Legalization

Alaska Officially Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Alaska Officially Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

On Tuesday, recreational marijuana officially became legal in Alaska, making it the third state to d0 so. Now, anyone age 21 and older can possess up to an ounce...
Federal Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced

Federal Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced

On Friday, Democratic Representatives Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Jared Polis of Colorado introduced two separate bills to legalize recreational marijuana on the federal level. Polis’ bill, the Regulate...
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...