Legalization

Denver Approves 5% Recreational Marijuana Tax

Denver Approves 5% Recreational Marijuana Tax

On Monday, the Denver City Council approved a 5% municipal tax on recreational marijuana sales in the city.  The council approved the tax with a vote of 7-5. The...
Lawmaker Pushes For Marijuana Decriminalization in Missouri

Lawmaker Pushes For Marijuana Decriminalization in Missouri

Missouri Representative Rory Ellinger (D) plans to introduce a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  Ellinger introduced a similar bill last May, which got a...
NASCAR to Get the Marijuana Treatment With New Video

NASCAR to Get the Marijuana Treatment With New Video

This weekend, racing fans at the NASCAR Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, one of NASCAR’s biggest races, will be treated to a video about marijuana on a giant video screen...
Former President Says Marijuana Could Be Legal in Mexico in 5 Years

Former President Says Marijuana Could Be Legal in Mexico in 5 Years

Former Mexico President Vincente Fox told the press on Friday that he believes Mexico could legalize marijuana in the next 5 years. Fox hosted a conference in support of...
Researcher Claims Marijuana Less Socially Harmful Than Alcohol or Tobacco

Researcher Claims Marijuana Less Socially Harmful Than Alcohol or Tobacco

Professor Robin Room, head of Australia’s leading alcohol research center is pushing for marijuana legalization, saying that weed has less negative social effects than alcohol or tobacco. “It makes...
Portland, Maine Considers Marijuana Legalization

Portland, Maine Considers Marijuana Legalization

On Monday, the Portland, Me. City Council will hold a public hearing to discuss legalizing marijuana for adults age 21 and older within city limits. The hearing ties into...
Michigan Marijuana Activists Encouraging Supporters to Spend $2 Bills

Michigan Marijuana Activists Encouraging Supporters to Spend $2 Bills

Michigan activists are asking supporters of marijuana legalization to spend at least one $2 bill during each purchase they make for the next three weeks.  The goal of using...
Former Mexican President Pushes Marijuana Legalization

Former Mexican President Pushes Marijuana Legalization

Former Mexican President Vincente Fox met with marijuana advocates in San Francisco on Monday to help urge both the US and Mexico to legalize recreational marijuana. After the meeting,...
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Sponsor Fined $65,000 For Illegal Signature Gathering

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Sponsor Fined $65,000 For Illegal Signature Gathering

Robert Wolfe sponsored a proposed measure to legalize marijuana in Oregon last November.  Wolfe organized a group of signature gatherers to try to get the initiative onto the general...
NAACP Endorses Marijuana Legalization in PA

NAACP Endorses Marijuana Legalization in PA

The NAACP is backing a bill in Pennsylvania that would legalize and regulate marijuana.  The legislation was proposed by Senator Daylin Leach, who hopes marijuana legalization would create new...