The Week In Marijuana

15 Dec

California

Legal pot supported by California majority for first time, Field Poll shows – Contra Costa Times

If you somehow missed this piece of good news: for the first time in a long time (maybe forever) a majority of Californians favor marijuana legalization. And, as the Contra Costa TImes writes, “where there’s smoke, there might soon be fire.” We think one quote sums up the state and future of legalization in California pretty well:

“Debating about whether to legalize now is pointless, because we’re going to. The smart debate is about how we’ll do it.” -” Mark A.R. Kleiman drug policy expert

Read the entire article here.

National

Sen. Krueger Introduces Bill to Regulate and Tax Marijuana in New York State – NYSenate.gov

Could New York state soon be the third state to fully legalize marijuana? If State Senator Liz Krueger, has her way it very well might be. The senator, who represents Manhattan, announced a marijuana regulation bill, that would take down legal barriers and allow the regulation, and taxation of marijuana.

Read the entire press release here.

Can traditional tourism survive marijuana legalization? –

This article asks the question that should naturally follow any marijuana legalization act: once people are allowed to purchase marijuana as a marijuana tourist where will they be allowed to smoke it? Not in public, the article says, and some hotels might hassle it’s customers. The article ponders what moves businesses in colorado (and other states that could legalize the sale of marijuana in due time) might have to make  to coexist with the newly legalized substance.

Read the entire piece here.

Lifestyle

Jerome Chang’s Pot Brownies –  TheAwl.com

Check out this delicious looking piece of heaven! We can’t get over how amazing this looks, and how perfect it would be for the holiday season! Let us know how it tastes if you try it out yourself!

Here’s the recipe.

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