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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Seattle’s Only Marijuana Shop Runs Out of Pot

Seattle’s Only Marijuana Shop Runs Out of Pot

Seattle’s only marijuana shop sold out of its entire inventory within the first week and may not get more for up to two weeks. Twenty four total licenses were...
Texas Rangers Catcher Arrested on Marijuana Charges

Texas Rangers Catcher Arrested on Marijuana Charges

Texas Rangers catcher Geovany Soto was arrested Wednesday in Grapevine, Tx. on a marijuana possession charge.  Soto was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana under 20 ounces. Soto was...
RI Governor Approves Changes to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

RI Governor Approves Changes to State’s Medical Marijuana Program

Last week, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee signed new legislation that would reset the amounts of marijuana that can be grown in certain settings and establishing new regulations. The...
Terminal Cancer Patient Faces Prison for Marijuana Charges

Terminal Cancer Patient Faces Prison for Marijuana Charges

Benton Mackenzie, a terminal cancer patient from Iowa, is facing three years in prison after being convicted of felony drug charges for growing and possessing marijuana. Mackenzie was found...
Boston Court Says Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Can’t Justify Vehicle Searches

Boston Court Says Smell of Unburnt Marijuana Can’t Justify Vehicle Searches

On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said that police officers cannot use the smell of unburnt marijuana to justify searching a person’s car, due to the fact that...
First Recreational Marijuana Store Opens in Vancouver, WA

First Recreational Marijuana Store Opens in Vancouver, WA

On Wednesday, Vancouver’s first recreational marijuana shop opened.  The store opened at 11 AM after a ribbon cutting ceremony by Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt. Main Street Marijuana is the...
Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program Reportedly Best in America

Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program Reportedly Best in America

A new report published by Americans for Safe Access calls Maine’s medical marijuana program the best in America.  The title is based on a number of factors that ASA...
Washington State Becomes 2nd to Legally Sell Recreational Marijuana

Washington State Becomes 2nd to Legally Sell Recreational Marijuana

Tuesday, July 8th marks an historic day in Washington state.  Washington has become the second state to launch its legal recreational marijuana program, allowing sales of marijuana to anyone...
New York Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

New York Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill to legalize medical marijuana in New York.  The signing ceremony will take place at 1 PM. It may take time...
North Carolina Legalizes Marijuana Extracts for Children

North Carolina Legalizes Marijuana Extracts for Children

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has signed a bill into law that will allow children suffering from severe forms of epilepsy to use high-CBD marijuana oils and tinctures.  The...