Jason Toon

americas

Why American Investors May Prefer Canada's Marijuana Industry

American investors are skittish about the confusion created by conflicting state and federal marijuana laws in the US — and Canada may get their money as a result.
Jason Toon
6.29.15
politics

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Bills That Would Force Transgender Discrimination

HB 1747 and HB 1748 would criminalize "entering a public restroom that is designated by a sign for members of the opposite sex," and define gender as "the gender established at the individual's birth."
Jason Toon
3.2.15
Crime & Drugs

California Judge to Rule on Constitutionality of Federal Marijuana Classification

US District Judge Kimberly Mueller agreed to hold a hearing on the constitutionality of marijuana's Schedule I classification, and is expected to issue a decision soon.
Jason Toon
2.16.15
politics

Meet the Former US Officials That Are Helping Weed Go Legit

For a nascent industry finding its way through the rapidly shifting ground of American drug law, political veterans bring an understanding of how the business looks from the government’s perspective.
Jason Toon
1.28.15
asia & pacific

‘Times Have Changed’: The Man Who Helped Build the US-Australia Alliance Says It’s Time to End It

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser wants his country to abandon American military dependence before it gets dragged into war.
Jason Toon
7.7.14
americas

What Will Happen to the Economy If We Raise the Minimum Wage?

Whether you argue raising the minimum wage would be job-killing inflationary madness or inequality-busting economic Viagra, you're wrong.
Jason Toon
5.15.14
Money

What Will Happen to the Economy If We Raise the Minimum Wage?

Jason Toon
5.14.14
marijuana legalization

Legal Weed in Washington State Has Been Completely Screwed Up

Unlike Colorado, Washington has bungled marijuana legalization, and the fallout could impact the fate of legal weed in the rest of the US.
Jason Toon
3.10.14
Sports

Sonics Fans Are Politely Pumped for Their New Arena

The crowd included Mayor Mike McGinn, gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee, and a guy who told me a long story about his friend Binky who he used to sell drugs to.
Jason Toon
9.14.12