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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Mexican Drug Cartel Tried to Smuggle Marijuana Disguised as Fruit

Mexican Drug Cartel Tried to Smuggle Marijuana Disguised as Fruit

A Mexican drug cartel was caught trying to smuggle millions of dollars worth of marijuana into the United States by painting packages to look like fruit. U.S. Customs and...
Teenager Faces Life in Prison for Hash Brownies

Teenager Faces Life in Prison for Hash Brownies

Nineteen year old Jacob Lavoro is facing a life sentence in Texas for selling brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil.  The maximum sentence is so high due to...
Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Marijuana

Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Marijuana

Pope Francis has been called “radical” in his approach over his first year of his papacy.  When asked about gay rights the pope answered, “who am I to judge?” ...
Delaware Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Goes to House Vote

Delaware Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Goes to House Vote

A bill that would reduce the penalties for those caught with small amounts of marijuana is making its way through the Delaware Legislature.  It cleared committee on Wednesday and...
NY Governor Won’t Sign Medical Marijuana Bill As Is

NY Governor Won’t Sign Medical Marijuana Bill As Is

During an interview on WCNY Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sid he will not sign a current version of the medical marijuana legislation making its way through the...
NJ Governor Christie Calls Medical Marijuana “A Front For Legalization”

NJ Governor Christie Calls Medical Marijuana “A Front For Legalization”

During a recent radio show, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called medical marijuana “a front for legalization.”  He explained, “What there’s a huge demand for is marijuana.  Not medical...
Jamaica May Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica May Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica may have a reputation for strong weed, but marijuana isn’t actually legal there–yet.  After months of debate, Jamaica’s parliament is planning to vote this fall on a proposal...
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Has Enough Signatures to Qualify for November Ballot

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Has Enough Signatures to Qualify for November Ballot

New Approach Oregon has collected over 100,000 signatures, more than 12,000 more than is required by law to have their marijuana legalization initiative qualify for the November election ballot....
San Jose Medical Marijuana Takes a Blow From City Council Vote

San Jose Medical Marijuana Takes a Blow From City Council Vote

On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council approved new medical marijuana restrictions that will deal a blow to the industry. The regulations were approved on a 7-3 vote.  Under...
CO Attorney Claims Requiring Marijuana Business to Pay Taxes Violates US Constitution

CO Attorney Claims Requiring Marijuana Business to Pay Taxes Violates US Constitution

Colorado Attorney Rob Corry is asking the Denver District Court to block marijuana taxes in Colorado, claiming that requiring marijuana businesses to pay taxes violates the Fifth Amendment of...