Marijuana Legalization Doesn't Increase Crime, According to Researchers

One argument that opponents of marijuana legalization frequently make is that marijuana legalization will increase crime in their neighborhoods.  A new study, however, refutes that notion.  New data shows that crime rates are actually falling in Colorado, one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. Data from the Denver Police Department shows that violent c...

Study Claims Casual Marijuana Use Could be Tied to Brain Abnormalities

A new study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School suggests that even casual marijuana use can cause abnormalities in the brains of users. The study, published in the April 16 issue of Journal of Neuroscience, looked at the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala-- regions controlling emotion and motivation-- in casual marijua...

US Attorney General Eric Holder "Cautiously Optimistic" About Marijuana Legalization

During a visit to the federal courthouse is Charleston, US Attorney General Eric Holder explained that he is :cautiously optimistic" about recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. When asked where he saw the future of marijuana, however, Holder wasn't so positive.  "I think there might have been a burst of feeling that what happened in Washington and ...

68% of Minnesotans Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new Minnesota poll asked likely voters, "Do you think Marijuana should or should not be legal when used for medical purposes?"  Almost 70% of those polled responded "yes" while only 24% opposed medical marijuana legalization. The state has pending medical marijuana legalization that has stalled throughout the session.  Recently, Governor Mark Dayton called on the legisla...

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Two Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Filed in Oregon

Two Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Filed in Oregon

Two marijuana legalization initiatives have been filed in Oregon to get the issue onto the 2014 ballot.  Now, the initiatives’ sponsor, Paul Stanford, will have to get 1,000 signatures...
The Worst Weed Review Ever – One Man’s Take on the Power of Pot

The Worst Weed Review Ever – One Man’s Take on the Power of Pot

Welcome to your weekly installment of JackDanieL’s editorial column.  Be sure to check back for more from Jack each Friday. Enjoy! The age-old debate in the cannabis community has always been;...
Colorado State Regulators Give Up On Law to Treat Marijuana Magazines Like Porn

Colorado State Regulators Give Up On Law to Treat Marijuana Magazines Like Porn

Colorado state regulators announced on Thursday that they have abandoned a law that would have treated marijuana magazines like pornography.  The law, approved by Governor John Hickenlooper along with...
Marijuana Decriminalized in Vermont

Marijuana Decriminalized in Vermont

On Thursday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a measure into law that decriminalizes possession of up to an ounce of marijuana or up to five grams of hash for...
Indians Pitcher Investigated For Marijuana Delivery

Indians Pitcher Investigated For Marijuana Delivery

Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez is under investigation after police seized a package of marijuana that was delivered to his home.  Rocky River Police Chief Kelly Stillman said that...
Pro-Marijuana Mayoral Candidate Entices Potential Voters with Promise of Plants

Pro-Marijuana Mayoral Candidate Entices Potential Voters with Promise of Plants

Jim Berns, a Libertarian, is running for Mayor in Cincinnati, Oh.  Berns is pushing for marijuana legalization in the state, and used an interesting ploy to pique voters’ interest....
New York Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

New York Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

On Monday, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state of New York was passed by the State Assembly by a wide margin of 95-38. Before the...
California Medical Marijuana Regulation Measure Fails

California Medical Marijuana Regulation Measure Fails

A bill to regulate California’s medical marijuana program was unable to gather sufficient votes in the State Assembly and has failed.  The bill, which would have created a state...
New Data Shows Strong Race Bias in Marijuana Arrests

New Data Shows Strong Race Bias in Marijuana Arrests

New federal data shows that black Americans were almost four times as likely as whites to be arrested for marijuana possession in 201o, despite the fact that the two...
Federal Prosecutors Appealing Sentences for Montana Medical Marijuana Providers

Federal Prosecutors Appealing Sentences for Montana Medical Marijuana Providers

Federal prosecutors are appealing the sentences of three former medical marijuana providers and a former University of Montana quarterback who were convicted in what is considered Montana’s largest ever...