Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

A new law, signed Sunday by Governor Pat Quinn, allows children and adults suffering from epilepsy to use medical marijuana to help diminish the severity of their seizures in Illinois. The Senate bill adds epilepsy to Illinois' list of qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana. Children will be able to use marijuana tinctures to treat their epilepsy as long as t...

House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, the House voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana shops and medical marijuana careviers. The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks how to report on their dealings with marijuana-related businesses without...

White House Calls Marijuana a States' Rights Issue

On Monday, the Obama Administration openly opposed Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington DC from using federal funds to decriminalize low level marijuana possession, calling marijuana a states' rights issue. The GOP-sponsored House Amendment would prevent D.C. "from using its own local funds to carry out locally-passed marijuana policies, which again under...

First Marijuana Commercial Released in Canada

Canadian marijuana seed company Crop King Seeds has released what they are calling "the world's first marijuana commercial."  While that claim may be a bit of a stretch, the commercial is one of the first to promote recreational marijuana products. The PSA hasn't aired on television yet (and will probably need to be edited for profanity first as it drops the f-bomb!) but ha...

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Son’s Pot Post on Facebook Leads to Dad’s Arrest

Son’s Pot Post on Facebook Leads to Dad’s Arrest

Police in Iredell County, Nc. arrested a father and son for drug charges after the son made a post on facebook. On Wednesday, a concerned citizen called police to...
Colorado Voters Still Support Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Colorado Voters Still Support Recreational Marijuana Legalization

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found that Colorado voters are still in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana.  54% of those polled said they support legalized marijuana  while 41%...
Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program Receives Over 100 Applications

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program Receives Over 100 Applications

Yesterday marked the deadline for hopeful entrepreneurs to submit their applications to open a medical marijuana dispensary to the Massachusetts Department of Health.  Over 100 applicants submitted the application–...
Scuba Diver Caught Smuggling Marijuana into US

Scuba Diver Caught Smuggling Marijuana into US

On Monday, the US Border Patrol arrested Canadian Scuba Diver Jessi Zunti, 24, for attempting to smuggle marijuana into the United States by swimming it across the border. At...
President Obama Holds Strong on Federal Marijuana Policies

President Obama Holds Strong on Federal Marijuana Policies

At a press conference on Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s deputy press secretary Josh Earnest was asked whether the president’s stance on marijuana had changed. Earnest said Obama “does not,...
Washington and Colorado Think They Have DOJ’s Approval to Move Forward with Recreational Marijuana

Washington and Colorado Think They Have DOJ’s Approval to Move Forward with Recreational Marijuana

Colorado officials believe they have “tacit approval” from the Department of Justice to move forward with implementing the state’s recreational marijuana program, according to Talking Points Memo. Another source...
Florida Medical Marijuana Activists Gather Over 100,000 Signatures

Florida Medical Marijuana Activists Gather Over 100,000 Signatures

Florida medical marijuana activist group People United for Medical Marijuana are currently petitioning to get a ballot initiative approved which would allow voters to weigh in on medical marijuana...
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Application Deadline Approaching in Massachusetts

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Application Deadline Approaching in Massachusetts

Entrepreneurs and marijuana activists who wish to apply to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts only have until Thursday to hand deliver their initial application to the State...
Man Buys Gun Safe, Discovers It’s Filled with Marijuana

Man Buys Gun Safe, Discovers It’s Filled with Marijuana

An Ohio man got more than he bargained for when he opened a gun safe he ordered online.  The safe, manufactured y Chapmion Safe Co. in Nogales, Mexico, should...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Returns Child Medical Marijuana Legislation, Requests Changes

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Returns Child Medical Marijuana Legislation, Requests Changes

New Jersey legislators passed legislation that would have made it easier for parents of seriously ill children to obtain medical marijuana as part of their treatment plan.  However, on...