The cannabis community was all abuzz last week when the drug education and prevention group D.A.R.E. published a pro-marijuana legalization letter written by a former cop on their website. Had one of the last bastions of the “marijuana is bad, mmmkay” crowd finally come to their senses and come around to our way of thinking?
Rhode Island may make history in 2015 by becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana—not by ballot measure or a vote of citizens, but by legislative action. The smallest state has been at the forefront of reform since becoming the first to pass a medical marijuana bill by legislative vote in 2006, and it looks ready to repeat this process for recreational in 2015.
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.