Recreational Marijuana Brought WA $70 Mil. in Revenue in First Year

Washington's recreational marijuana program has grown significantly in its first year, bringing the state over $70 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales. This greatly exceeds projections. Originally it was anticipated that the state's marijuana taxes would bring the state $62 million in the first year. By comparison, Colorado's recreational marijuana sales brought the ...

Denver Campaign Would Allow Marijuana Use in Bars

A new campaign in Denver aims to allow people over 21 to consume marijuana in a "limited social" capacity in bars or clubs, as long as the establishment approves of the behavior. Petitioners are collecting signatures to put the measure on the November ballot. They need to collect 5,000 signatures by the end of August in order to have the emasure put to a vote of the people. ...

New Jersey Legislature Passes Marijuana Oil Bill For Schools

The New Jersey Legislature has passed a bill that would allow children who are medical marijuana patients to take their marijuana oil orally while attending school. The legislation now goes to the desk of Governor Chris Christie, who has been staunchly opposed to medical marijuana since entering office and inheriting the state's medical marijuana program. Children who have a...

Delaware Opens First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Last Friday, Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary opened to patients. First State Compassion Center opened in a former tile market in an industrial park in Wilmington. Medical marijuana was legalized in Delaware in 2011, but patients have faced a long road in being able to access their medicine. Delaware Governor Jack Markell put the program on hold and delayed its ...

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Oakland Airport Baggage Handlers Accused of Smuggling Marijuana

Oakland Airport Baggage Handlers Accused of Smuggling Marijuana

Three baggage handlers at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, CA have been charged as part of a marijuana smuggling ring. According to US Attorney Melinda Haag, the baggage handlers...
Texas Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Tinctures

Texas Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Tinctures

On Monday, the Texas House approved a bill that would allow patients suffering from epilepsy to use high-CBD marijuana tinctures with the recommendation of a neurologist or epileptologist. Senate...
Judge Denies Rastafarian Defense for Marijuana Possession in Indiana

Judge Denies Rastafarian Defense for Marijuana Possession in Indiana

A northern Indiana judge has denied a request to lessen marijuana possession charges against a Rastafari man based on faith. 30-year-old Jerome Scott was charged with felony marijuana possession...
Colorado Recreational Marijuana Shop Chain Lays Off Almost Half of Its Employees

Colorado Recreational Marijuana Shop Chain Lays Off Almost Half of Its Employees

On Wednesday, one of Colorado’s largest recreational marijuana shop chains, part of the Strainwise network, laid off 45% of its employees.  In total, 65 employees from the chain’s 9...
Utah State Legislature to Revisit Medical Marijuana Bill

Utah State Legislature to Revisit Medical Marijuana Bill

According to Utah Senator Mark Madsen, a medical marijuana bill will be re-introduced in the Utah Senate this session. “We will absolutely bring that bill back,” he said. “It...
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Goes to Senate Vote

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Goes to Senate Vote

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill is scheduled for a vote on Tuesday. The bill, which would legalize limited forms of medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation, was amended on Monday....
Actor Morgan Freeman Speaks Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

Actor Morgan Freeman Speaks Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

During a recent interview with the Daily Beast, actor Morgan Freeman expressed his unwavering support for marijuana legalization. He explained his history with marijuana for both medical and recreational...
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature

On Thursday, members of the Hawaii Legislature passed a bill that would allow 16 dispensaries to open statewide in 2016. House Bill 321 would allow eight companies to open...
Man Facing Multiple Life Sentences for Selling and Possessing Marijuana

Man Facing Multiple Life Sentences for Selling and Possessing Marijuana

An Oklahoma man is facing multiple life sentences in prison after police discovered marijuana in his home.  44-year-old Michael Bourbonais was arraigned Thursday for two counts of distribution of...
Kansas House Approves Marijuana Reform Bill

Kansas House Approves Marijuana Reform Bill

The Kansas House has approved a measure that would reform marijuana laws in the state. The bill would allow lower penalties for marijuana possession, study the use of industrial...