Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

A new law, signed Sunday by Governor Pat Quinn, allows children and adults suffering from epilepsy to use medical marijuana to help diminish the severity of their seizures in Illinois. The Senate bill adds epilepsy to Illinois' list of qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana. Children will be able to use marijuana tinctures to treat their epilepsy as long as t...

House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, the House voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana shops and medical marijuana careviers. The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks how to report on their dealings with marijuana-related businesses without...

White House Calls Marijuana a States' Rights Issue

On Monday, the Obama Administration openly opposed Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington DC from using federal funds to decriminalize low level marijuana possession, calling marijuana a states' rights issue. The GOP-sponsored House Amendment would prevent D.C. "from using its own local funds to carry out locally-passed marijuana policies, which again under...

First Marijuana Commercial Released in Canada

Canadian marijuana seed company Crop King Seeds has released what they are calling "the world's first marijuana commercial."  While that claim may be a bit of a stretch, the commercial is one of the first to promote recreational marijuana products. The PSA hasn't aired on television yet (and will probably need to be edited for profanity first as it drops the f-bomb!) but ha...

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University of Arizona Professor Claims She’s Fired Over Marijuana Research

University of Arizona Professor Claims She’s Fired Over Marijuana Research

Dr. Sue Sisley had been a clinical researcher at the University of Arizona for eight years, but believes her contracts have not been renewed due to her focus for...
Medical Marijuana Could Be Distributed in Illinois in 2015

Medical Marijuana Could Be Distributed in Illinois in 2015

Medical marijuana has been legalized in Illinois, but the Department of Public Health has still been working to iron out the protocol for the program.  A recent update from...
Study Finds Tourists are Driving CO’s Marijuana Market

Study Finds Tourists are Driving CO’s Marijuana Market

A new study has found that 50% of people purchasing recreational marijuana in Colorado are out of state visitors, and up to 90% of marijuana sales in mountain resort...
Northern California Wildfire Allegedly Started by Man at Marijuana Grow

Northern California Wildfire Allegedly Started by Man at Marijuana Grow

Officials say a wildfire that has burned over 4.5 square miles of forested land in Northern California was started by a 27-year-old man at an ilegal marijuana grow site....
Seattle’s Only Marijuana Shop Runs Out of Pot

Seattle’s Only Marijuana Shop Runs Out of Pot

Seattle’s only marijuana shop sold out of its entire inventory within the first week and may not get more for up to two weeks. Twenty four total licenses were...
Texas Rangers Catcher Arrested on Marijuana Charges

Texas Rangers Catcher Arrested on Marijuana Charges

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday in Grapevine, Tx. on a marijuana possession charge.  Soto was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under 20 ounces. Soto was...
RI Governor Approves Changes to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

RI Governor Approves Changes to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

Last week, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee signed new legislation that would reset the amounts of marijuana that can be grown in certain settings and establishing new regulations. The...
Terminal Cancer Patient Faces Prison for Marijuana Charges

Terminal Cancer Patient Faces Prison for Marijuana Charges

Benton Mackenzie, a terminal cancer patient from Iowa, is facing three years in prison after being convicted of felony drug charges for growing and possessing marijuana. Mackenzie was found...
Boston Court Says Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Can’t Justify Vehicle Searches

Boston Court Says Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Can’t Justify Vehicle Searches

On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said that police officers cannot use the smell of unburnt marijuana to justify searching a person’s car, due to the fact that...
First Recreational Marijuana Store Opens in Vancouver, WA

First Recreational Marijuana Store Opens in Vancouver, WA

On Wednesday, Vancouver’s first recreational marijuana shop opened.  The store opened at 11 AM after a ribbon cutting ceremony by Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt. Main Street Marijuana is the...