Marijuana is legal for adults and for medical use in more states than at any time in the past 75 years, but marijuana arrests are rising nationally, driven by a spike in arrests in southern and Midwestern states where marijuana remains prohibited. Justin Strekal is NORML Political Director. The total number of persons arrested in the […]
California has become the first state in the USA to give veterinarians legal protection to answer questions and advise on using medical cannabis for pets. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law September 28 a bill by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) to allow vets to discuss the use of medicinal cannabis for their animal patients […]
Two months after undercover police led a raid on marijuana party buses, the city of Denver is gearing up for a court fight.
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WASHINGTON, DC — The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) announced Wednesday it is endorsing Measure 3, the initiative to legalize marijuana for adults in North Dakota and expunge past marijuana-related convictions. MPP is the nation’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to marijuana policy, and it played leading roles in the successful legalization initiative efforts in Colorado, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has endorsed Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act, which regulates the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients who possess a physician’s recommendation. Seventy-seven percent of adults express support for the law change, according to statewide polling data compiled in March. […]
As North Dakotans prepare to head to the polls in November to vote on the Measure 3 marijuana legalization initiative, they rely on their state government to come up with an estimate of what it will cost taxpayers. It’s not just this initiative—state law mandates that voters be informed of the potential budgetary impacts of any measure […]
SANTA FE, NM — New Mexico’s Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher has agreed to proposed changes in the state’s medical cannabis law that would permit patients with obstructive sleep apnea to access marijuana; but she rejected calls to expand access to patients with other debilitating conditions, including Tourette’s syndrome (TS) and opioid dependency. “I cannot say with any degree of […]
The impacts of marijuana commercialization are why you may start seeing U.S. attorneys shift toward criminally charging licensed marijuana businesses and their investors.
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Marijuana businesses in compliance with Colorado law could face federal charges under new enforcement strategy
The new approach could lead to federal charges being brought against marijuana businesses that are in full compliance with Colorado law and not selling pot on the black market, U.S.
Seventy-one percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 2 in November 2016, a constitutional amendment to permit medical cannabis access and that is boosting Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson’s lead over the Republican candidate in this key Senate race. It turns out that Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s ongoing failure to expeditiously implement the voter-approved law brings down his support among […]
Here's another thing travelers can consider bringing when a trip takes them through Los Angeles International Airport — marijuana.
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A team of alleged burglars crashed a stolen mini-van through the glass front entrance of the Native Roots Marijuana dispensary, stole containers of marijuana and then crashed into an oncoming police vehicle during their escape early Wednesday morning.
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