Santa Fe Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative Gains Enough Signatures to Appear on Ballot

An initiative to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in Santa Fe, New Mexico has received enough signatures of support to appear on the November ballot.  This marks the first time Santa Fe voters will have the opportunity to vote on marijuana reform. The initiative, called the "Reducing Marijuana Penalties Campaign", submitted almost 11,000 signatures to the City C...

Jackie Chan's Son Could Face Execution in China For Marijuana Possession

Chinese actor and singer Jaycee CHan, son of action-actor Jackie Chan, has been arrested in Beijing for marijuana consumption and possession.  Chan was arrested and tested positive for marijuana consumption.  100 grams of marijuana were found in Chan's home. His arrest is China's largest-scale drug bust in recent history.  China's strict marijuana laws make it so Chan cou...

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Ramping Up With $2.3 Million in Ads

The Yes on 91 Campaign, which aims to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Oregon, announced that they have purchased $2.3 million worth of TV ad spots, which they claim is the largest ad buy for a 2014 campaign measure so far. Campaign director Liz Kaufman stated, "This is the largest ad buy made by any marijuana regulation campaign in Oregon history.  The campaign w...

Medical Marijuana Regulation Legislation Fails in California

Last week, a bill that would have placed statewide regulations on California's medical marijuana program failed in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  Senate Bill 1262, sponsored by Senator Lou Correa, would have given a state organization the power to oversee the new, highly regulated medical marijuana program. One of the primary issues with the bill was a lack of cons...

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Oregon Marijuana Measure to Appear on Ballot in November

Oregon Marijuana Measure to Appear on Ballot in November

Oregon attempted, and failed, to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012.  Now, Oregonians will have another chance to weigh-in on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational use for people...
Why Are Prescription Pills Favored When They Can Cause More Harm Than Marijuana?

Why Are Prescription Pills Favored When They Can Cause More Harm Than Marijuana?

Under federal law, only FDA approved medication can be prescribed by physicians.  Infamously, marijuana has remained on the federal list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, despite anecdotal and scientific...
Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

A new law, signed Sunday by Governor Pat Quinn, allows children and adults suffering from epilepsy to use medical marijuana to help diminish the severity of their seizures in...
House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, the House voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana shops and medical marijuana careviers. The 236-186 vote rejected a...
White House Calls Marijuana a States’ Rights Issue

White House Calls Marijuana a States’ Rights Issue

On Monday, the Obama Administration openly opposed Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington DC from using federal funds to decriminalize low level marijuana possession, calling marijuana a states’ rights...
First Marijuana Commercial Released in Canada

First Marijuana Commercial Released in Canada

Canadian marijuana seed company Crop King Seeds has released what they are calling “the world’s first marijuana commercial.”  While that claim may be a bit of a stretch, the...
University of Arizona Professor Claims She’s Fired Over Marijuana Research

University of Arizona Professor Claims She’s Fired Over Marijuana Research

Dr. Sue Sisley had been a clinical researcher at the University of Arizona for eight years, but believes her contracts have not been renewed due to her focus for...
Medical Marijuana Could Be Distributed in Illinois in 2015

Medical Marijuana Could Be Distributed in Illinois in 2015

Medical marijuana has been legalized in Illinois, but the Department of Public Health has still been working to iron out the protocol for the program.  A recent update from...
Study Finds Tourists are Driving CO’s Marijuana Market

Study Finds Tourists are Driving CO’s Marijuana Market

A new study has found that 50% of people purchasing recreational marijuana in Colorado are out of state visitors, and up to 90% of marijuana sales in mountain resort...
Northern California Wildfire Allegedly Started by Man at Marijuana Grow

Northern California Wildfire Allegedly Started by Man at Marijuana Grow

Officials say a wildfire that has burned over 4.5 square miles of forested land in Northern California was started by a 27-year-old man at an ilegal marijuana grow site....