Hawaii Lawmakers Tour Marijuana Shops in Colorado

Earlier this year, the Hawaiian Legislature passed a bill that allows eight retail medical marijuana stores in the state. This week, a dozen Hawaiian lawmakers took time to tour Colorado's medical marijuana shops while in Vail for the Council of State Governments West annual convention. Hawaii legalized medical marijuana in 2000, one of the first states to do so, but has nev...

Ohio Marijuana Legalization Group Submits New Signatures

Organizers for ResponsibleOhio submitted additional signatures Thursday to get their legalization initiative onto the November ballot. The group originally submitted 695,000 signatures but many were found to be invalid. They were ultimately 29,509 short of the required 305,591 signatures. Now, they've submitted an additional 96,000 signatures in order to ensure that their initi...

New DEA Leader Says Marijuana is Probably Less Dangerous Than Heroin

Acting DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg acknowledged that heroin is probably more dangerous than marijuana, but that no substances should be promoted.  "Let me say it this way," he started, "I'd rather be in a car accident going 30 miles an hour than 60 miles an hour, but I'd prefer not to be in a car accident at all." Clearly his comparison of marijuana and heroin seems a...

Majority of New Hampshire Voters Want to Legalize Marijuana

A new poll conducted by WMUR Granite State found that a majority of New Hampshire voters want to legalize recreational marijuana. The poll found that 60% of New Hampshire voters support legalizing recreational marijuana similar to Washington and Colorado. 72% of those polled wanted to decriminalize marijuana. Even a majority of New Hampshire Republicans want to decriminalize...

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$26.5 Million in Marijuana Seized in Humboldt County, CA

$26.5 Million in Marijuana Seized in Humboldt County, CA

Last week, Sheriffs seized over $26.5 million worth of marijuana plants in Humboldt County, CA, an area known for housing many of the state’s largest marijuana growing operations. The...
Marijuana Policy Project Ranks Rand Paul as Most Cannabis Friendly Candidate

Marijuana Policy Project Ranks Rand Paul as Most Cannabis Friendly Candidate

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has ranked the over 20 potential candidates for President by how friendly they are to the cannabis community. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky received...
Study Finds Marijuana Edible Potency Labels Are Often Wrong

Study Finds Marijuana Edible Potency Labels Are Often Wrong

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that when studying the THC content of marijuana edibles most of the baked goods were...
Unpaid Marijuana Infractions in MI Town May Lead to Change in Decriminalization

Unpaid Marijuana Infractions in MI Town May Lead to Change in Decriminalization

Grand Rapids, Michigan voters voted to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in 2012. The law allowed those caught possessing small amounts of marijuana to pay a civil infraction rather than...
13.6% of CO Adults Use Marijuana

13.6% of CO Adults Use Marijuana

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released its first survey on adult marijuana use since the passage of Amendment 64. The 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey...
Portland, Oregon to Hold Event to Celebrate Legal Marijuana

Portland, Oregon to Hold Event to Celebrate Legal Marijuana

Recreational marijuana is officially legal in Oregon as of July 1, and Portland-area tokers are taking the opportunity to celebrate their new found freedom to smoke marijuana over the...
Massachusetts’ First Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open Soon

Massachusetts’ First Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open Soon

A Salem, Ma. medical marijuana dispensary has been given approval to sell marijuana after obtaining a temporary waiver from the state’s strict testing guidelines. Strict guidelines have caused many...
Delaware Decriminalized Marijuana

Delaware Decriminalized Marijuana

On Thursday night, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. Markell signed the bill into law the same night the Senate passed...
Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employees Can Be Fired for Marijuana Use

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employees Can Be Fired for Marijuana Use

Despite the fact that recreational and medical marijuana have been legalized in Colorado, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that failing to past a random marijuana drug test could...
Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Teen Marijuana Use

Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Teen Marijuana Use

New research has found that legalizing medical marijuana has little impact on teen marijuana usage in those legal states. The study, published by Columbia University in The Lancet Psychiatry,...