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About Ashley Roachclip

Advocating for legalization of marijuana (cannabis) and personal freedom.

Attorney Walker Chandler Joins C.A.R.E. Team

Walker Chandler, Attorney

Georgia C.A.R.E. welcomes Attorney Walker Chandler to our team. Walker has over 35 years of experience in the practice of law and has been an outspoken advocate for marijuana legalization.

In a 1997 landmark case, Walker Chandler challenged the Georgia statue that required candidates for office to pass a drug test to qualify. The case moved through the courts and was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court struck down the law. Read the case HERE>>>

Walker L. CHANDLER, et al., Petitioners, v. Zell D. MILLER, Governor of Georgia, et al.

Study: Fewer Arizona teens smoking pot since medical marijuana legalization

Fewer Arizona teens are trying marijuana since the state legalized the drug for medical uses, a study published recently by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission revealed.

In all, the study (PDF) found that 28.7 percent of students surveyed by the commission admitted to using marijuana at least once. The figure represents a minor drop from 29.9 percent in 2010.

Medical marijuana legalization took effect in Arizona in 2011.

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Atlanta Progressive News Reports on C.A.R.E. Project

MATTHEW CHARLES CARDINALE of Atlanta Progressive News reports on the launch of Georgia C.A.R.E. Project. Be sure to subscribe to their news service and send a news tip.

Activists to Push Legislature for Medical Marijuana in Georgia

“If they can decriminalize crimes such as theft, burglary, and forgery–they did enact legislation to drop the penalties–then certainly they can look at marijuana laws and lower the penalties for that,” Bell said.

“Decriminalize it, medicalize it, I’m open to almost any form of reform,” Bell said.

Bell said he wants the Legislature in 2013 to create a special committee to study the issues of marijuana law reform, to report back for action during the Legislative Session in 2014.

“A person who smokes marijuana does not commit a crime against another person, it’s a victimless crime.  It’s a crime against the government,” Bell said.

What Did President Obama’s Comments On Marijuana Legalization Mean?

Former “Choom Gang” Member Barack “Barry Soetoro” Hussein Obama II

Barbara Walters interview with President Obama aired last Friday and marijuana legalization was one of the topics covered.  Reactions have varied from the hopeful to the pessimistic since a preview of the interview and a partial transcript were released.  Now that the interview has been aired, where do the marijuana legalization measures in Colorado and Washington stand with the federal government?  Different people took different things away from the interview.  Just as I have blogged previously, I don’t think that President Obama said anything very substantial and feel that it is up to us — the cannabis law reform communities — to lead on this issue because the President simply isn’t. (Anthony Johnson)

Here is the full story from Anthony Johnson