Advocates File Marijuana Ballot Initiative in Mississippi

Mississippi For Cannabis has filed a ballot initiative seeking to legalize marijuana in the state.  The group hopes to get the initiative onto the November 2016 election ballot. The petition was filed Monday with the Secretary of State's satellite office in Hernando.  Now, the group must wait for official approval from the Mississippi Secretary of State and Attorney Genera...

Marijuana Decriminalization Goes Into Effect in Maryland

On Wednesday, Maryland's marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect.  The law makes it so anyone found with less than 10 grams of marijuana will be charged with a civil citation, rather than a criminal one. Individuals found in possession of under 10 grams of marijuana will be charged $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense, and $500 for any additional off...

Medical Marijuana Opponents Launch Attack Ads in Florida

This week, Floridians may start seeing television ads opposing Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana.  Drug Free Florida is sponsoring the new ads, which cost $1.5 million. The ads argue that Amendment 2 is a cover for illegal marijuana dealing. "Amendment 2 isn't what it seems," an ominous voice tells viewers. "Its caregiver provision gives legal protectio...

Seattle's Second Recreational Marijuana Shop to Open at Noon Tuesday

At noon Tuesday, Seattle gained its second recreational pot shop: Uncle Ike's, 2310 East Union St.  Owned by Seattle resident Ian Eisenberg, the shop is small but has focused primarily on security. From the outside, the shop looks vault-like, and according to Eisenberg it is almost as secure.  He explained, “One entrance, no other points of entry or people can break into...

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Minnesota Mom Arrested For Giving Son Marijuana Oil…Even Though It Is Legalized

Minnesota Mom Arrested For Giving Son Marijuana Oil…Even Though It Is Legalized

Angela Brown of Madison, MN, has been arrested for child endangerment for providing marijuana oil to her son in order to help him with symptoms associated with a traumatic...
“Stoner” Arrested on Marijuana Charges

“Stoner” Arrested on Marijuana Charges

Today in ironic news, a Virginia man with the last name Stoner is facing charges after police found $10,000 worth of marijuana plants growing at his home. The Orange...
Connecticut’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

Connecticut’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

Connecticut’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened Wednesday night in the city of South Windsor.  Prime Wellness of Connecticut has opened its doors, although the shop will not actually have...
Santa Fe Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative Gains Enough Signatures to Appear on Ballot

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

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

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...
Medical Marijuana Regulation Legislation Fails in California

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,...
US Coast Guard Recovers 900 Pounds of Marijuana Off Coast of Haiti

US Coast Guard Recovers 900 Pounds of Marijuana Off Coast of Haiti

The US Coast Guard intercepted a go-fast boat near Haiti that was carrying over 900 pounds of marijuana, valued at $800,000. The boat was discovered off of Haiti on...
Canada Physician Groups Refuse to Join Anti-Marijuana Campaign

Canada Physician Groups Refuse to Join Anti-Marijuana Campaign

Three of Canada’s doctor groups, which represent 80,000 physicians, have refused to support an anti-marijuana campaign proposed by the federal government. The groups are the College of Family Physicians...
Oregon Releases Medical Marijuana Collective Inspection Information

Oregon Releases Medical Marijuana Collective Inspection Information

The Oregon Health Authority has released its medical marijuana dispensary inspection reports.  Since May, the OHA has inspected 58 medical marijuana dispensaries and found a wide range of violations,...