High Times Freedom Fighters
The High Times Freedom Fighters was a marijuana legalization group started by High Times Editor-in-Chief Steven Hager in 1987. The group was famous for marching into marijuana rallies dressed in psych...
Cannabis classification in the United Kingdom
Cannabis classification in the United Kingdom refers to the class of drugs, as determined by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, that cannabis is placed in. Between 1928 and 2004 and since 2009, it has been...
Cannabis classification in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Le Dain Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs
The Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs, often referred to as the Le Dain Commission after its chair Dean Gerald Le Dain, was a Canadian government commission that was begun in 196...
Hinchey-Rohrabacher medical marijuana amendment
The Hinchey-Rohrabacher medical marijuana amendment (House Amendment 272) is legislation that prevents the Department of Justice from spending money to prevent the implementation of state medical mari...
Matthew Davies (businessman)
Matthew R. "Matt" Davies was one of three defendants indicted by a Stockton, California, grand jury in July 2012 for cultivating marijuana for sale to licensed patients in California, whose use is leg...
Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative
The Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative, appeared as the third question on the state's 2012 ballot as an indirect initiated state statute. The measure allows cannabis to be used for medical pu...
United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative
In United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 532 U.S. 483 (2001), the United States Supreme Court rejected the common-law medical necessity defense to crimes enacted under the federal Con...
Runciman Report
The Runciman Report was a 2000 Police Foundation (2000) inquiry into the United Kingdom's Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA) authored by Viscountess Runciman.
It called for the classification system t...
Cannabis laws in Ann Arbor, Michigan
During the last 40 years, the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan has enacted some of the most lenient laws on marijuana possession in the United States. These include measures approved in a 1972 city...
Massachusetts Sensible Marijuana Policy Initiative
The Sensible Marijuana Policy Initiative, also known as Massachusetts Ballot Question 2, was an initiated state statute that replaced prior criminal penalties with new civil penalties on adults posses...
Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013
Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 (H.R. 499) is a federal marijuana decriminalization law that was introduced into the United States House of Representatives during the 113th United Sta...
Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 - Wikipedia
Ron Marzel
Ron Marzel is a lawyer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His specialty is opposing Canada's cannabis laws. He also represents landlords. In 2008, he represented Dispensing With Care, a coalition that was...
National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse
The National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse was created by the Controlled Substances Act to study marijuana abuse in the United States. While the Controlled Substances Act was being drafted i...
Hitzig v. Canada
Hitzig v Canada is a 2003 civil case in which challenged the constitutionality of the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR), now the Medical Marihuana Access Division. MMAR provided for exemptio...
Marihuana Tax Act of 1937
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, Pub. 238, 75th Congress, 50 Stat. 551 (Aug. 2, 1937) was a United States Act that placed a tax on the sale of cannabis. The H.R. 6385 act was drafted by Harry Anslinger...
Drug Policy Alliance
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is a New York City-based non-profit organization, led by executive director Ethan Nadelmann, with the principal goal of ending the American "War on Drugs". The stated pr...
California Proposition 215 (1996)
Proposition 215, or the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, is a California law concerning the use of medical cannabis. It was enacted, on November 5, 1996, by means of the initiative process, and passed w...
California Proposition 215 (1996) - Wikipedia
Removal of cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act
*Cannabis remains a Schedule I substance under federal law as of 2015. *Some cities and Indian Reservations have legalization policies separate from their surrounding states. Since 1972, there...
Removal of cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act - Wikipedia
Leary v. United States
Leary v. United States, 395 U.S. 6 (1969), is a U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with the constitutionality of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Timothy Leary, a professor and activist, was arrested f...
Michigan Compassionate Care Initiative
The Michigan Compassionate Care Initiative is an indirect initiated state statute that will allow the medical use of marijuana for seriously ill patients.The measure has met all requirements and appea...
Legal history of cannabis in Canada
Police and prosecution services in all Canadian jurisdictions are capable of pursuing criminal charges for cannabis possession. Despite this, there is a lack of consensus on the legal status of cannab...
Legal history of cannabis in Canada - Wikipedia
Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition
The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MassCann), the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (MassCann/NORML or MC/N), is a non-profit public education org...
Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition - Wikipedia