Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris’s new embrace of smoking marijuana didn’t go well back in Jamaica, where her father said her ancestors would be “turning in their grave” after hearing her stereotype the island’s people as “pot-smoking joy seekers.”
Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) admitted in an interview this week to using marijuana, an act that landed thousands in prison while she was California’s Attorney General and opposed legalization of the drug.
Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) introduced a proposal Friday to federally legalize marijuana and permit states to establish their own regulatory schemas for sellers of the drug.
When the clock strikes midnight on Wednesday, Michigan will become the 10th state in the Union to allow the consumption of recreational marijuana.
At the polls Tuesday night, Americans in 37 states voted up and down on 155 ballot initiatives, with big wins for legal marijuana but losses for environmentalist proposals.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee promptly deleted a tweet on Thursday attacking a Republican congressman’s “cult-like fixation on marijuana” after a Los Angeles Times op-ed scolded the DCCC for launching its attack when Democrats “broadly support marijuana legalization.”
The number of children exposed to marijuana has risen significantly since the drug was legalized in Washington State, a new report from the Washington Poison Center shows.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) introduced a bill Wednesday to remove marijuana from the federal schedule of controlled substances.
Both houses of the Maine State Legislature voted Wednesday to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s (R.) veto of marijuana legalization legislation, putting the state on the path to finally implementing a 2016 referendum calling for legal recreational weed.