Politics
Florida's Yes on 2 Grease Parody

Pro-Pot Floridan Makes Questionable 'Grease' Parody for Medical Marijuana

The message is there, but the acting, oh the acting!

Comedian/pro-pot activist Steve Burke has created a parody of “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease in support of Florida’s Proposition 2, which will legalize medical marijuana in the state if it passes this November.

In a rewording worthy of Weird Al, “You’re The One That I Want” becomes “You’re the law that I want, you are the law I want. Yes on 2, honey!” Yes I’m serious, honey.

Legal
Philadelphia Decriminalizes Marijuana

Philadelphia Will Decriminalize Possession, Calls It a 'Civil Rights Issue'

Philadelphia will decriminalize marijuana possession and public consumption starting October 20, making it the largest U.S. city to do so and ending decades of racially discriminatory drug policy.

Under decriminalization, possession of less than 30 grams of weed will be punishable by a $25 ticket, and public consumption by a $100 fine or the completion of nine hours of community service. Under current laws, possession is met with a $200 fine plus mandatory viewing of a video on ‘the dangers of drug abuse’ which, much like The Miracle of Life in seventh grade classrooms, has become an outdated joke.

Politics
D.C. Initiative 17

Washington D.C. Legalization Camp Selects Slogans for Initiative 17

With the vote to legalize recreational weed in November, the Washington, D.C. pro-legalization camp has settled on its campaign slogan: “Legalize.”

Short and to the point—we like it.

Each campaign poster will also have a sub-header reading, “Vote to refocus police priorities,” or “Legalization ends discrimination.” Both messages speak directly to the main arguments for legalization in D.C. specifically.

Of the 57,000 voters who signed the petition that got Initiative 71 on the November ballot, the majority cited ‘refocus police priorities’ as the main reason to legalize. 

Business
Colorado Marijuana Taxes

Recreational Weed Outsells Medical in Colorado, Brings Total Tax Revenue to $18.6 Million

Just seven months since legalization, recreational marijuana has outsold medical in the state of Colorado.

Well, that didn’t take long.

Tax records for July show that recreational dispensaries in Colorado made $28,921,068, while medical dispensaries made $28,313,034, amounting to a $608,000 difference. There are currently about 200 recreational dispensaries in Colorado compared to 400 medical dispensaries, but it is predicted that more medical will convert to recreational to get a piece of the rising action.