Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Colorado officials have won indictments against 32 individuals accused on being involved in a scheme to illegally grow marijuana in Colorado and traffic it to other states. The indictments come following raids on dozens of warehouses last October. According to the indictment, the raided grow facilities were not licensed by the state. The growers were operating under the pret...

Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Georgia Senate has passed a medical marijuana bill  that was proposed by  that was proposed by Representative Allen Peake. The legislation would legalize cannabis oil for people suffering form 8 illnesses, including cancer and epilepsy. The legislation was approved by the Senate with just one amendment, which allow employers to prevent workers from having and using ...

Louisiana May Be Newest State to Tackle Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Representative Dalton Honore has introduced House Bill 117, which would allow voters to weigh in on legalizing marijuana in Louisiana. If approved by the legislature, voters would make the final call on whether or not to legalize marijuana in 2016. Honoré  says the legislature should act quickly to approve his bill, regardless of how they feel ab...

Colorado Marijuana Legalization Already Benefitting Local Schools

As part of Colorado's legal marijuana program, part of the marijuana excise tax is to be contributed to local schools.  Schools are already seeing the benefits of these taxes, with more than $2 million for school construction projects being raised in January.  When the state begins awarding grants for summer-based projects, the marijuana excise tax will contribute an addition...

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DC Council Threatened with Jail Time for Discussing Marijuana

DC Council Threatened with Jail Time for Discussing Marijuana

Congress has blocked the DC City Council from using local funds to create a regulatory system for recreational marijuana, which was approved by voters last fall. Now, DC Attorney...
Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

On Friday, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical, scientific, and religious purposes.  The bill would make possession of up to two ounces of marijuana...
Study Shows Marijuana Use Doesn’t Increase Risk of Traffic Accident

Study Shows Marijuana Use Doesn’t Increase Risk of Traffic Accident

A new government study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that there is no evidence that marijuana use leads to a higher risk of getting into a...
Marijuana Edibles May Not Come to Oregon Until July 2016

Marijuana Edibles May Not Come to Oregon Until July 2016

This week, the Oregon Legislature began establishing guidelines for the state’s recreational marijuana program.  While marijuana  possession is legal starting July 1, Oregon residents may have to wait longer...
New Study Shows Marijuana Can Help Depression

New Study Shows Marijuana Can Help Depression

A new study from the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has found that marijuana can benefit individuals suffering from depression as a result of chronic stress. Researchers...
US Surgeon General Says Marijuana “Can Be Helpful”

US Surgeon General Says Marijuana “Can Be Helpful”

During an interview with CBS This Morning, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy suggested an openness to the medical benefits of marijuana. He stated, “We have some preliminary data showing...
Colorado Trying to Stop People From Using Welfare to Buy Marijuana or Go to Strip Clubs

Colorado Trying to Stop People From Using Welfare to Buy Marijuana or Go to Strip Clubs

Colorado lawmakers are working to ensure welfare public benefit cards aren’t being used to purchase marijuana or to go to strip clubs.   They’re looking to do this by making...
President Obama’s Budget Would Allow DC Recreational Marijuana Legalization

President Obama’s Budget Would Allow DC Recreational Marijuana Legalization

President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal would allow Washington DC to move forward with implementing marijuana legalization. DC voters approved marijuana legalization last year, but Congress included a provision in...
Colorado Panel Publishes Health Effects of Marijuana

Colorado Panel Publishes Health Effects of Marijuana

A Colorado state panel has published a review of the health effects of marijuana for pregnant women, adolescents, and people operating motor vehicles. The report, commissioned by the state...
Oregon May Eliminate Marijuana Sniffing K-9s

Oregon May Eliminate Marijuana Sniffing K-9s

With the passage of Measure 91 Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana.  Now, police forces are phasing out and reasigning marijuana-sniffing K-9s. Because people 21 and older will be able...