Recreational Marijuana

DC Councilman Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

DC Councilman Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

Washington DC Council Member Tommy Wells has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday on a bill to decriminalize marijuana.  The bill would replace criminal penalties for marijuana possession with fines....
Massachusetts Advocates Working Toward Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Massachusetts Advocates Working Toward Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Massachusetts’ medical marijuana program has not even fully gone into effect yet and advocates already have their sights set on recreational marijuana legalization in 2016. Allen St. Pierre of...
Alaskan Marijuana Advocates Pushing For Legalization Vote in 2014

Alaskan Marijuana Advocates Pushing For Legalization Vote in 2014

The Alaska Campaign to Regulate Marijuana hopes to get their recreational marijuana initiative onto the August 2014 ballot.  On Wednesday, the group submitted 46,000 signatures– almost 50% more than...
New Poll Shows 55% of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

New Poll Shows 55% of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

A new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday shows that 55% of Americans support the legalization of marijuana.  Only 44% opposed it. Marijuana had the largest amount of support from...
Arizona Aims for Marijuana Legalization in 2016

Arizona Aims for Marijuana Legalization in 2016

The Marijuana Policy Project is planning to pursue full marijuana legalization in Arizona in 2016.  The recreational program would be modeled on Colorado’s and allow individuals age 21 and...
Recreational Marijuana Up for Vote in New Hampshire

Recreational Marijuana Up for Vote in New Hampshire

In early January, New Hampshire’s House will vote whether to legalize up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational use for anyone over the age of 21. Under the...
Colorado Becomes First State to Open Recreational Marijuana Shops

Colorado Becomes First State to Open Recreational Marijuana Shops

January 1, 2014 marks a historic day in the United States: Colorado has become the first state to allow special retail stores where recreational marijuana can be sold to...
Denver International Airport Bans Marijuana Possession

Denver International Airport Bans Marijuana Possession

Denver International Airport is the first city facility to ban marijuana possession on all of its property, despite the fact that recreational marijuana is legal throughout Colorado.  The ban...
California Marijuana Legalization Advocates Get Approval to Start Gathering Signatures

California Marijuana Legalization Advocates Get Approval to Start Gathering Signatures

On Tuesday, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen approved a request from a marijuana legalization advocacy group to begin gathering signatures in support of their initiative that would legalize...
Almost 350 Marijuana Business Licenses Issued in Colorado

Almost 350 Marijuana Business Licenses Issued in Colorado

On Monday, Colorado became the first US state to issue special licenses for recreational marijuana businesses. Overall, 348 licenses were issued: 136 for marijuana retail stores, 178 for marijuana...