Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Be Allowed in Anchorage

On Tuesday, an ordinance that would have banned the sale of recreational marijuana in Anchorage, Alaska, failed with an Assembly vote of 9-2. The proposal to ban marijuana sales was proposed last month by Amy Demboski, who wanted to take a "wait and see" approach to marijuana legalization. However, other lawmakers felt that by disengaging from the recreational marijuana p...

Texas to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization

On Monday, a bill was introduced by Texas State Representative Joe Moody that intends to reduce state penalties for low-level marijuana possession by adults. The proposed bill would remove the threat of arrest, jail time, and a criminal record for individuals caught with up to one ounce of marijuana.  The penalties would be replaced with a civil fine of $100. Currently i...

Study: Teen Marijuana Use Down

University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study shows that marijuana use by teens has declined throughout the country, even in Washington and Colorado, where recreational marijuana has been legalized for adults 21 and older. The study, now in its fortieth year, surveys up to 50,000 students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grade in schools nationwide.  The survey asks about drug...

Congress Puts Stop to War on Medical Marijuana with Protections Amendment

On Saturday, Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep the government running.  Tucked away in that package was an amendment that will block the Department of Justice from arresting or prosecuting anyone who sells or uses medical marijuana in the 34 states that have some form of medical marijuana law on record. This will stop the DOJ from conducting raids on ...

Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Be All...
Texas to Consider Marijuana Decriminaliz...
Study: Teen Marijuana Use Down
Congress Puts Stop to War on Medical Mar...
18 Congressmen Ask Obama to Reschedule Marijuana

18 Congressmen Ask Obama to Reschedule Marijuana

Eighteen Congressmen have written a letter to President Barack Obama asking for marijuana to be rescheduled from its current Schedule I classification.  Schedule I is the most stringent classification,...
Magazines Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Advertising Restrictions

Magazines Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Advertising Restrictions

The publishers of High Times magazine and Colorado-based Westword magazine are suing the state of Colorado in federal court over the state’s restrictions on advertising for recreational marijuana businesses....
Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced in Florida

Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced in Florida

On Monday, two Florida lawmakers introduced identical bills to legalize medical marijuana in the 2014 legislative session.  Senators Joe Saunders and Jeff Clemens introduced the bills that would pre-empt...
New Mexico Marijuana Legalization Plan Hits Road Blocks

New Mexico Marijuana Legalization Plan Hits Road Blocks

On Friday, the New Mexico Senate Rules Committee was set to debate a proposed constitutional amendment hat would legalize possession and personal use of marijuana for individuals 21 and...
Majority of Kentuckians Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

Majority of Kentuckians Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

A recent Courier Journal Bluegrass Poll found 52% of Kentuckians to be in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  37% of those polled opposed medical marijuana while 12%...
VP Biden Says White House Policy is Still Anti-Marijuana Legalization

VP Biden Says White House Policy is Still Anti-Marijuana Legalization

Recent statements made by President Obama and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol have sparked some confusion regarding the...
Hemp Growth at Universities Legalized in 9 States Through New Farm Bill

Hemp Growth at Universities Legalized in 9 States Through New Farm Bill

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the new five-year farm bill, which is a total overhaul for the federal policies relating to farming and nutrition.  The bill, which was approved...
Uruguay’s President Mnominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Legalizing Marijuana

Uruguay’s President Mnominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Legalizing Marijuana

Late last year, President Jose Mujica made Uruguay the first country to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use.  Now, the President has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize...
Alaska’s Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Gains Enough Signatures to Go to Vote in 2014

Alaska’s Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Gains Enough Signatures to Go to Vote in 2014

On Tuesday, Alaska’s Campaign to Regulate Marijuana reached the required number of signatures in order to appear on August’s primary election ballot.  State election law requires 30,000 signatures, and...
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Admits Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol

During a House Oversight Committee hearing on Tuesday, the deputy director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy reluctantly admitted that marijuana is less dangerous than...