80% of Seattle's Marijuana Citations Were Issued by One Officer

The Seattle Police Department has reassigned an officer who is responsible for issuing 80% of the city's citations for marijuana use in the first half of the year. During a review of data to discuss the city's progress six months in to marijuana legalization, Seattle police found that 66 of the 83 tickets for public marijuana use were issued by a single officer. The offic...

Riverside County, CA Imposes Fines for Marijuana Cultivation

Riverside County, CA has already banned the growth of marijuana but now, a new ordinance would impose fines on anyone caught cultivating weed. The new ordinance would create a fine system for people caught growing marijuana.  Fines of $10 to $1,000 could be imposed for low-level growers.  Anyone found guilty of growing 6 or fewer plants would have to pay a $10 fine.  Thos...

Huge Illegal Mariuana Grow Discovered in Texas

On Monday, a deer hunter accidentally stumbled on a massive illegal marijuana grow in Polk County, Texas, about 70 miles north of Houston. The discovery of a dozen marijuana fields containing over 50,000 marijuana plants led to the arrest of one and led another person to go on the run. According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, teams from a number of agencies wer...

Federal Bill Would Legalize Low-THC Marijuana Strains

A bill introduced in the US House of Representatives Monday would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to legalize marijuana with low levels of THC.  Such strains, which tend to be high in CBDs, do not have psychoactive effects, and instead work to relieve pain or neurological symptoms. High CBD marijuana has made headlines in recent years for eliminating seizures in...

80% of Seattle's Marijuana Citations Wer...
Riverside County, CA Imposes Fines for M...
Huge Illegal Mariuana Grow Discovered in...
Federal Bill Would Legalize Low-THC Mari...
Illinois Starts to Develop Medical Marijuana Program

Illinois Starts to Develop Medical Marijuana Program

Illinois officials have begun the process of setting up the state’s medical marijuana program.  Officials in at least four state agencies have started to meet to discuss what role...
Majority of Californians Support Marijuana Legalization

Majority of Californians Support Marijuana Legalization

A new poll released by the Public Polling Institute of California found that 50% of Californians support the legalization of recreational marijuana.  Additionally, the poll found that 60% of...
Louisiana Man Given 20 Years in Prison For Possession of Half Ounce of Marijuana

Louisiana Man Given 20 Years in Prison For Possession of Half Ounce of Marijuana

A 27-year old Louisiana man, Corey Ladd, has received a 20 year maximum sentence after he was found to be in possession of 15 grams of marijuana.  Ladd did...
Marijuana Legalization Measure Gets Go Ahead for Signature Gathering in California

Marijuana Legalization Measure Gets Go Ahead for Signature Gathering in California

A new voter-driven initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in California has received approval from Secretary of State Debra Bowen to start gathering signatures to get the initiative onto the...
Marijuana Commercial Could Air During Superbowl

Marijuana Commercial Could Air During Superbowl

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is hoping to win their way to the Super Bowl via commercial.  Intuit, a company geared toward helping small...
Jamaican Lawmakers Debate Marijuana Decriminalizaton

Jamaican Lawmakers Debate Marijuana Decriminalizaton

Jamaican lawmakers are debating a proposal to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.  The legislation, introduced by lawmaker Raymond Pryce, was debated on Tuesday. Pryce...
Medical Marijuana Patients Could Lose Subsidized Housing in Maine

Medical Marijuana Patients Could Lose Subsidized Housing in Maine

If a state moratorium is not renewed by October 1st, medical marijuana patients in Maine may have to choose between their medicine and their federally subsidized housing. The moratorium...
158 Applicants Vying for 35 Spots in Bid For Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

158 Applicants Vying for 35 Spots in Bid For Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has finished the first round of screening applicants who wish to own a medical marijuana business in the state. Twenty-two applicants were eliminated...
Free Marijuana Giveaway in Boulder on Monday to Raise Awareness About Sales Tax Measure

Free Marijuana Giveaway in Boulder on Monday to Raise Awareness About Sales Tax Measure

On Monday, marijuana advocates handed out free joints on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall starting at 11 a.m.  The event was held to raise awareness about the marijuana sales tax...
Medical Marijuana Gaining Support in West Virginia

Medical Marijuana Gaining Support in West Virginia

On Wednesday, a medical marijuana proposal will go before a legislative panel in West Virginia, a state that is slowly coming around to the idea of medical marijuana.  Delegate...