Canadian conservatives who have launched a cheeky new billboard campaign in Ottawa are urging Tories to embrace their libertarian roots and legalize marijuana.
One of California’s largest marijuana-related apps is donating $2 million toward the drive to legalize weed in the state — a move that not only would vastly expand its customer base but also foreshadows an expected increase in political activity from the cannabis industry.
Two pieces of marijuana legislation -- one that would create a Marijuana Control Board and a second that would clarify municipal marijuana regulations -- were heard in the Alaska Legislature on Friday afternoon in the final days of the regular session.
A mother already suffering from a debilitating medical condition now must fight the state of Kansas to maintain her parental rights.
Amarillo, TX - A new pro-cannabis organization in Amarillo is looking to grow its campaign by educating and registering more voters who are in favor of their message.
A planned 2016 ballot initiative would ask Arizona voters to legalize marijuana for recreational use and establish a network of licensed cannabis shops where sales of the drug would be taxed, in part, to fund education.
For years, Nashvillian Scott Denholm has tracked the travel and sale of fruits and vegetables, packages of pharmaceuticals, even the parts of race cars. Now he is focused on tracking a plant that has captured the attention of millions of Americans: cannabis.
The federal judge who allowed Northern California pot growers to challenge the government’s ban on marijuana says she decided to uphold the law in the end because, although nearly half the states allow for medical marijuana, there are “disagreements among well-informed experts” about whether the plant has any medicinal value.
One year ago, UBC nursing professor Lynda Balneaves and PhD student Rielle Capler launched the Cannabis Access Regulations Study, (CANARY), to investigate how the end of homegrown medical marijuana would affect patients. One year later, with federal regulations on medical marijuana tied up in the courts, Capler discusses what they have learned about how patients are accessing cannabis.
The Obama administration needs to stop trying to sabotage California's medical marijuana dispensaries.
Advocates are gathering signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot they said would save and strengthen medical marijuana in Washington state, even as a bill to overhaul the market was approved by the Legislature earlier this week and sent to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.
CASTRIES, St Lucia — Regional heads of government in the Caribbean have agreed to establish a regional commission on cannabis to conduct an enquiry into the social, economic, health and legal issues surrounding cannabis use in Central America and the Caribbean and to advise on possible changes in the current drug classification of cannabis.
In November 2012, the voters of Washington State approved Initiative 502 (I-502), legalizing recreational marijuana statewide. With legalization, it was predicted we’d see a more tightly regulated legal marijuana market that would eradicate the black market, and a decrease in marijuana-related crime. Revenues for public safety and health were also projected to increase.
GRANGER - Growing, processing and selling recreational marijuana will not be allowed in this Lower Valley for at least six months.
BOSTON (AP) - A group hoping to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts has submitted a draft of a proposed ballot question to the state attorney general’s office.
The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday afternoon that it won’t try to pass a zoning ordinance to regulate medical marijuana gardens this year.
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vetoed a bill that would have legalized a marijuana extract for patients with severe forms of epilepsy.
MADISON, Minn. — Angela Brown of Madison has signed off on an agreement that will lead to the dismissal of a child endangerment charge against her for giving her 15-year-old son cannabis oil to treat his seizures and pain from a traumatic brain injury.
Medical marijuana proponents have often touted cannabis as a way to relieve chronic pain, but medical researchers believe that the much-maligned “gateway drug” could play an important role in fighting diseases like cancer.
DENVER – Two cars that rapidly fill with smoke that billows from their windows are the latest centerpiece of a state campaign aimed at catching the attention of drivers tempted to get behind the wheel after smoking marijuana.
The state’s medical marijuana czar is stepping down.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday that legalizes medical marijuana in Georgia, though tremendous hurdles remain for patients who want to get the drug.
SEATTLE - It was a full day of gathering information about legalizing marijuana.
The nation's lawmakers are increasingly losing confidence in America's top drug cop.
AUGUSTA — Melissa Burnham is allowed to send drugs such as Ritalin, a stimulant, or Valium, a sedative, to school with her 8-year-old son, as long as he has a prescription.
That photo above doesn’t look like much. Look closer, though. What you’re seeing is the moment after the Colorado Senate State Affairs committee — the chamber’s kill committee, the place where the majority party sends bills to die — voted unanimously to pass a bill.
There's a good chance marijuana will be in front of voters again this fall.
Efforts to legalize marijuana suffered a defeat in court Wednesday when a judge upheld the constitutionality of a 1970 federal law that classifies cannabis as a dangerous drug akin to LSD and heroin.
Colby Robinson, the Texas man wanted in connection with a triple shooting that left two dead and another critically wounded at their Southeast Portland home, had been harassing the family to give him medical marijuana even though he wasn't a patient.
MONTPELIER – Frustrated by a lack of action on marijuana legalization, two Vermont lawmakers are trying a new tack: No pot, no booze.
In a CNN special to be aired on Sunday, not only will President Barack Obama state his full support of medical marijuana, he’ll also advocate for alternative models of drug abuse treatment which don’t involve incarceration.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Drug law amendments that partially decriminalize small amounts of pot and pave the way for a lawful medical marijuana sector went into effect Wednesday in Jamaica, a country where the drug has long been culturally entrenched.
After listening to more than two hours of public testimony about proposed amendments to the rules for marijuana enterprises, the Snohomish County Council on Wednesday decided again to delay taking action on the issue.
TRENTON — The United Food and Commercial Workers Union has withdrawn its petition to unionize the employees at the medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, ending what would have been legal battle with national implications for the burgeoning cannabis industry.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee said it’s time for the “Wild West” days of medical marijuana to come to an end.
The Iowa Senate voted Wednesday to pass a bill that would legalize medical marijuana for ailing Iowans, although the proposal faces strong resistance in the Republican-controlled House....
Medical marijuana dispensaries are starting to grow in the Beaverton area with the first to open in city limits soon.
If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) becomes president of the United States, he said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" Tuesday, he will "crack down" on those states that have ended prohibitions on marijuana.
ATLANTA | Patients who have to go out of state to get cannabis oil say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday.
Marijuana legalizers are winning the battle for hearts and minds.
Recently, the Attorney General’s Office was contacted by parents concerned about the legality, under state law, of their receipt and/or possession of a specific cannabis oil product used to treat children with seizure disorders and other medical conditions. The cannabis oil product at issue is made from cannabis which is high in cannabidiol (CBD) but low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and referred to generically as “CBD oil.”
The Alaska House of Representatives on Wednesday tweaked a bill that would create a state Marijuana Control Board, adding an amendment that would prohibit anyone with a felony conviction in the last five years from getting a license for a commercial marijuana grow, testing facility, manufacturing facility or retail store.
Isaac Curtis spends most of his day driving to marijuana stores trying to make his presence known.
Golden Dispensaries, Goldendale’s sole marijuana retail store, has seen its gross sales rise each month since its opening, though April looks to be tracking downward.
Two groups filed proposed ballot initiatives to legalize cannabis for adults, and protect the medical marijuana marketplace today.
At the very deliberate time of 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, dozens of D.C. marijuana activists arrived at the Mall. They put on some music, constructed a 42-foot “liberty pole,” and chained themselves to it.
Oregonians 21 and older would be able to purchase dried marijuana flowers from regulated medical marijuana dispensaries after July 1 under a proposal being considered by lawmakers.
(Reuters) - Washington state lawmakers passed a bill on Tuesday to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries running in parallel with recreational-use cannabis stores, in a first step towards reconciling the disjointed markets.
Vancouver’s newest legal weed emporium, the Herbery, is in a green-and-white plaza, catty-corner from an O’Reilly Auto Parts, Mary Jane’s House of Glass, and—you can’t make this shit up—Blazzin Pizza. It’s everything you want in a 1980s car-focused shopping area. The store was even christened by Sir Mix-A-Lot.
HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Senate has approved a bill to establish a system of medical marijuana dispensaries nearly 15 years after the drug became legal in the state.