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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Florida Senate Passes Low-THC Marijuana Bill

Florida Senate Passes Low-THC Marijuana Bill

The Florida Senate has voted 36-3 to legalize the “Charlotte’s Web” strain of medical marijuana.  The low-THC strain has become popular n medical marijuana states such as Colorado, prompting...
Medical Marijuana Could Come to New York This Spring

Medical Marijuana Could Come to New York This Spring

Medical marijuana advocates in New York believe a widespread medical marijuana program could be coming to the state as early as this spring thinks to newly re-drafted legislation. The...
Colorado Residents Believe Marijuana is Good For Their State

Colorado Residents Believe Marijuana is Good For Their State

A new poll conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows that 52% of Colorado residents believe that marijuana legalization has been good for their state.  38% thought that...
Minnesota Senate Panel Advances Medical Marijuana Bill

Minnesota Senate Panel Advances Medical Marijuana Bill

On Friday morning, a Minnesota Senate committee voted 7-3 to advance a bill to legalize medical marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating illnesses. Now, the legislation will go to...
Former Supreme Court Justice Speaks Out In Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Former Supreme Court Justice Speaks Out In Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told NPR on Thursday that he believes marijuana should be legalized by the federal government. “I really think that that’s another instance...
Outdoor Marijuana Grows Banned in Sacramento County

Outdoor Marijuana Grows Banned in Sacramento County

On Tuesday, Sacramento County supervisors unanimously voted to ban outdoor marijuana grows.  The new ban applies to unincorporated Sacramento County and will take effect this summer, likely in June....
BHO Explosion at Marijuana Grow House Injures 3 in Denver

BHO Explosion at Marijuana Grow House Injures 3 in Denver

Three people are hurt after an explosion at a marijuana growing faciity in Denver, Colorado.  The explosion happened Wednesday while the individuals were using butane to make marijuana extracts....
Arizona Court Overrules Zero-Tolerance Marijuana DUI

Arizona Court Overrules Zero-Tolerance Marijuana DUI

On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that just having trace amounts of Carboxy-THC, an inactive metabolite that can be detected in one’s blood after consuming marijuana, does not...
Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Officials in Puerto Rico are considering the legalization of marijuana in order to boost the commonwealth’s failing economy.  Puerto Rico currently has $70 billion in debt and 45% of...
Florida Surgeon General Speaks Out Against Marijuana

Florida Surgeon General Speaks Out Against Marijuana

Medical marijuana has made huge strides in Florida, gaining support from over 70% of potential voters.  Unfortunately, the state’s surgeon general is not one of them.  On Monday, he...