Legalization

Jamaica May Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica May Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica may have a reputation for strong weed, but marijuana isn’t actually legal there–yet.  After months of debate, Jamaica’s parliament is planning to vote this fall on a proposal...
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Has Enough Signatures to Qualify for November Ballot

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Has Enough Signatures to Qualify for November Ballot

New Approach Oregon has collected over 100,000 signatures, more than 12,000 more than is required by law to have their marijuana legalization initiative qualify for the November election ballot....
Federal Government Still Not Allowing Legal Marijuana Growers to Tap Into Government Water Source

Federal Government Still Not Allowing Legal Marijuana Growers to Tap Into Government Water Source

A recent announcement by the US Bureau of Reclamation came as a blow to marijuana growers, as they learned they would not gain access to federal irrigation waters. The...
Marijuana Opposition Gaining Support in Alaska

Marijuana Opposition Gaining Support in Alaska

Alaska could become the next state to legalize recreational marijuana, but one opposition group isn’t giving up hope.  “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2″ just received a...
Vermont to Study Marijuana Legalization

Vermont to Study Marijuana Legalization

According to The Associated Press, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is ordering a study about marijuana legalization and its potential impact on the Green Mountain State.  The study will analyze...
Colorado Residents Believe Marijuana is Good For Their State

Colorado Residents Believe Marijuana is Good For Their State

A new poll conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows that 52% of Colorado residents believe that marijuana legalization has been good for their state.  38% thought that...
Former Supreme Court Justice Speaks Out In Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Former Supreme Court Justice Speaks Out In Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told NPR on Thursday that he believes marijuana should be legalized by the federal government. “I really think that that’s another instance...
Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Officials in Puerto Rico are considering the legalization of marijuana in order to boost the commonwealth’s failing economy.  Puerto Rico currently has $70 billion in debt and 45% of...
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...
Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings

Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the Rhode Island House will hold hearings on a number of marijuana-related bills, including one that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. A hearing will...