Minnesota Appoints Head of Medical Marijuana Program

Minnesota's Department of Health has appointed Michelle Larson to head the state's new medical marijuana program.  Larson has worked for the DPH for almost 10 years, focusing on areas including obesity and tobacco. As head of the medical marijuana program, Larson will not actually dictate policy.  Instead, she will be responsible for helping to guide and shape the logistic...

$1 Million Worth of Marijuana Destroyed in Tennessee

Campbell County Tennessee deputies destroyed over $1 million worth of marijuana this week. The raid came after the Governor's Task Force on Marijuana Eradication encouraged police and sheriff's departments to get as much marijuana off the streets as possible. In Campbell County alone, law enforcement destroyed over 1,100 marijuana plants, worth an estimated $1 million. ...

Snoop Dogg Claims He Smoked Marijuana in The White House

In an episode of his online show GGN: The Double G Network, rapper Snoop Dogg claimed to have smoked marijuana in a White House bathroom. Dogg’s revelation came in an exchange with guest Jimmy Kimmel: Kimmel: Have you ever smoked at the White House? Dogg [smoking what appears to be a marijuana blunt]: In the bathroom. Kimmel: You did? In the White House. Dogg: ...

Oregon Marijuana Measure to Appear on Ballot in November

Oregon attempted, and failed, to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012.  Now, Oregonians will have another chance to weigh-in on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational use for people 21 and older. An initiative, submitted by New Approach Oregon, has received over 88,500 valid signatures, qualifying it to appear on the November election ballot.  In order to pa...

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Canada Begins Medical Marijuana Overhaul

Canada Begins Medical Marijuana Overhaul

On Tuesday, Canada kicked off its medical marijuana initiative, which the government hopes will bring in $1.3 billion annually.  The new system, Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, will “provide...
New Zealand to Open Cannabis Museum

New Zealand to Open Cannabis Museum

On October 6th, New Zealand’s first Cannabis Museum is set to open in the city of Dunedin.  The museum has been put together by the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party...
Iowa Lawmakers to Introduce Marijuana Legislation

Iowa Lawmakers to Introduce Marijuana Legislation

Iowa State Senator Joe Bolkom plans to introduce two marijuana measures when lawmakers return back to work in January.  The first would remove marijuana from the most restrictive listing,...
Illinois Starts to Develop Medical Marijuana Program

Illinois Starts to Develop Medical Marijuana Program

Illinois officials have begun the process of setting up the state’s medical marijuana program.  Officials in at least four state agencies have started to meet to discuss what role...
Majority of Californians Support Marijuana Legalization

Majority of Californians Support Marijuana Legalization

A new poll released by the Public Polling Institute of California found that 50% of Californians support the legalization of recreational marijuana.  Additionally, the poll found that 60% of...
Louisiana Man Given 20 Years in Prison For Possession of Half Ounce of Marijuana

Louisiana Man Given 20 Years in Prison For Possession of Half Ounce of Marijuana

A 27-year old Louisiana man, Corey Ladd, has received a 20 year maximum sentence after he was found to be in possession of 15 grams of marijuana.  Ladd did...
Marijuana Legalization Measure Gets Go Ahead for Signature Gathering in California

Marijuana Legalization Measure Gets Go Ahead for Signature Gathering in California

A new voter-driven initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in California has received approval from Secretary of State Debra Bowen to start gathering signatures to get the initiative onto the...
Marijuana Commercial Could Air During Superbowl

Marijuana Commercial Could Air During Superbowl

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is hoping to win their way to the Super Bowl via commercial.  Intuit, a company geared toward helping small...
Jamaican Lawmakers Debate Marijuana Decriminalizaton

Jamaican Lawmakers Debate Marijuana Decriminalizaton

Jamaican lawmakers are debating a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.  The legislation, introduced by lawmaker Raymond Pryce, was debated on Tuesday. Pryce...
Medical Marijuana Patients Could Lose Subsidized Housing in Maine

Medical Marijuana Patients Could Lose Subsidized Housing in Maine

If a state moratorium is not renewed by October 1st, medical marijuana patients in Maine may have to choose between their medicine and their federally subsidized housing. The moratorium...