts confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, questions about his judicial philosophy and views on controversial subjects including cannabis remain. Senate hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination began Tuesday with senators from the Democratic Party calling for the proceedings to be postponed. Democrats [...]

Trump Regime Reportedly Attempting to Undermine Legal Pot Reefer Madness-Style

By | August 29th, 2018|Donald Trump, featured, News, Politics|

The Trump administration has established a committee to combat growing positive perceptions of cannabis by Americans, according to a report from BuzzFeed News. The Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee, made up of representatives from agencies throughout the federal government, has been tasked with opposing positive messages about marijuana and analyzing state legalization efforts for flaws, according to the [...]

Marijuana in the Midterms

By | August 27th, 2018|activism, featured, Politics, Voting|

Erik Altieri is the Executive Director of NORML. This feature was published in the June 2018 issue of High Times magazine. Subscribe right here. Marijuana legalization is going to be a lead issue in the 2018 elections. Advocating for an end to our decades-long failed prohibition is not only good policy, but good politics. Regulating the [...]

Florida Politician Says Wells Fargo Shut Down Her Account Over Pro-Cannabis Stance

By | August 20th, 2018|banking, featured, Florida, News, Politics|

A Florida political candidate has said that Wells Fargo has closed her campaign accounts because of her pro-cannabis stance. Nikki Fried, a Democratic candidate for state agricultural commissioner, said during a press conference on Monday that the move by the financial institution is “unprecedented” and “emblematic of what is wrong with our government and politics today,” [...]

13 Powerful People Who Changed Their Mind About Weed

By | July 12th, 2018|Donald Trump, featured, John Boehner, People, Politics|

Changing your opinion can invoke a lot of scrutiny. And if you happen to have power, people will inevitably put your words and position under a microscope. If your changed opinion is on the hot topic of weed, then it’s bound to make headlines. Powerful people change their mind all the time. Here’s an important [...]

‘Broad City’ Creators Raise Funds for Cynthia Nixon Campaign with Signed Bong

By | July 9th, 2018|Cynthia Nixon, new york, News, Politics, TV|

Cynthia Nixon’s campaign to unseat two-term incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo just got a major bump from two of TV’s most-beloved stoners. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, co-creators and co-stars of the hit sitcom Broad City, have thrown their support behind Nixon’s insurgent campaign for governor of New York. And they’re doing it in high-profile fashion, [...]

9 Barriers To Marijuana Legalization in Texas

By | July 2nd, 2018|featured, Politics, Texas|

Legalization in Texas might be closer than we think, but the reality is that despite the state’s fierce individuality and believe in personal liberties, the red state mentality still largely applies to the green stuff. Here are ten barriers that are keeping Texas from making like Peter Tosh and legalizing it. Representative Pete Sessions Hates [...]

All the Obstacles to Marijuana Legalization in New York

By | June 28th, 2018|featured, new york, Politics|

Long a bastion of social progress and cultural experimentation, New York State — home to New York City and the birthplace of High Times — lags painfully behind when it comes to legalized weed. The winds of change are undoubtedly blowing in the right direction. The governor recently commissioned a study by the State Health [...]

Why Jeff Sessions Will Fail at Taking Us Back 50 Years on Marijuana Legalization

By | June 25th, 2018|featured, Jeff Sessions, Politics|

The progress that we’ve made in the last 50 years has been dramatic; from the first marijuana decriminalization laws passed in Oregon in 1973, to the headlong rush for recreational and medical marijuana legislation today, we’re within striking distance of full, nationwide legalization. However, the current administration features Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, an Attorney General [...]

Texas Republicans Come Out in Support of Marijuana Decriminalization

By | June 20th, 2018|decriminalization, GOP, News, Politics, republicans|

Texas Republicans have come out in support of marijuana decriminalization in their official party platform. State GOP delegates also approved an expansion of medical marijuana access and support for industrial hemp at their convention. Nearly 10,000 delegates attended the state Republican Party convention last week. Before Saturday’s vote on the platform, delegates had the opportunity [...]