US Attorney General Eric Holder "Cautiously Optimistic" About Marijuana Legalization

US Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. In an interview with CNN, Holder explained "We don't want to put into the federal system low level people who are simply there for possessory offenses." Holder was integral to establishing eight priority areas that the Justice Department ...

CO Health Official Wants to Ban Marijuana Edibles

Jeff Lawrence of the Colorado Department of Public Health an Environment is recommending that the state ban marijuana edibles, with the exception of tinctures and lozenges. As officials work to develop Colorado's new marijuana regulations, the edible ban comes from a fear of children being enticed by edibles' packaging or adults accidentally taking the wrong dosage. Gover...

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Philadelphia

On Monday, Philadelphia became the largest city in the United States to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  The legislation was approved by Mayor Nutter two weeks ago. Anyone caught with up to one ounce of marijuana will now be subject to a $25 fine.  People found consuming marijuana will receive a $100 fine.  Public consumption of marijuana could als...

Portland City Council Approves Recreational Marijuana Tax

The Portland, OR city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to move forward with a 10% tax on recreational marijuana.  They also voted to discard a proposed 5% tax on medical marijuana. It is estimated that the 10% tax could bring $1.7 million to $4 million annually to the city.  According to state officials these figures are purposefully conservative. Now, a final vot...

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Over 6,000 Apply For Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Over 6,000 Apply For Medical Marijuana in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that approximately 6,300 patients have started the process of applying to use medical marijuana.  So far, only 800 have submitted complete...
Canada’s Largest Addiction Treatment Center Calls For Marijuana Legalization

Canada’s Largest Addiction Treatment Center Calls For Marijuana Legalization

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada’s largest mental health and addiction treatment and research center is calling for marijuana legalization. The CAMH released a policy statement on...
DC May Seal Criminal Records For Non-Violent Marijuana Crimes

DC May Seal Criminal Records For Non-Violent Marijuana Crimes

Earlier this year the Washington DC city council voted to decriminalize possession of under an ounce of marijuana.  Now, Councilmember David Grosso has introduced a new bill that would...
Medical Marijuana Stalls in Pennsylvania House

Medical Marijuana Stalls in Pennsylvania House

A medical marijuana bill that passed the Senate last week in Pennsylvania hsa stalled in the Republican-controlled House.  House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said Monday that the caucus does...
Colorado Governor Calls Marijuana Legalization “Reckless”

Colorado Governor Calls Marijuana Legalization “Reckless”

Ten months after Colorado’s recreational marijuana program went into effect, Governor John Hickenlooper is now calling marijuana legalization “reckless.” Hickenlooper said during a debate Monday, “I’m not saying it...
Marijuana Could Prevent Death For Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Marijuana Could Prevent Death For Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

A new study, published in The American Surgeon, claims that patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries are more likely to survive if they have marijuana in their systems. Researchers...
GA Governor’s Task Force Mistakes Okra For Marijuana

GA Governor’s Task Force Mistakes Okra For Marijuana

On Tuesday morning in Georgia, a Governor’s Task Force for Drug Suppression helicopter spotted what they believed to be an illegal marijuana grow at a home.  They contacted the...
92% of Medical Marijuana Patients Say It Works

92% of Medical Marijuana Patients Say It Works

A new study by the California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System has found that 92% of medical marijuana users find that it has alleviated symptoms of their serious medical...
San Jose Voters Have a Chance to Overturn Tough Medical Marijuana Regulations

San Jose Voters Have a Chance to Overturn Tough Medical Marijuana Regulations

San Jose, CA residents will have the opportunity to overturn the city’s strict new regulations on medical marijuana collectives in favor of lighter restrictions, thanks to a new measure...
Philadelphia Officially Decriminalizes Marijuana

Philadelphia Officially Decriminalizes Marijuana

Philadelphia has become the largest US city to decriminalize marijuana, with Mayor Michael Nutter signing an ordinance Wednesday to decriminalize possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana. “I...