The Marijuana Majority, a nonprofit group promoting reform of marijuana laws and legalization of adult social marijuana use, has a new project, the Marijuana Majority Mayors Initiative.
News media are reporting that the Justice Department has finally released its guidance memo to US Attorneys regarding marijuana legalization by the states. The memo was prompted by successful legalization initiatives in both Colorado and Washington.
The Denver Post reported on Aug 29 that:
Governor John Kitzhaber has signed Oregon's dispensary bill, HB3460, into law. The Oregonian reported on August 14, 2013:
The Statesman-Journal reports that Governor John Kitzhaber, MD, plans to sign HB3460, the medical cannabis dispensary bill. Voter Power Foundation applauds the Governor's decision.
According to the Statesman-Journal on July 11, 2013:
US Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Jared Polis (D-CO) are taking the lead in reforming federal marijuana policy. Dennis Romero reported on the LA Weekly blog on Feb. 6, 2013 that:
Drug Enforcement Agency executing federal search warrant at Central Point farm
Ashland Daily Tidings
Oct. 5, 2011
WEBB, SPECTER INTRODUCE BILL TO OVERHAUL AMERICA'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Blue-Ribbon Commission to Offer Reforms on Incarceration Rates, Sentencing Policies, Gang Violence, Prison Administration & Reintegration of Offenders