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...

Officials Warn of 4/20 Crackdown in San Francisco

Happy 4/20!  If you are planning to head out to Golden Gate Park or Hippie Hill in San Francisco today, be warned that city officials and police are on alert. "If everybody would just be cool, then it's cool," Police Chief Greg Suhr said of the unofficial, unpermitted and unsanctioned 4/20 event. "As soon as you start affecting everybody else, you're gonna bring about the e...

Marijuana Ban Proposed in Montana

A Montana businessman has proposed an outright ban on all forms of marijuana for the 2014 ballot.  The measure, submitted by Steve Zabawa to the Secretary of State's office this week, would ban the possession, cultivation, use, trafficking, and transportation of marijuana. If the measure is approved for the November ballot and then approved by a vote of the people, the meas...

Illinois Reveals Medical Marijuana Program Guidelines

Illinois regulators have released a new draft of guidelines for the state's new medical marijuana program.  The public now has 45 days to comment on the rules, which dictate fees for patients, the number of growers allowed in the state, physician-patient relationships, and more. Under the proposed rules, patients will be required to pay $100 annually to apply for a medical ...

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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...
Legalizing Marijuana Has Drastically Dropped Possession Charges in Washington State

Legalizing Marijuana Has Drastically Dropped Possession Charges in Washington State

A new ACLU report shows that the year following Washington’s legalization of recreational marijuana showed a marked drop in misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests among adults age 21 and older....
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Headed to Las Vegas

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Headed to Las Vegas

On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within the city.  Council staff will now create final regulations for dispensaries that will be brought...
Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in New Jersey

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in New Jersey

New Jersey Assemblymen Reed Gusciora and Michael Patrick Carroll have introduced a bill that would allow voters to determine whether marijuana should be legalized in the state. Assembly Bill...