Arizona Court Rules Medical Marijuana Law Doesn't Give DUI Immunity

On Tuesday, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the state's medical marijuana law does not give patients immunity from prosecution if they are pulled over and charged with a DUI. The appeals hearing stemmed from a 2011 case wherein a medical marijuana patient, Travis Lance Darrah, was charged with 2 counts of DUI because he was driving in an impaired manner and had marij...

Seattle Sends Warning Letters to Medical Marijuana Collectives

The city of Seattle has sent letters to 330 medical marijuana collectives, warning them against "major marijuana activity" without a license. Seattle requires medical marijuana businesses growing more than 45 plants of having stock of more than 72 ounces obtain a license from the state.  However, there is no such license for medical marijuana business owners to obtain....

US Attorney General Eric Holder "Cautiously Optimistic" About Marijuana Legalization

US Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. In an interview with CNN, Holder explained "We don't want to put into the federal system low level people who are simply there for possessory offenses." Holder was integral to establishing eight priority areas that the Justice Department ...

CO Health Official Wants to Ban Marijuana Edibles

Jeff Lawrence of the Colorado Department of Public Health an Environment is recommending that the state ban marijuana edibles, with the exception of tinctures and lozenges. As officials work to develop Colorado's new marijuana regulations, the edible ban comes from a fear of children being enticed by edibles' packaging or adults accidentally taking the wrong dosage. Gover...

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Washington DC Sees Low Demand for Medical Marijuana

Washington DC Sees Low Demand for Medical Marijuana

Washington DC legalized medical marijuana almost two decades ago, but only began allowing dispensaries to open this year.  One might expect that after such a long wait patients would...
Maine Rejects Tourette’s From Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions List

Maine Rejects Tourette’s From Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions List

This week, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services denied a request to add Tourette’s syndrome to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.  If the...
California Marijuana Legalization Advocates Get Approval to Start Gathering Signatures

California Marijuana Legalization Advocates Get Approval to Start Gathering Signatures

On Tuesday, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen approved a request from a marijuana legalization advocacy group to begin gathering signatures in support of their initiative that would legalize...
Uruguayan President Signs Marijuana Legalization Law

Uruguayan President Signs Marijuana Legalization Law

On Monday night, Uruguayan President Jose Mujica signed a bill into law that legalizes the possession, sale, and use of marijuana.  Mujica has long supported the bill, claiming it...
The Three Wisemen Brought Frankincense, Myrrh, and… Marijuana?

The Three Wisemen Brought Frankincense, Myrrh, and… Marijuana?

19-year-old Alain Cassagnol was trying to spread some Christmas cheer, but all he got in return was handcuffs and a jail cell. Early Monday, Cassagnol was caught by police...
Almost 350 Marijuana Business Licenses Issued in Colorado

Almost 350 Marijuana Business Licenses Issued in Colorado

On Monday, Colorado became the first US state to issue special licenses for recreational marijuana businesses. Overall, 348 licenses were issued: 136 for marijuana retail stores, 178 for marijuana...
Colorado Committee Considers Changing Rules for Lawyers Looking to Help Marijuana Businesses

Colorado Committee Considers Changing Rules for Lawyers Looking to Help Marijuana Businesses

Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana last year, but its illegal federal status is causing some headaches for certain professionals, including lawyers.  Attorneys in Colorado could have peace of...
AP Poll Shows More Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

AP Poll Shows More Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new AP poll shows that only 29% of Americans oppose legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal use.  This shows a large swing in public opinion from 2010,...
Wyoming Representative Plans to Introduce Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill

Wyoming Representative Plans to Introduce Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill

Wyoming Representative Sue Wallis has announced that she plans to introduce a marijuana marijuana legalization bill at the start of the next legislative session. Wallis said she became aware...
New Survey Shows Marijuana Use Has Increased Among High School Students

New Survey Shows Marijuana Use Has Increased Among High School Students

A new survey from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that high schoolers’ marijuana use is increasing.  The 2013 Monitoring the Future Survey measures the opinions of 8th,...