Aug 14 2011

Paul Stanford and the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012

Paul Stanford of The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation in Oregon discusses his history as a marijuana legalization activist, beginning with becoming the NORML coordinator for Washington State in 1982, his association with Jack Herer beginning in 1984, the current state of medical marijuana and the movement in Oregon, and the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012.

May 26 2010

Sitting in judgement

On April 5th I spent nearly an hour on the phone with Casper Leitch, of Time4Hemp.   He was rather perturbed by an article I’d written on 30 Aug 09 where I cited his show Time for a Tax Revolution. This show came to my attention through an article by Bruce Cain, and I found it notable as the Continue reading →

Apr 04 2010

A new tone from NORML and MPP?

Is it just because I’m looking for it or have NORML and MPP adopted a new tone in the past few days? I see with regard to a proposal in the District of Columbia that would prohibit the cultivation of marijuana by medical patients NORML’s president Allen St. Pierre had this to say on 31 Mar 10 Continue reading →

Aug 30 2009

The tax heard round the world

Since the passage of Oakland’s Measure F, which taxes medical marijuana the same as alcohol, the media has been in a feeding frenzy.  Articles gushing over the revenue potential of marijuana have appeared in Time, The Atlantic, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, and Forbes. Notably absent Continue reading →