College Students Create Device to Detect THC in Motorists

Two University of Akron biomedical engineering graduate students have developed a device that is meant to test for THC in motorists' saliva. The device, developed by Mariam Crow and Kathleen Stitzlein, would test saliva to determine the concentration of THC in the blood stream. Currently, police must test motorists' blood in order to determine whether there is THC in their s...

Washington State Governor Approves Medical Marijuana Overhaul Legislation

On Friday, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill that attempts to overhaul and tidy up the state's medical marijuana program, syncing it with the regulations and goals of the state's recreational marijuana program, which was approved by voters in 2012. The law contains many provisions, once of which creates a voluntary registry for medical marijuana patients.  ...

Illinois Moves Toward Marijuana Decriminalization

On Thursday, the Illinois House approved a measure that would decriminalize possession of 15 grams of less of marijuana by people 18 and older. The measure would make low-level marijuana possession a citeable offense with fines of up to $125 per year.  Currently, low-level marijuana possession in Illinois is punishable by up to a year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines. T...

Colorado Lawmakers Start Marijuana Tax Refund Proposal

Colorado's constitution requires new taxes to be refunded when overall tax collections exceed growth limits on a one-year basis. Under the refund requirement, the state owes residents almost $58 million in marijuana tax refunds. The reason for the refund is a loophole related to state taxes,. While voters already approved the taxes on recreational marijuana sales, they will ...

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US Government Funded Research Finds Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

US Government Funded Research Finds Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

The US Government may have argued in the past that marijuana has no medical benefits, but a new study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, funded by the...
Illinois Trying to Add Illnesses to Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions List

Illinois Trying to Add Illnesses to Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions List

Medical marijuana advocates in Illinois are petitioning to add over 20 illnesses and conditions to the states list of qualifying conditions for their medical marijuana program. Over 269 pages...
New Poll Shows Floridians Want Medical Marijuana

New Poll Shows Floridians Want Medical Marijuana

Last year Florida voters narrowly missed legalizing medical marijuana and a new poll is showing that Floridians are not supporting medical marijuana legalization and marijuana decriminalization more than ever....
Compton CA Schools Sue City Over Marijuana Dispensaries

Compton CA Schools Sue City Over Marijuana Dispensaries

The city of Compton Unified School District has filed a lawsuit, alleging that the city has failed of enforce its own marijuana laws, putting children in close proximity to...
New Illinois Lawsuits Question Medical Marijuana Permits

New Illinois Lawsuits Question Medical Marijuana Permits

Two new lawsuits have been filed in Illinois alleging that there were flaws in the state permitting process. The first lawsuit claims a permit was improperly issued to Progressive...
Justice Department Plans to Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congress Requests

Justice Department Plans to Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congress Requests

Despite a December amendment from Congress that defunded the Department of Justice’s war on medical marijuana, a recent statement from the DOJ shows that they still plan to prosecute...
Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania

Senate Bill 3 has been introduced in Pennsylvania, aiming to legalize medical marijuana. The introduction of SB3 comes after its equivalent died in the House of Representatives at the...
Groups Debate Marijuana Legalization in Ohio

Groups Debate Marijuana Legalization in Ohio

Advocates and opponents of marijuana legalization in Ohio met at a Columbus Metropolitan Club Forum Wednesday to debate the pros and cons of legalizing recreational marijuana for individuals 21...
New Medical Marijuana Bill Gaining Ground in House and Senate

New Medical Marijuana Bill Gaining Ground in House and Senate

The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act is gaining ground in both the House and the Senate.  The bill aims to legalize medical marijuana on a...
Paperwork for First Church of Cannabis Filed in Indiana

Paperwork for First Church of Cannabis Filed in Indiana

On the heels of the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana, Bill Levin has filed paperwork for the First Church of Cannabis Inc. Levin, the church’s...