Advocates File Marijuana Ballot Initiative in Mississippi

Mississippi For Cannabis has filed a ballot initiative seeking to legalize marijuana in the state.  The group hopes to get the initiative onto the November 2016 election ballot. The petition was filed Monday with the Secretary of State's satellite office in Hernando.  Now, the group must wait for official approval from the Mississippi Secretary of State and Attorney Genera...

Marijuana Decriminalization Goes Into Effect in Maryland

On Wednesday, Maryland's marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect.  The law makes it so anyone found with less than 10 grams of marijuana will be charged with a civil citation, rather than a criminal one. Individuals found in possession of under 10 grams of marijuana will be charged $100 for a first offense, $250 for a second offense, and $500 for any additional off...

Medical Marijuana Opponents Launch Attack Ads in Florida

This week, Floridians may start seeing television ads opposing Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana.  Drug Free Florida is sponsoring the new ads, which cost $1.5 million. The ads argue that Amendment 2 is a cover for illegal marijuana dealing. "Amendment 2 isn't what it seems," an ominous voice tells viewers. "Its caregiver provision gives legal protectio...

Seattle's Second Recreational Marijuana Shop to Open at Noon Tuesday

At noon Tuesday, Seattle gained its second recreational pot shop: Uncle Ike's, 2310 East Union St.  Owned by Seattle resident Ian Eisenberg, the shop is small but has focused primarily on security. From the outside, the shop looks vault-like, and according to Eisenberg it is almost as secure.  He explained, “One entrance, no other points of entry or people can break into...

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Police Mistake Buckeye Sticker For Pot Leaf, Pull Over Couple

Police Mistake Buckeye Sticker For Pot Leaf, Pull Over Couple

Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni and her husband were pulled over by Tennessee police after a Buckeye sticker on their car– placed to show support for Ohio State– was mistaken for a...
Washington Receives Over 100 Applications For Marijuana Consultant Position

Washington Receives Over 100 Applications For Marijuana Consultant Position

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has received 112 submissions for the opportunity to contract with the state as marijuana consultant.  While the state is open to  hiring a...
Celebrities Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Mary Jane

Celebrities Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Mary Jane

Two celebrities are making headlines for integrating their love of marijuana into their Valentine’s Day celebrations. The first is rapper 2chainz, who was arrested on Thursday on drug charges...
Medical Marijuana Legalized in Czech Republic

Medical Marijuana Legalized in Czech Republic

On Friday night, Czech President Vaclav Klaus signed legislation that allows marijuana to be used for medical purposes. To start, the country will import medical marijuana from countries like...
US Drug Czar Speaks Out About His Stance on Marijuana

US Drug Czar Speaks Out About His Stance on Marijuana

US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske, a former police chief,  is known for taking a hard stance against marijuana.  Recently, he was interviewed by Maclean’s, a Canadian news website, and...
Court Throws Out Lawsuit Aimed to Stop Oakland Harborside Health Center Closure

Court Throws Out Lawsuit Aimed to Stop Oakland Harborside Health Center Closure

The city of Oakland’s lawsuit that challenged the federal government’s right to shut down Harborside Health Center has been thrown out by a US magistrate judge. Oakland had argued...
US Fire Administration Includes BHO Explosion Warning in Weekly Newsletter

US Fire Administration Includes BHO Explosion Warning in Weekly Newsletter

In their weekly InfoGram newsletter the US Fire Administration has released a warning to members of the Emergency Services Sector about an increase in BHO-related explosions across the US....
City of Glendale Tries to Stop Medical Cannabis Cup

City of Glendale Tries to Stop Medical Cannabis Cup

Updated: February 15, 2013 High Times has now updated their event website, showing that the Medical Cannabis Cup event will still be held, but now it will take place...
Medical Marijuana Bills Heard in Montana

Medical Marijuana Bills Heard in Montana

On Wednesday, Montana Representative Kelly McCarthy presented House Bills 340-343, all of which aim to fix provisions in Montana’s 2011 medical marijuana law. McCarthy said he was not filing...
Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Listening Session Draws Large Crowd

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Listening Session Draws Large Crowd

On Wednesday, Massachusetts health official held the first of four listening sessions to seek input from residents regarding the state’s new medical marijuana program.  The meeting, held at the...