Marijuana Reform Bill Passes Louisiana Senate

A marijuana reform bill aiming to reduce penalties for marijuana-related offenses has passed the full Senate in Louisiana. The Senate voted 27-12 to advance legislation that would create a new penalty system for low level marijuana offenses. The bill reduces the maximum penalty for marijuana possession from 20 years in prison to eight.  Additionally, the bill raises the thr...

New Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launched in Arizona

On Tuesday, the Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana filed the paperwork to start gathering signatures to get their marijuana legalization measure onto the 2016 general election ballot in Arizona. Supporters need 150,642 signatures in order to get the measure onto the 2016 ballot. Signatures must be collected by July 7, 2016. Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marij...

Study Finds Adolescent Marijuana Use Could Stunt Growth

A new study from a university in Pakistan has found that marijuana use among prepubescent boys could lead to stunted growth. Researchers studied hormone levels linked to growth and puberty in the blood of 217 boys who use marijuana and 220 who never smoked marijuana. Researchers found that growth hormone levels were significantly lower among the marijuana users. When rese...

Lawsuit Alleges Man Attempting to Monopolize Illinois Medical Marijuana Industry

A new lawsuit filed in Illinois by Medponics Illinois alleges that Kayvan Khalatbari, a Denver medical marijuana business owner, is attempting to monopolize Illinois' medical marijuana system by having interests in more than three cultivation centers. If true, that would violate Illinois' regulations.  However, others are stepping up to defend Khalatbari, saying that he is ...

Marijuana Reform Bill Passes Louisiana S...
New Marijuana Legalization Campaign Laun...
Study Finds Adolescent Marijuana Use Cou...
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Michigan Marijuana Advocates Propose Marijuana Legalization Draft Bill Language

Michigan Marijuana Advocates Propose Marijuana Legalization Draft Bill Language

The Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee has released draft language of its ballot proposal, which aims to legalize recreational marijuana for individuals 21 and older. The group is...
Delaware Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Delayed

Delaware Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Delayed

Medical marijuana was legalized in Delaware in 2011, but patients still do not have access to legally buy their medicine. Now, officials are saying that patients will have to...
Colorado Proposal Would Allow Medical Marijuana Use During Parole and Probation

Colorado Proposal Would Allow Medical Marijuana Use During Parole and Probation

A new proposal from Colorado Representative Joe Salazar, House Bill 1267, would allow people on parole and probation to use medical marijuana.  The bill received unanimous support in the...
US Government Funded Research Finds Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

US Government Funded Research Finds Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

The US Government may have argued in the past that marijuana has no medical benefits, but a new study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, funded by the...
Illinois Trying to Add Illnesses to Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions List

Illinois Trying to Add Illnesses to Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions List

Medical marijuana advocates in Illinois are petitioning to add over 20 illnesses and conditions to the states list of qualifying conditions for their medical marijuana program. Over 269 pages...
New Poll Shows Floridians Want Medical Marijuana

New Poll Shows Floridians Want Medical Marijuana

Last year Florida voters narrowly missed legalizing medical marijuana and a new poll is showing that Floridians are not supporting medical marijuana legalization and marijuana decriminalization more than ever....
Compton CA Schools Sue City Over Marijuana Dispensaries

Compton CA Schools Sue City Over Marijuana Dispensaries

The city of Compton Unified School District has filed a lawsuit, alleging that the city has failed of enforce its own marijuana laws, putting children in close proximity to...
New Illinois Lawsuits Question Medical Marijuana Permits

New Illinois Lawsuits Question Medical Marijuana Permits

Two new lawsuits have been filed in Illinois alleging that there were flaws in the state permitting process. The first lawsuit claims a permit was improperly issued to Progressive...
Justice Department Plans to Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congress Requests

Justice Department Plans to Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congress Requests

Despite a December amendment from Congress that defunded the Department of Justice’s war on medical marijuana, a recent statement from the DOJ shows that they still plan to prosecute...
Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania

Senate Bill 3 has been introduced in Pennsylvania, aiming to legalize medical marijuana. The introduction of SB3 comes after its equivalent died in the House of Representatives at the...