Santa Fe Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative Gains Enough Signatures to Appear on Ballot

An initiative to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in Santa Fe, New Mexico has received enough signatures of support to appear on the November ballot.  This marks the first time Santa Fe voters will have the opportunity to vote on marijuana reform. The initiative, called the "Reducing Marijuana Penalties Campaign", submitted almost 11,000 signatures to the City C...

Jackie Chan's Son Could Face Execution in China For Marijuana Possession

Chinese actor and singer Jaycee CHan, son of action-actor Jackie Chan, has been arrested in Beijing for marijuana consumption and possession.  Chan was arrested and tested positive for marijuana consumption.  100 grams of marijuana were found in Chan's home. His arrest is China's largest-scale drug bust in recent history.  China's strict marijuana laws make it so Chan cou...

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Ramping Up With $2.3 Million in Ads

The Yes on 91 Campaign, which aims to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Oregon, announced that they have purchased $2.3 million worth of TV ad spots, which they claim is the largest ad buy for a 2014 campaign measure so far. Campaign director Liz Kaufman stated, "This is the largest ad buy made by any marijuana regulation campaign in Oregon history.  The campaign w...

Medical Marijuana Regulation Legislation Fails in California

Last week, a bill that would have placed statewide regulations on California's medical marijuana program failed in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  Senate Bill 1262, sponsored by Senator Lou Correa, would have given a state organization the power to oversee the new, highly regulated medical marijuana program. One of the primary issues with the bill was a lack of cons...

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Ohio Advocates Educate Communities About Medical Marijuana

Ohio Advocates Educate Communities About Medical Marijuana

The Ohio Rights Group has sponsored the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment that, if passed, would allow for the medical use of marijuana and the industrial use of hemp. Proponents...
Washington State Approves Rules for Recreational Marijuana Sales

Washington State Approves Rules for Recreational Marijuana Sales

On Wednesday, the Washington State Liquor Control Board approved the set of rules that will regulate the state’s legal recreational marijuana program.  After almost 11 months of negotiation, the...
Arizona Judge Overturns Ordinance Banning Medical Marijuana Collectives in Maricopa County

Arizona Judge Overturns Ordinance Banning Medical Marijuana Collectives in Maricopa County

An Arizona judge has overturned Maricopa County’s zoning ordinance that banned medical marijuana collectives from opening and operating in certain areas on the county.  The judge called the ordinance...
The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana

The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana

On Tuesday, the Dalai Lama told marijuana activists that he supports the use of legal medical marijuana when it is shown to have helped the patient.  The spiritual leader’s...
Study Shows Marijuana is Less Involved in Fatal Car Crashes Than Other Substances

Study Shows Marijuana is Less Involved in Fatal Car Crashes Than Other Substances

A new study looking at the connection between substance abuse and fatal car crashes shows that driving under the influence of marijuana is less harmful than doing to under...
Los Angeles City Attorney Targets Illegal Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Los Angeles City Attorney Targets Illegal Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Measure D was passed by Los Angeles voters in May, specifying that would only allow for the 134 medical marijuana dispensaries that were open before the passing of a...
Proposed Colorado Ordinance Would Ban Visible, Smellable Marijuana

Proposed Colorado Ordinance Would Ban Visible, Smellable Marijuana

Recreational marijuana was legalized last year in Colorado, but now activists in Denver are trying to make it illegal for weed to be seen or smelled in public. The...
Michigan Supreme Court to Rule Whether Cities Can Ban Medical Marijuana Collectives

Michigan Supreme Court to Rule Whether Cities Can Ban Medical Marijuana Collectives

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear a case on Thursday that will decide whether Michigan towns and cities can ban medical marijuana collectives from opening within their borders.  The...
Majority of Voters in Texas Want to Legalize Marijuana

Majority of Voters in Texas Want to Legalize Marijuana

A recent survey conducted by Public Policy Polling found that a majority of Texans support legalizing recreational marijuana.  The survey found that 58% of Texas voters support “making marijuana...
Doctor Convicted For Providing Bogus Medical Marijuana Recommendations in Colorado

Doctor Convicted For Providing Bogus Medical Marijuana Recommendations in Colorado

Colorado Dr. Joseph Montante has been convicted of improperly recommending medical marijuana after being visited by an undercover police officer. In a tape recording obtained by CBS4 from the...