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Colorado Governor Starts to Come Around on Regulated Marijua...

After fighting against the passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado and  publicly questioning the wisdom of voters in the years since his state made marijuana legal for adults, it appears the Gov. John Hickenlooper is finally realizing that regulating marijuana was a good idea. The Denver Post reports: And now this headline — “C...

Vote on California Medical Marijuana Anti-Discrimination Bil...

In 2012, Norman Smith of Playa del Rey, California, died after being denied a liver transplant because he had used medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. A bill to prevent similar tragedies — AB 258 — could get an Assembly floor vote any time — possibly today. If you are a California resident, please take a ̷...

Washington Governor Signs Portions of Medical Marijuana Reva...

Late last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed SB 5052 into law, making numerous changes to and giving the state control over Washington’s medical marijuana program. The governor did veto certain sections of this legislation, including provisions that would have created several new felonies for growing and selling medica...

Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Comprehensive Me...

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Alabama Legislature approved a bill — SB 326 — that would create a comprehensive medical marijuana program for Alabama’s seriously ill residents. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bobby Singleton, would allow qualified patients to possess and cultivate a limited amount of marijuana...

Indonesia Executes Man Convicted of Marijuana Charges

Last night, the Indonesian government executed a group of eight people convicted on drug charges with firing squads. One of the men was only convicted of marijuana charges, and claims he was innocent. The New York Times reports: Zainal Abidin was at his modest home in Palembang, in South Sumatra Province, in December 2000 w...

Support for Legalization Remains Strong

There have been a number of national surveys released over the last few months measuring the public’s support for marijuana legalization, confirming a majority of Americans continue to favor ending prohibition by legalizing and regulating marijuana. While one of those polls (Gallup) did register an unexpected decline in sup...

Congress: House Members Re-Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Prev...

California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, along with five other Republicans and six Democrats, has reintroduced legislation to prevent the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to marijuana. To learn more about HR 1940, or to cont...

Illinois House Approves Removing Criminal Penalties for Mari...

Illinois Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s bill to reduce penalties for possessing a personal amount of marijuana reached a critical milestone today when it passed the House of Representatives in a 62-53 vote. The bill now moves to the Senate. If you are an Illinois resident, please help keep up the momentum and ask your senator to vote...

CBS News Poll: Majority Of Americans Back Legalizing Marijua...

The majority of Americans say that marijuana is safer than alcohol and believe that its use should be legal, according to nationwide polling data compiled by CBS News. Fifty-three percent of respondents answered ‘yes’ to the question, “Should marijuana use be legal?” That is the highest level of support ever recorded...

Confirmed: DEA Head Michele Leonhart Stepping Down

Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart is stepping down, US Attorney General Eric Holder has confirmed. She is expected to leave the agency in mid-May.

Respect State Marijuana Laws Act Reintroduced in Congress

Earlier today, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has reintroduced the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. This short, simple bill would resolve the tension between state and federal marijuana laws by making an exception to federal law for activity in compliance with state laws that regulate mar...

Study: Oral Cannabis Extracts Associated With Seizure Contro...

The administration of oral cannabis extracts is associated with the mitigation of seizures in adolescents with epilepsy, according to clinical data published this month in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Authors reported that 57 percent of subjects showed some level of improvement in seizure control while 33 percent r...

#FreePotPrisoners

Our friends at High Times have launched a new campaign to call national attention to the next logical step in the country’s progression towards marijuana legalization: Freeing America’s Pot Prisoners

DEA Director Michele Leonhart Expected to Resign

Michele Leonhart is expected to resign from her position as head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, according to a report from CBS News. The Marijuana Policy Project called for Leonhart’s resignation last year in a Change.org petition which now has more than 46,000 signatures. During her tenure as DEA administrato...

NORML’s Annual 420 Promo: 2015

Today marks the 20th anniversary of NORML publicly celebrating the now international ‘cannabis consumers day of celebration‘ known as ‘420.’ With a remarkable degree of cultural and media penetration April 20 is now a well recognized day in America for celebration and/or protest regarding cannabis la...

It’s 420 Again! Let’s Proudly Celebrate!

As Joe Cocker famously pleaded in 1969 at Woodstock, "Let’s go get stoned." Happy 4/20 to marijuana smokers throughout the land. Today is our annual holiday, an occasion to celebrate all things related to marijuana and marijuana smoking. I am delighted to be spending my day at the High Times Denver Cannabis Cu...

Georgia Governor Signs Limited Medical Marijuana Bill

On Thursday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law HB 1, the Haleigh’s Hope Act. This new law, which was sponsored by Rep. Allen Peake, will allow qualified patients to legally possess up to 20 fluid ounces of low-THC cannabis oils with their doctors’ recommendations. While this is an improvement to current law, it leave...

Unified Coalition Files Arizona Initiative to Regulate Marij...

The ballot initiative campaign to end marijuana prohibition in Arizona is officially underway!  The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona filed an initiative with the Secretary of State’s Office this afternoon that, if approved by voters in November 2016, would legalize marijuana for adults and establish a ...

President Obama to Restate Support for Medical Marijuana

This Sunday, President Obama is expected to voice his support for allowing medical marijuana and moving away from jailing people for drug abuse. The Daily Caller reports:  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 alterna...

Iowa House Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

The Iowa Senate voted 26-19 yesterday in support of a compassionate and comprehensive medical marijuana proposal! The bill now crosses over to the House of Representatives for debate. The program approved by the Senate would allow Iowans who suffer from a variety of debilitating conditions to use and safely access medical m...

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