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...

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Philadelphia

On Monday, Philadelphia became the largest city in the United States to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  The legislation was approved by Mayor Nutter two weeks ago. Anyone caught with up to one ounce of marijuana will now be subject to a $25 fine.  People found consuming marijuana will receive a $100 fine.  Public consumption of marijuana could als...

Portland City Council Approves Recreational Marijuana Tax

The Portland, OR city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to move forward with a 10% tax on recreational marijuana.  They also voted to discard a proposed 5% tax on medical marijuana. It is estimated that the 10% tax could bring $1.7 million to $4 million annually to the city.  According to state officials these figures are purposefully conservative. Now, a final vot...

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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...
San Jose Begins Crackdown on Medical Marijuana Businesses

San Jose Begins Crackdown on Medical Marijuana Businesses

On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council voted 8-3 to support a package of medical marijuana business-related laws that they will take a final vote on in March.  In...
Michigan Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Edibles

Michigan Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Edibles

On Tuesday, the Michigan House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved two medical marijuana-related bills: one that would allow dispensaries to return to the state and one that would allow more...