Senate Takes Steps toward Allowing Veterans to Use Medical Marijuana

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment which would allow veterans to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal. Veterans have limited access to medical marijuana, as many VA doctors do not recommend medical marijuana due to the fact that they are funded by the federal government.  However, other physicians getting government funding, such as f...

Marijuana Reform Bill Passes Louisiana Senate

A marijuana reform bill aiming to reduce penalties for marijuana-related offenses has passed the full Senate in Louisiana. The Senate voted 27-12 to advance legislation that would create a new penalty system for low level marijuana offenses. The bill reduces the maximum penalty for marijuana possession from 20 years in prison to eight.  Additionally, the bill raises the thr...

New Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launched in Arizona

On Tuesday, the Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana filed the paperwork to start gathering signatures to get their marijuana legalization measure onto the 2016 general election ballot in Arizona. Supporters need 150,642 signatures in order to get the measure onto the 2016 ballot. Signatures must be collected by July 7, 2016. Campaign to Legalize and Regulate Marij...

Study Finds Adolescent Marijuana Use Could Stunt Growth

A new study from a university in Pakistan has found that marijuana use among prepubescent boys could lead to stunted growth. Researchers studied hormone levels linked to growth and puberty in the blood of 217 boys who use marijuana and 220 who never smoked marijuana. Researchers found that growth hormone levels were significantly lower among the marijuana users. When rese...

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Oregon Attorney General Endorses Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation Bill

Oregon Attorney General Endorses Medical Marijuana Dispensary Regulation Bill

Oregon is seen as one of the leaders in the medical marijuana community.  The state has over 50,000 registered patients and over 100 collectives.  Those collectives, however, are not...
New Hampshire Lawmakers Meet to Negotiate on Marijuana Home Grows

New Hampshire Lawmakers Meet to Negotiate on Marijuana Home Grows

New Hampshire lawmakers in the House and Senate have approved medical marijuana legislation that would allow patients in need to receive marijuana to treat their symptoms.  Both House and...
Mayo Clinic Advising Against Marijuana Use for Chronic Pain Among Teens

Mayo Clinic Advising Against Marijuana Use for Chronic Pain Among Teens

According to the July issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the Clinic is asserting that medical marijuana should not be used to treat teenagers with chronic pain.  The group is...
Pastors Endorse Marijuana Decriminalization

Pastors Endorse Marijuana Decriminalization

Pastors from across the country are speaking out in favor of marijuana decriminalization. Their opinions were shared during a series of meetings sponsored by American Baptist, the Drug Policy...
NY Man Stole $90k in Electricity to Run Marijuana Grow

NY Man Stole $90k in Electricity to Run Marijuana Grow

Joel Polanco, 33, from the Bronx, Ny. is accused of stealing over $90,ooo in electricity to run an illegal marijuana grow in West Haven, Ct. Polanco was arrested on...
New Bill Would Allow Pesticides on Marijuana in Maine

New Bill Would Allow Pesticides on Marijuana in Maine

LD 1531, an emergency measure sponsored by Senator Thomas Saviello, passed the House of Representatives on Friday.  It was passed by the Senate on Thursday.  The bill would narrow...
Alaska Moves Closer to Marijuana Legalization

Alaska Moves Closer to Marijuana Legalization

On Friday, the office of Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell approved a ballot initiative application that would make it legal for adults age 21 and older to possess up...
Marijuana Legalization Initiative Launched in Arizona

Marijuana Legalization Initiative Launched in Arizona

Arizona could become the third state to legalize recreational marijuana.  On Tuesday, supporters filed the measure with the Secretary of State’s Office.  The measure is similar to those in...
Riverside Bans Medical Marijuana Delivery Services

Riverside Bans Medical Marijuana Delivery Services

The city of Riverside has passed an emergency ban on medical marijuana delivery services.  The new ban goes into effect immediately. The Riverside City Council voted in favor of...
Dutch Coffee Shop Owners Fight to Sell Marijuana to Foreigners

Dutch Coffee Shop Owners Fight to Sell Marijuana to Foreigners

On Wednesday, staff and owners of three coffee shops in the southern Netherlands were put on trial for selling marijuana to foreigners, an act which is now illegal thanks...