Virginia Governor Passes Law to Protect Medical Marijuana Oil Users

On Thursday, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law legislation to decriminalize medical marijuana oils for medical purposes. House Bill 1445 and Senate Bill 1235 decriminalize THC-A oil and CBD oil for patients suffering from severe seizures.  Because of an emergency clause, the law will take effect immediately. While patients will not be able to get a prescr...

Marijuana Legalization Proposal Rejected by Ohio Attorney General

On Wednesday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected a proposal that would legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio. Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis submitted 1,497 signatures of Ohio voters with its proposed ballot language and summary.  The group needed 1,000 signatures in order to have the proposal approved, but only 883 were found to be valid. "Because your submi...

Washington DC Marijuana Legalization Law Goes Into Effect

On Thursday, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser implemented the district's new law allowing its residents to legally smoke marijuana for House Republicans who warned that implementing the law would be in violation of federal law. “We would encourage the Congress to not be so concerned with overturning what 7-in-10 voters said should be the law in the District of Columbia,...

STUDY: Marijuana May Be Safer Than Originally Thought

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that marijuana may be even safer than previously thought compared with other recreational drugs. Researchers aimed to quantify the risk of death associated with the use of a number of commonly used substances, including marijuana and alcohol.  They found that at the level of individual use, alcohol was the deadli...

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California Supreme Court Defends Cities’ Right to Ban Medical Marijuana Collectives

California Supreme Court Defends Cities’ Right to Ban Medical Marijuana Collectives

In a decision that has the potential to change the entire medical marijuana landscape in California, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a unanimous decision that cities and...
Marijuana Legalization Rally Held in Texas

Marijuana Legalization Rally Held in Texas

Marijuana legalization supporters in Forth Worth, Tx. gathered together on Saturday to march through downtown.  Several hundred people made their way through downtown holding signs and chanting “Legalize!” The...
Obama Makes Statement About Marijuana Legalization

Obama Makes Statement About Marijuana Legalization

Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Washington and Colorado, President Obama and his administration have remained relatively quiet about their feelings on the matter. However, during a speech at...
Cliff Harris Cut by New York Jets After Marijuana Arrest

Cliff Harris Cut by New York Jets After Marijuana Arrest

Former Oregon Ducks corner back Cliff Harris, who had an agreement with the New York Jets to reserve a future contract, was arrested for marijuana possession on Monday.  As...
Marijuana Legalization Regulations Move Forward in Colorado

Marijuana Legalization Regulations Move Forward in Colorado

On Friday, the Colorado Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved a bill that creates the regulatory system for legal marijuana retail stores. The majority of the bill remained unchanged by...
Haze of Confusion Surrounds Critical LA Ordinance Vote – JD Clears the Air

Haze of Confusion Surrounds Critical LA Ordinance Vote – JD Clears the Air

Welcome to your weekly installment of JackDanieL’s editorial column.  This week, Jack tackles the important upcoming vote on three medical marijuana-related ordinances that are being put before Los Angeles voters.  This...
Ohio Could Be Next to Legalize Marijuana

Ohio Could Be Next to Legalize Marijuana

Yesterday, Ohio Representative Robert F. Hagan introduced a pair of proposals that would change marijuana policy in the state– one for medical marijuana legalization, and one for recreational marijuana...
Marijuana Magazines Could be Treated Like Porn in Colorado

Marijuana Magazines Could be Treated Like Porn in Colorado

Some Colorado lawmakers are trying to get marijuana magazines treated like porn; it is being argued that the magazines should be kept behind store counters and covered.  The provision,...
San Diego Medical Marijuana Advocates Speak Out Against Feds After Raid

San Diego Medical Marijuana Advocates Speak Out Against Feds After Raid

At a San Diego City Council hearing, One on One Patient Association’s president Kenneth Cole spoke out in favor of establishing clear medical marijuana guidelines for the city. The...
Maryland Medical Marijuana Bill to be Signed

Maryland Medical Marijuana Bill to be Signed

On Thursday, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will sign legislation to legalize medical marijuana in the state.  House Bill 1101 will create a commission through which academic medical research centers...