US Attorney General Eric Holder "Cautiously Optimistic" About Marijuana Legalization

US Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. In an interview with CNN, Holder explained "We don't want to put into the federal system low level people who are simply there for possessory offenses." Holder was integral to establishing eight priority areas that the Justice Department ...

CO Health Official Wants to Ban Marijuana Edibles

Jeff Lawrence of the Colorado Department of Public Health an Environment is recommending that the state ban marijuana edibles, with the exception of tinctures and lozenges. As officials work to develop Colorado's new marijuana regulations, the edible ban comes from a fear of children being enticed by edibles' packaging or adults accidentally taking the wrong dosage. Gover...

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Philadelphia

On Monday, Philadelphia became the largest city in the United States to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  The legislation was approved by Mayor Nutter two weeks ago. Anyone caught with up to one ounce of marijuana will now be subject to a $25 fine.  People found consuming marijuana will receive a $100 fine.  Public consumption of marijuana could als...

Portland City Council Approves Recreational Marijuana Tax

The Portland, OR city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to move forward with a 10% tax on recreational marijuana.  They also voted to discard a proposed 5% tax on medical marijuana. It is estimated that the 10% tax could bring $1.7 million to $4 million annually to the city.  According to state officials these figures are purposefully conservative. Now, a final vot...

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Advocates File Marijuana Ballot Initiative in Mississippi

Advocates File Marijuana Ballot Initiative in Mississippi

Mississippi For Cannabis has filed a ballot initiative seeking to legalize marijuana in the state.  The group hopes to get the initiative onto the November 2016 election ballot. The...
Marijuana Decriminalization Goes Into Effect in Maryland

Marijuana Decriminalization Goes Into Effect in Maryland

On Wednesday, Maryland’s marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect.  The law makes it so anyone found with less than 10 grams of marijuana will be charged with a civil...
Medical Marijuana Opponents Launch Attack Ads in Florida

Medical Marijuana Opponents Launch Attack Ads in Florida

This week, Floridians may start seeing television ads opposing Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana.  Drug Free Florida is sponsoring the new ads, which cost $1.5 million. The...
Seattle’s Second Recreational Marijuana Shop to Open at Noon Tuesday

Seattle’s Second Recreational Marijuana Shop to Open at Noon Tuesday

At noon Tuesday, Seattle gained its second recreational pot shop: Uncle Ike’s, 2310 East Union St.  Owned by Seattle resident Ian Eisenberg, the shop is small but has focused...
Colorado Releases New Marijuana Regulations

Colorado Releases New Marijuana Regulations

Last week, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) released 30 new regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana program.  The new rules make changes to all aspects of the program,...
Grow4Vets Gives Away Free Marijuana to Colorado Veterans

Grow4Vets Gives Away Free Marijuana to Colorado Veterans

The Grow4Vets marijuana giveaway took place Saturday morning in Colorado Springs, Co.  The event, held by Operation Grow4Vets was intended to expose vets suffering to physical or psychological injuries...
MD Could Charge Medical Marijuana Growers $125,000 a Year in Fees

MD Could Charge Medical Marijuana Growers $125,000 a Year in Fees

Maryland’s medical marijuana commission has proposed a new set of fees for medical marijuana growers and dispensaries.  The plan is to allow 15 medical marijuana growers to obtain licenses....
PA Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

PA Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Senators overwhelmingly voted to legalize medical marijuana, with a few stipulations.  Patients cannot smoke marijuana and they must receive a physician’s recommendation to use medical...
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana Throughout Illinois

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana Throughout Illinois

During an appearance before the Illinois General Assembly Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel testified in favor of decriminalizing low level marijuana possession throughout the state of Illinois. Emanuel told...
Marijuana Policy Project Files Marijuana Legalization Initiative Paperwork in California

Marijuana Policy Project Files Marijuana Legalization Initiative Paperwork in California

On Wednesday, the Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork with the California Secretary of State’s office to register a campaign committee to begin accepting and spending financial contributions for an...