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  • Poll: Support for Marijuana Legalization Climbing | NORML CHICAGO, IL — The percentage of Americans who “think the use of marijuana should be legal” has increased dramatically over the past ten years and now stands at a record high, according to polling data […]
    Thu, Apr 06, 2017
    Source: The Daily Chronic
  • West Virginia to Become 29th Medical Marijuana State: Legislature Sends SB 386 to Governor | Marijuana Policy Project CHARLESTON, WV — A medical marijuana bill received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of […]
    Fri, Apr 07, 2017
    Source: The Daily Chronic
  • New Mexico Governor Vetoes Medical Marijuana Changes | Drug Policy Alliance SANTA FE, NM — New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has vetoed House Bill 527, a measure that would have made improvements to the state’s medical cannabis program. The most […]
    Fri, Apr 07, 2017
    Source: The Daily Chronic
  • Arizona Appellate Court Strikes Down Law Banning Medical Marijuana on Campus | Paul Armentano PHOENIX, AZ — An Arizona appellate court has ruled that a 2012 state law prohibiting the use of medical cannabis on college campuses is unconstitutional. Arizona […]
    Mon, Apr 10, 2017
    Source: The Daily Chronic
  • Report: Congressman Tom Marino Will Be Named Next White House Drug Czar | Marijuana Policy Project WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) will be named the next director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), also known as […]
    Tue, Apr 11, 2017
    Source: The Daily Chronic
  • In another sign of marijuana's shift toward corporate respectability, a controlling interest in a magazine founded by an outlaw hippie pot smuggler in 1974 has been bought by a group of cannabis investors. The consortium that bought High Times includes […]
    Fri, Jun 02, 2017
    Source: Newser.com
  • Ladies in New York may soon be able to turn to pot to turn down the pain from their periods. The state is considering adding menstrual cramps to a list of conditions that could warrant a prescription for medical marijuana, reports Newsweek . A bill that […]
    Wed, Jun 07, 2017
    Source: Newser.com
  • A Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary has created a culinary delight for patients who don't want to smoke their pot or eat it in the form of sweets, the AP reports. Quincy-based Ermont Inc. has been selling cannabis-infused pizza for about three […]
    Wed, Jun 07, 2017
    Source: Newser.com
  • A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana, the AP reports. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, […]
    Fri, Jun 23, 2017
    Source: Newser.com
  • Nevada became the fifth state in the US with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market early Saturday that is eventually expected to outpace any other in the nation thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to Las Vegas. People […]
    Sat, Jul 01, 2017
    Source: Newser.com
  • Since Philip Murphy, a Democratic candidate for governor, said he supported making recreational marijuana use legal, growers have stepped up their […]
    Fri, Jul 07, 2017
    Source: NY Times
  • Emergency measures endorsed by Nevada’s Republican governor are helping ease a shortage of cannabis, which is experiencing a surge in […]
    Thu, Jul 13, 2017
    Source: NY Times
  • Eight states legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use last fall, but the attorney general is leading a federal push to curb the […]
    Sun, Jul 16, 2017
    Source: NY Times
  • Black and Latino New Yorkers still are far more likely to be arrested for lighting up in […]
    Mon, Jul 17, 2017
    Source: NY Times
  • Uruguay is now the first country to fully legalize marijuana for recreational use. Supporters of the move say it could be a model for the […]
    Wed, Jul 19, 2017
    Source: NY Times
  • As required by state election law, Utah Patients Coalition (UPC) is holding eight hearings throughout the state of Utah to collect public comment on the proposed citizens’ initiative petition, the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. On Wednesday, UPC held the first […]
    Mon, Jul 31, 2017
    Source: Marijuana Policy Project
  • On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), who has been a leader in federal marijuana policy reform efforts, introduced one of the most comprehensive bills to date to end federal prohibition and work to alleviate some of the harms caused by bad state […]
    Tue, Aug 01, 2017
    Source: Marijuana Policy Project
  • Last year, MPP helped local advocates at Sensible Minnesota with their successful petition to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the state’s medical cannabis program. Patients suffering from this condition were able to enroll in the program last […]
    Tue, Aug 01, 2017
    Source: Marijuana Policy Project
  • The National Football League wrote a letter to it’s players association outlining steps to work with them to study the potential use of cannabis to help in the treatment of pain for NFL players. Currently, marijuana is completely banned from the NFL but this […]
    Thu, Aug 03, 2017
    Source: The Weed Blog
  • MPP is teaming up with Cards Against Humanity, the makers of the popular party card game of the same name, to end marijuana prohibition in Illinois. In a press release today, the Chicago-based company announced that it would generously donate the proceeds of […]
    Thu, Aug 03, 2017
    Source: Marijuana Policy Project
  • The New Jersey Medical Marijuana Review Panel has issued initial recommendations to add several new qualifying conditions to the state’s medical marijuana program: chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders or of visceral origin, migraine, anxiety, […]
    Thu, Aug 03, 2017
    Source: Marijuana Policy Project
  • U.S. veterans may finally have access to medical marijuana thanks to an amendment by the The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday which would allow weed for Vets and a process to obtain medical marijuana recommendations through the Department of […]
    Mon, Aug 07, 2017
    Source: The Weed Blog
  • The use of chemicals in illegal marijuana grows is rampant in states like California. It’s evident in the toxins left behind by the illegal fertilizers, pesticides, and butane. One investigation uncovered thousands of used butane cans used to process […]
    Mon, Aug 07, 2017
    Source: The Weed Blog
  • There’s a new survey that shows CBD Users use less pain pills because of the positive effects of Cannabidiol , also known as CBD. The compound is another component found in the cannabis plant besides Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The most striking difference […]
    Tue, Aug 08, 2017
    Source: The Weed Blog
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making it crystal clear that he’s not on the pot bandwagon with new letters to three adult-use states on how they plan on addressing what he called “serious issues” surrounding marijuana use. Sessions wrote a letter to […]
    Tue, Aug 08, 2017
    Source: The Weed Blog
  • Dear Stoner: Those pictures of mites and mildew on plants at westword.com were disgusting. What are marijuana employees supposed to do when they see stuff like that by a shady employer? Concerned The post Ask a Stoner: How Do I Report a Shady Marijuana […]
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017
    Source: Toke of the Town
  • Jeff Hunt, the vice president of public policy at Colorado Christian University, invited Westword and others to share his op-ed titled “Marijuana Devastated Colorado, Don’t Legalize It Nationally” earlier this week. Although we declined, USA Today obliged in […]
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017
    Source: Toke of the Town
  • Cannabis sales through June 2017 are up 25.7 percent compared with the first half of 2016, The Cannabist's calculations […]
    Thu, Aug 10, 2017
    Source: The Cannabist
  • As Wyoming prepares for a massive influx of visitors for the coming eclipse, Colorado's neighbor to the north welcomes the migration -- minus […]
    Fri, Aug 11, 2017
    Source: The Cannabist
  • Colorado’s cannabis industry has been holding its collective breath ever since President Donald Trump nominated Jeff Sessions for attorney general. And since he was sworn in, Sessions, a proponent of the war on drugs, hasn’t been shy about saying that […]
    Fri, Aug 11, 2017
    Source: Toke of the Town
  • Featured guest: Dot Colagiovanni with Next Frontier Biosciences. Talking about how cannabinoids interact with the body, Big Pharma, marijuana research and […]
    Fri, Aug 11, 2017
    Source: The Cannabist
  • On Toke.tv, a marijuana-centric livestreaming app based in downtown L.A., users broadcast themselves rolling joints, packing bowls and admiring their bongs. Between hits, they talk about what’s on their mind. User @silenttoker expressed her annoyance that a […]
    Fri, Aug 11, 2017
    Source: Toke of the Town
  • Maui's first state-licensed medical marijuana dispensary is reworking its opening hours as demand for its product outstrips supply because of a […]
    Mon, Aug 14, 2017
    Source: The Cannabist
  • The treatment of her sister's back injury has caused Republican gubernatorial candidate Beth Harwell to reevaluate Tennessee's ban on medical […]
    Mon, Aug 14, 2017
    Source: The Cannabist
  • In a proposal that was widely panned by pot shops and legalization advocates, the city in June revealed possible regulations for Los Angeles cannabis businesses that would have continued the problematic policy of treating even the most legit enterprises with […]
    Mon, Aug 14, 2017
    Source: Toke of the Town
  • Israel has approved the export of medical marijuana, and some 500 growers have applied for licenses to ship MMJ to other countries. In approving MMJ exports, a committee of representatives from the finance and health ministries estimated that Israel’s […]
    Mon, Aug 14, 2017
    Source: MMJ Business Daily
  • By Matt Lamers Canadian medical cannabis exports are surging, driven by licensed producers that are using overseas shipments as a way to establish local partnerships and gain a foothold in foreign markets. In particular, exports of dried medical marijuana […]
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    Source: MMJ Business Daily
  • By Omar Sacirbey Many marijuana businesses sell goods based on strain names, but those days could be coming to an end. More industry participants seemingly are starting to view strain names as unreliable indicators of a plant’s genetics and what types of […]
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    Source: MMJ Business Daily
  • Maryland regulators have approved eight more companies for medical cannabis cultivation permits, bringing to nine the number of companies allowed  to grow MMJ in the state. ForwardGro was the first licensee given final approval, in May. Meanwhile, 15 total […]
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    Source: MMJ Business Daily
  • The never-ending campaign mode that long ago swallowed American politics and turned elected officials into full-time development directors (their foundation’s goal this season: themselves) in search of the best billionaire to serve as their ATM has at least […]
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    Source: High Times
  • A company that just this month won a license to grow and sell medical marijuana in New York is about to change ownership. Citiva Medical – one of five companies to receive MMJ licenses in early August – is in the process of being acquired by iAnthus Capital […]
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    Source: MMJ Business Daily
  • HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health is preparing for a surge of patients signing up for the state’s medical cannabis registry, as two medical marijuana dispensaries in the state are officially open for business. Hawaii News Now reports more than […]
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    Source: High Times
  • In a case being watched by both the cannabis and legal communities nationwide, attorney Jessica McElfresh and her legal team scored two modest victories last week. In a pre-trial hearing in San Diego Superior Court, Judge Laura W. Halgren ordered the return […]
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    Source: High Times
  • With states all across the nation climbing out of the pit of pot prohibition, it should come as no surprise that professional sports leagues are now starting to discuss the possibility of revising their drug policies. Although the majority of the debate is, […]
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    Source: High Times
  • As a libertarian, these words really hit a nerve with me… We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in New York to peacefully seize control of our government this November 7. Cannabis legalization advocate Jerome Dewald pulled no punches when describing the […]
    Tue, Aug 15, 2017
    Source: High Times