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, as many VA doctors do not recommend medical marijuana due to the fact that they are funded by the federal government.  However, other physicians getting government funding, such as f...

Marijuana Reform Bill Passes Louisiana Senate

A marijuana reform bill aiming to reduce penalties for marijuana-related offenses has passed the full Senate in Louisiana. The Senate voted 27-12 to advance legislation that would create a new penalty system for low level marijuana offenses. The bill reduces the maximum penalty for marijuana possession from 20 years in prison to eight.  Additionally, the bill raises the thr...

New Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launched in Arizona

On Tuesday, the Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana filed the paperwork to start gathering signatures to get their marijuana legalization measure onto the 2016 general election ballot in Arizona. Supporters need 150,642 signatures in order to get the measure onto the 2016 ballot. Signatures must be collected by July 7, 2016. Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marij...

Study Finds Adolescent Marijuana Use Could Stunt Growth

A new study from a university in Pakistan has found that marijuana use among prepubescent boys could lead to stunted growth. Researchers studied hormone levels linked to growth and puberty in the blood of 217 boys who use marijuana and 220 who never smoked marijuana. Researchers found that growth hormone levels were significantly lower among the marijuana users. When rese...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature

On Thursday, members of the Hawaii Legislature passed a bill that would allow 16 dispensaries to open statewide in 2016. House Bill 321 would allow eight companies to open...
Man Facing Multiple Life Sentences for Selling and Possessing Marijuana

Man Facing Multiple Life Sentences for Selling and Possessing Marijuana

An Oklahoma man is facing multiple life sentences in prison after police discovered marijuana in his home.  44-year-old Michael Bourbonais was arraigned Thursday for two counts of distribution of...
Kansas House Approves Marijuana Reform Bill

Kansas House Approves Marijuana Reform Bill

The Kansas House has approved a measure that would reform marijuana laws in the state. The bill would allow lower penalties for marijuana possession, study the use of industrial...
Colorado Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana For Children in School

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana For Children in School

Colorado lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow young children to use medical marijuana in school at the recommendation of their physician. Legislators believe that children who use low-THC...
US Supreme Court Asks Obama Administration for Insight on Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

US Supreme Court Asks Obama Administration for Insight on Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

On Monday, the US Supreme Court asked the Obama administration for feedback and opinions regarding a lawsuit that Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed against Colorado following the legalization of...
Puerto Rico Moves to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Puerto Rico Moves to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has signed an executive order to legalize medical marijuana, which will come into effect immediately. “We’re taking a significant step in the area...
Denver City Officials Temporarily Halt Some Marijuana Sales Over Pesticide Concerns

Denver City Officials Temporarily Halt Some Marijuana Sales Over Pesticide Concerns

On Friday, Denver Colorado city officials placed a hold on 60,000 marijuana plants at a growing facility over concerns that unapproved pesticides or fungicides had contaminated the marijuana. State...
Oklahoma to Allow Clinical Trials  of High-CBD Marijuana Oil

Oklahoma to Allow Clinical Trials of High-CBD Marijuana Oil

On Thursday, Oklahoma took a small step toward helping patients who could benefit from using medical marijuana. Governor Mary Fallin signed a bill that would allow medical trials of...
57% of Rhode Islanders Support Marijuana Legalization

57% of Rhode Islanders Support Marijuana Legalization

A new poll conducted for Regulate Rhode Island by Public Policy polling has found that 57% of Rhode Island voters support legalizing marijuana for recreational use. In the poll,...
Medical Marijuana Growers Can Apply for Contracts in New York

Medical Marijuana Growers Can Apply for Contracts in New York

The New York State Department of Public Health announced Monday that it has begun accepting applications for businesses interested in becoming registered marijuana growers and dispensers throughout the state....