Marijuana Laws Go Into Effect in Oregon

Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Oregon as of July 1, 2015. It is now legal for adults age 21 and older to possess and use recreational marijuana. Adults are also able to grow up to four marijuana plants per residence out of public view. The process for licensing and allowing large scale marijuana growers and retailers will not begin until early 2016. In the mea...

Washington Legislature Passes Recreational Marijuana Reform Bill

Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, but on Saturday the state Legislature passed a measure that makes several changes to the state's recreational marijuana law. House Bill 2136 passed the Senate on a bipartisan 36-7 vote and now heads to the governor's desk. The House passed the measure Friday on a 59-38 vote. An amendment that passed Friday in the Hous...

$26.5 Million in Marijuana Seized in Humboldt County, CA

Last week, Sheriffs seized over $26.5 million worth of marijuana plants in Humboldt County, CA, an area known for housing many of the state's largest marijuana growing operations. The search warrants were for 7 commercial marijuana growing operations located in 40 separate greenhouses throughout the county. During the raids, police seized 23,211 marijuana plants, 4,394 po...

Marijuana Policy Project Ranks Rand Paul as Most Cannabis Friendly Candidate

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has ranked the over 20 potential candidates for President by how friendly they are to the cannabis community. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky received the highest grade of A-.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Rick Santorum ranked the least cannabis friendly of the candidates. MPP explained that Paul received the A- ranking bec...

Marijuana Laws Go Into Effect in Oregon
Washington Legislature Passes Recreation...
$26.5 Million in Marijuana Seized in Hum...
Marijuana Policy Project Ranks Rand Paul...
Budget Bill Bans DC Marijuana Sales for 2 Years

Budget Bill Bans DC Marijuana Sales for 2 Years

On Thursday House Republicans advanced a budget plan that would ban the sale of recreational marijuana in Washington DC until at least 2017. The bill features language that prohibits...
New Hampshire Selects Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

New Hampshire Selects Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services has selected three vendors to operate four medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state. Three companies have been licensed to operate the...
Study Finds Rise in Childhood Exposure to Marijuana

Study Finds Rise in Childhood Exposure to Marijuana

A new study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics has found that marijuana exposures of children under 6 years old have risen between 2006 and 2013. Researchers studied data...
Chris Christie Will Put an End to Marijuana Legalization if He Becomes President

Chris Christie Will Put an End to Marijuana Legalization if He Becomes President

On Sunday, New Jersey Governor and potential Presidential hopeful Chris Christie pledged to end marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado if he were elected president. During an interview on...
Colorado Offering Marijuana Tax Holiday

Colorado Offering Marijuana Tax Holiday

On September 16, pot smokers will be able to buy their bud tax-free in Colorado, thanks to a stipulation in the state’s constitution. “This fiscal glitch that we have...
Santa Claus Petitions for Marijuana Legalization in North Pole

Santa Claus Petitions for Marijuana Legalization in North Pole

Alaska voted to legalize recreational marijuana earlier this year, but each town has the ability to ban the sale of marijuana for adults age 21 and older. On Monday,...
Delaware House Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

Delaware House Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

On Tuesday, Delaware House lawmakers voted 24-14 to decriminalize low level marijuana possession. The legislation will now go to the Senate. The bill replaces criminal penalties for simple marijuana...
Registration Begins for Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

Registration Begins for Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

On Monday, Minnesota began accepting applicants for the state’s medical marijuana program. Medical marijuana will be legal in Minnesota on July 1, and Monday was the first day that...
Seattle Closing Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Seattle Closing Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

According to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, the city plans to close dozens of medical marijuana collectives operating without a license. The closures come as a part of combining Seattle’s...
Senate Takes Steps toward Allowing Veterans to Use Medical Marijuana

Senate Takes Steps toward Allowing Veterans to Use Medical Marijuana

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment which would allow veterans to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal. Veterans have limited access to medical marijuana,...