Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

A new law, signed Sunday by Governor Pat Quinn, allows children and adults suffering from epilepsy to use medical marijuana to help diminish the severity of their seizures in Illinois. The Senate bill adds epilepsy to Illinois' list of qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana. Children will be able to use marijuana tinctures to treat their epilepsy as long as t...

House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, the House voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana shops and medical marijuana careviers. The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks how to report on their dealings with marijuana-related businesses without...

White House Calls Marijuana a States' Rights Issue

On Monday, the Obama Administration openly opposed Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington DC from using federal funds to decriminalize low level marijuana possession, calling marijuana a states' rights issue. The GOP-sponsored House Amendment would prevent D.C. "from using its own local funds to carry out locally-passed marijuana policies, which again under...

First Marijuana Commercial Released in Canada

Canadian marijuana seed company Crop King Seeds has released what they are calling "the world's first marijuana commercial."  While that claim may be a bit of a stretch, the commercial is one of the first to promote recreational marijuana products. The PSA hasn't aired on television yet (and will probably need to be edited for profanity first as it drops the f-bomb!) but ha...

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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...
New York Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

New York Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York.  The signing ceremony will take place at 1 PM. It may take time...
North Carolina Legalizes Marijuana Extracts for Children

North Carolina Legalizes Marijuana Extracts for Children

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has signed a bill into law that will allow children suffering from severe forms of epilepsy to use high-CBD marijuana oils and tinctures.  The...
Almost Half of MA Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

Almost Half of MA Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

A new Boston Globe poll has found that 48% of Massachusetts voters would support a ballot question legalizing recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older.  47% of voters said...
Record Number of Pennsylvanians Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

Record Number of Pennsylvanians Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new opinion survey conducted by Franklin & Marshall College found that 84% of Pennsylvanians strongly favor or somewhat favor legalizing medial marijuana for adults if it is recommended...
Berkeley Dispensaries Required to Give Marijuana to Low-Income Patients

Berkeley Dispensaries Required to Give Marijuana to Low-Income Patients

The city of Berkeley, Ca. will require all medical marijuana dispensaries to give away 2% of the amount of medical marijuana they sell each year free to low-income patients....
Proposed Medical Marijuana Measure Won’t Be on Ohio Ballot

Proposed Medical Marijuana Measure Won’t Be on Ohio Ballot

An attempt to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio has failed, after an advocacy group failed to collect enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The proposed constitutional amendment...
Newcomers Can Enter the CO Marijuana Market This Week

Newcomers Can Enter the CO Marijuana Market This Week

Colorado’s recreational marijuana business has seen a successful first six months, but will see a shift starting this week that could cause big changes in the program. During the...
Bill Clinton Encourages States to Experiment with Marijuana Legalization

Bill Clinton Encourages States to Experiment with Marijuana Legalization

Former President Bill Clinton, who is famously known to have tried marijuana but “didn’t inhale,” says he thinks that the states should be able to decide about marijuana legalization,...