Washington State Governor Approves Medical Marijuana Overhaul Legislation

On Friday, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill that attempts to overhaul and tidy up the state's medical marijuana program, syncing it with the regulations and goals of the state's recreational marijuana program, which was approved by voters in 2012. The law contains many provisions, once of which creates a voluntary registry for medical marijuana patients.  ...

Illinois Moves Toward Marijuana Decriminalization

On Thursday, the Illinois House approved a measure that would decriminalize possession of 15 grams of less of marijuana by people 18 and older. The measure would make low-level marijuana possession a citeable offense with fines of up to $125 per year.  Currently, low-level marijuana possession in Illinois is punishable by up to a year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines. T...

Colorado Lawmakers Start Marijuana Tax Refund Proposal

Colorado's constitution requires new taxes to be refunded when overall tax collections exceed growth limits on a one-year basis. Under the refund requirement, the state owes residents almost $58 million in marijuana tax refunds. The reason for the refund is a loophole related to state taxes,. While voters already approved the taxes on recreational marijuana sales, they will ...

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Advances

A Pennsylvania Senate committee has voted to send a medical marijuana legalization bill to the full Senate. The proposed bill that is moving forward has had some updates made to it in order to safeguard the system and prevent abuse. The changes directly addressed concerns from House members. In the last two-year session, a medical marijuana legalization bill passed the fu...

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Federal Government Approves Arizona Medical Marijuana For PTSD Study

Federal Government Approves Arizona Medical Marijuana For PTSD Study

An Arizona researcher has been granted permission by the federal government to conduct research on the impact of medical marijuana on PTSD. Dr. Sue Sisley, who was terminated from...
NC House Panel Rejects Medical Marijuana Proposal

NC House Panel Rejects Medical Marijuana Proposal

On Wednesday, a North Carolina House committee unanimously voted down a proposal that would have legalized medical marijuana for people suffering from debilitating illnesses. One medical marijuana supporter present...
Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Colorado officials have won indictments against 32 individuals accused on being involved in a scheme to illegally grow marijuana in Colorado and traffic it to other states. The indictments...
Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Georgia Senate has passed a medical marijuana bill  that was proposed by  that was proposed by Representative Allen Peake. The legislation would legalize cannabis oil for people suffering...
Louisiana May Be Newest State to Tackle Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Louisiana May Be Newest State to Tackle Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Representative Dalton Honore has introduced House Bill 117, which would allow voters to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Louisiana. If approved by the legislature, voters...
Colorado Marijuana Legalization Already Benefitting Local Schools

Colorado Marijuana Legalization Already Benefitting Local Schools

As part of Colorado’s legal marijuana program, part of the marijuana excise tax is to be contributed to local schools.  Schools are already seeing the benefits of these taxes,...
First Legal Medical Marijuana Collective Opens in San Diego

First Legal Medical Marijuana Collective Opens in San Diego

On Wednesday, San Diego county’s first legal marijuana shop, A Green Alternative, opened in Otay Mesa. While the 1,400 sq. foot shop has minimal signage to blend in with...
Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Georgia House Committee

Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Georgia House Committee

A bill to legalize medical marijuana passed a Georgia House committee Thursday.  The new legislation broadens efforts to bring medical marijuana to patients. The new legislation, House Bill 1,...
One Direction Members Have to Pay “Marijuana Bond” to the Philippines

One Direction Members Have to Pay “Marijuana Bond” to the Philippines

Two members from the pop band One Direction were required to pay a cash bond to the Philippines in order to enter the country, based on concerns that they...
Nevada Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana for Pets

Nevada Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana for Pets

A bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature would allow people to use medical marijuana to help treat their pets’ medical conditions. The measure, introduced by Senator Tick Segerblom,...