Legalization

California Marijuana Legalization Measure WIthdrawn

California Marijuana Legalization Measure WIthdrawn

California’s top shot at legalizing marijuana this year– The Control, Regulate, and Tax Marijuana Act– has been withdrawn, leaving the Golden State with the prospect of waiting until 2016...
Rhode Island Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Rhode Island Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana

On Wednesday, two Rhode Island legislators introduced a bill that would legalize the sale and possession of recreational marijuana by individuals 21 and older. The bill, introduced by Representative...
VP Biden Says White House Policy is Still Anti-Marijuana Legalization

VP Biden Says White House Policy is Still Anti-Marijuana Legalization

Recent statements made by President Obama and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol have sparked some confusion regarding the...
Uruguay’s President Mnominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Legalizing Marijuana

Uruguay’s President Mnominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Legalizing Marijuana

Late last year, President Jose Mujica made Uruguay the first country to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use.  Now, the President has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize...
Alaska’s Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Gains Enough Signatures to Go to Vote in 2014

Alaska’s Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Gains Enough Signatures to Go to Vote in 2014

On Tuesday, Alaska’s Campaign to Regulate Marijuana reached the required number of signatures in order to appear on August’s primary election ballot.  State election law requires 30,000 signatures, and...
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol

During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday, the deputy director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy reluctantly admitted that marijuana is less dangerous than...
Nevada Marijuana Legalization Could Come in 2015

Nevada Marijuana Legalization Could Come in 2015

Marijuana legalization advocates in Nevada are currently creating the initiative language for voters to approve recreational marijuana legalization in 2015. Campaign to Regulate Marijuana hopes to enact a petition...
Hawaii Could Become Marijuana Exporter

Hawaii Could Become Marijuana Exporter

Hawaiian House Majority Floor Leader Rida Cabanilla wants to make the state a prime exporter of marijuana in order to raise revenues that would eliminate debt and benefit public...
Study Shows Marijuana Use by Pregnant Women Could Harm Baby’s Brain

Study Shows Marijuana Use by Pregnant Women Could Harm Baby’s Brain

A new study conducted by a team of researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden showed that smoking marijuana during pregnancy could harm the fetus. Researchers studied the effect...
Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in Oklahoma

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Senator Constance Johnson has introduced a bill that would legalize marijuana for recreational use.  The proposed bill would make it legal for individuals 21 and older to buy,...