The American North West has long been a leader in reforming marijuana laws. They are often ahead of their larger neighbor California when it comes to issues pertaining to personal use. Two recent decisions have reversed that trend; are there more on the horizon?
Most often when Americans think of liberal marijuana policies, they think of California. In truth, Oregon and Washington State have been with or often ahead of Californian in regards to marijuana liberties. Oregon and Washington have some of the best run medical marijuana programs in the country. Oregon has also decriminalized marijuana possession and allows industrial hemp. Recently the U.S. Attorney for Oregon, Dwight Holton, promised to end the sale of medical marijuana in the state. Similarly, the State Supreme Court of Washington recently concluded that an employer can fire someone for legally using medical marijuana. Continue reading →