Recreational Marijuana

Colorado Governor Calls Marijuana Legalization “Reckless”

Colorado Governor Calls Marijuana Legalization “Reckless”

Ten months after Colorado’s recreational marijuana program went into effect, Governor John Hickenlooper is now calling marijuana legalization “reckless.” Hickenlooper said during a debate Monday, “I’m not saying it...
Philadelphia Officially Decriminalizes Marijuana

Philadelphia Officially Decriminalizes Marijuana

Philadelphia has become the largest US city to decriminalize marijuana, with Mayor Michael Nutter signing an ordinance Wednesday to decriminalize possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana. “I...
Advocates File Marijuana Ballot Initiative in Mississippi

Advocates File Marijuana Ballot Initiative in Mississippi

Mississippi For Cannabis has filed a ballot initiative seeking to legalize marijuana in the state.  The group hopes to get the initiative onto the November 2016 election ballot. The...
Marijuana Decriminalization Goes Into Effect in Maryland

Marijuana Decriminalization Goes Into Effect in Maryland

On Wednesday, Maryland’s marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect.  The law makes it so anyone found with less than 10 grams of marijuana will be charged with a civil...
Seattle’s Second Recreational Marijuana Shop to Open at Noon Tuesday

Seattle’s Second Recreational Marijuana Shop to Open at Noon Tuesday

At noon Tuesday, Seattle gained its second recreational pot shop: Uncle Ike’s, 2310 East Union St.  Owned by Seattle resident Ian Eisenberg, the shop is small but has focused...
Colorado Releases New Marijuana Regulations

Colorado Releases New Marijuana Regulations

Last week, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) released 30 new regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana program.  The new rules make changes to all aspects of the program,...
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana Throughout Illinois

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana Throughout Illinois

During an appearance before the Illinois General Assembly Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel testified in favor of decriminalizing low level marijuana possession throughout the state of Illinois. Emanuel told...
Marijuana Policy Project Files Marijuana Legalization Initiative Paperwork in California

Marijuana Policy Project Files Marijuana Legalization Initiative Paperwork in California

On Wednesday, the Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork with the California Secretary of State’s office to register a campaign committee to begin accepting and spending financial contributions for an...
Legal Marijuana Could Bring Over $630 Million in Tax Revenue to Washington State by 2019

Legal Marijuana Could Bring Over $630 Million in Tax Revenue to Washington State by 2019

According to Washington state economists, legal marijuana is projected to bring the state $25 million in tax revenue by next July.  They predict that by 2017 that will increase...
Arizona Marijuana Activists File Paperwork for 2016 Legalization Initiative

Arizona Marijuana Activists File Paperwork for 2016 Legalization Initiative

The Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona has filed paperwork with state elections officials that will allow them to raise money to campaign for a citizens initiative to legalize recreational...