Almost 90% of Florida Voters Support Medical Marijuana

A new Quinnipiac University Poll has found that 88% of Florida voters support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.  Only 10% of Floridians opposed legalizing medical marijuana.  The new numbers show a 6% increase in support for medical marijuana since November. Young people aged 18-29 showed the highest level of support, with 95% favoring medical marijuana legalizati...

New York Times Calls for End to Marijuana Prohibition

On Saturday, The New York Times called for an end to marijuana prohibition in an editorial posted to the newspaper's website and published in their Sunday edition. The Times said the federal ban on pot has resulted in enforcement that is “racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, ruining their lives and creating new generations of career criminals.” “We b...

Actress Susan Sarandon Speaks Out For Marijuana Legalization

Susan Sarandon has gotten a reputation for being in support of mind-altering substances, having admitted to being stoned at "almost every award show."  Now the actress is speaking out in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. "It will be legal everywhere, and that will cause a very interesting tipping point," she said of the substance. "Certainly, if more people were s...

Minnesota Appoints Head of Medical Marijuana Program

Minnesota's Department of Health has appointed Michelle Larson to head the state's new medical marijuana program.  Larson has worked for the DPH for almost 10 years, focusing on areas including obesity and tobacco. As head of the medical marijuana program, Larson will not actually dictate policy.  Instead, she will be responsible for helping to guide and shape the logistic...

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Tip Leads San Jose Police to Over $700k Worth of Marijuana

Tip Leads San Jose Police to Over $700k Worth of Marijuana

On Thursday, officers in San Jose led a raid on the residences of two people believed to be involved with illegal marijuana grows in the city. Santa Clara County...
Proposed Medical Marijuana Bill Re-Introduced in Illinois

Proposed Medical Marijuana Bill Re-Introduced in Illinois

Illinois Representative Louis Lang has re-introduced a medical marijuana bill to the House.  The “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act” was the first House bill introduced on...
San Diego Mayor Declares End to Action Against Medical Marijuana Collectives

San Diego Mayor Declares End to Action Against Medical Marijuana Collectives

On Thursday, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner declared an end to the city’s legal battle against medical marijuana.  In a letter, Filner ordered civil prosecutors to “stop the crackdown...
GOP Committee Supports Marijuana Legalization in Idaho

GOP Committee Supports Marijuana Legalization in Idaho

The Blaine County Republican Central Committee passed a resolution on Tuesday to legalize marijuana in Idaho.  The group does not condone marijuana use, but believes the War on Drug...
Pennsylvania Senator Proposes Marijuana Legalization Legislation

Pennsylvania Senator Proposes Marijuana Legalization Legislation

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach announced plans to introduce a marijuana legalization initiative in the state.  Working with Leach are two co-sponsors, Democrats from Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. ...
Man Used Alligator to Guard Marijuana Stash

Man Used Alligator to Guard Marijuana Stash

During a routine probation check on Wednesday afternoon, California police found more than they bargained for.  After entering the home of Assif Mayr, police discovered a $100,000 stash of...
US Drug Czar (Sort of) Addresses Legalization and Rescheduling of Marijuana

US Drug Czar (Sort of) Addresses Legalization and Rescheduling of Marijuana

US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske has addressed three petitions related to the legalization and rescheduling of marijuana which garnered over 173,000 signatures on petitions.whitehouse.gov.  The White House allows anyone...
Court Rules Harborside Health Center Can’t Be Evicted

Court Rules Harborside Health Center Can’t Be Evicted

A federal judge has stopped a landlord’s attempt to evict what is known as one of the most successful and largest medical marijuana dispensaries in the United States.  Last...
Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Forms Group to Fight Marijuana Legalization

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Forms Group to Fight Marijuana Legalization

Former Rhode Island Representative Patrick Kennedy has formed a lobbyist group to fight the legalization of marijuana.  The groups is called Project SAM – for Smart Approaches to Marijuana....
Southern California Dispensary Owner Gets 10 Years in Prison

Southern California Dispensary Owner Gets 10 Years in Prison

Aaron Sandusky, owner of G3 Holistics in California, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for what prosecutors argued was an illegal marijuana business.  Prosecutors further claimed...