Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Colorado officials have won indictments against 32 individuals accused on being involved in a scheme to illegally grow marijuana in Colorado and traffic it to other states. The indictments come following raids on dozens of warehouses last October. According to the indictment, the raided grow facilities were not licensed by the state. The growers were operating under the pret...

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Georgia Senate has passed a medical marijuana bill  that was proposed by  that was proposed by Representative Allen Peake. The legislation would legalize cannabis oil for people suffering form 8 illnesses, including cancer and epilepsy. The legislation was approved by the Senate with just one amendment, which allow employers to prevent workers from having and using ...

Louisiana May Be Newest State to Tackle Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Representative Dalton Honore has introduced House Bill 117, which would allow voters to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Louisiana. If approved by the legislature, voters would make the final call on whether or not to legalize marijuana in 2016. Honoré  says the legislature should act quickly to approve his bill, regardless of how they feel ab...

Colorado Marijuana Legalization Already Benefitting Local Schools

As part of Colorado's legal marijuana program, part of the marijuana excise tax is to be contributed to local schools.  Schools are already seeing the benefits of these taxes, with more than $2 million for school construction projects being raised in January.  When the state begins awarding grants for summer-based projects, the marijuana excise tax will contribute an addition...

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Louisiana Senate Committee Kills Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana Senate Committee Kills Medical Marijuana Bill

On Wednesday, the Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted to kill a bill that would have created the country’s strictest medical marijuana program. Sponsored by Senator Fred Mills,...
DEA Administrator Claims Marijuana Trafficking Near Colorado On The Rise

DEA Administrator Claims Marijuana Trafficking Near Colorado On The Rise

On Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart expressed concerns that levels of marijuana trafficking are rising in states surrounding Colorado. Leonhart says that marijuana...
Majority of US Doctors Support Legalization of Medical Marijuana on National Scale

Majority of US Doctors Support Legalization of Medical Marijuana on National Scale

A new poll conducted by WebMD and Medscape shows that 53% of US physicians support the legalization of marijuana for medical use. “Regardless of past restrictions, a majority of...
New Study Says Marijuana Can Relieve MS Symptoms

New Study Says Marijuana Can Relieve MS Symptoms

A new study released by the American Academy of Neurology showed that medical marijuana can be useful in treating the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Medical marijuana was found to...
Florida Senate Passes Low-THC Marijuana Bill

Florida Senate Passes Low-THC Marijuana Bill

The Florida Senate has voted 36-3 to legalize the “Charlotte’s Web” strain of medical marijuana.  The low-THC strain has become popular n medical marijuana states such as Colorado, prompting...
Medical Marijuana Could Come to New York This Spring

Medical Marijuana Could Come to New York This Spring

Medical marijuana advocates in New York believe a widespread medical marijuana program could be coming to the state as early as this spring thinks to newly re-drafted legislation. The...
Colorado Residents Believe Marijuana is Good For Their State

Colorado Residents Believe Marijuana is Good For Their State

A new poll conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows that 52% of Colorado residents believe that marijuana legalization has been good for their state.  38% thought that...
Minnesota Senate Panel Advances Medical Marijuana Bill

Minnesota Senate Panel Advances Medical Marijuana Bill

On Friday morning, a Minnesota Senate committee voted 7-3 to advance a bill to legalize medical marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating illnesses. Now, the legislation will go to...
Former Supreme Court Justice Speaks Out In Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Former Supreme Court Justice Speaks Out In Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told NPR on Thursday that he believes marijuana should be legalized by the federal government. “I really think that that’s another instance...
Outdoor Marijuana Grows Banned in Sacramento County

Outdoor Marijuana Grows Banned in Sacramento County

On Tuesday, Sacramento County supervisors unanimously voted to ban outdoor marijuana grows.  The new ban applies to unincorporated Sacramento County and will take effect this summer, likely in June....