Federal Bill Would Legalize Low-THC Marijuana Strains

A bill introduced in the US House of Representatives Monday would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to legalize marijuana with low levels of THC.  Such strains, which tend to be high in CBDs, do not have psychoactive effects, and instead work to relieve pain or neurological symptoms. High CBD marijuana has made headlines in recent years for eliminating seizures in...

Almost 90% of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana

A new Quinnipiac University Poll has found that 88% of Florida voters support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  Only 10% of Floridians opposed legalizing medical marijuana.  The new numbers show a 6% increase in support for medical marijuana since November. Young people aged 18-29 showed the highest level of support, with 95% favoring medical marijuana legalizati...

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 said the federal ban on pot has resulted in enforcement that is “racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, ruining their lives and creating new generations of career criminals.” “We b...

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 in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. "It will be legal everywhere, and that will cause a very interesting tipping point," she said of the substance. "Certainly, if more people were s...

Federal Bill Would Legalize Low-THC Mari...
Almost 90% of Florida Voters Support Med...
New York Times Calls for End to Marijuan...
Actress Susan Sarandon Speaks Out For Ma...
Marijuana Decriminalized in Switzerland

Marijuana Decriminalized in Switzerland

Low level marijuana possession is decriminalized in Switzerland, as of October 1st.  Now, any over age 18 caught with 10 grams or less of marijuana will only be punished...
Washington and Colorado Push for Solution on Marijuana Banking

Washington and Colorado Push for Solution on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sent a letter to federal financial officials urging them to come up with a solution to the current...
Marijuana Policy Project Ads to Be Featured on Portland, ME Buses

Marijuana Policy Project Ads to Be Featured on Portland, ME Buses

The Marijuana Policy Project has launched another public ad campaign– this time on the side of buses in Portland, Maine.  The advertisements promote marijuana as a safer alternative to...
Colorado Begins Accepting Recreational Marijuana License Applications

Colorado Begins Accepting Recreational Marijuana License Applications

On Tuesday, Colorado began taking applications from those wishing to open a recreational marijuana retail location.  Applicants began lining up at the Marijuana Enforcement Division’s office before 9 a.m....
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...