Almost 90% of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana

A new Quinnipiac University Poll has found that 88% of Florida voters support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  Only 10% of Floridians opposed legalizing medical marijuana.  The new numbers show a 6% increase in support for medical marijuana since November. Young people aged 18-29 showed the highest level of support, with 95% favoring medical marijuana legalizati...

New York Times Calls for End to Marijuana Prohibition

On Saturday, The New York Times called for an end to marijuana prohibition in an editorial posted to the newspaper's website and published in their Sunday edition. The Times said the federal ban on pot has resulted in enforcement that is “racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, ruining their lives and creating new generations of career criminals.” “We b...

Actress Susan Sarandon Speaks Out For Marijuana Legalization

Susan Sarandon has gotten a reputation for being in support of mind-altering substances, having admitted to being stoned at "almost every award show."  Now the actress is speaking out in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. "It will be legal everywhere, and that will cause a very interesting tipping point," she said of the substance. "Certainly, if more people were s...

Minnesota Appoints Head of Medical Marijuana Program

Minnesota's Department of Health has appointed Michelle Larson to head the state's new medical marijuana program.  Larson has worked for the DPH for almost 10 years, focusing on areas including obesity and tobacco. As head of the medical marijuana program, Larson will not actually dictate policy.  Instead, she will be responsible for helping to guide and shape the logistic...

Almost 90% of Florida Voters Support Med...
New York Times Calls for End to Marijuan...
Actress Susan Sarandon Speaks Out For Ma...
Minnesota Appoints Head of Medical Marij...
Study Finds Tourists are Driving CO’s Marijuana Market

Study Finds Tourists are Driving CO’s Marijuana Market

A new study has found that 50% of people purchasing recreational marijuana in Colorado are out of state visitors, and up to 90% of marijuana sales in mountain resort...
Northern California Wildfire Allegedly Started by Man at Marijuana Grow

Northern California Wildfire Allegedly Started by Man at Marijuana Grow

Officials say a wildfire that has burned over 4.5 square miles of forested land in Northern California was started by a 27-year-old man at an ilegal marijuana grow site....
Seattle’s Only Marijuana Shop Runs Out of Pot

Seattle’s Only Marijuana Shop Runs Out of Pot

Seattle’s only marijuana shop sold out of its entire inventory within the first week and may not get more for up to two weeks. Twenty four total licenses were...
Texas Rangers Catcher Arrested on Marijuana Charges

Texas Rangers Catcher Arrested on Marijuana Charges

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday in Grapevine, Tx. on a marijuana possession charge.  Soto was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under 20 ounces. Soto was...
RI Governor Approves Changes to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

RI Governor Approves Changes to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

Last week, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee signed new legislation that would reset the amounts of marijuana that can be grown in certain settings and establishing new regulations. The...
Terminal Cancer Patient Faces Prison for Marijuana Charges

Terminal Cancer Patient Faces Prison for Marijuana Charges

Benton Mackenzie, a terminal cancer patient from Iowa, is facing three years in prison after being convicted of felony drug charges for growing and possessing marijuana. Mackenzie was found...
Boston Court Says Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Can’t Justify Vehicle Searches

Boston Court Says Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Can’t Justify Vehicle Searches

On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said that police officers cannot use the smell of unburnt marijuana to justify searching a person’s car, due to the fact that...
First Recreational Marijuana Store Opens in Vancouver, WA

First Recreational Marijuana Store Opens in Vancouver, WA

On Wednesday, Vancouver’s first recreational marijuana shop opened.  The store opened at 11 AM after a ribbon cutting ceremony by Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt. Main Street Marijuana is the...
Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program Reportedly Best in America

Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program Reportedly Best in America

A new report published by Americans for Safe Access calls Maine’s medical marijuana program the best in America.  The title is based on a number of factors that ASA...
Washington State Becomes 2nd to Legally Sell Recreational Marijuana

Washington State Becomes 2nd to Legally Sell Recreational Marijuana

Tuesday, July 8th marks an historic day in Washington state.  Washington has become the second state to launch its legal recreational marijuana program, allowing sales of marijuana to anyone...