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

During a visit to the federal courthouse is Charleston, US Attorney General Eric Holder explained that he is :cautiously optimistic" about recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. When asked where he saw the future of marijuana, however, Holder wasn't so positive.  "I think there might have been a burst of feeling that what happened in Washington and ...

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" while only 24% opposed medical marijuana legalization. The state has pending medical marijuana legalization that has stalled throughout the session.  Recently, Governor Mark Dayton called on the legisla...

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 that a petition has been filed, supporters have 90 days to submit 155,216 signatures of support from valid voters. The notice of intent to circulate a petition was filed by Oklahomans for He...

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 be held at the State House on House Bill 7506, which aims to end marijuana prohibition and allow adults to possess, use, and grow marijuana for personal use.  Similar to legislation in W...

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Medical Marijuana May Be on OK Ballot
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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open in Vermont

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open in Vermont

Two medical marijuana collectives have opened their doors in Vermont.  The Vermont Legislature passed a law allowing medical marijuana dispensaries two years ago, and the first two are finally...
Grand Jury Report Acknowledges Inconsistencies in CA County Marijuana Policy

Grand Jury Report Acknowledges Inconsistencies in CA County Marijuana Policy

A Grand Jury Report has been released highlighting the inconsistencies in marijuana policy in Tulare County, Ca.  The county is located in the California central valley and includes cities...
US Conference of Mayors Asks Obama Administration for Marijuana Policy Reform

US Conference of Mayors Asks Obama Administration for Marijuana Policy Reform

On Monday, the United Sates Conference of Mayors unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Obama administration to stop interfering with state and local efforts to legalize medical and...
NJ to Vote on MMJ Bill That Would Ease Access for Children

NJ to Vote on MMJ Bill That Would Ease Access for Children

Today, New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would make it easier for parents of children suffering from certain debilitating illnesses to obtain medical marijuana...
Light Marijuana Use Not Tied to Lung Cancer

Light Marijuana Use Not Tied to Lung Cancer

A new study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society suggests that light to moderate marijuana use does not increase one’s risk of lung cancer.  Researchers are...
Washington Lawmakers Urge DOJ to Leave Legal Marijuana Alone

Washington Lawmakers Urge DOJ to Leave Legal Marijuana Alone

Seven congressional Democrats from Washington state have written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, encouraging the DOJ to assure residents that those who sell and use marijuana will...
Michigan Reinstates Charges Against Medical Marijuana Patient

Michigan Reinstates Charges Against Medical Marijuana Patient

The Michigan Supreme Court has reinstated criminal charges against a medical marijuana patient who provided marijuana to another patient without charging him. In 2011, Tony Green, a registered medical...
Washington May Allow Outdoor Marijuana Grows

Washington May Allow Outdoor Marijuana Grows

Karen McCall, chief rules writer for Washington’s Liquor Control Board is recommending that the state allow recreational marijuana to be grown outdoors as well as indoors. She believes it...
Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner Indicted

Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner Indicted

A Colorado grand jury has indicted medical marijuana dispensary owner Colin Hoskins and 11 of his associates on allegations that they ran three medical marijuana dispensaries as a front...
New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Moves Forward Without Homegrow Provision

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Moves Forward Without Homegrow Provision

Negotiators in New Hampshire’s House and Senate met Tuesday to discuss a provision in the state’s proposed medical marijuana bill that would allow patients to grow their own medicine...