Survey Finds Majority of Young Republicans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 60 percent of Republicans under the age of 34 support legalizing recreational marijuana. This number is significant compared to older generations.  Only 47 percent of Republicans aged 35 to 50 support marijuana legalization. Overall, Democrats were unsurprisingly found to show higher levels of support for marij...

Recreational Marijuana Bill Proposed in Pennsylvania

Two Pennsylvania state senators have proposed a bill to legalize the use and possession of recreational marijuana.  The Regulate Marijuana Act would legalize recreational marijuana for individuals 21 and older.  The Act would allow adults to grow or buy marijuana for personal use. Purchasers would have to provide ID to prove their age, and driving under the influence of ma...

Record Breaking Marijuana Bust at California Border Nets 30,000 Pounds of Illegal Pot

Federal Police in California conducted the second largest illegal marijuana bust at a US border crossing last week, discovering over 15 tons of pot stashed in a truck that was meant to be carrying mattresses. The truck carrying the illegal pot crossed into California from Mexico at Otay Mesa.  The truck's shipment was listed as "Mattresses and Cushions" but when the cargo b...

Utah Lawmakers Pass Medical Marijuana Edible Proposal

On Thursday, a panel of Utah lawmakers voted to approve a proposal that would legalize the use of marijuana edibles for medical purposes by individuals suffering from debilitating illnesses. The legislation would not allow the smoking of marijuana, but would allow businesses to grow marijuana in order to sell marijuana-infused products such as lozenges, candies, and baked go...

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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...
President Obama’s Budget Would Allow DC Recreational Marijuana Legalization

President Obama’s Budget Would Allow DC Recreational Marijuana Legalization

President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal would allow Washington DC to move forward with implementing marijuana legalization. DC voters approved marijuana legalization last year, but Congress included a provision in...
Colorado Panel Publishes Health Effects of Marijuana

Colorado Panel Publishes Health Effects of Marijuana

A Colorado state panel has published a review of the health effects of marijuana for pregnant women, adolescents, and people operating motor vehicles. The report, commissioned by the state...
Oregon May Eliminate Marijuana Sniffing K-9s

Oregon May Eliminate Marijuana Sniffing K-9s

With the passage of Measure 91 Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana.  Now, police forces are phasing out and reasigning marijuana-sniffing K-9s. Because people 21 and older will be able...
2014 Marijuana DUI Stats Released by Colorado State Patrol

2014 Marijuana DUI Stats Released by Colorado State Patrol

The Colorado State Patrol has released statistics regarding marijuana DUIs in 2014.  According to the report, marijuana was involved in 12.2% of DUI citations in 2014.  The state started...