Transitioning to the New Design

We’re going to restore the old theme for a few days while we iron out some of the wrinkles with the new look. There are a few elements that didn’t reveal themselves in testing that we’d like to get fixed before we roll the design out again for real. Thanks for the feedback and stay tuned.

Transitioning to a New Look Tonight at Midnight

Cherished readers,

We’ve scheduled for the RBC to temporarily close its doors at midnight; it should re-open with an hour or so, or perhaps as late as 3AM Friday morning (Pacific). We hope that the upgrade will resolve a few of the RBC’s chronic bugs, provide new functionality that will better allow both authors and commenters to interact and create individual identities, and in general retain our readability and ease of use. We’ve the team at YeahCan! to thanks for a new, vibrant website. One warning: We might see a few lost comments at the very end of that period (10pm to midnight Pacific), so if that possibility causes you great anxiety, you might want to back-up any contributions from tonight.

I’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience dealing with the unanticipated bugs which are likely to pop up within the next few days, and retroactively for the feedback that’s helped us come up with the new design.

Soliciting input for an RBC re-design

The RBC is looking to take on a long-overdue redesign, which will address some technical, functional, and aesthetic issues. Since our discussions here are so critical to the value or of content, it’s important that our commenters have some feedback here. What changes would you like to see the RBC take on? What do you want to stay the same? Treat this thread as a discussion space, and I’ll work to incorporate your feedback into our design process.

Legalization News October 1

Washington Initiative 502

Monday briefing: a Todd Akin turnaround?; “Pot mama” leads I-502 campaign - Seattle Times (blog)

 

Colorado Amendment 64

Video: Part 2 of Amendment 64 debate and more - Denver Westword

Pot legalization measure leads voters to debate safety, economy - Denver Post

State Sen. Shawn Mitchell comes out in favor of ballot measure legalizing pot - Denver Post (blog)

Party Lines Tangle in Marijuana Legalization Debate - Valerie Richardson at the Colorado Observer

 

Oregon Measure 80

Clatsop County Sheriff candidates stake their ground - Daily Astorian

Donors keeping distance from Ore. pot campaign - Seattle Times

Measure 80 Debate Analysis - Russ Belville Show

Many Oregonians Still Undecided on Measure 80 to Legalize Marijuana - NORML

 

Note: The authors of Marijuana Legalization: What Everybody Needs To Know do not necessarily endorse or approve any of the specific stories listed here. These stories are posted in order to provide coverage to the upcoming elections, not to demonstrate the authors’ viewpoints.

Legalization News October 2

Washington Initiative 502

A $4 million marijuana campaign warchest - Seattle Pi

Washington pot measure continues powerhouse fundraising, hits $4 million mark - Jeff Mapes at The Oregonian

Op-ed: Legalize marijuana for racial-justice reasons - Spearit at the Seattle Times

What Debating I-502 In the Middle of the Day on KCTS 9 Looks Like - Matt Driscoll at the Seattle Weekly

Rick Steves on I-502: The case for legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana - Village Soup

Op-ed: Don’t legalize marijuana. It’s addictive - Robert Dupont and Andrea Barthwell at the Seattle Times

Advocates clash over state ballot measures - Olivia Henry at Western Front

$1 million more for marijuana legalization campaign — and support from King County sheriff - Jonathan Martin at the Seattle Times

Editorial: Legalizing and Taxing Marijuana - The Columbian

Video: Initiative 502 Debate - KCTS 9 Public Television

 

Colorado Amendment 64

A pro Amendment 64 response to Res Stecker’s Sept. 20 column  - Hamilton Reed at Rocky Mountain Collegian

Marijuana Reform Supporters Nationwide Can Help Oregon Legalization Initative - Johnny Green at The Weed Blog

Video: Yes on 64 — Milton Friedman and marijuana prohibition - YouTube

Sharpe: Need to separate hard and soft drug markets - letter to the editor, Robert Sharpe at Common Sense for Drug Policy

Debate Over Legalizing Marijuana Heats Up - KKTV 11 Southern Colorado

 

Oregon Measure 80

Pot measure explanation missing crucial information about limits, DA says - Harry Esteve at The Oregonian

Marijuana: 75 Years of Failed Prohibition - Amanda Rain at Blue Oregon

Measure 80 leaves too many loop holes - Argus Observer

 

Note: The authors of Marijuana Legalization: What Everybody Needs To Know do not necessarily endorse or approve any of the specific stories listed here. These stories are posted in order to provide coverage to the upcoming elections, not to demonstrate the authors’ viewpoints.

Marijuana Legalization News 10/3

Washington Initiative 502

Dan Satterberg Weighs in on I-502 - Nina Shapiro at the Seattle Weekly

Campaign to legalize pot gets high-profile GOP support - Gene Johnson of AP

Latest poll: Obama miles ahead in Washington state; marijuana and gay close but up - Joni Balter at the Seattle Times

King County sheriff makes case for pot - Danny Westneat at the Seattle Times

 

Colorado Amendment 64

How Will The Feds React If Colorado Passes Marijuana Legalization Measure - Scott Kersgard at The Colorado Independent

CannaBiz: MMJ for PTSD (sort of) denied - Bryce Crawford at the Colorado Spring Independent

Obama looks for a “bud bump” as Colorado weighs pot legalization - David N. Philipps at Salon

DA candidates battle in debate - Randy Wyrick at the Vail Daily

Marijuana legalization wins support from some Colorado Republicans - Eric W. Dolan at The Raw Story

A Debate On Colorado’s Amendment 64 - Joe at the 420 Times

 

Oregon Measure 80

Oregon Pot Measure Struggles With Fundraising - CBS Seattle

ENDORSEMENT: Marijuana legalization: No - The Eugene Register-Guard

Editorial: Marijuana ballot measure goes too far - The World

Both Sides Weigh In On Marijuana Legalization Measure - Oregon Public Broadcasting

 

General

Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana Head List of 2012 Ballot Measures - Governing

 

Note: The authors of Marijuana Legalization: What Everybody Needs To Know do not necessarily endorse or approve any of the specific stories listed here. These stories are posted in order to provide coverage to the upcoming elections, not to demonstrate the authors’ viewpoints.

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