Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Colorado officials have won indictments against 32 individuals accused on being involved in a scheme to illegally grow marijuana in Colorado and traffic it to other states. The indictments come following raids on dozens of warehouses last October. According to the indictment, the raided grow facilities were not licensed by the state. The growers were operating under the pret...

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Georgia Senate has passed a medical marijuana bill  that was proposed by  that was proposed by Representative Allen Peake. The legislation would legalize cannabis oil for people suffering form 8 illnesses, including cancer and epilepsy. The legislation was approved by the Senate with just one amendment, which allow employers to prevent workers from having and using ...

Louisiana May Be Newest State to Tackle Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Representative Dalton Honore has introduced House Bill 117, which would allow voters to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Louisiana. If approved by the legislature, voters would make the final call on whether or not to legalize marijuana in 2016. Honoré  says the legislature should act quickly to approve his bill, regardless of how they feel ab...

Colorado Marijuana Legalization Already Benefitting Local Schools

As part of Colorado's legal marijuana program, part of the marijuana excise tax is to be contributed to local schools.  Schools are already seeing the benefits of these taxes, with more than $2 million for school construction projects being raised in January.  When the state begins awarding grants for summer-based projects, the marijuana excise tax will contribute an addition...

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CO Marijuana Shop Neighbors File RICO Case to Stop Marijuana Legalization

CO Marijuana Shop Neighbors File RICO Case to Stop Marijuana Legalization

A Colorado hotel franchise and two property owners have filed lawsuits to stop the state’s legal marijuana program. The businesses, lowcated next to recreational marijuana shops, are citing violations...
Anti-Marijuana Group Plans Lawsuit to Shut Down Colorado Recreational Marijuana Program

Anti-Marijuana Group Plans Lawsuit to Shut Down Colorado Recreational Marijuana Program

Voters in Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, but Safe Streets Alliance, an anti-marijuana group, is trying to stop the state’s marijuana program by filing a federal lawsuit. Safe...
STUDY: Why Marijuana Gives You The Munchies

STUDY: Why Marijuana Gives You The Munchies

A new study from neuroscientists at Yale University has found why marijuana may cause the munchies.  Researchers are reporting that nerve cells called pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons are a key...
Legislation Could Clarify Michigan Marijuana Rules

Legislation Could Clarify Michigan Marijuana Rules

Two pieces of legislation introduced in Michigan seek to clarify grey areas left in the state’s medical marijuana program. Bipartisan legislation introduced last week would allow for “provisioning centers”...
Security Guard Shot in San Bernardino Medical Marijuana Collective Robbery

Security Guard Shot in San Bernardino Medical Marijuana Collective Robbery

On Monday night a security guard at a San Bernardino medical marijuana dispensary was shot and killed by two suspects who were trying to rob the shop. Witnesses said...
Texas Offers Class Program to Eliminate Low-Level Marijuana Possession Punishments

Texas Offers Class Program to Eliminate Low-Level Marijuana Possession Punishments

If you’re arrested for possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana in Harris County, Texas, you may be able to participate in a class program rather than face jail...
Maryland Bill Would Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

Maryland Bill Would Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

House Bill 911 has been introduced in Maryland’s General Assembly.  The bill seeks to legalize marijuana and regulate and tax it similarly to alcohol.  Marijuana is currently legal in...
Marijuana Legalization Amendment Moves Forward in New Mexico

Marijuana Legalization Amendment Moves Forward in New Mexico

The New Mexico Senate Rules Committee has recommended a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to determine whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Senate Joint Resolution 2 was sponsored by...
Colorado Sells Almost $700 Million in Marijuana in 2014

Colorado Sells Almost $700 Million in Marijuana in 2014

Newly released numbers from the Colorado Department of Revenue show that Colorado sold $699,198,805 worth of medical and recreational marijuana in 2014. Medical marijuana made more money than recreational. ...
Virginia Approves Marijuana Tinctures for Epilepsy

Virginia Approves Marijuana Tinctures for Epilepsy

On Tuesday, the Virginia General Assembly passed legislation to allow the use of marijuana oils and extracts to treat severe epilepsy. The measure, introduced by Delegate Dave Albo, passed...