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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Marijuana Legalization Debate Held In Missouri

Marijuana Legalization Debate Held In Missouri

On Wednesday night, two experts debated the pros and cons of marijuana legalization in Missouri.  The debate was held by the St. Louis Ethical Society. Arguing in favor of...
Denver Decriminalizing Marijuana For 18-21 Year Olds

Denver Decriminalizing Marijuana For 18-21 Year Olds

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado for individuals age 21 and older, but the Denver City Council is going a step further to protect young people who are...
Study Shows Marijuana May Impact Memory for Teens

Study Shows Marijuana May Impact Memory for Teens

A new study published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin found that teens who smoke marijuana may have brain changes similar to those experienced by someone suffering from schizophrenia. The...
Man Arrested With Weed Wrapped Like Christmas Presents

Man Arrested With Weed Wrapped Like Christmas Presents

Last week, Randy Jesus Valdivia of Surfside, Fla., was pulled over by Pennsylvania police officers after demonstrating “criminal activity indicators”.  Valdivia gave police permission to search his vehicle.  Inside,...
Denver Police Officers Not Allowed to Work Off-Duty at Pot Shops

Denver Police Officers Not Allowed to Work Off-Duty at Pot Shops

A departmental order issued by the Denver Police Department bans police officers from working as security guards at recreational marijuana shops in their 0ff-duty time. Denver police officers are...
Montana Medical Marijuana Advocate Asks Court to End Probation

Montana Medical Marijuana Advocate Asks Court to End Probation

Tom Daubert is a lobbyist who helped to draft Montana’s 2004 medical marijuana law.  Daubert was also arrested as a part of federal crackdowns on Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries. ...
Woman Arrested for Delivery of 18 Pounds of Marijuana to Home

Woman Arrested for Delivery of 18 Pounds of Marijuana to Home

25-year-old Latoya Drew of Franklin Township, Nj, was charged last week after taking delivery of an 18 pound package of marijuana at her home.  She was charged with intent...
New Jersey Assembly Committee Votes to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

New Jersey Assembly Committee Votes to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

A New Jersey Assembly Committee has voted to expand the state’s medical marijuana program once again by allowing patients to obtain medical marijuana from another state and bring it...
INFOGRAPHIC: A History of Marijuana Use in the US

INFOGRAPHIC: A History of Marijuana Use in the US

Over the past 120 years, the face of marijuana has changed drastically in the United States.  Now more than ever, positive changes have come to the cannabis movement, being...
International Watchdog Group Challenges Uruguay’s New Marijuana Law

International Watchdog Group Challenges Uruguay’s New Marijuana Law

The International Narcotics Control Board is challenging Uruguay’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana, claiming it conflicts with the 1961 Single Convention of Narcotic Drugs, of which Uruguay is a...