Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Be Allowed in Anchorage

On Tuesday, an ordinance that would have banned the sale of recreational marijuana in Anchorage, Alaska, failed with an Assembly vote of 9-2. The proposal to ban marijuana sales was proposed last month by Amy Demboski, who wanted to take a "wait and see" approach to marijuana legalization. However, other lawmakers felt that by disengaging from the recreational marijuana p...

Texas to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization

On Monday, a bill was introduced by Texas State Representative Joe Moody that intends to reduce state penalties for low-level marijuana possession by adults. The proposed bill would remove the threat of arrest, jail time, and a criminal record for individuals caught with up to one ounce of marijuana.  The penalties would be replaced with a civil fine of $100. Currently i...

Study: Teen Marijuana Use Down

University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study shows that marijuana use by teens has declined throughout the country, even in Washington and Colorado, where recreational marijuana has been legalized for adults 21 and older. The study, now in its fortieth year, surveys up to 50,000 students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grade in schools nationwide.  The survey asks about drug...

Congress Puts Stop to War on Medical Marijuana with Protections Amendment

On Saturday, Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep the government running.  Tucked away in that package was an amendment that will block the Department of Justice from arresting or prosecuting anyone who sells or uses medical marijuana in the 34 states that have some form of medical marijuana law on record. This will stop the DOJ from conducting raids on ...

Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Be All...
Texas to Consider Marijuana Decriminaliz...
Study: Teen Marijuana Use Down
Congress Puts Stop to War on Medical Mar...
Oregon Marijuana Growers Prepare for Recreational Rule Making

Oregon Marijuana Growers Prepare for Recreational Rule Making

It’s been a month since Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana, and marijuana growers are wasting no time in preparing for the day that a legal recreational marijuana program is...
San Diego Illegal Medical Marijuana Dispensary Shut Down for Cocaine, Guns

San Diego Illegal Medical Marijuana Dispensary Shut Down for Cocaine, Guns

Market Greens, a medical marijuana dispensary operating illegally in San Diego, was shut down after police officers discovered rock cocaine and guns on the premises. Undercover officers visited the...
Scientists Working on Marijuana Breathalyzer

Scientists Working on Marijuana Breathalyzer

With marijuana legalization becoming more popular each year, scientists have been working to address one of opponents’ largest concerns– people driving under the influence of marijuana. Scientists at Washington...
Georgia Senator Proposes Marijuana Legalization

Georgia Senator Proposes Marijuana Legalization

State Senator Curt Thompson has filed joint proposals for the consideration in the next legislative session that would fully legalize recreational marijuana in Georgia. Senate Resolution 6 would be...
Health Canada Makes New Medical Marijuana Advertising Regulations

Health Canada Makes New Medical Marijuana Advertising Regulations

Health Canada has released new regulations for medical marijuana advertising. Warning letters have been issued to commercial marijuana growers throughout Canada setting limits on how their marijuana products can...
Marijuana Policy Project Releases “Consume Responsibly” Marijuana Ads

Marijuana Policy Project Releases “Consume Responsibly” Marijuana Ads

The Marijuana Policy Project has released new billboards in Colorado and Washington state encouraging marijuana users to “consume responsibly.” The ads address marijuana opponents’ concerns that marijuana edibles are...
Bill Would Allow VA to Recommend Medical Marijuana for Veterans

Bill Would Allow VA to Recommend Medical Marijuana for Veterans

The Veterans Equal Access Act was introduced by two US Representatives who hope to allow medical staff within the Veterans Affairs system enroll patients in medical marijuana programs in...
Vancouver’s Marijuana Museum Collection to Move to Detroit

Vancouver’s Marijuana Museum Collection to Move to Detroit

Vancouver, Canada’s Herb Museum is closing its doors after 10 years of service.  The museum’s collection of marijuana related memorabilia has been sold to a group in Detroit who...
New Jersey Approves Fourth Medical Marijuana Dispensary

New Jersey Approves Fourth Medical Marijuana Dispensary

New Jersey officials have approved a fourth medical marijuana dispensary to start preparing to sell medical marijuana to patients. The Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center has been issued a permit...
Bill Would Allow Marijuana Businesses to Benefit From Tax Laws

Bill Would Allow Marijuana Businesses to Benefit From Tax Laws

The Small Business Tax Equity Act has been introduced by Representative Earl Blumenauer. This bill would allow state-licensed marijuana businesses to be exempt from Internal Revenue Code 280E, which...