New Hampshire lawmakers vote for bill decriminalizing marijuana

New Hampshire lawmakers vote for bill decriminalizing marijuana

by Ted Siefer, Reuters

State representatives in New Hampshire on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, although the measure is likely to face resistance from the senate and the […]

Senators will introduce a federal medical marijuana bill

Senators will introduce a federal medical marijuana bill

by Sean O’Kane, The Verge

Kirsten Gillibrand, Rand Paul, and Cory Booker will introduce a Senate bill to legalize medical marijuana under federal law tomorrow, various outlets are reporting. This bill would mark an unprecedented push to legalize medical […]

Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

by Matt Ferner, Huffington Post

Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government’s decadeslong prohibition of the plant.

Rep. Jared Polis […]

California Moves One Step Closer To Ending Medical Marijuana ‘Chaos’

California Moves One Step Closer To Ending Medical Marijuana ‘Chaos’

by Carly Schwartz, Huffington Post

A bill that would provide order to California’s muddled medical marijuana program cleared a major hurdle Friday, when the state Assembly’s Appropriations Committee moved it forward for a full Assembly vote next […]

Florida lawmakers approve medical marijuana bill

Florida lawmakers approve medical marijuana bill

by Bill Cotterell, Reuters

Florida legislators voted on Friday to allow doctors to prescribe a special strain of “non-euphoric” marijuana for treatment of chronic epileptic seizures and some other severe illnesses.

Governor Rick Scott said he will sign the bill into […]

Arizona court rules on DUI law for marijuana users

Arizona court rules on DUI law for marijuana users

by Brian Skoloff, Associated Press

Authorities can’t prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana unless the person is impaired at the time of the stop, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in the latest opinion […]

Canada’s new marijuana laws set stage for growth

Canada’s new marijuana laws set stage for growth

by Will Connors

For 11 years, Brent Zettl and Prairie Plant Systems Inc. cornered the market for government-approved medical marijuana in Canada.

Now, after a change this month in Canada’s production and distribution laws made it legal […]

DC Council Decriminalizes Marijuana

D.C. Council votes to eliminate jail time for marijuana possession

by Aaron C. Davis, Washington Post

Possessing marijuana and smoking it in the privacy of one’s home would no longer be criminal offenses in the nation’s capital under a bill passed Tuesday by the D.C. Council, putting […]

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