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...
Federal Government Talking to Banks About Marijuana Business

Federal Government Talking to Banks About Marijuana Business

On Tuesday, a top Justice Department official announced that the federal government is currently talking with bank regulators to determine whether banks in states with legal recreational or medicinal...
Senate to Hold Marijuana Hearings

Senate to Hold Marijuana Hearings

Starting Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will open landmark hearings that marijuana activists hope will eliminate conflicts between state and federal law when it comes to marijuana legalization. The...
Oregon Legalizes Medical Marijuana Collectives

Oregon Legalizes Medical Marijuana Collectives

Last week, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries.  The state has had illegal collectives for years, which have operated in a legal gray area. ...
Senator John McCain Shows Openness to Marijuana Legalization

Senator John McCain Shows Openness to Marijuana Legalization

At a town hall event in Arizona on Thursday, Senator John McCain showed a shift in his feelings toward marijuana and legalization. The Senator reportedly said, “Maybe we should...
California Wildfire Not Caused by Marijuana Growers

California Wildfire Not Caused by Marijuana Growers

Officials have determined that California’s fourth largest wild fire at Yosemite National Park was not caused by someone smoking marijuana or growing it illegally, as a local fire chief...
Washington Approves New Round of Marijuana Program Regulation Changes

Washington Approves New Round of Marijuana Program Regulation Changes

On Wednesday, the Washington Liquor Control Board approved the most recent round of changes to the regulations it has created for Washington’s legal marijuana program.  Following the most recent...
Marijuana Policy Project Advertising Near Denver Broncos’ Stadium

Marijuana Policy Project Advertising Near Denver Broncos’ Stadium

The Marijuana Policy Project, which has created (unwarranted) controversy with its billboard advertising in the past at a NASCAR event and in Oregon, has purchased a billboard near Sports...
Cleveland Indians’ Chris Perez Fined For Mailing Marijuana to Dog

Cleveland Indians’ Chris Perez Fined For Mailing Marijuana to Dog

Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez was arrested in June for having a package containing 9 ounces of marijuana delivered to his Cleveland home addressed to his dog.  Now, Perez...
Marijuana Grower Killed by Own Booby Trap

Marijuana Grower Killed by Own Booby Trap

A marijuana cultivator in upstate New York died on Saturday after almost being decapitated by a booby trap he had set up to protect his crop. Daniel Ricketts died...
Senate to Hold Hearing on Federal Response to Marijuana Legalization

Senate to Hold Hearing on Federal Response to Marijuana Legalization

Patrick Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, announced that he will hold a meeting to examine “conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws.”  Chairman Leahy has invited US Attorney General...