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
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 […]
Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana
by Molly Dischner, Associated Press
Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America’s wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.
Making Alaska the third state to […]
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 […]
Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana
by Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times
Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.
The bill’s passage […]
FDA To Evaluate Marijuana For Potential Reclassification As Less Dangerous Drug
by Matt Ferner, Huffington Post
The feds could actually soften their stance a little when it comes to weed.
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing the medical evidence surrounding the safety and effectiveness of marijuana, […]
House’s Pro-Medical Marijuana Vote Shocks Even Longtime Supporters
by Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post
Even longtime supporters of marijuana legalization were surprised early Friday morning when the House of Representatives voted for an amendment that would prevent the Drug Enforcement Administration and federal prosecutors from targeting medical […]
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 […]
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 […]
Georgia governor outlines alternative plan for medical marijuana
by David Beasley, Reuters
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is working on a way to legalize medical marijuana for treatment of children with seizure disorders after a bill to do so died in the Georgia legislature last month, he said […]