Recreational Marijuana Brought WA $70 Mil. in Revenue in First Year

Washington's recreational marijuana program has grown significantly in its first year, bringing the state over $70 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales. This greatly exceeds projections. Originally it was anticipated that the state's marijuana taxes would bring the state $62 million in the first year. By comparison, Colorado's recreational marijuana sales brought the ...

Denver Campaign Would Allow Marijuana Use in Bars

A new campaign in Denver aims to allow people over 21 to consume marijuana in a "limited social" capacity in bars or clubs, as long as the establishment approves of the behavior. Petitioners are collecting signatures to put the measure on the November ballot. They need to collect 5,000 signatures by the end of August in order to have the emasure put to a vote of the people. ...

New Jersey Legislature Passes Marijuana Oil Bill For Schools

The New Jersey Legislature has passed a bill that would allow children who are medical marijuana patients to take their marijuana oil orally while attending school. The legislation now goes to the desk of Governor Chris Christie, who has been staunchly opposed to medical marijuana since entering office and inheriting the state's medical marijuana program. Children who have a...

Delaware Opens First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Last Friday, Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary opened to patients. First State Compassion Center opened in a former tile market in an industrial park in Wilmington. Medical marijuana was legalized in Delaware in 2011, but patients have faced a long road in being able to access their medicine. Delaware Governor Jack Markell put the program on hold and delayed its ...

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Delaware House Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

Delaware House Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

On Tuesday, Delaware House lawmakers voted 24-14 to decriminalize low level marijuana possession. The legislation will now go to the Senate. The bill replaces criminal penalties for simple marijuana...
Registration Begins for Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

Registration Begins for Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

On Monday, Minnesota began accepting applicants for the state’s medical marijuana program. Medical marijuana will be legal in Minnesota on July 1, and Monday was the first day that...
Seattle Closing Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Seattle Closing Unlicensed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

According to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, the city plans to close dozens of medical marijuana collectives operating without a license. The closures come as a part of combining Seattle’s...
Senate Takes Steps toward Allowing Veterans to Use Medical Marijuana

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,...
Marijuana Reform Bill Passes Louisiana Senate

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 Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launched in Arizona

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...
Study Finds Adolescent Marijuana Use Could Stunt Growth

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...
Lawsuit Alleges Man Attempting to Monopolize Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry

Lawsuit Alleges Man Attempting to Monopolize Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry

A new lawsuit filed in Illinois by Medponics Illinois alleges that Kayvan Khalatbari, a Denver medical marijuana business owner, is attempting to monopolize Illinois’ medical marijuana system by having...
Oregon Legislators Reveal Sales Tax Proposal

Oregon Legislators Reveal Sales Tax Proposal

On Monday, Oregon legislators revealed a proposed sales tax for retail marijuana sales. This proposed tax would replace the harvest tax approved by voters. The sales tax proposal didn’t...
10 Arrested at Las Vegas Hempcon

10 Arrested at Las Vegas Hempcon

According to the Las Vegas Police Department, 10 people were arrested this past weekend at Hempcon. Hempcon is a three day medical marijuana education convention. Vendors at 5 booths...