Legalization

Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Be Allowed in Anchorage

Recreational Marijuana Sales Will Be Allowed in Anchorage

On Tuesday, an ordinance that would have banned the sale of recreational marijuana in Anchorage, Alaska, failed with an Assembly vote of 9-2. The proposal to ban marijuana sales...
Oregon Approves Funds to Begin Implementing Recreational Marijuana Program

Oregon Approves Funds to Begin Implementing Recreational Marijuana Program

A vote Wednesday by the Oregon Emergency Board has granted a loan to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission so it may begin implementing the state’s recreational marijuana program, which...
Congressional Spending Deal Bans Money From Going to Washington DC Recreational Marijuana Program

Congressional Spending Deal Bans Money From Going to Washington DC Recreational Marijuana Program

Recreational marijuana was legalized by Washington DC voters with a margin of 2-1, but Congress has officially taken steps that will stop Initiative 71 from being implemented. A spending...
Majority of Americans Wants Federal Government to Butt Out When it Comes to Marijuana

Majority of Americans Wants Federal Government to Butt Out When it Comes to Marijuana

A report released Monday by think-tank Third Way shows 60% of Americans believe it should be up to individual states, not the federal government, whether marijuana should be legalized. ...
House Republicans Trying to Stop Washington DC Marijuana Legalization

House Republicans Trying to Stop Washington DC Marijuana Legalization

House Republicans are trying to stop marijuana legalization in Washington DC, which was approved by state voters last month. According to Democratic and Republican sources, Republicans are trying to...
Washington DC Council Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

Washington DC Council Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

On Tuesday, the Washington DC council unanimously passed legislation that will ban employers from drug testing potential employees for marijuana before making a conditional job offer. The new law...
California Attorney General Calls Marijuana Legalization “Inevitable”

California Attorney General Calls Marijuana Legalization “Inevitable”

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has stated that there is a “certain inevitability” about legalizing marijuana in the Golden State.  Despite the fact that she beat out pro-marijuana candidate...
Congress Will Probably Allow Marijuana Legalization in Washington DC

Congress Will Probably Allow Marijuana Legalization in Washington DC

At a press conference Thursday, Washington DC’s congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton encouraged Congress to respect the will of voters and allow marijuana legalization to pass.  Norton was joined...
UN Official Blasts New Marijuana Legalization in US

UN Official Blasts New Marijuana Legalization in US

Yury Fedotov, director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, is criticizing new recreational marijuana legalization in the United States in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC. Fedotov...
Portland’s Hempstalk Festival Denied Permit for 2015

Portland’s Hempstalk Festival Denied Permit for 2015

After hearing of marijuana legalization in Oregon, Portland parks officials sent a letter to Hempstalk Festival’s founder Paul Stanford, alerting him that his request for a permit for the...