Marijuana Legalization Doesn't Increase Crime, According to Researchers

One argument that opponents of marijuana legalization frequently make is that marijuana legalization will increase crime in their neighborhoods.  A new study, however, refutes that notion.  New data shows that crime rates are actually falling in Colorado, one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. Data from the Denver Police Department shows that violent c...

Study Claims Casual Marijuana Use Could be Tied to Brain Abnormalities

A new study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School suggests that even casual marijuana use can cause abnormalities in the brains of users. The study, published in the April 16 issue of Journal of Neuroscience, looked at the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala-- regions controlling emotion and motivation-- in casual marijua...

US Attorney General Eric Holder "Cautiously Optimistic" About Marijuana Legalization

During a visit to the federal courthouse is Charleston, US Attorney General Eric Holder explained that he is :cautiously optimistic" about recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. When asked where he saw the future of marijuana, however, Holder wasn't so positive.  "I think there might have been a burst of feeling that what happened in Washington and ...

68% of Minnesotans Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new Minnesota poll asked likely voters, "Do you think Marijuana should or should not be legal when used for medical purposes?"  Almost 70% of those polled responded "yes" while only 24% opposed medical marijuana legalization. The state has pending medical marijuana legalization that has stalled throughout the session.  Recently, Governor Mark Dayton called on the legisla...

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Marijuana Legalization Leading in Colorado with 30% of Votes Counted

Marijuana Legalization Leading in Colorado with 30% of Votes Counted

Currently, approximately 30% of Colorado’s ballots have been counted with 845,227 votes already accounted for.  16 counties have reported.  And as of that count, full marijuana legalization is leading...
Massachusetts Voters Legalize Medical Marijuana

Massachusetts Voters Legalize Medical Marijuana

The Associated Press is reporting that Massachusetts voters have approved Question 3, effectively legalizing medical marijuana in the state. With 54 percent of the votes counted, a whopping 63...
2 Men Arrested for Possession of 400 lbs of Marijuana in Washington

2 Men Arrested for Possession of 400 lbs of Marijuana in Washington

In Grant County, Washington, two men were arrested as a result of a two month investigation.  4oo lbs of marijuana were seized during the arrest. On November 2nd, Grant...
Taking a Closer Look at Today’s Marijuana-Related Ballot Measures

Taking a Closer Look at Today’s Marijuana-Related Ballot Measures

For months, marijuana advocates across the country have been working to get various initiatives and referendums onto the general election ballot so that the fate of marijuana could be...
Marijuana Dispensing Machine Company Sues Arkansas Christian Group

Marijuana Dispensing Machine Company Sues Arkansas Christian Group

Today, Arkansans have the opportunity to become the first southern state to legalize medical marijuana for patients in need.  Over the past few months, one of the most vocal...
It’s Election Day – Find Out Where to Go to Vote

It’s Election Day – Find Out Where to Go to Vote

Today is election day.   Do you know where to go to cast your vote? Google has created a tool that helps voters find their registered polling location.  Google Politics...
Rhode Island Physicians Fight Restrictions to the State’s Medical Marijuana Program

Rhode Island Physicians Fight Restrictions to the State’s Medical Marijuana Program

A group of Rhode Island physicians is fighting back against new regulations which limit non-physicians from certifying patients for use of medical marijuana.  The regulations went into effect on...
Amsterdam Marijuana Coffee Shops to Remain Open Next Year Despite Law

Amsterdam Marijuana Coffee Shops to Remain Open Next Year Despite Law

In an interview published Thursday, Amsterdam’s mayor Eberhard van der Laan announced that he had made the decision to allow Amsterdam’s marijuana coffee shops to remain open for business...
Israel Considers Medical Marijuana Distribution to Pharmacies

Israel Considers Medical Marijuana Distribution to Pharmacies

Israel currently has over 10,000 patients who have been given government permission to use medical marijuana.  This number has grown dramatically in recent years– there were only a few...
Could Legalizing Marijuana in the US Put an End to Mexican Drug Cartels?

Could Legalizing Marijuana in the US Put an End to Mexican Drug Cartels?

A group of security experts working to combat Mexican drug cartels believe that if marijuana legalization is passed in Washington, Colorado, or Oregon it will deal a significant blow...