WASHINGTON, July 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Drug Policy Alliance board of directors announced today its unanimous decision to appoint Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno as the organization’s new executive director.
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WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Sunday, Israel took a big step toward decriminalizing adult marijuana use. The Israeli Cabinet approved a proposal that would replace criminal penalties with fines for people who are caught using marijuana in public. The proposal from the Ministries of Justice and Public Security has received support from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but still requires approval of the Israeli Parliament before becoming law.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a press conference today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer strongly indicated that Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) will crack down on recreational marijuana programs. In response, Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance, released this statement:
On Jan. 27, 2017, Ethan Nadelmann announced via Twitter that he is going to “step aside” as the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, a non-profit organization advocating for the end of the drug war through sensible drug law reform.
Tom Price is one of the most consistently anti-marijuana members of Congress, voting against a number of marijuana proposals before the House in recent years.
The Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Policy Project have responded to President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. attorney general. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said Sessions is a “drug war dinosaur” and “the last thing the nation needs now.”
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Several outlets reported this morning that Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been selected by Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General.
Jubilation over marijuana’s ballot wins was quickly tempered by the uncertain future marijuana faces under a Trump Justice Department.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ —Voters in Massachusetts have approved marijuana legalization, making it the first state east of the Rockies to do so.
On Nov. 8, 2016, a majority of voters in Nevada approved Question 2, legalizing retail marijuana in the the Silver State and poising the state marijuana market for massive growth.
Voters in Massachusetts and Maine legalized marijuana on Nov. 8, 2016, becoming the first two states east of the Rockies to do so. The results from Massachusetts’s Question 4 were announced before midnight on Election Day, while the outcome of Maine’s Question 1 remained undetermined until early the next morning.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — This Election Day was a watershed moment for the movement to end marijuana prohibition, with the results expected to accelerate efforts to legalize marijuana in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and internationally.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — California voters have approved Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana in the nation’s largest state.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Florida voters have approved the state’s medical marijuana initiative, Amendment 2.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Nevada has joined California and Massachusetts by legalizing marijuana today.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — This Election Day is shaping up to be a watershed moment for efforts to end marijuana prohibition, with five states voting on marijuana legalization and four more on medical marijuana.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — This Election Day is shaping up to be a watershed moment for efforts to end marijuana prohibition, with five states voting on marijuana legalization and four more on medical marijuana.
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Italy may become the next country to legally regulate marijuana, with a legislative proposal expected to be debated in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies on Monday, July 25.
On March 3, 2016, Ethan Nadelmann, Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, and David Evans, Executive Director of the Drug Free Schools Coalition, went head to head in The Great Marijuana Debate, co-sponsored by MJIC Media and ProCon.org, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco.
For the first time an event that is clearly geared towards opportunities for profit in the legal marijuana industry takes a hard look at the risks associated with the decision to go legal—not just the financial risk, but the social and moral risks associated therewith.
In just 30 days, David Evans, Executive Director of the Drug Free Schools Coalition, will be participating in The Great Marijuana Debate, opposite Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco this March.
Ethan Nadelmann, along with his colleagues at the Drug Policy Alliance, has played a pivotal role in most of the major drug policy reform ballot initiative campaigns in the United States, and he will be hosting The Great Marijuana Debate sponsored by ProCon.org in San Francisco.
The combat between sovereign authorities on the one hand and the people who pursue the drug trade on the other—inclusive of the marijuana trade—where it remains criminal, has become frighteningly militarized in recent decades.
PARAMUS, N.J., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Developing a responsible, safe and ethical marijuana industry will be the theme of Ethan Nadelmann’s keynote speech at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo taking place September 16-18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Progress is not given, it is earned. The 2014 MJINews Power Activists know this all too well. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws began the organized drug law reform movement in 1970, inspiring activists across the nation.
After you, my dear Alphonse. That, according to an October 7, 2014, webinar, hosted by MJ Freeway and featuring the Marijuana Policy Project’s Executive Director, Rob Kampia, has been the position of many cannabusinesses.
Ethan Nadelmann, Founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, recently addressed the ArcView Investors Chicago Forum about the need for new marijuana capitalists to step up to the task of supporting drug law reform. In a nutshell, his message to new investors was that without continued focus on changing the law, there will be no place for investments to go.
When advocates of legalization look at the polls, it is hard to be worried about Oregon. There are always reasons to fret, but Measure 91 looks more likely to pass than ballot initiatives in Alaska or Florida. A SurveyUSA poll from early August showed Oregon voters supporting legalization at 51 to 42 percent, with 6 percent undecided. Should we let Oregon coast and focus on the other races?