Georgia Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

On Thursday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation that immediately legalizes medical marijuana in the state. Looking visibly emotional, Governor Deal signed into law legsilation sponsored by Representative Allen Peake.  The new law allows people to possess up to 20 ounces of fluid cannabis oil containing under 5% THC. Cannabis oil can be used in Georgia to tre...

President Obama Expresses Strong Support for Medical Marijuana

In a CNN special to be aired Sunday, President Barack Obama expressed strong support for medical marijuana.  In a special called "Weed 3" medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta explores the politics of medical marijuana research. As part of the special, Gupta interviews Obama. Gupta and Obama discuss the recent bipartisan bill on the senate floor which proposes rescheduling mar...

Wisconsin Lawmaker Seeks to Legalize Marijuana

Wisconsin Representative Melissa Sargent has introduced a bill that would legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use. In a news conference Monday, Sargent said that legalizing marijuana would decrease crime rates and create jobs throughout Wisconsin. Despite Sargent's efforts, many believe that Republicans will put a stop to the bill before it gains much momentum...

Michigan Marijuana Advocates Propose Marijuana Legalization Draft Bill Language

The Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee has released draft language of its ballot proposal, which aims to legalize recreational marijuana for individuals 21 and older. The group is not seeking public input on the language before submitting a final version to the state's Bureau of Elections next week.  Once the language is approved by the Board of State Canv...

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Virginia Governor Passes Law to Protect Medical Marijuana Oil Users

Virginia Governor Passes Law to Protect Medical Marijuana Oil Users

On Thursday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law legislation to decriminalize medical marijuana oils for medical purposes. House Bill 1445 and Senate Bill 1235 decriminalize THC-A oil and...
Marijuana Legalization Proposal Rejected by Ohio Attorney General

Marijuana Legalization Proposal Rejected by Ohio Attorney General

On Wednesday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected a proposal that would legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio. Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis submitted 1,497 signatures of Ohio voters with its...
Washington DC Marijuana Legalization Law Goes Into Effect

Washington DC Marijuana Legalization Law Goes Into Effect

On Thursday, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser implemented the district’s new law allowing its residents to legally smoke marijuana for House Republicans who warned that implementing the law would...
STUDY: Marijuana May Be Safer Than Originally Thought

STUDY: Marijuana May Be Safer Than Originally Thought

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that marijuana may be even safer than previously thought compared with other recreational drugs. Researchers aimed to quantify the...
Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana

Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana

On Tuesday, Jamaican lawmakers passed an act to decriminalize low-leel marijuana possession.  Additionally, they approved the creation of a licensing agency to regulate a medical marijuana industry on the...
Alaska Officially Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Alaska Officially Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

On Tuesday, recreational marijuana officially became legal in Alaska, making it the third state to d0 so. Now, anyone age 21 and older can possess up to an ounce...
Medical Marijuana Could Soon be Kosher

Medical Marijuana Could Soon be Kosher

Kosher medical marijuana could soon be available to Jewish patients in New York state.  Rabbi Moshi Elefant, head of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, says he has been...
Federal Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced

Federal Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced

On Friday, Democratic Representatives Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Jared Polis of Colorado introduced two separate bills to legalize recreational marijuana on the federal level. Polis’ bill, the Regulate...
Justice Department Drops Charges Against 70-Year-Old Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient

Justice Department Drops Charges Against 70-Year-Old Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient

70-year-old Larry Harvey faced federal charges after he was caught growing about 70 marijuana plants for medical purposes in Northeast Washington state.  Harvey was arrested two years ago by...
CO Marijuana Shop Neighbors File RICO Case to Stop Marijuana Legalization

CO Marijuana Shop Neighbors File RICO Case to Stop Marijuana Legalization

A Colorado hotel franchise and two property owners have filed lawsuits to stop the state’s legal marijuana program. The businesses, lowcated next to recreational marijuana shops, are citing violations...