Oregon Marijuana Measure to Appear on Ballot in November

Oregon attempted, and failed, to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012.  Now, Oregonians will have another chance to weigh-in on whether marijuana should be legal for recreational use for people 21 and older. An initiative, submitted by New Approach Oregon, has received over 88,500 valid signatures, qualifying it to appear on the November election ballot.  In order to pa...

Why Are Prescription Pills Favored When They Can Cause More Harm Than Marijuana?

Under federal law, only FDA approved medication can be prescribed by physicians.  Infamously, marijuana has remained on the federal list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, despite anecdotal and scientific evidence that medical marijuana can help patents suffering from symptoms of dozens of illnesses, including cancer, glaucoma, PTSD, anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, and more.  ...

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy

A new law, signed Sunday by Governor Pat Quinn, allows children and adults suffering from epilepsy to use medical marijuana to help diminish the severity of their seizures in Illinois. The Senate bill adds epilepsy to Illinois' list of qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana. Children will be able to use marijuana tinctures to treat their epilepsy as long as t...

House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, the House voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana shops and medical marijuana careviers. The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks how to report on their dealings with marijuana-related businesses without...

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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...
Explosion That Left Three Badly Burned Being Tied to Marijuana Concentrate Extraction

Explosion That Left Three Badly Burned Being Tied to Marijuana Concentrate Extraction

On Sunday morning, three men were hospitalized with serious burn injuries caused by a butane explosion at a home in Monrovia, California.  Police believe the butane was being used...
Opening of New Medical Marijuana Collectives Stalled in Oakland

Opening of New Medical Marijuana Collectives Stalled in Oakland

Almost a year ago, Oakland, CA officials approved the opening of four medical marijuana dispensaries, which would have doubled the number of legal, permitted dispensaries in the city.  Since...
Justin Bieber Photographed Smoking Marijuana

Justin Bieber Photographed Smoking Marijuana

Over the weekend, TMZ posted photos of Justin Bieber smoking what appears to be a marijuana blunt at a party held on January 2nd in Newport, California. According to...
Amendment 64 Task Force Considering Anti-Marijuana Tourism Regulations

Amendment 64 Task Force Considering Anti-Marijuana Tourism Regulations

Colorado’s Amendment 64 Task Force is tasked with defining the state’s legal marijuana system, including how the drug will be grown and distributed, as well as regulations for marijuana...
350 Pounds of Marijuana Discovered During NJ Traffic Stop

350 Pounds of Marijuana Discovered During NJ Traffic Stop

A New Jersey man stopped by a state trooper has been arrested on drug charges after officers discovered over 350 pounds of marijuana in his van. State troopers stopped...
AIDS Patient Loses Home Security Due to Marijuana Grow

AIDS Patient Loses Home Security Due to Marijuana Grow

A California homeowner suffering from AIDS, who did not want to reveal his name to the press, has had their home security contract fully cancelled due to their marijuana...