Arizona Court Overrules Zero-Tolerance Marijuana DUI

On Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that just having trace amounts of Carboxy-THC, an inactive metabolite that can be detected in one's blood after consuming marijuana, does not automatically constitute a DUI.  This ruling is huge for Arizona medical marijuana patients who will now be able to drive after medicating without fear of being charged with a DUI over consumin...

Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Officials in Puerto Rico are considering the legalization of marijuana in order to boost the commonwealth's failing economy.  Puerto Rico currently has $70 billion in debt and 45% of its population is living in poverty. A number of proposals are being considered to help boost them financially, including eliminating government agencies, cutting down the number of public holi...

Florida Surgeon General Speaks Out Against Marijuana

Medical marijuana has made huge strides in Florida, gaining support from over 70% of potential voters.  Unfortunately, the state's surgeon general is not one of them.  On Monday, he spoke out against marijuana, citing "untested drugs" getting onto the market at his cause for concern. "We must be wary of unintended consequences and remember that first we must do no harm," s...

San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office to Ask for Money for New Boat to Fight Marijuana Smugglers

The San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Office has asked county supervisors for $500,000 to be spent on a new boat in order to target marijuana smugglers.  Over the past two years, the Sheriff's Office has recovered twelve marijuana-smuggling panga boats that have landed along the coast, but the department has no way to target the smugglers in action, nor remove the boats after they're ...

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Washington Governor to Meet with Deputy Attorney General Regarding Marijuana Legalization

Washington Governor to Meet with Deputy Attorney General Regarding Marijuana Legalization

Today, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire will meet with Deputy Attorney General James Cole to discuss the legalization of marijuana in the Evergreen State. Cory Curtis, spokesman for Gregoire, told...
Clark County, Washington Dismissing Pending Marijuana Cases

Clark County, Washington Dismissing Pending Marijuana Cases

Last week, prosecutors in Pierce and King Counties, Washington, began dismissing cases involving individuals age 21 and over who were in possession of under an ounce of marijuana.  The...
Banks Concerned About Implications of Being Associated with Marijuana Businesses in WA, CO

Banks Concerned About Implications of Being Associated with Marijuana Businesses in WA, CO

Now that marijuana has been legalized in Colorado and Washington, the reality of implementing programs that involve more than just growers and distributors is starting to sink in. Banks...
New York Could be Next to Legalize Medical Marijuana

New York Could be Next to Legalize Medical Marijuana

According to The New York Post, New York lobbyists are starting to push for medical marijuana legalization in the state. Patricia Lynch Associates is a lobbyist group that is...
Head of Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program Fired

Head of Maine’s Medical Marijuana Program Fired

On Friday, John Thiele, head of Maine’s medical marijuana program, announced that he had been fired from his position with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of...
Massachusetts Landlords Looking to Opt Out of Marijuana Homegrows

Massachusetts Landlords Looking to Opt Out of Marijuana Homegrows

On Tuesday, almost two-thirds of Massachusetts voters voted in favor of Question 3, which makes medical marijuana legal in the state.  However, rental property owners are not happy about...
220 Marijuana Cases Dismissed in Washington After Legalization Vote

220 Marijuana Cases Dismissed in Washington After Legalization Vote

While Washington’s marijuana legalization law I-502 technically goes into effect December 6th, prosecutors are embracing it already. In King and Pierce Counties, 200 marijuana cases have already been dismissed...
Federal Officials Seize Land in Oregon Medical Marijuana Case

Federal Officials Seize Land in Oregon Medical Marijuana Case

The federal government is attempting to seize two Applegate, Valley, OR properties that were allegedly used to grow marijuana under the state’s medical marijuana program. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors...
Researchers Plan to Use Marijuana Legalization as Public Health Experiment

Researchers Plan to Use Marijuana Legalization as Public Health Experiment

Marijuana use and possession for individuals age 21 and over is now legal in Colorado and Washington.  Researchers plan to use the states as a sort of public health...
Flint, MI Police Plan Enforcement As Usual Despite Marijuana Decriminalization

Flint, MI Police Plan Enforcement As Usual Despite Marijuana Decriminalization

On Tuesday, Flint, Michigan voters decriminalized possession of under an ounce of marijuana for individuals age 19 and older.  The measure was passed with 57% of the vote. However,...