Recreational Marijuana

Texas Offers Class Program to Eliminate Low-Level Marijuana Possession Punishments

Texas Offers Class Program to Eliminate Low-Level Marijuana Possession Punishments

If you’re arrested for possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana in Harris County, Texas, you may be able to participate in a class program rather than face jail...
Maryland Bill Would Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

Maryland Bill Would Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

House Bill 911 has been introduced in Maryland’s General Assembly.  The bill seeks to legalize marijuana and regulate and tax it similarly to alcohol.  Marijuana is currently legal in...
Marijuana Legalization Amendment Moves Forward in New Mexico

Marijuana Legalization Amendment Moves Forward in New Mexico

The New Mexico Senate Rules Committee has recommended a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to determine whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Senate Joint Resolution 2 was sponsored by...
Colorado Sells Almost $700 Million in Marijuana in 2014

Colorado Sells Almost $700 Million in Marijuana in 2014

Newly released numbers from the Colorado Department of Revenue show that Colorado sold $699,198,805 worth of medical and recreational marijuana in 2014. Medical marijuana made more money than recreational. ...
DC Council Threatened with Jail Time for Discussing Marijuana

DC Council Threatened with Jail Time for Discussing Marijuana

Congress has blocked the DC City Council from using local funds to create a regulatory system for recreational marijuana, which was approved by voters last fall. Now, DC Attorney...
Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

On Friday, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical, scientific, and religious purposes.  The bill would make possession of up to two ounces of marijuana...
Study Shows Marijuana Use Doesn’t Increase Risk of Traffic Accident

Study Shows Marijuana Use Doesn’t Increase Risk of Traffic Accident

A new government study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that there is no evidence that marijuana use leads to a higher risk of getting into a...
Marijuana Edibles May Not Come to Oregon Until July 2016

Marijuana Edibles May Not Come to Oregon Until July 2016

This week, the Oregon Legislature began establishing guidelines for the state’s recreational marijuana program.  While marijuana  possession is legal starting July 1, Oregon residents may have to wait longer...
Colorado Trying to Stop People From Using Welfare to Buy Marijuana or Go to Strip Clubs

Colorado Trying to Stop People From Using Welfare to Buy Marijuana or Go to Strip Clubs

Colorado lawmakers are working to ensure welfare public benefit cards aren’t being used to purchase marijuana or to go to strip clubs.   They’re looking to do this by making...
President Obama’s Budget Would Allow DC Recreational Marijuana Legalization

President Obama’s Budget Would Allow DC Recreational Marijuana Legalization

President Obama’s 2016 budget proposal would allow Washington DC to move forward with implementing marijuana legalization. DC voters approved marijuana legalization last year, but Congress included a provision in...