It’s Reeeeeefer—uh, Aaaaalcohol Madness!!!
A pro-marijuana mobile billboard is rolling around Lewiston, Maine, using the same scare tactics of infamous 1930s movie Reefer Madness to highlight how alcohol is more dangerous than pot. Question 2 will appear on Lewiston ballots next month and if passed will decriminalize marijuana use by adults, allowing possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana for recreational purposes.
A blatantly false anti-medical marijuana ad making the rounds on Florida television has caused pro-MMJ group United for Care to send cease-and-desist letters to all stations airing the ad, based on the federal law that the FCC has the responsibility to prevent commercials that spew illegitimate claims from airing.
Marijuana’s status as a Schedule I Drug, or a dangerous drug with no medicinal uses, is slowly crumbling as state after state passes medicinal marijuana laws or outright legalization. In a recent ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals, the court held that an employee fired for legal marijuana use cannot be denied unemployment benefits.
Almost 18 years after California voters legalized medical marijuana, police still terrorize thousands of patient-cultivators each growing season with warrantless, no-knock raids. Defense attorneys say California officers are willfully ignoring established law, and it’s hard not to believe them when you see incidents like this.