Florida Surgeon General Speaks Out Against Marijuana

Medical marijuana has made huge strides in Florida, gaining support from over 70% of potential voters.  Unfortunately, the state's surgeon general is not one of them.  On Monday, he spoke out against marijuana, citing "untested drugs" getting onto the market at his cause for concern. "We must be wary of unintended consequences and remember that first we must do no harm," s...

San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office to Ask for Money for New Boat to Fight Marijuana Smugglers

The San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office has asked county supervisors for $500,000 to be spent on a new boat in order to target marijuana smugglers.  Over the past two years, the Sheriff's Office has recovered twelve marijuana-smuggling panga boats that have landed along the coast, but the department has no way to target the smugglers in action, nor remove the boats after they're ...

30 Pounds of Pot Found in MA Produce Delivery

About 30 pounds of marijuana were found inside of a tractor trailer making a produce delivery to the Stop & Shop grocery store in Freetown Mass. The delivery originated in Lodi, Ca, and the driver claimed to have no knowledge of the marijuana being in the back of the rig. "She picked up the truck and drove it from Point A to Point B, and made several stops along the w...

Colorado Police Encourage Responsible Marijuana Use During First Legal 4/20

2014 marks the first year that Coloradoans can legally celebrate 4/20 with recreational marijuana.  State officials have released a reminder to all citizens to party responsibly. "State agencies, local governments, the marijuana industry and others have worked hard since the passage of Amendment 64 to ensure that Colorado remains a safe, healthy place to live,” said Andre...

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Officials Warn of 4/20 Crackdown in San Francisco

Officials Warn of 4/20 Crackdown in San Francisco

Happy 4/20!  If you are planning to head out to Golden Gate Park or Hippie Hill in San Francisco today, be warned that city officials and police are on...
Marijuana Ban Proposed in Montana

Marijuana Ban Proposed in Montana

A Montana businessman has proposed an outright ban on all forms of marijuana for the 2014 ballot.  The measure, submitted by Steve Zabawa to the Secretary of State’s office...
Illinois Reveals Medical Marijuana Program Guidelines

Illinois Reveals Medical Marijuana Program Guidelines

Illinois regulators have released a new draft of guidelines for the state’s new medical marijuana program.  The public now has 45 days to comment on the rules, which dictate...
Blake Griffin Speaks Out in Favor of Medical Marijuana

Blake Griffin Speaks Out in Favor of Medical Marijuana

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is speaking out in favor of medical marijuana in support of Bucks center Larry Sanders, who announced his support of legalizing marijuana after...
Alleged Fake Medical Marijuana Operation Shut Down in Michigan

Alleged Fake Medical Marijuana Operation Shut Down in Michigan

Thirty-seven people have been arrested in connection to an alleged fake medical marijuana operation in Michigan.  According to federal court documents, the defendants in the case used Michigan’s medical...
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 in Funding

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 in Funding

Funding of $100,000 was gifted to New Approach Oregon, a group backing a proposed marijuana legalization initiative, from fragrance-heir Henry van Ameringen. Van Ameringen’s gift is significant, as backers...
Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime, According to Researchers

Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime, According to Researchers

One argument that opponents of marijuana legalization frequently make is that marijuana legalization will increase crime in their neighborhoods.  A new study, however, refutes that notion.  New data shows...
Study Claims Casual Marijuana Use Could be Tied to Brain Abnormalities

Study Claims Casual Marijuana Use Could be Tied to Brain Abnormalities

A new study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School suggests that even casual marijuana use can cause abnormalities in the brains of users. The study,...
US Attorney General Eric Holder “Cautiously Optimistic” About Marijuana Legalization

US Attorney General Eric Holder “Cautiously Optimistic” About Marijuana Legalization

During a visit to the federal courthouse is Charleston, US Attorney General Eric Holder explained that he is :cautiously optimistic” about recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. When...
68% of Minnesotans Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

68% of Minnesotans Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new Minnesota poll asked likely voters, “Do you think Marijuana should or should not be legal when used for medical purposes?”  Almost 70% of those polled responded “yes”...