Oregon Marijuana Measure to Appear on Ballot in November

Oregon attempted, and failed, to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012.  Now, Oregonians will have another chance to weigh-in on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational use for people 21 and older. An initiative, submitted by New Approach Oregon, has received over 88,500 valid signatures, qualifying it to appear on the November election ballot.  In order to pa...

Why Are Prescription Pills Favored When They Can Cause More Harm Than Marijuana?

Under federal law, only FDA approved medication can be prescribed by physicians.  Infamously, marijuana has remained on the federal list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, despite anecdotal and scientific evidence that medical marijuana can help patents suffering from symptoms of dozens of illnesses, including cancer, glaucoma, PTSD, anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, and more.  ...

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

A new law, signed Sunday by Governor Pat Quinn, allows children and adults suffering from epilepsy to use medical marijuana to help diminish the severity of their seizures in Illinois. The Senate bill adds epilepsy to Illinois' list of qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana. Children will be able to use marijuana tinctures to treat their epilepsy as long as t...

House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, the House voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana shops and medical marijuana careviers. The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks how to report on their dealings with marijuana-related businesses without...

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Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For...
House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Mari...
DC Councilman Fighting for Marijuana Legalization

DC Councilman Fighting for Marijuana Legalization

On Tuesday, Washington DC Councilman David Grosso introduced legislation to legalize marijuana possession and consumption by individuals age 21 and older.  Medical marijuana has been legal in DC for...
Las Vegas City Council Passes Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Collectives

Las Vegas City Council Passes Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Collectives

On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council voted 7-0 to pass a 6 month moratorium on medical marijuana collectives, keeping them from opening until the state has issued regulations...
New Jersey Lawyers Argue The State’s Medical Marijuana Program is Taking Too Long

New Jersey Lawyers Argue The State’s Medical Marijuana Program is Taking Too Long

On Wednesday, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Marie Lihotz heard a lawsuit against the state which claimed lawmakers were stalling out the state’s medical marijuana program, which was approved...
Denver City Council Passes Marijuana Retail Rules

Denver City Council Passes Marijuana Retail Rules

On Monday, the Denver City Council passed a bill that sets specific regulations for the medical and recreational marijuana industries in Colorado’s largest city.  Denver is the first city...
US Police Made Over 1.5 Million Drug Arrests  in 2012

US Police Made Over 1.5 Million Drug Arrests in 2012

Newly released FBI data shows that US police officers made 1,552,432 drug-related arrests last year.  Marijuana-related crimes account for 48.3% of these arrests. Most marijuana-related arrests were for possession. ...
Washington State Liquor Control Board Files Rule Revision for Marijuana Shop Locations

Washington State Liquor Control Board Files Rule Revision for Marijuana Shop Locations

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has announced that it will file an emergency rule revision on October 16th to make a change to the rules which specifies how...
Effort to Make Statewide Medical Marijuana Regulations Fails in California

Effort to Make Statewide Medical Marijuana Regulations Fails in California

California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has been pushing legislation that would have created a new wing of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to license and oversee medical marijuana...
New Jersey Provides Loan to Medical Marijuana Dispensary

New Jersey Provides Loan to Medical Marijuana Dispensary

In a move of support for the state’s growing medical marijuana program, the New Jersey Economic Developmental Authority issued a $357,000 loan to a medical marijuana dispensary in Egg...
Maryland Governor Appoints Committee to Oversee Medical Marijuana Program

Maryland Governor Appoints Committee to Oversee Medical Marijuana Program

On Thursday, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed a commission to oversee the state’s medical marijuana program.  The commission will hold its first meeting on September 24th in Baltimore. The...
Long Beach Takes New Look at Medical Marijuana Collective Ban

Long Beach Takes New Look at Medical Marijuana Collective Ban

The city of Long Beach, Ca. has agreed to draft an ordinance that would allow medical marijuana collectives to operate in the city under a new set of regulations....