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...

250 Italian Lawmakers Support Marijuana Decriminalization Proposal

Over 250 Italian lawmakers have given their support to a proposal that would decriminalize the production, sale, and consumption of marijuana throughout the country. Should this proposal become law, Italy would be the largest country in Europe to decriminalize marijuana. Drafted by the Intergrupo Parlamentare Cannabis Legale, the proposed legislation would allow anyone over ...

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New York Times Calls for End to Marijuana Prohibition

New York Times Calls for End to Marijuana Prohibition

On Saturday, The New York Times called for an end to marijuana prohibition in an editorial posted to the newspaper’s website and published in their Sunday edition. The Times...
Actress Susan Sarandon Speaks Out For Marijuana Legalization

Actress Susan Sarandon Speaks Out For Marijuana Legalization

Susan Sarandon has gotten a reputation for being in support of mind-altering substances, having admitted to being stoned at “almost every award show.”  Now the actress is speaking out...
Minnesota Appoints Head of Medical Marijuana Program

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...
$1 Million Worth of Marijuana Destroyed in Tennessee

$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...
Snoop Dogg Claims He Smoked Marijuana in The White House

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...
Oregon Marijuana Measure to Appear on Ballot in November

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...
Why Are Prescription Pills Favored When They Can Cause More Harm Than Marijuana?

Why Are Prescription Pills Favored When They Can Cause More Harm Than Marijuana?

Under federal law, only FDA approved medication can be prescribed by physicians.  Infamously, marijuana has remained on the federal list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, despite anecdotal and scientific...
Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

A new law, signed Sunday by Governor Pat Quinn, allows children and adults suffering from epilepsy to use medical marijuana to help diminish the severity of their seizures in...
House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, the House voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana shops and medical marijuana careviers. The 236-186 vote rejected a...
White House Calls Marijuana a States’ Rights Issue

White House Calls Marijuana a States’ Rights Issue

On Monday, the Obama Administration openly opposed Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington DC from using federal funds to decriminalize low level marijuana possession, calling marijuana a states’ rights...