Legal Marijuana is America's Fastest Growing Industry

A new report from The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry research firm, has found that legal recreational and medical marijuana is the United States' fastest growing industry.  The market for legal marijuana grew 74% from 2013 to 2014.  In 2013 the market was worth $1.5 billion, while in 2014 it jumped to $2.7 billion. The Arcview Group compiled data from state agencies, p...

Smelly Marijuana Grows May Be Fined in Canada

Some Canadian townships are considering levying fines against anyone with a marijuana grow site that smells strongly of marijuana. One being Langley township, which is looking to fine anyone who owns a legal marijuana grow-op that produces strong smells $500.  There are about 600 marijuana grows throughout the town and local officials are arguing that some are becoming a nu...

Colorado May Start Over on Medical Marijuana Regulations

In 2010, a vote came in a hearing to renew Colorado's 2010 mamedical marijuana regulations, which expire in 2015 if lawmakers don't take action.  Governor John Hickenlooper's regulators came up with a plan including fifteen changes. However, senators from both parties have now voted unanimously 5-0 to not implement those changes.  Instead, lawmakers will be allowed to deba...

Two Medical Marijuana Bills Filed in Indiana

Hoosiers could soon have access to medical marijuana thanks to two bill that have been introduced into the Indiana Legislature.  The sponsors, however, are not optimistic that the measures will be approved by the Republican Legislature. Senator Karen Tallian and Representative Sue Errington have both introduced medical marijuana legislation.  Both bills would allow Indiana...

Legal Marijuana is America's Fastest Gro...
Smelly Marijuana Grows May Be Fined in C...
Colorado May Start Over on Medical Marij...
Two Medical Marijuana Bills Filed in Ind...
Illinois House Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Illinois House Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

On Wednesday, the Illinois House voted to legalize medical marijuana with a vote of 61-57.  Illinois medical marijuana advocates have long cited the House as their biggest hurdle, so...
Colorado Art Gallery That Offered Marijuana for Donations Busted by Police

Colorado Art Gallery That Offered Marijuana for Donations Busted by Police

The 530 Gallery, located in Denver, Colorado, was busted by police for offering free marijuana to people who made donations to the art gallery.  Gallery owners Devon Hawk Hazard...
New Poll Shows 3/4 of Washington DC Residents Support Marijuana Decriminalization

New Poll Shows 3/4 of Washington DC Residents Support Marijuana Decriminalization

A new poll released Thursday shows that 75% of Washington DC residents support decriminalizing the possession of small amount of marijuana.  The poll, commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project...
Illinois Physician Group Backs Medical Marijuana

Illinois Physician Group Backs Medical Marijuana

This week, Illinois legislators could vote to legalize medical marijuana.  Now, a group of 250 physicians has signed on as members of the Marijuana Policy Project to show their...
Michigan Medical Marijuana Patient Denied Placement in Prison’s Medical Facility

Michigan Medical Marijuana Patient Denied Placement in Prison’s Medical Facility

Last week, a 53-year-old Michigan medical marijuana patient was ordered to surrender to the US DOJ on June 11th to begin serving a 10-year prison sentence for violating federal...
Man Admits to Running New Jersey’s Largest Ever Marijuana Operation

Man Admits to Running New Jersey’s Largest Ever Marijuana Operation

Under a plea deal, Tuan Ahn Dang of Middletown, New Jersey admitted that he was the leader of an international drug trafficking network that resulted in the discover of...
Vermont House Shows Support for Marijuana Decriminalization

Vermont House Shows Support for Marijuana Decriminalization

On Friday, the Vermont House voted in favor of a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana with a vote of 98-44.  The bill’s lead sponsor,...
Delaware Looks to Move Forward with Medical Marijuana

Delaware Looks to Move Forward with Medical Marijuana

Delaware legalized medical marijuana in 2011, and legislation to allow state-regulated distribution of medical marijuana was signed by Governor Jack A. Markell on May 13 of that year. The...
First Medical Marijuana Education Seminar Held in Nevada

First Medical Marijuana Education Seminar Held in Nevada

The Cannabis Career Institute, a school focused on teaching people how to open and operate a successful medical marijuana collective, has begun offering seminars in Henderson, Nevada. CCI was...
‘Respect State Marijuana Laws Act’ Introduced in Congress

‘Respect State Marijuana Laws Act’ Introduced in Congress

On Friday, California Representative Dana Rohrbacher introduced The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, which aims to protect marijuana users and business owners from federal prosecution if they are acting...