Friday, January 18, 2019

Marijuana Advocates Mobilize Ahead of Trump AG Pick

Advocates Mobilize Ahead of Sessions' Hearing Marijuana legalization activists are organizing a national “Day of Action” on Monday to protest the potential confirmation of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as the nation’s attorney general. Sessions, a 70-year-old...

FLORIDA MOVES TO IMPLEMENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA WITHOUT LAWMAKERS INPUT

Florida voters overwhelmingly passed medical marijuana last election. Now what? The Florida Legislative session ended without a deal on medical marijuana. The biggest fights were over how many growers to allow and how many retail...

Like It or Not: Medical Cannabis Production in Georgia

Imagine if getting medicine for your kids meant breaking the law and possibly going to jail? That’s the reality for parents all across Georgia whose kids are suffering from serious illnesses that are being treated...

Washington Marijuana Sales Surge Sales

Sales of marijuana products in Washington state have for the first time surpassed $200 million in a quarter. The News Tribune reports residents and visitors bought more marijuana than ever before in the second quarter...

Colorado Budget for Marijuana Laws Is Huge

Gov. John Hickenlooper asked lawmakers to send a tax hike measure to the November ballot to build and repair the state’s roads, calling on Colorado to “invest in our future.” “We’ve had this debate for...

Obama Talks Pot In Rolling Stone Interview

Marijuana should be treated as a public-health issue in the same vein as cigarettes or alcohol, President Barack Obama said in an interview with Rolling Stone. In this “exit interview” with the music and popular...

The State With a 95% Jump In Marijuana Arrests Is…

Arkansas Little Rock Police Department data shows police have made more misdemeanor marijuana arrests in 2016 compared to any of the previous four years. As of Nov. 9, Little Rock police have made 225 arrests in...

Cannabis Growers Seek A Legal Way To Farm Their Goods

San Diego County has farmers who have worked in the region’s rural residential and commercial agricultural zones for generations. Many of these residents would like to continue this tradition — not by growing avocados...

AUDIT: U.S. GRANT FUNDS MISUSED TO PAY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA

An audit by independent investigators with the U.S. Justice Department has determined a New Mexico program that helps crime victims allowed federal grant funds to be used to reimburse the purchase of medical marijuana...

Puerto Rico FINALLY Opens Marijuana Dispensaries

Puerto Rico medical marijuana dispensaries have begun operating for the first time in the U.S. territory. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Friday that two dispensaries opened nearly two years after his administration adopted a regulation...

Who Wants To Smoke Hunter S. Thompson’s Weed?

Since news broke of plans for a Hunter S. Thompson museum near Aspen two summers ago, his widow, Anita Thompson, has steadily been hard at work to honor the literary legend and counterculture icon. In...

This Bill Could Keep Pot Users From Losing Their Jobs

Marijuana had an incredible 2016, and the hope for pro-legalization enthusiasts is that momentum will continue to carry into 2017 and beyond. As it currently stands, just 21 years after California became the first state...