Washington State Governor Approves Medical Marijuana Overhaul Legislation

On Friday, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill that attempts to overhaul and tidy up the state's medical marijuana program, syncing it with the regulations and goals of the state's recreational marijuana program, which was approved by voters in 2012. The law contains many provisions, once of which creates a voluntary registry for medical marijuana patients.  ...

Illinois Moves Toward Marijuana Decriminalization

On Thursday, the Illinois House approved a measure that would decriminalize possession of 15 grams of less of marijuana by people 18 and older. The measure would make low-level marijuana possession a citeable offense with fines of up to $125 per year.  Currently, low-level marijuana possession in Illinois is punishable by up to a year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines. T...

Colorado Lawmakers Start Marijuana Tax Refund Proposal

Colorado's constitution requires new taxes to be refunded when overall tax collections exceed growth limits on a one-year basis. Under the refund requirement, the state owes residents almost $58 million in marijuana tax refunds. The reason for the refund is a loophole related to state taxes,. While voters already approved the taxes on recreational marijuana sales, they will ...

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Advances

A Pennsylvania Senate committee has voted to send a medical marijuana legalization bill to the full Senate. The proposed bill that is moving forward has had some updates made to it in order to safeguard the system and prevent abuse. The changes directly addressed concerns from House members. In the last two-year session, a medical marijuana legalization bill passed the fu...

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Vermont to Study Marijuana Legalization

Vermont to Study Marijuana Legalization

According to The Associated Press, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is ordering a study about marijuana legalization and its potential impact on the Green Mountain State.  The study will analyze...
Minnesota Passes Medical Marijuana Compromise

Minnesota Passes Medical Marijuana Compromise

On Thursday, Minnesota lawmakers came to a compromise on medical marijuana.  The initial bills differed vastly in the House and Senate. The compromise between a restrictive House bill and...
Dr. Oz Supports Medical Marijuana

Dr. Oz Supports Medical Marijuana

Another “celebrity doctor” has endorsed medical marijuana.  During an interview on “Larry King Live” this week, Dr. Mehmet Oz revealed that he had changed his views on medical marijuana....
New Jersey Man Argues He Should be Able to Use Medical Marijuana in Casinos

New Jersey Man Argues He Should be Able to Use Medical Marijuana in Casinos

Twenty-three year old Daniel Price is fighting for the right to use medical marijuana in New Jersey casinos.  Represented by attorney Michelle Douglass, Price argues that he, and his...
NFL Allegedly Plans to Change Marijuana Policy

NFL Allegedly Plans to Change Marijuana Policy

According to a new report from ESPN.com, the NFL will renegotiate its current drug policy in response to a number of players’ and coaches’ protests against harsh punishments for...
Couple Finds Marijuana in McDonald’s Burgers

Couple Finds Marijuana in McDonald’s Burgers

An Iowa couple claims to have found marijuana on their McDonald’s burgers last month.  Police are investigating the claim that there was marijuana between the two patties on the...
Bermuda Considering Marijuana Decriminalization and Medical Marijuana

Bermuda Considering Marijuana Decriminalization and Medical Marijuana

A report commissioned by the government of Bermuda has endorsed legalizing marijuana for medical purposes and decriminalizing personal use of the drug in order to eliminate high levels of...
Washington DC House Panel Debates Decriminalization

Washington DC House Panel Debates Decriminalization

Washington DC lawmakers voted to decriminalize low level marijuana possession earlier this year.  DC has the unique situation of federal lawmakers being able to overturn council votes.  A debate...
Colorado Symphony Forced to Cancel Cannabis Concert

Colorado Symphony Forced to Cancel Cannabis Concert

The Colorado Symphony’s plans to hold three fundraising concerts where attendees could smoke marijuana on an enclosed patio at a private art gallery are being cancelled, due to warnings...
Illinois House Panel Approves Medical Marijuana for Kids with Epilepsy

Illinois House Panel Approves Medical Marijuana for Kids with Epilepsy

Illinois’ medical marijuana program is currently only for people 18 and over, but that could soon change.  A House Panel voted Wednesday to allow children suffering from epilepsy to...