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...
Harry J. Anslinger
Harry Jacob Anslinger (May 20, 1892 – November 14, 1975) was United States government official who served as the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics ...
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Samuel R. Caldwell
Samuel R. Caldwell (February 11, 1880 – June 24, 1941) was the first person convicted of selling marijuana under the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, according to federal files.
He was born on Feb...
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Medical cannabis
Medical cannabis (or medical marijuana) refers to the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as medical therapy to treat disease or...
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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...
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...
November Coalition
The November Coalition is a non-profit grassroots organization, founded in 1997, which fights against the War on Drugs and for the rights of the prisoners incarcerated as the effect of that war. It pu...
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Safer Alternative for Enjoyable Recreation
Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) is a non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado. The SAFER campaign was initially launched in Colorado on the campuses of the University of Co...
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML /ˈnɔrməl/) is an American non-profit organization based in Washington, DC whose aim is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve ...
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...
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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...
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...
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California Senate Bill 420
California Senate Bill 420 (colloquially known as the Medical Marijuana Program Act) was a bill introduced by John Vasconcellos of the California State Senate, and subsequently passed by the Californi...
Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy
The Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy is a Boston, Massachusetts based organization that was devoted to passing Question 2, a cannabis decriminalization initiative also known as the Massachusett...
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...
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Cannabis in Oregon
Cannabis in Oregon relates to a number of legislative, legal, and cultural events surrounding use of cannabis (marijuana, hashish, THC, kief, etc.). Oregon was the first U.S. state to decriminalize t...
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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...
Gonzales v. Raich
Gonzales v. Raich (previously Ashcroft v. Raich), 545 U.S. 1 (2005), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court ruling that under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, the Unit...
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...
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...
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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...