Marijuana Legalization Proposal Rejected by Ohio Attorney General

On Wednesday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected a proposal that would legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio. Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis submitted 1,497 signatures of Ohio voters with its proposed ballot language and summary.  The group needed 1,000 signatures in order to have the proposal approved, but only 883 were found to be valid. "Because your submi...

Washington DC Marijuana Legalization Law Goes Into Effect

On Thursday, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser implemented the district's new law allowing its residents to legally smoke marijuana for House Republicans who warned that implementing the law would be in violation of federal law. “We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned with overturning what 7-in-10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia,...

STUDY: Marijuana May Be Safer Than Originally Thought

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that marijuana may be even safer than previously thought compared with other recreational drugs. Researchers aimed to quantify the risk of death associated with the use of a number of commonly used substances, including marijuana and alcohol.  They found that at the level of individual use, alcohol was the deadli...

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana

On Tuesday, Jamaican lawmakers passed an act to decriminalize low-leel marijuana possession.  Additionally, they approved the creation of a licensing agency to regulate a medical marijuana industry on the island. The votes came after several hours of debate on Tuesday.  Now, individuals can possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana without risking jail time or a criminal record....

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Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana
68% of Minnesotans Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

68% of Minnesotans Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new Minnesota poll asked likely voters, “Do you think Marijuana should or should not be legal when used for medical purposes?”  Almost 70% of those polled responded “yes”...
Medical Marijuana May Be on OK Ballot

Medical Marijuana May Be on OK Ballot

On Friday, medical marijuana advocates filed notice with the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s Office that they are trying to get a proposed measure onto the November election ballot. Now...
Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings

Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the Rhode Island House will hold hearings on a number of marijuana-related bills, including one that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. A hearing will...
Definition of Who Can Recommend Medical Marijuana Broadened in Maine

Definition of Who Can Recommend Medical Marijuana Broadened in Maine

Maine’s medical marijuana law, originally approved by voters in 1999, has been amended to broaden the scope of who can recommend medical marijuana to patients. The law’s original language...
Poll Shows New Jerseyans Split on Marijuana Legalization

Poll Shows New Jerseyans Split on Marijuana Legalization

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that New Jersey voters are split on the issue of legalizing marijuana for recreational use.  48% of New Jerseyans supported legalizing marijuana, while...
DOJ Gives Washington State Access to Database for Background Checks

DOJ Gives Washington State Access to Database for Background Checks

After almost a year of requests, the Department of Justice has granted Washington state access to an FBI database so state officials can do nationwide background checks on individuals...
Boston Mayor Trying to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Boston Mayor Trying to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Boston, Ma. Mayor Martin J. Walsh is trying to stop the city’s two approved medical marijuana dispensaries from opening.  Voters legalized medical marijuana and collectives in Massachusetts in 2012...
Prisoners In Uruguay May Have Access to Medical Marijuana

Prisoners In Uruguay May Have Access to Medical Marijuana

Uruguay has become a leader in the marijuana movement by becoming the first South American country to legalize recreational marijuana.  Now, a new change in policy may allow prisoners...
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Vote Delayed

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Vote Delayed

A potential vote on medical marijuana legalization has been delayed in Minnesota.  The medical marijuana bill was attached to a separate health bill that was pulled from Wednesday’s docket...
Boat With Over 2,000 Pounds of Marijuana Found on SoCal Beach

Boat With Over 2,000 Pounds of Marijuana Found on SoCal Beach

A panga boat carrying over 2,000 pounds of marijuana washed up on the shore of a Southern California beach on Monday morning.  The 30-foot fishing boat was found near...