Posts Categorized: Decriminalizing Drugs

Why was July 1, 2018 significant? Last Sunday was the deadline for marijuana companies to submit samples for testing to determine if their products meet California’s quality standards. Lab Testing Cannabis When Californians approved marijuana legalization in 2016, the state began issuing licenses for growing, testing, and selling pot starting on January 1, 2018. Many…

On June 8, 2018, President Trump indicated support for a bipartisan bill that would end the federal ban on pot. The legislation, co-authored by Senator Cory Gardner, and Senator Elizabeth Warren, would lift the federal prohibition, defer to states’ laws on marijuana legalization, and permit marijuana businesses to use the federal banking system.    …

I attempted to write this blog about half a dozen times. Feeling an overwhelming resistance, I’d sit at my desk, type a few words, delete them, then try again. When the flow didn’t materialize, I told myself, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Ten days later, I still  hadn’t written the blog. What was my problem? Drugs…

After I’d written my last blog, (about the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment Update and Marijuana as a Gateway Drug), I read about other countries’ approach to the war on drugs. Norway Norway’s parliament has voted to decriminalize marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Norwegians found with small quantities of drugs will be diverted into treatment programs rather than criminally…