Advocates File Marijuana Ballot Initiative in Mississippi

Mississippi For Cannabis has filed a ballot initiative seeking to legalize marijuana in the state.  The group hopes to get the initiative onto the November 2016 election ballot. The petition was filed Monday with the Secretary of State's satellite office in Hernando.  Now, the group must wait for official approval from the Mississippi Secretary of State and Attorney Genera...

Marijuana Decriminalization Goes Into Effect in Maryland

On Wednesday, Maryland's marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect.  The law makes it so anyone found with less than 10 grams of marijuana will be charged with a civil citation, rather than a criminal one. Individuals found in possession of under 10 grams of marijuana will be charged $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense, and $500 for any additional off...

Medical Marijuana Opponents Launch Attack Ads in Florida

This week, Floridians may start seeing television ads opposing Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana.  Drug Free Florida is sponsoring the new ads, which cost $1.5 million. The ads argue that Amendment 2 is a cover for illegal marijuana dealing. "Amendment 2 isn't what it seems," an ominous voice tells viewers. "Its caregiver provision gives legal protectio...

Seattle's Second Recreational Marijuana Shop to Open at Noon Tuesday

At noon Tuesday, Seattle gained its second recreational pot shop: Uncle Ike's, 2310 East Union St.  Owned by Seattle resident Ian Eisenberg, the shop is small but has focused primarily on security. From the outside, the shop looks vault-like, and according to Eisenberg it is almost as secure.  He explained, “One entrance, no other points of entry or people can break into...

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Universty of Washington to Train on Marijuana Pain Management

Universty of Washington to Train on Marijuana Pain Management

The University of Washington has been awarded a $110,000 grant from the Washington attorney general’s office to research how marijuana can be used to treat pain and then train...
New Hampshire Prison Official Calls for Marijuana Legalization

New Hampshire Prison Official Calls for Marijuana Legalization

On Monday, Cheshire County Department of Corrections Superintendent Richard Van Wickler spoke out in favor of legalizing marijuana based on his experience in the prison system.  Van Wickler is...
Oregon Moms for Marijuana Plan Rally

Oregon Moms for Marijuana Plan Rally

Southern Oregon Moms for Marijuana plan to hold a rally today on the Jackson County Courthouse steps at 4 PM.  The group is fighting against efforts to restrict access...
Small Handful of Doctors Responsible for All of Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Recommendations

Small Handful of Doctors Responsible for All of Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Recommendations

A new state report found that seventy percent of Arizona’s medical marijuana recommendations are written by only 25 physicians.  Those 25 doctors are responsible for recommending medical marijuana to...
Massachusetts Group Aims to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition with Ballot Initiative

Massachusetts Group Aims to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition with Ballot Initiative

Massachusetts has made big strides when it comes to marijuana in recent years.  The Bay State has decriminalized marijuana and legalized medical marijuana through ballot measures, and now a...
Michigan Senate Wants Medical Marijuana Distributed Through Pharmacies

Michigan Senate Wants Medical Marijuana Distributed Through Pharmacies

Michigan’s senate is considering a plan that would have medical marijuana distributed through state authorized pharmacies.  The plan would have medical marijuana treated as a schedule II substance under...
Portland, ME Legalizes Marijuana Possession

Portland, ME Legalizes Marijuana Possession

On Tuesday, Portland, Me. became the first city in New England to legalize recreational marijuana use and possession.  The new law allows residents to possess up to 2.5 ounces...
Colorado Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana Tax

Colorado Voters Approve Recreational Marijuana Tax

On Tuesday, Colorado voters approved proposed taxes on recreational marijuana.  Almost 66% of voters voted in favor of a 15% excise tax on wholesale recreational marijuana, plus a 10%...
Michigan Voters in Three Communities Weigh in on Marijuana Legalization Today

Michigan Voters in Three Communities Weigh in on Marijuana Legalization Today

Voters in three Michigan towns will weigh in today on whether local police should arrest recreational marijuana users.  Ballot proposals in Ferndale, Jackson, and Lansing aim to legalize use...
Oklahoma State Senator Held Medical Marijuana Forum

Oklahoma State Senator Held Medical Marijuana Forum

On Sunday, Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnson hosted a public education event at the State Capitol.  The goal of the forum was to educate voters about the science behind...