New Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launched in Arizona

On Tuesday, the Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana filed the paperwork to start gathering signatures to get their marijuana legalization measure onto the 2016 general election ballot in Arizona. Supporters need 150,642 signatures in order to get the measure onto the 2016 ballot. Signatures must be collected by July 7, 2016. Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marij...

Study Finds Adolescent Marijuana Use Could Stunt Growth

A new study from a university in Pakistan has found that marijuana use among prepubescent boys could lead to stunted growth. Researchers studied hormone levels linked to growth and puberty in the blood of 217 boys who use marijuana and 220 who never smoked marijuana. Researchers found that growth hormone levels were significantly lower among the marijuana users. When rese...

Lawsuit Alleges Man Attempting to Monopolize Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry

A new lawsuit filed in Illinois by Medponics Illinois alleges that Kayvan Khalatbari, a Denver medical marijuana business owner, is attempting to monopolize Illinois' medical marijuana system by having interests in more than three cultivation centers. If true, that would violate Illinois' regulations.  However, others are stepping up to defend Khalatbari, saying that he is ...

Oregon Legislators Reveal Sales Tax Proposal

On Monday, Oregon legislators revealed a proposed sales tax for retail marijuana sales. This proposed tax would replace the harvest tax approved by voters. The sales tax proposal didn't include a specific percentage. Staffers are still working to determine how much to charge so that the sales tax will yield as much for the state as the harvest tax does. The reason for imp...

New Marijuana Legalization Campaign Laun...
Study Finds Adolescent Marijuana Use Cou...
Lawsuit Alleges Man Attempting to Monopo...
Oregon Legislators Reveal Sales Tax Prop...
NJ Governor Christie Calls Medical Marijuana “A Front For Legalization”

NJ Governor Christie Calls Medical Marijuana “A Front For Legalization”

During a recent radio show, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called medical marijuana “a front for legalization.”  He explained, “What there’s a huge demand for is marijuana.  Not medical...
Jamaica May Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica May Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica may have a reputation for strong weed, but marijuana isn’t actually legal there–yet.  After months of debate, Jamaica’s parliament is planning to vote this fall on a proposal...
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Has Enough Signatures to Qualify for November Ballot

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Has Enough Signatures to Qualify for November Ballot

New Approach Oregon has collected over 100,000 signatures, more than 12,000 more than is required by law to have their marijuana legalization initiative qualify for the November election ballot....
San Jose Medical Marijuana Takes a Blow From City Council Vote

San Jose Medical Marijuana Takes a Blow From City Council Vote

On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council approved new medical marijuana restrictions that will deal a blow to the industry. The regulations were approved on a 7-3 vote.  Under...
CO Attorney Claims Requiring Marijuana Business to Pay Taxes Violates US Constitution

CO Attorney Claims Requiring Marijuana Business to Pay Taxes Violates US Constitution

Colorado Attorney Rob Corry is asking the Denver District Court to block marijuana taxes in Colorado, claiming that requiring marijuana businesses to pay taxes violates the Fifth Amendment of...
Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Vote on Medical Marijuana as Soon as This Month

Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Vote on Medical Marijuana as Soon as This Month

According to Pennsylvania lawmakers, a measure to legalize medical marijuana could go to a Senate committee vote as early as this month.  The bill would create a medical marijuana...
Denver May Shut Down Medical Marijuana Businesses With Outstanding Licenses

Denver May Shut Down Medical Marijuana Businesses With Outstanding Licenses

All medical marijuana businesses in Denver must be properly licensed by July 1 or risk being shut down by the city.  Currently, there are 41 unlicensed medical marijuana collectives...
Arizona Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat PTSD

Arizona Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat PTSD

A court ruling filed this week has added post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of debilitating conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment. In his decision, Judge Thomas Shedden...
Sacramento County Expected to Limit Size of Indoor Marijuana Grows

Sacramento County Expected to Limit Size of Indoor Marijuana Grows

On Tuesday, Sacramento County supervisors are expected to limit the size of indoor marijuana grows to nine plants per household.  This decision follows a unanimous vote from the Board...
Colorado Governor Approves Legislation to Establish Financial System for Marijuana Businesses

Colorado Governor Approves Legislation to Establish Financial System for Marijuana Businesses

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed legislation that aims to establish a financial system for marijuana businesses.  The legislation would form a network of uninsured cooperatives designed to give...