Legalization

Anti-Marijuana Group Plans Lawsuit to Shut Down Colorado Recreational Marijuana Program

Anti-Marijuana Group Plans Lawsuit to Shut Down Colorado Recreational Marijuana Program

Voters in Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, but Safe Streets Alliance, an anti-marijuana group, is trying to stop the state’s marijuana program by filing a federal lawsuit. Safe...
Maryland Bill Would Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

Maryland Bill Would Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

House Bill 911 has been introduced in Maryland’s General Assembly.  The bill seeks to legalize marijuana and regulate and tax it similarly to alcohol.  Marijuana is currently legal in...
DC Council Threatened with Jail Time for Discussing Marijuana

DC Council Threatened with Jail Time for Discussing Marijuana

Congress has blocked the DC City Council from using local funds to create a regulatory system for recreational marijuana, which was approved by voters last fall. Now, DC Attorney...
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...