Recreational Marijuana

Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Officials in Puerto Rico are considering the legalization of marijuana in order to boost the commonwealth’s failing economy.  Puerto Rico currently has $70 billion in debt and 45% of...
Colorado Police Encourage Responsible Marijuana Use During First Legal 4/20

Colorado Police Encourage Responsible Marijuana Use During First Legal 4/20

2014 marks the first year that Coloradoans can legally celebrate 4/20 with recreational marijuana.  State officials have released a reminder to all citizens to party responsibly. “State agencies, local...
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 in Funding

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 in Funding

Funding of $100,000 was gifted to New Approach Oregon, a group backing a proposed marijuana legalization initiative, from fragrance-heir Henry van Ameringen. Van Ameringen’s gift is significant, as backers...
Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime, According to Researchers

Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime, According to Researchers

One argument that opponents of marijuana legalization frequently make is that marijuana legalization will increase crime in their neighborhoods.  A new study, however, refutes that notion.  New data shows...
US Attorney General Eric Holder “Cautiously Optimistic” About Marijuana Legalization

US Attorney General Eric Holder “Cautiously Optimistic” About Marijuana Legalization

During a visit to the federal courthouse is Charleston, US Attorney General Eric Holder explained that he is :cautiously optimistic” about recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. When...
Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings

Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the Rhode Island House will hold hearings on a number of marijuana-related bills, including one that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. A hearing will...
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...
Poll: 3/4 of Americans Say Marijuana Legalization is Inevitable

Poll: 3/4 of Americans Say Marijuana Legalization is Inevitable

A public opinion poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center shows that three-quarters of Americans believe the legalization of recreational marijuana is inevitable. The survey shows that 75%...
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...