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 CBD oil for patients suffering from severe seizures.  Because of an emergency clause, the law will take effect immediately. While patients will not be able to get a prescr...

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 proposed ballot language and summary.  The group needed 1,000 signatures in order to have the proposal approved, but only 883 were found to be valid. "Because your submi...

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 be in violation of federal law. “We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned with overturning what 7-in-10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia,...

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 risk of death associated with the use of a number of commonly used substances, including marijuana and alcohol.  They found that at the level of individual use, alcohol was the deadli...

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Washington Recreational Marijuana Prices Drop 40%

Washington Recreational Marijuana Prices Drop 40%

Washington state’s first recreational marijuana stores were forced to increase prices due to high demand and dwindling inventory.  Now that almost six months have passed since Washington’s first shops...
NORML Starts Portland, OR Chapter

NORML Starts Portland, OR Chapter

Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana by passing Measure 91 last year, and now NORML is setting up shop in Portland in order to ensure that the rules and regulations...
Sixteen Marijuana Bills Introduced in Oregon

Sixteen Marijuana Bills Introduced in Oregon

Oregon voters legalized recreational marijuana during te 2014 election.  Now that a new legislative session has opened and new legislators have been sworn into office, a total of sixteen...
Nancy Grace Debates 2 Chainz on Marijuana Legalization…See Who Wins

Nancy Grace Debates 2 Chainz on Marijuana Legalization…See Who Wins

Rapper 2 Chainz appeared on Nancy Grace’s show to debate the pros and cons of legalizing recreational marijuana.  While most of the questions were addressed to 2 Chainz, he...
Illinois Medical Marijuana Program in Limbo as New Governor Takes Office

Illinois Medical Marijuana Program in Limbo as New Governor Takes Office

Monday marked Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s final day in office.  One task that he did not complete before the end of his term was awarding medical marijuana business licenses,...
Michigan Voters Divided Over Marijuana Legalization

Michigan Voters Divided Over Marijuana Legalization

A new poll conducted by EPIC-MRA of Lansing shows that 50% of Michigan voters would be likely to support a future ballot measure to legalize, tax, and regulate recreational...
California’s First Native American Tribe-Sanctioned Medical Marijuana Operation Will Soon be Established

California’s First Native American Tribe-Sanctioned Medical Marijuana Operation Will Soon be Established

A Ukiah Indian rancheria is about to become the site of California’s first tribe-sanctioned, large-scale indoor medical marijuana cultivation and distribution operation. The 250-member Pinoleville Pomo Nation revealed Thursday...
Florida Medical Marijuana Supporters Reveal New Legalization Plan for 2016

Florida Medical Marijuana Supporters Reveal New Legalization Plan for 2016

Medical marijuana legalization failed in Florida in 2014 after only receiving 57.6% of the vote.  The constitutional amendment needed 60% of the vote to pass. Now, supporters are making...
Ohio Group Announces Plans for Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Ohio Group Announces Plans for Marijuana Legalization in 2016

A Cleveland-based group, Ohioans to End Prohibition, has announced it plans to propose a constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot that would legalize both recreational and medical marijuana in...
Bill Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Arizona

Bill Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Arizona

Arizona State Representative Mark Cardenas has introduced legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.  House Bill 2007 would allow individuals 21 and older to possess and consume...