Washington Legislature Passes Recreational Marijuana Reform Bill

Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, but on Saturday the state Legislature passed a measure that makes several changes to the state's recreational marijuana law. House Bill 2136 passed the Senate on a bipartisan 36-7 vote and now heads to the governor's desk. The House passed the measure Friday on a 59-38 vote. An amendment that passed Friday in the Hous...

$26.5 Million in Marijuana Seized in Humboldt County, CA

Last week, Sheriffs seized over $26.5 million worth of marijuana plants in Humboldt County, CA, an area known for housing many of the state's largest marijuana growing operations. The search warrants were for 7 commercial marijuana growing operations located in 40 separate greenhouses throughout the county. During the raids, police seized 23,211 marijuana plants, 4,394 po...

Marijuana Policy Project Ranks Rand Paul as Most Cannabis Friendly Candidate

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) has ranked the over 20 potential candidates for President by how friendly they are to the cannabis community. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky received the highest grade of A-.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Senator Rick Santorum ranked the least cannabis friendly of the candidates. MPP explained that Paul received the A- ranking bec...

Study Finds Marijuana Edible Potency Labels Are Often Wrong

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reports that when studying the THC content of marijuana edibles most of the baked goods were found to contain less THC than the edible manufacturers claimed. The JAMA study examined edibles after they were purchased in three cities: Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Seattle products were...

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Colorado Releases Temporary Rules for Cannabis Stores

Colorado Releases Temporary Rules for Cannabis Stores

On Monday, Colorado released rules for the operation of recreational cannabis shops.  The rules outline the basic regulations for shops but still leave some details untouched, such as potency...
Rabbi Confirms: Medical Marijuana Kosher

Rabbi Confirms: Medical Marijuana Kosher

A Rabbi from Israel, Efraim Zalmanovich, has declared that medical marijuana is kosher.  His religious ruling says that if a religious Jew is prescribed medical marijuana to combat the...
Wheelchair Bound Man Riding Across Country to Promote Marijuana Legalization

Wheelchair Bound Man Riding Across Country to Promote Marijuana Legalization

Curtis Kile, a 52-year-old with cerebral palsy, is traveling from Detroit to Washington via his motorized wheelchair to promote the legalization of marijuana. Kile’s goal is to share is...
Maine Adds PTSD to List of Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Maine Adds PTSD to List of Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

On Wednesday, a bill adding post traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana patients quitely became a law without Governor Paul LePage’s signature. The bill amends...
New Jersey’s Only Medical Marijuana Collective to Close Temporarily

New Jersey’s Only Medical Marijuana Collective to Close Temporarily

Greenleaf Compassion Center, New Jersey’s only operating medical marijuana collective, will be closing temporarily for about two weeks, according to co-founder Julio Valentin.  Valentin explained that the closure is...
CU Boulder Announces Huge Cost of Banning 4/20 Celebrations

CU Boulder Announces Huge Cost of Banning 4/20 Celebrations

On Thursday, officials at the University of Colorado Boulder announced that they spent almost $108,000 this year to stop students from celebrating 4/20 on campus. In previous years, the...
Bakersfield CA Bans Medical Marijuana Collectives

Bakersfield CA Bans Medical Marijuana Collectives

On Tuesday, the Bakersfield, Ca. city council voted to ban all medical marijuana collectives in the city starting in August.  The city already had a resolution in place to...
New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program Hits 1,000 Registered Patient Mark But Still Has a Long Way to Go

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program Hits 1,000 Registered Patient Mark But Still Has a Long Way to Go

New Jersey now officially has 1,000 registered medical marijuana patients, but that doesn’t mean they are accessing their medicine.  Reportedly only 130 patients have actually been able to purchase...
Michigan Medical Marijuana Collectives Raided

Michigan Medical Marijuana Collectives Raided

On Wednesday, three medical marijuana collectives in Springfield, Mi. were raided by state troopers and undercover drug officers for allegedly violating Michigan’s medical marijuana law. Officers started the raids...
NAACP Endorses Marijuana Legalization in PA

NAACP Endorses Marijuana Legalization in PA

The NAACP is backing a bill in Pennsylvania that would legalize and regulate marijuana.  The legislation was proposed by Senator Daylin Leach, who hopes marijuana legalization would create new...