Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect in Philadelphia

On Monday, Philadelphia became the largest city in the United States to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  The legislation was approved by Mayor Nutter two weeks ago. Anyone caught with up to one ounce of marijuana will now be subject to a $25 fine.  People found consuming marijuana will receive a $100 fine.  Public consumption of marijuana could als...

Portland City Council Approves Recreational Marijuana Tax

The Portland, OR city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to move forward with a 10% tax on recreational marijuana.  They also voted to discard a proposed 5% tax on medical marijuana. It is estimated that the 10% tax could bring $1.7 million to $4 million annually to the city.  According to state officials these figures are purposefully conservative. Now, a final vot...

Majority of Delaware Voters Want to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

A new University of Delaware poll found that 56% of Delaware voters support the legalization of recreational marijuana. 73% of liberals supported marijuana legalization, while 39.2% of conservatives supported legalizing marijuana.  68% of people younger than 30 approve of legalization, while only 36.9% of people age 60 or older support it.  A majority of voters in all 3 co...

Governor-Turned-Marijuana Businessman Claims Marijuana Can Cure Ebola

Former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson, who now owns Cannabis Sativa, made claims on Fox Business Network Monday that marijuana can cure Ebola. During the interview he said, "We actually believe we have efficacy with regard to treating Ebola." The anchor stopped him and asked for clarification.  Stuart Varney said, "You want to mak...

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Colorado Records Higher Recreational Marijuana Sales Than Medical For First Time

Colorado Records Higher Recreational Marijuana Sales Than Medical For First Time

According to tax records released by the Colorado Department of Revenue on Wednesday, the state is selling more recreational marijuana than it is medical marijuana. The records show that...
Females Are More Sensitive to Marijuana Than Males

Females Are More Sensitive to Marijuana Than Males

A new study conducted by Psychology professor Rebecca Craft at Washington State University has found that females are more sensitive to marijuana than males. Specifically, Craft found that female...
Study Claims Teen Marijuana Use Could Lead to Issues Later in Life

Study Claims Teen Marijuana Use Could Lead to Issues Later in Life

A new study released by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, claims that regular marijuana use during adolescence is strongly and...
Philadelphia Will Be Largest US City to Decriminalize Marijuana

Philadelphia Will Be Largest US City to Decriminalize Marijuana

Mayor Michael Nutter has agreed to sign a bill into law that will decriminalize low level marijuana possession in the city of Philadelphia as long as the city council...
Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force Releases Report and Suggested Updates

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force Releases Report and Suggested Updates

The Hawaii Medical Marijuana Dispensary Task Force (HMMDTF) has released a report on the ways the state could improve its medical marijuana program.  While Hawaii legalized medical marijuana fifteen...
New Study Shows Benefits of Marijuana for PTSD Symptoms

New Study Shows Benefits of Marijuana for PTSD Symptoms

A new study conducted by Haifa University’s Department of Psychology in Israel shows that medical marijuana can help prevent changes in the brain that sometimes occur after trauma.  The...
2,000 People Apply For Medical Marijuana in Illinois in First Week

2,000 People Apply For Medical Marijuana in Illinois in First Week

Over 2,000 potential patients applied to participate in Illinois’ medical marijuana pilot program.  The state began accepting applications on Tuesday for patients with last names starting with A-L.  Patients...
Poll Says Majority of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

Poll Says Majority of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new study conducted by CivicScience showed that 58% of Americans support legalizing marijuana in some capacity.  39% said that they “strongly support” marijuana legalization while 19% said they...
Black Hawk Helicopter Used to Airlift Marijuana Out of Illegal Grow in Colorado

Black Hawk Helicopter Used to Airlift Marijuana Out of Illegal Grow in Colorado

On Tuesday, the Army National Guard and Boulder County Colorado law enforcement airlifted bundles of marijuana plants out of South St. Vrain Canyon.  The plants were part of an...
South Carolina Committee Discusses Medical Marijuana Legalization

South Carolina Committee Discusses Medical Marijuana Legalization

On Wednesday, discussions will be held in South Carolina about the pros and cons of medical marijuana legalization. A committee has been gathered to research a potential medical marijuana...