Recreational Marijuana

Washington State Governor Approves Medical Marijuana Overhaul Legislation

Washington State Governor Approves Medical Marijuana Overhaul Legislation

On Friday, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill that attempts to overhaul and tidy up the state’s medical marijuana program, syncing it with the regulations and goals...
Illinois Moves Toward Marijuana Decriminalization

Illinois Moves Toward Marijuana Decriminalization

On Thursday, the Illinois House approved a measure that would decriminalize possession of 15 grams of less of marijuana by people 18 and older. The measure would make low-level...
Colorado Lawmakers Start Marijuana Tax Refund Proposal

Colorado Lawmakers Start Marijuana Tax Refund Proposal

Colorado’s constitution requires new taxes to be refunded when overall tax collections exceed growth limits on a one-year basis. Under the refund requirement, the state owes residents almost $58...
Poll Finds 53% Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

Poll Finds 53% Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new CBS poll has found that 53% of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana. This marks the highest amount of support for recreational marijuana legalization that a CBS poll...
Arizona Supporters Start Campaign for Legal Recreational Marijuana

Arizona Supporters Start Campaign for Legal Recreational Marijuana

On Friday, Arizona advocates for recreational marijuana legalization launched a petition-gathering campaign for a ballot measure for the 2016 election. The measure would allow adults 21 and older to...
Wisconsin Lawmaker Seeks to Legalize Marijuana

Wisconsin Lawmaker Seeks to Legalize Marijuana

Wisconsin Representative Melissa Sargent has introduced a bill that would legalize marijuana for medical and recreational use. In a news conference Monday, Sargent said that legalizing marijuana would decrease...
Michigan Marijuana Advocates Propose Marijuana Legalization Draft Bill Language

Michigan Marijuana Advocates Propose Marijuana Legalization Draft Bill Language

The Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee has released draft language of its ballot proposal, which aims to legalize recreational marijuana for individuals 21 and older. The group is...
Justice Department Plans to Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congress Requests

Justice Department Plans to Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congress Requests

Despite a December amendment from Congress that defunded the Department of Justice’s war on medical marijuana, a recent statement from the DOJ shows that they still plan to prosecute...
Groups Debate Marijuana Legalization in Ohio

Groups Debate Marijuana Legalization in Ohio

Advocates and opponents of marijuana legalization in Ohio met at a Columbus Metropolitan Club Forum Wednesday to debate the pros and cons of legalizing recreational marijuana for individuals 21...
Colorado Asks US Supreme Court to Throw Out Neighboring States’ Lawsuit Over Recreational Marijuana

Colorado Asks US Supreme Court to Throw Out Neighboring States’ Lawsuit Over Recreational Marijuana

On Friday, Colorado’s Attorney General asked the US Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska over recreational marijuana in Colorado. Oklahoma and Nebraska filed...