Oregon Legislators Reveal Sales Tax Proposal

On Monday, Oregon legislators revealed a proposed sales tax for retail marijuana sales. This proposed tax would replace the harvest tax approved by voters. The sales tax proposal didn't include a specific percentage. Staffers are still working to determine how much to charge so that the sales tax will yield as much for the state as the harvest tax does. The reason for imp...

10 Arrested at Las Vegas Hempcon

According to the Las Vegas Police Department, 10 people were arrested this past weekend at Hempcon. Hempcon is a three day medical marijuana education convention. Vendors at 5 booths were caught selling marijuana to undercover police officers. Police met with Hempcon's organizers prior to the event and clarified laws governing the event, including the fact that marijuana cou...

Oakland Airport Baggage Handlers Accused of Smuggling Marijuana

Three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, CA have been charged as part of a marijuana smuggling ring. According to US Attorney Melinda Haag, the baggage handlers allegedly used their security badges to pass through screening areas while carrying suitcases filled with marijuana. The handlers are accused of then handing the luggage off to waiting pass...

Texas Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Tinctures

On Monday, the Texas House approved a bill that would allow patients suffering from epilepsy to use high-CBD marijuana tinctures with the recommendation of a neurologist or epileptologist. Senate Bill 339 was passed by the House on a 96-34 vote. It would legalize high-CBD marijuana oils for people with epilepsy disorders. The House will now have a follow up vote. If the bill...

Oregon Legislators Reveal Sales Tax Prop...
10 Arrested at Las Vegas Hempcon
Oakland Airport Baggage Handlers Accused...
Texas Legislature Approves Medical Marij...
Judge Denies Rastafarian Defense for Marijuana Possession in Indiana

Judge Denies Rastafarian Defense for Marijuana Possession in Indiana

A northern Indiana judge has denied a request to lessen marijuana possession charges against a Rastafari man based on faith. 30-year-old Jerome Scott was charged with felony marijuana possession...
Colorado Recreational Marijuana Shop Chain Lays Off Almost Half of Its Employees

Colorado Recreational Marijuana Shop Chain Lays Off Almost Half of Its Employees

On Wednesday, one of Colorado’s largest recreational marijuana shop chains, part of the Strainwise network, laid off 45% of its employees.  In total, 65 employees from the chain’s 9...
Utah State Legislature to Revisit Medical Marijuana Bill

Utah State Legislature to Revisit Medical Marijuana Bill

According to Utah Senator Mark Madsen, a medical marijuana bill will be re-introduced in the Utah Senate this session. “We will absolutely bring that bill back,” he said. “It...
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Goes to Senate Vote

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Goes to Senate Vote

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill is scheduled for a vote on Tuesday. The bill, which would legalize limited forms of medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation, was amended on Monday....
Actor Morgan Freeman Speaks Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Actor Morgan Freeman Speaks Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

During a recent interview with the Daily Beast, actor Morgan Freeman expressed his unwavering support for marijuana legalization. He explained his history with marijuana for both medical and recreational...
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature

On Thursday, members of the Hawaii Legislature passed a bill that would allow 16 dispensaries to open statewide in 2016. House Bill 321 would allow eight companies to open...
Man Facing Multiple Life Sentences for Selling and Possessing Marijuana

Man Facing Multiple Life Sentences for Selling and Possessing Marijuana

An Oklahoma man is facing multiple life sentences in prison after police discovered marijuana in his home.  44-year-old Michael Bourbonais was arraigned Thursday for two counts of distribution of...
Kansas House Approves Marijuana Reform Bill

Kansas House Approves Marijuana Reform Bill

The Kansas House has approved a measure that would reform marijuana laws in the state. The bill would allow lower penalties for marijuana possession, study the use of industrial...
Colorado Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana For Children in School

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana For Children in School

Colorado lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow young children to use medical marijuana in school at the recommendation of their physician. Legislators believe that children who use low-THC...
US Supreme Court Asks Obama Administration for Insight on Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

US Supreme Court Asks Obama Administration for Insight on Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

On Monday, the US Supreme Court asked the Obama administration for feedback and opinions regarding a lawsuit that Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed against Colorado following the legalization of...