Federal Bill Would Legalize Low-THC Marijuana Strains

A bill introduced in the US House of Representatives Monday would amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to legalize marijuana with low levels of THC.  Such strains, which tend to be high in CBDs, do not have psychoactive effects, and instead work to relieve pain or neurological symptoms. High CBD marijuana has made headlines in recent years for eliminating seizures in...

Almost 90% of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana

A new Quinnipiac University Poll has found that 88% of Florida voters support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  Only 10% of Floridians opposed legalizing medical marijuana.  The new numbers show a 6% increase in support for medical marijuana since November. Young people aged 18-29 showed the highest level of support, with 95% favoring medical marijuana legalizati...

New York Times Calls for End to Marijuana Prohibition

On Saturday, The New York Times called for an end to marijuana prohibition in an editorial posted to the newspaper's website and published in their Sunday edition. The Times said the federal ban on pot has resulted in enforcement that is “racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, ruining their lives and creating new generations of career criminals.” “We b...

Actress Susan Sarandon Speaks Out For Marijuana Legalization

Susan Sarandon has gotten a reputation for being in support of mind-altering substances, having admitted to being stoned at "almost every award show."  Now the actress is speaking out in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. "It will be legal everywhere, and that will cause a very interesting tipping point," she said of the substance. "Certainly, if more people were s...

Federal Bill Would Legalize Low-THC Mari...
Almost 90% of Florida Voters Support Med...
New York Times Calls for End to Marijuan...
Actress Susan Sarandon Speaks Out For Ma...
Teenager Faces Life in Prison for Hash Brownies

Teenager Faces Life in Prison for Hash Brownies

Nineteen year old Jacob Lavoro is facing a life sentence in Texas for selling brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil.  The maximum sentence is so high due to...
Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Marijuana

Pope Francis Speaks Out Against Marijuana

Pope Francis has been called “radical” in his approach over his first year of his papacy.  When asked about gay rights the pope answered, “who am I to judge?” ...
Delaware Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Goes to House Vote

Delaware Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Goes to House Vote

A bill that would reduce the penalties for those caught with small amounts of marijuana is making its way through the Delaware Legislature.  It cleared committee on Wednesday and...
NY Governor Won’t Sign Medical Marijuana Bill As Is

NY Governor Won’t Sign Medical Marijuana Bill As Is

During an interview on WCNY Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sid he will not sign a current version of the medical marijuana legislation making its way through the...
NJ Governor Christie Calls Medical Marijuana “A Front For Legalization”

NJ Governor Christie Calls Medical Marijuana “A Front For Legalization”

During a recent radio show, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called medical marijuana “a front for legalization.”  He explained, “What there’s a huge demand for is marijuana.  Not medical...
Jamaica May Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica May Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica may have a reputation for strong weed, but marijuana isn’t actually legal there–yet.  After months of debate, Jamaica’s parliament is planning to vote this fall on a proposal...
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Has Enough Signatures to Qualify for November Ballot

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Has Enough Signatures to Qualify for November Ballot

New Approach Oregon has collected over 100,000 signatures, more than 12,000 more than is required by law to have their marijuana legalization initiative qualify for the November election ballot....
San Jose Medical Marijuana Takes a Blow From City Council Vote

San Jose Medical Marijuana Takes a Blow From City Council Vote

On Tuesday, the San Jose City Council approved new medical marijuana restrictions that will deal a blow to the industry. The regulations were approved on a 7-3 vote.  Under...
CO Attorney Claims Requiring Marijuana Business to Pay Taxes Violates US Constitution

CO Attorney Claims Requiring Marijuana Business to Pay Taxes Violates US Constitution

Colorado Attorney Rob Corry is asking the Denver District Court to block marijuana taxes in Colorado, claiming that requiring marijuana businesses to pay taxes violates the Fifth Amendment of...
Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Vote on Medical Marijuana as Soon as This Month

Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Vote on Medical Marijuana as Soon as This Month

According to Pennsylvania lawmakers, a measure to legalize medical marijuana could go to a Senate committee vote as early as this month.  The bill would create a medical marijuana...