Paperwork for First Church of Cannabis Filed in Indiana

On the heels of the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana, Bill Levin has filed paperwork for the First Church of Cannabis Inc. Levin, the church's founder, filed the paperwork with the Secretary of State's office to register the church as a non-profit. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act prevents state government form "substantially burdening"...

Colorado Asks US Supreme Court to Throw Out Neighboring States' Lawsuit Over Recreational Marijuana

On Friday, Colorado's Attorney General asked the US Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska over recreational marijuana in Colorado. Oklahoma and Nebraska filed the suit last year, claiming legal marijuana in Colorado is causing their legal systems to be backlogged and their crime rates to rise.  Ina  stern response, Colorado Attorney General Cy...

Federal Government Approves Arizona Medical Marijuana For PTSD Study

An Arizona researcher has been granted permission by the federal government to conduct research on the impact of medical marijuana on PTSD. Dr. Sue Sisley, who was terminated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine for reasons she believed to be linked to her interest in marijuana research, aims to study the impact of four marijuana strains on veterans. "It has be...

NC House Panel Rejects Medical Marijuana Proposal

On Wednesday, a North Carolina House committee unanimously voted down a proposal that would have legalized medical marijuana for people suffering from debilitating illnesses. One medical marijuana supporter present at the hearing felt so passionate about the committee's rejection that he struck Representative Dean Arp in the back.  No charges were filed but the man was requ...

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Ohio Ballot Board Approves Medical Marijuana Propsal

Ohio Ballot Board Approves Medical Marijuana Propsal

On Thursday, the Ohio ballot board approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana and some forms of industrial hemp. The proposed amendment would create a commission...
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Burglarized in Seattle

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Burglarized in Seattle

This week, two Seattle medical marijuana dispensaries were burglarized, making five dispensary burglaries in the North Seattle area in the past month. On Tuesday morning, a witness called 911...
Michigan Supreme Court Rules on Marijuana DUI for Medical Marijuana Patients

Michigan Supreme Court Rules on Marijuana DUI for Medical Marijuana Patients

On Tuesday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that there are some protections for medical marijuana users who are caught driving after using their medicine. In a unanimous decision, the...
Los Angeles Voters Support Proposition D, Reduction in Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Los Angeles Voters Support Proposition D, Reduction in Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

During the mayoral election on Tuesday, Los Angeles voters had three opportunities to weigh in on medical marijuana dispensaries through Propositions D, E, and F.  Votes are still being...
New Jersey Governor Questions Allowing Children Into Medical Marijuana Program

New Jersey Governor Questions Allowing Children Into Medical Marijuana Program

On Sunday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told the press that he is “not inclined” to allow children to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program. The comment was...
New Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Passes California Senate

New Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Passes California Senate

Senate Bill 439, which would regulate the sale of medical marijuana through dispensaries, passed the California state senate with a vote of 22-12.  The bill will now go to...
Washington Reveals Legal Marijuana Guidelines

Washington Reveals Legal Marijuana Guidelines

Last week, Washington state officials released proposed rules for the state’s new legal marijuana system.  The rules that were released are an initial draft and will likely be edited...
Georgia Considers Marijuana Decriminalization

Georgia Considers Marijuana Decriminalization

The former Soviet republic of Georgia is being ruled by a new coalition, led by Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishbili, which is considering changes to lessen the penalties associated with...
Illinois Senate Approves Medical Marijuana

Illinois Senate Approves Medical Marijuana

On Friday, the Illinois Senate voted 35-21 to approve a measure that would legalize medical marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating illnesses.  Now, the bill awaits the signature of...
Organization of the American States Suggests Marijuana Policy Change

Organization of the American States Suggests Marijuana Policy Change

The Organization of the American States, a group that promotes social and economic development in the Western hemisphere through cooperation of the Americas, released a report on Friday suggesting...