Washington DC Marijuana Legalization Law Goes Into Effect

On Thursday, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser implemented the district's new law allowing its residents to legally smoke marijuana for House Republicans who warned that implementing the law would be in violation of federal law. “We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned with overturning what 7-in-10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia,...

STUDY: Marijuana May Be Safer Than Originally Thought

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that marijuana may be even safer than previously thought compared with other recreational drugs. Researchers aimed to quantify the risk of death associated with the use of a number of commonly used substances, including marijuana and alcohol.  They found that at the level of individual use, alcohol was the deadli...

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana

On Tuesday, Jamaican lawmakers passed an act to decriminalize low-leel marijuana possession.  Additionally, they approved the creation of a licensing agency to regulate a medical marijuana industry on the island. The votes came after several hours of debate on Tuesday.  Now, individuals can possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana without risking jail time or a criminal record....

Alaska Officially Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

On Tuesday, recreational marijuana officially became legal in Alaska, making it the third state to d0 so. Now, anyone age 21 and older can possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six marijuana plants. Driving under the influence of marijuana and smoking in public still remain illegal. Alaska state regulators are still drafting marijuana regulations covering ...

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Marijuana Legalization Amendment Moves Forward in New Mexico

Marijuana Legalization Amendment Moves Forward in New Mexico

The New Mexico Senate Rules Committee has recommended a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to determine whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Senate Joint Resolution 2 was sponsored by...
Colorado Sells Almost $700 Million in Marijuana in 2014

Colorado Sells Almost $700 Million in Marijuana in 2014

Newly released numbers from the Colorado Department of Revenue show that Colorado sold $699,198,805 worth of medical and recreational marijuana in 2014. Medical marijuana made more money than recreational. ...
Virginia Approves Marijuana Tinctures for Epilepsy

Virginia Approves Marijuana Tinctures for Epilepsy

On Tuesday, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation to allow the use of marijuana oils and extracts to treat severe epilepsy. The measure, introduced by Delegate Dave Albo, passed...
DC Council Threatened with Jail Time for Discussing Marijuana

DC Council Threatened with Jail Time for Discussing Marijuana

Congress has blocked the DC City Council from using local funds to create a regulatory system for recreational marijuana, which was approved by voters last fall. Now, DC Attorney...
Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

On Friday, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical, scientific, and religious purposes.  The bill would make possession of up to two ounces of marijuana...
Study Shows Marijuana Use Doesn’t Increase Risk of Traffic Accident

Study Shows Marijuana Use Doesn’t Increase Risk of Traffic Accident

A new government study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that there is no evidence that marijuana use leads to a higher risk of getting into a...
Marijuana Edibles May Not Come to Oregon Until July 2016

Marijuana Edibles May Not Come to Oregon Until July 2016

This week, the Oregon Legislature began establishing guidelines for the state’s recreational marijuana program.  While marijuana  possession is legal starting July 1, Oregon residents may have to wait longer...
New Study Shows Marijuana Can Help Depression

New Study Shows Marijuana Can Help Depression

A new study from the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has found that marijuana can benefit individuals suffering from depression as a result of chronic stress. Researchers...
US Surgeon General Says Marijuana “Can Be Helpful”

US Surgeon General Says Marijuana “Can Be Helpful”

During an interview with CBS This Morning, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy suggested an openness to the medical benefits of marijuana. He stated, “We have some preliminary data showing...
Colorado Trying to Stop People From Using Welfare to Buy Marijuana or Go to Strip Clubs

Colorado Trying to Stop People From Using Welfare to Buy Marijuana or Go to Strip Clubs

Colorado lawmakers are working to ensure welfare public benefit cards aren’t being used to purchase marijuana or to go to strip clubs.   They’re looking to do this by making...