Indiana Could Legalize Medical Marijuana

Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian has filed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. “It sets up the get-out-of jail free card for medical,” she said. “If you have a note from your doctor, and you apply for a card, you get the card, you can have possession of a certain amount of marijuana.” “I think there is a really strong attitude among a lot of people ...

Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Be Allowed in Anchorage

On Tuesday, an ordinance that would have banned the sale of recreational marijuana in Anchorage, Alaska, failed with an Assembly vote of 9-2. The proposal to ban marijuana sales was proposed last month by Amy Demboski, who wanted to take a "wait and see" approach to marijuana legalization. However, other lawmakers felt that by disengaging from the recreational marijuana p...

Texas to Consider Marijuana Decriminalization

On Monday, a bill was introduced by Texas State Representative Joe Moody that intends to reduce state penalties for low-level marijuana possession by adults. The proposed bill would remove the threat of arrest, jail time, and a criminal record for individuals caught with up to one ounce of marijuana.  The penalties would be replaced with a civil fine of $100. Currently i...

Study: Teen Marijuana Use Down

University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study shows that marijuana use by teens has declined throughout the country, even in Washington and Colorado, where recreational marijuana has been legalized for adults 21 and older. The study, now in its fortieth year, surveys up to 50,000 students in 8th, 10th, and 12th grade in schools nationwide.  The survey asks about drug...

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Study: Teen Marijuana Use Down
Massachusetts Releases Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations

Massachusetts Releases Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations

Medical marijuana was approved by Massachusetts voters last November and the state’s program went into effect on January 1st.  The state Department of Public Health was given until the...
The Cost of Convenience: The Infiltration of Medical Marijuana Vending Machines

The Cost of Convenience: The Infiltration of Medical Marijuana Vending Machines

This is the first installment of a new weekly editorial column, written by JackDanieL.  Each week, Jack will take on a new topic in a style that is all...
Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect Monday in Rhode Island

Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect Monday in Rhode Island

Starting Monday, penalties for low level marijuana possession will be decreased in Rhode Island.  This makes Rhode Island the fourteenth state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana....
Men Caught Smoking Marijuana in Police Parking Lot

Men Caught Smoking Marijuana in Police Parking Lot

Three New Jersey men made it easy for police officers to make an arrest when they decided to smoke a joint in the Totowa police barracks parking lot. The...
Agency That Oversees Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Program Under Scrutiny for Spending

Agency That Oversees Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Program Under Scrutiny for Spending

Colorado’s Department of Revenue and its Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division are under fire from state legislators who are appalled at how the department is choosing to spend funds. The...
Indiana Aims for Stricter Marijuana Laws

Indiana Aims for Stricter Marijuana Laws

In a time when many states are lessening punishments for marijuana crimes through decriminalization and legalization, Indiana is trying to impose harsher punishments on those found guilty of marijuana...
Analysts Estimate Legal Marijuana Could Bring Billions in Revenue

Analysts Estimate Legal Marijuana Could Bring Billions in Revenue

Tax experts and financial analysts have predicted that revenues collected from newly legalized marijuana in Washington and Colorado could bring in billions of dollars for the states.  Other states,...
Maine Marijuana Legalization Bill Gains Support

Maine Marijuana Legalization Bill Gains Support

A bill that would legalize the possession, sale, and use of marijuana in Maine is gaining support.  Thirty-five legislators have decided to co-sponsor the bill, which would also allow...
Washington Kills House Bill to Eliminate Marijuana Misdemeanors

Washington Kills House Bill to Eliminate Marijuana Misdemeanors

The Washington State House of Representatives killed a bill that would have waived misdemeanor marijuana offenses for adults ago 21 and older. Washington State House Bill 1661 never made...
New Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in New York

New Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in New York

New York lawmakers have introduced a medical marijuana bill that would have stricter regulations than those that have been proposed and failed to pass in the past. The new...