Doctors Tell DEA They Should Reschedule Marijuana

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has asked the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to review their marijuana policies and to reschedule marijuana.  Currently, marijuana is a Schedule I substance as classified by the DEA, meaning that it is believed to have no medical purpose and is considered highly addictive.  Classified as such, it becomes extremely difficult for ...

Legal Marijuana is America's Fastest Growing Industry

A new report from The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry research firm, has found that legal recreational and medical marijuana is the United States' fastest growing industry.  The market for legal marijuana grew 74% from 2013 to 2014.  In 2013 the market was worth $1.5 billion, while in 2014 it jumped to $2.7 billion. The Arcview Group compiled data from state agencies, p...

Smelly Marijuana Grows May Be Fined in Canada

Some Canadian townships are considering levying fines against anyone with a marijuana grow site that smells strongly of marijuana. One being Langley township, which is looking to fine anyone who owns a legal marijuana grow-op that produces strong smells $500.  There are about 600 marijuana grows throughout the town and local officials are arguing that some are becoming a nu...

Colorado May Start Over on Medical Marijuana Regulations

In 2010, a vote came in a hearing to renew Colorado's 2010 mamedical marijuana regulations, which expire in 2015 if lawmakers don't take action.  Governor John Hickenlooper's regulators came up with a plan including fifteen changes. However, senators from both parties have now voted unanimously 5-0 to not implement those changes.  Instead, lawmakers will be allowed to deba...

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Congress Puts Stop to War on Medical Marijuana with Protections Amendment

Congress Puts Stop to War on Medical Marijuana with Protections Amendment

On Saturday, Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep the government running.  Tucked away in that package was an amendment that will block the Department of Justice...
Oregon Approves Funds to Begin Implementing Recreational Marijuana Program

Oregon Approves Funds to Begin Implementing Recreational Marijuana Program

A vote Wednesday by the Oregon Emergency Board has granted a loan to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission so it may begin implementing the state’s recreational marijuana program, which...
Seattle Mayor Plans to Shut Down Marijuana Delivery Services

Seattle Mayor Plans to Shut Down Marijuana Delivery Services

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to shut down marijuana delivery services in the city. In a city council briefing Wednesday a policy advisor to the mayor explained that the...
Gunshots Fired During Medical Marijuana Dispensary Robbery in San Diego

Gunshots Fired During Medical Marijuana Dispensary Robbery in San Diego

At 11 AM on Tuesday in Spring Valley, California, gunshots were reported at Spring Valley Greens, an unlicensed medical marijuana dispensary. An employee at Smoke N Stuff next door...
Congressional Spending Deal Bans Money From Going to Washington DC Recreational Marijuana Program

Congressional Spending Deal Bans Money From Going to Washington DC Recreational Marijuana Program

Recreational marijuana was legalized by Washington DC voters with a margin of 2-1, but Congress has officially taken steps that will stop Initiative 71 from being implemented. A spending...
Tacoma Close to Shutting Down Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Tacoma Close to Shutting Down Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

In January, Tacoma, Wa., officials plan to send out cease and desist letters to medical marijuana dispensary owners, as they are not licensed under Initiative 502, which legalized recreational...
Majority of Americans Wants Federal Government to Butt Out When it Comes to Marijuana

Majority of Americans Wants Federal Government to Butt Out When it Comes to Marijuana

A report released Monday by think-tank Third Way shows 60% of Americans believe it should be up to individual states, not the federal government, whether marijuana should be legalized. ...
Senator Rand Paul Calls Marijuana Use a Mistake

Senator Rand Paul Calls Marijuana Use a Mistake

During an interview Friday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who plans to seek re-election in 2016, responded directly to questions about using marijuana during his youth. “Let’s just say I...
Nepalese Marijuana Fields Destroyed

Nepalese Marijuana Fields Destroyed

Marijuana farms in Nepal have been destroyed under direction of police. The marijuana was being grown at Thanagaun, Lekhagaun, Rupatar, Bahara, Limpatar, Tawashree and Panchami VDCs of the Udayapur district....
House Republicans Trying to Stop Washington DC Marijuana Legalization

House Republicans Trying to Stop Washington DC Marijuana Legalization

House Republicans are trying to stop marijuana legalization in Washington DC, which was approved by state voters last month. According to Democratic and Republican sources, Republicans are trying to...