Illinois Reveals Medical Marijuana Program Guidelines

Illinois regulators have released a new draft of guidelines for the state's new medical marijuana program.  The public now has 45 days to comment on the rules, which dictate fees for patients, the number of growers allowed in the state, physician-patient relationships, and more. Under the proposed rules, patients will be required to pay $100 annually to apply for a medical ...

Blake Griffin Speaks Out in Favor of Medical Marijuana

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is speaking out in favor of medical marijuana in support of Bucks center Larry Sanders, who announced his support of legalizing marijuana after being suspended for five games by the NBA after testing positive for THC. In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Griffin said, "It doesn't really affect me, but so many guys would prob...

Alleged Fake Medical Marijuana Operation Shut Down in Michigan

Thirty-seven people have been arrested in connection to an alleged fake medical marijuana operation in Michigan.  According to federal court documents, the defendants in the case used Michigan's medical marijuana law as a cover for their illegal marijuana grow operation. Documents claim Shawn Taylor led a marijuana growing operation called "Medical Marijuana Team".  Author...

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 in Funding

Funding of $100,000 was gifted to New Approach Oregon, a group backing a proposed marijuana legalization initiative, from fragrance-heir Henry van Ameringen. Van Ameringen's gift is significant, as backers cited a lack of funding as the reason for the failure of a similar marijuana legalization initiative in 2012. New Approach Oregon initially tried to have the Legislatur...

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Washington DC Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, Goes to Congress for Review

Washington DC Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, Goes to Congress for Review

On Monday, Washington DC Mayor Vince Gray signed a bill into law that decriminalizes the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. Now, instead of facing criminal charges...
Poll Shows Majority of Alaskans Support Marijuana Legalization

Poll Shows Majority of Alaskans Support Marijuana Legalization

If a recent poll commissioned by the Alaska House Majority Caucus is reflective of voter turnout, Alaska could become the third state to legalize recreational marijuana come August. The...
Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Decision That Seized Marijuana Must be Returned

Arizona Supreme Court Upholds Decision That Seized Marijuana Must be Returned

On Monday, the Arizona Supreme Court refused to overturn Arizona court rulings that ordered the Yuma County Sheriff’s Department to return marijuana that was seized from a woman with...
Marijuana Issues Could Increase Voter Turnout

Marijuana Issues Could Increase Voter Turnout

A poll conducted by George Washington University shows that 40% of voters would be “much more likely” to go to the polls and vote if marijuana legalization measures were...
Maryland Senate Passes Amended Medical Marijuana Legislation

Maryland Senate Passes Amended Medical Marijuana Legislation

On Thursday, the Maryland Senate passed a Senate Bill which would give patients access to medical marijuana with a vote of 45-1.  The Senate version is much less restrictive...
Study Finds Medical Marijuana Legalization Does Not Lead to Increase in Crime

Study Finds Medical Marijuana Legalization Does Not Lead to Increase in Crime

A study released by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas suggests that legalizing medical marijuana does not lead to an increase in crime.  The study shows the...
In Oregon, Marijuana Legalization Initiative to Start Signature Gathering

In Oregon, Marijuana Legalization Initiative to Start Signature Gathering

A marijuana legalization initiative in Oregon has received approval from the state to begin collecting signatures in order to get the initiative on the November election ballot. The bill...
People with PTSD Can Now Use Medical Marijuana in Michigan

People with PTSD Can Now Use Medical Marijuana in Michigan

The Michigan medical marijuana review board has added Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use.  Adding the condition was approved...
Utah to Allow Medical Marijuana Tinctures for Children with Epilepsy

Utah to Allow Medical Marijuana Tinctures for Children with Epilepsy

On Tuesday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert approved a law that will allow children suffering from severe seizures to use medical marijuana tinctures to alleviate their symptoms. While the law...
Colorado Supreme Court Allows Lawyers to Work with Marijuana Businesses

Colorado Supreme Court Allows Lawyers to Work with Marijuana Businesses

The Colorado State Supreme Court has approved a rule change that allows attorneys to work with marijuana businesses.  Previously, lawyers who took on marijuana business owners as clients faced...