Legalization

Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

On Friday, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical, scientific, and religious purposes.  The bill would make possession of up to two ounces of marijuana...
President Obama’s Budget Would Allow DC Recreational Marijuana Legalization

President Obama’s Budget Would Allow DC Recreational Marijuana Legalization

President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal would allow Washington DC to move forward with implementing marijuana legalization. DC voters approved marijuana legalization last year, but Congress included a provision in...
2014 Marijuana DUI Stats Released by Colorado State Patrol

2014 Marijuana DUI Stats Released by Colorado State Patrol

The Colorado State Patrol has released statistics regarding marijuana DUIs in 2014.  According to the report, marijuana was involved in 12.2% of DUI citations in 2014.  The state started...
Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced in Delaware

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced in Delaware

On Thursday, Delaware Representative Helene Keeley introduced House Bill 39, which aims to treat simple possession of marijuana like a traffic ticket, rather than as a misdemeanor. Instead of...
Virginia Senate Committee Kills Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Virginia Senate Committee Kills Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A bill to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession has died in the Virgnia Senate with a vote of 9-5 against from the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. The bill was...
Legal Marijuana is America’s Fastest Growing Industry

Legal Marijuana is America’s Fastest Growing Industry

A new report from The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry research firm, has found that legal recreational and medical marijuana is the United States’ fastest growing industry.  The market...
Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in New York

Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in New York

New York State Senator Liz Krueger has introduced a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana for individuals 18 and older. According to the bill summary, recreational marijuana would be...
DC Council Moving Forward with Marijuana Legalization

DC Council Moving Forward with Marijuana Legalization

The Washington DC Council has set up hearings on marijuana legalization, signaling that they intend to move forward with marijuana legalization following the approval of Initiative 71 by voters...
Study Shows Marijuana Legalization Could Mean Big Money For Vermont

Study Shows Marijuana Legalization Could Mean Big Money For Vermont

A new study released Friday shows that Vermont could make between $20 and $75 million in tax revenue if the state were to legalize recreational marijuana. The report was...
NORML Starts Portland, OR Chapter

NORML Starts Portland, OR Chapter

Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana by passing Measure 91 last year, and now NORML is setting up shop in Portland in order to ensure that the rules and regulations...