The War On The Fourth Amendment

Hardly a day goes by when our government does not attempt to overstep its authority, however, recent legal and policy developments are pointing towards an insidious and coordinated power grab targeted at the Fourth Amendment. There can be no doubt that eliminating that amendment’s protections against...

First Michigan Marijuana Dispensary Gets Licence

While Other States Struggle In Ypsilanti, Michigan, the first medical marijuana dispensary in the state has been licensed by the city. The 3rd Coast Compassion Center was already up and running in 2009, but the city developed hostile zoning ordinances and then began requiring a license to operate. The...

The Marijuana Legalization Imperative

Marijuana legalization, properly implemented, is such a profound repudiation of many evils infecting our government that its realization becomes a moral and logical imperative. It would be a strike against many of the government’s more unsavory control structures and a challenge to what can only be...

Is the Tenth Amendment a Remedy for Marijuana?

Recently, new federal government healthcare regulations as well as its continued attacks on medical marijuana have prompted a great deal of talk about the ways in which states can resist federal power. Much of this talk has dealt with the constitutionality of Nullification and the true purpose and authority...

Marijuana Freedom in the Alaska Air

In 1973 Irwin Ravin refused to sign a traffic citation and got himself arrested while knowingly possessing a small amount of marijuana. The arrest was a plot by Ravin and fellow attorneys to bring a test case challenging the harsh Alaska marijuana laws. NORML footed the bill for the case as part of their...