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Top 10 Marijuana Highlights From 2011

The Marijuana Policy Project released its top ten positive developments on the marijuana front for 2011.  I’ll try to summarize or you can find the entire article here: The Huffington Post: Top 10 Marijuana Highlights from 2011.

  1. Obama and Congress did away with Clinton’s National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.
  2. A bill allowing states to determine their own marijuana policies (not just medical) was introduced in Congress. Twenty-one House members currently support this bill.
  3. Public support for the legalization of marijuana has reached an all-time high, finally reaching 50 percent.
  4. Delaware legalized medical marijuana.
  5. Maryland and Vermont improved their medical marijuana laws.
  6. Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico and D.C. implemented and/or expanded their medical marijuana laws.
  7. Arkansas and Connecticut lowered their penalties for possession of marijuana.
  8. World leaders, including Kofi Annan, George Schulz and President Carter, spoke out in favor of decriminalization of marijuana.
  9. Republican Congressman Ron Paul, running for presidential nomination, continually attacked the US war on drugs.
  10. Governors asked the feds to reschedule marijuana — to make it a Schedule II drug, meaning it has medicinal value.

 

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