Recreational Marijuana

Poll Shows New Jerseyans Split on Marijuana Legalization

Poll Shows New Jerseyans Split on Marijuana Legalization

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that New Jersey voters are split on the issue of legalizing marijuana for recreational use.  48% of New Jerseyans supported legalizing marijuana, while...
DOJ Gives Washington State Access to Database for Background Checks

DOJ Gives Washington State Access to Database for Background Checks

After almost a year of requests, the Department of Justice has granted Washington state access to an FBI database so state officials can do nationwide background checks on individuals...
Low Level Marijuana Possession Decriminalized in Maryland

Low Level Marijuana Possession Decriminalized in Maryland

Over the weekend, Maryland’s House of Delegates voted 78-55 to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  Now the legislation will go to the governor, who is expected to...
Washington DC Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, Goes to Congress for Review

Washington DC Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill, Goes to Congress for Review

On Monday, Washington DC Mayor Vince Gray signed a bill into law that decriminalizes the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana. Now, instead of facing criminal charges...
Poll Shows Majority of Alaskans Support Marijuana Legalization

Poll Shows Majority of Alaskans Support Marijuana Legalization

If a recent poll commissioned by the Alaska House Majority Caucus is reflective of voter turnout, Alaska could become the third state to legalize recreational marijuana come August. The...
In Oregon, Marijuana Legalization Initiative to Start Signature Gathering

In Oregon, Marijuana Legalization Initiative to Start Signature Gathering

A marijuana legalization initiative in Oregon has received approval from the state to begin collecting signatures in order to get the initiative on the November election ballot. The bill...
Colorado Supreme Court Allows Lawyers to Work with Marijuana Businesses

Colorado Supreme Court Allows Lawyers to Work with Marijuana Businesses

The Colorado State Supreme Court has approved a rule change that allows attorneys to work with marijuana businesses.  Previously, lawyers who took on marijuana business owners as clients faced...
New Jersey Senator Introducing Marijuana Legalization Legislation

New Jersey Senator Introducing Marijuana Legalization Legislation

On Monday, New Jersey State Senator Nicholas Scutari is introducing legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in the Garden State. The legislation would create a recreational marijuana program similar to...
Legalizing Marijuana Has Drastically Dropped Possession Charges in Washington State

Legalizing Marijuana Has Drastically Dropped Possession Charges in Washington State

A new ACLU report shows that the year following Washington’s legalization of recreational marijuana showed a marked drop in misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests among adults age 21 and older....
Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in New Jersey

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in New Jersey

New Jersey Assemblymen Reed Gusciora and Michael Patrick Carroll have introduced a bill that would allow voters to determine whether marijuana should be legalized in the state. Assembly Bill...