American Indian Tribes Considering Whether to Grow Marijuana

Earlier this month, the US Department of Justice told American Indian tribes that they can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same conditions that have been provided by states that have legalized marijuana for recreational and medical purposes. Tribes, however, are not necessarily eager to hop on board.  Many tribes are debating whether growin...

Colorado Funds Medical Marijuana Research

Grants worth $8 million have been granted to researchers in Colorado who will focus on whether marijuana helps to treat tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and PTSD. Researchers take these grants from the Colorado Board of Health to be a big step in the right direction, as most grants for marijuana research are for studies focusing on the negative effects of marijuana. ...

Illinois Officials Release Medical Marijuana Regulations for Children

On Tuesday, Illinois health officials posted emergency rules for how children will be able to participate in the state's medical marijuana program. According to the new rules, patients under age 18 with certain health conditions, including epilepsy, will be able to use non-smokable forms of marijuana. Children will need to receive approval from two physicians who believe the...

California Court Rules to Protect Marijuana Concentrates Under Medical Marijuana Law

Marijuana concentrates have been controversial among law enforcement officials who have argued they are not legal under California's medical marijuana law.  However, on Friday a California appellate court ruled that THC concentrates "qualify as marijuana for purposes of medical use." The ruling stemmed from a case of a medical marijuana patient who was found in possession o...

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San Diego Illegal Medical Marijuana Dispensary Shut Down for Cocaine, Guns

San Diego Illegal Medical Marijuana Dispensary Shut Down for Cocaine, Guns

Market Greens, a medical marijuana dispensary operating illegally in San Diego, was shut down after police officers discovered rock cocaine and guns on the premises. Undercover officers visited the...
Scientists Working on Marijuana Breathalyzer

Scientists Working on Marijuana Breathalyzer

With marijuana legalization becoming more popular each year, scientists have been working to address one of opponents’ largest concerns– people driving under the influence of marijuana. Scientists at Washington...
Georgia Senator Proposes Marijuana Legalization

Georgia Senator Proposes Marijuana Legalization

State Senator Curt Thompson has filed joint proposals for the consideration in the next legislative session that would fully legalize recreational marijuana in Georgia. Senate Resolution 6 would be...
Health Canada Makes New Medical Marijuana Advertising Regulations

Health Canada Makes New Medical Marijuana Advertising Regulations

Health Canada has released new regulations for medical marijuana advertising. Warning letters have been issued to commercial marijuana growers throughout Canada setting limits on how their marijuana products can...
Marijuana Policy Project Releases “Consume Responsibly” Marijuana Ads

Marijuana Policy Project Releases “Consume Responsibly” Marijuana Ads

The Marijuana Policy Project has released new billboards in Colorado and Washington state encouraging marijuana users to “consume responsibly.” The ads address marijuana opponents’ concerns that marijuana edibles are...
Bill Would Allow VA to Recommend Medical Marijuana for Veterans

Bill Would Allow VA to Recommend Medical Marijuana for Veterans

The Veterans Equal Access Act was introduced by two US Representatives who hope to allow medical staff within the Veterans Affairs system enroll patients in medical marijuana programs in...
Vancouver’s Marijuana Museum Collection to Move to Detroit

Vancouver’s Marijuana Museum Collection to Move to Detroit

Vancouver, Canada’s Herb Museum is closing its doors after 10 years of service.  The museum’s collection of marijuana related memorabilia has been sold to a group in Detroit who...
New Jersey Approves Fourth Medical Marijuana Dispensary

New Jersey Approves Fourth Medical Marijuana Dispensary

New Jersey officials have approved a fourth medical marijuana dispensary to start preparing to sell medical marijuana to patients. The Breakwater Alternative Treatment Center has been issued a permit...
Bill Would Allow Marijuana Businesses to Benefit From Tax Laws

Bill Would Allow Marijuana Businesses to Benefit From Tax Laws

The Small Business Tax Equity Act has been introduced by Representative Earl Blumenauer. This bill would allow state-licensed marijuana businesses to be exempt from Internal Revenue Code 280E, which...
Colorado Creates First Marijuana Credit Union

Colorado Creates First Marijuana Credit Union

Colorado’s Division of Financial Services has issued a credit-union charter that would create the first ever financial institution geared directly toward handling the finances of marijuana businesses. The Fourth...