Florida Surgeon General Speaks Out Against Marijuana

Medical marijuana has made huge strides in Florida, gaining support from over 70% of potential voters.  Unfortunately, the state's surgeon general is not one of them.  On Monday, he spoke out against marijuana, citing "untested drugs" getting onto the market at his cause for concern. "We must be wary of unintended consequences and remember that first we must do no harm," s...

San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office to Ask for Money for New Boat to Fight Marijuana Smugglers

The San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office has asked county supervisors for $500,000 to be spent on a new boat in order to target marijuana smugglers.  Over the past two years, the Sheriff's Office has recovered twelve marijuana-smuggling panga boats that have landed along the coast, but the department has no way to target the smugglers in action, nor remove the boats after they're ...

30 Pounds of Pot Found in MA Produce Delivery

About 30 pounds of marijuana were found inside of a tractor trailer making a produce delivery to the Stop & Shop grocery store in Freetown Mass. The delivery originated in Lodi, Ca, and the driver claimed to have no knowledge of the marijuana being in the back of the rig. "She picked up the truck and drove it from Point A to Point B, and made several stops along the w...

Colorado Police Encourage Responsible Marijuana Use During First Legal 4/20

2014 marks the first year that Coloradoans can legally celebrate 4/20 with recreational marijuana.  State officials have released a reminder to all citizens to party responsibly. "State agencies, local governments, the marijuana industry and others have worked hard since the passage of Amendment 64 to ensure that Colorado remains a safe, healthy place to live,” said Andre...

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Maryland Senate Passes Amended Medical Marijuana Legislation

Maryland Senate Passes Amended Medical Marijuana Legislation

On Thursday, the Maryland Senate passed a Senate Bill which would give patients access to medical marijuana with a vote of 45-1.  The Senate version is much less restrictive...
Study Finds Medical Marijuana Legalization Does Not Lead to Increase in Crime

Study Finds Medical Marijuana Legalization Does Not Lead to Increase in Crime

A study released by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas suggests that legalizing medical marijuana does not lead to an increase in crime.  The study shows the...
In Oregon, Marijuana Legalization Initiative to Start Signature Gathering

In Oregon, Marijuana Legalization Initiative to Start Signature Gathering

A marijuana legalization initiative in Oregon has received approval from the state to begin collecting signatures in order to get the initiative on the November election ballot. The bill...
People with PTSD Can Now Use Medical Marijuana in Michigan

People with PTSD Can Now Use Medical Marijuana in Michigan

The Michigan medical marijuana review board has added Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use.  Adding the condition was approved...
Utah to Allow Medical Marijuana Tinctures for Children with Epilepsy

Utah to Allow Medical Marijuana Tinctures for Children with Epilepsy

On Tuesday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert approved a law that will allow children suffering from severe seizures to use medical marijuana tinctures to alleviate their symptoms. While the law...
Colorado Supreme Court Allows Lawyers to Work with Marijuana Businesses

Colorado Supreme Court Allows Lawyers to Work with Marijuana Businesses

The Colorado State Supreme Court has approved a rule change that allows attorneys to work with marijuana businesses.  Previously, lawyers who took on marijuana business owners as clients faced...
New Jersey Senator Introducing Marijuana Legalization Legislation

New Jersey Senator Introducing Marijuana Legalization Legislation

On Monday, New Jersey State Senator Nicholas Scutari is introducing legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in the Garden State. The legislation would create a recreational marijuana program similar to...
Minnesota Governor Seeks Funds to Study Marijuana

Minnesota Governor Seeks Funds to Study Marijuana

With medical marijuana legislation stalling in Minnesota this legislative session, Governor Mark Dayton is working to help fellow lawmakers and law enforcement get informed.  He plans to ask for...
Medical Marijuana Legislation Dies in Georgia

Medical Marijuana Legislation Dies in Georgia

As of midnight Friday, legislation to legalize medical marijuana tinctures in Georgia died.  The legislation had gained support from both the House and the Senate, but the General Assembly...
Alabama to Become First Southern State to Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

Alabama to Become First Southern State to Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

On Thursday, the Alabama house and Senate passed a medical marijuana extract bill.  The bill is now headed to the desk of Governor Robert Bentley, who has said that...