Governor Hickenlooper Says Legal Cannabis Has Boosted Colorado Economy

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper seems to be softening his anti-pot stance. The Democratic governor recently told Fox Business Network that the issue is “not as vexing” as he feared it would be, and partly ties Colorado’s strong fiscal health to … Read the article

Massachusetts Judge Overturns Denial of MMJ Business License

The medical marijuana dispensary licensing process has drawn a lot of criticism. Allegations of favoritism started almost immediately. That is common in states where there is a high barrier to entry to open a medical marijuana dispensary, and there are … Read the article

MMJ Organ Transplant Bill Passes California State Assembly

The California State Assembly passed AB 258, The Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act, yesterday by a vote of 52 to 8. The bill is authored by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and sponsored by Americans for Safe Access (ASA), … Read the article

Report On ‘Policing for Profit’ Published by Drug Policy Alliance

Did you know police are allowed to seize and keep your cash, cars, real estate, and any other property – even if you’re never convicted or even charged with a crime? It’s called civil asset forfeiture – and if it … Read the article

Concerns Over Pesticide Halt Distribution from Major Colorado Cannabis Retailer

The sale of millions of dollars’ worth of legal marijuana plants have been put on hold due to concerns over potential contamination by unapproved pesticides or fungicides, according to reports in USA Today and KUSA News in Denver. A growing … Read the article

Alaska State Board Proposes First Draft Marijuana Regulations

Alaska’s first draft marijuana regulations, proposed Thursday during an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meeting in Anchorage, address what it means to help someone grow marijuana and what local-option law will look like. The meeting at the downtown Legislative Information Office … Read the article

Louisiana MMJ Bill Advances to House

A bill in the Louisiana Senate that would help doctors prescribe medical marijuana was approved by the Senate Health and Welfare Committee Wednesday.

Senate Bill 143, sponsored by Sen. Fred Mills (R.-Parks), would put the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy in … Read the article

VA Doctors Still Unable to Prescribe MMJ To Veterans

The House of Representatives on Thursday killed a bipartisan amendment that would have increased military veterans’ access to medical marijuana. The amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill failed 213-210, with Republicans mostly opposed and most Democrats … Read the article

CBS Poll: Majority of Americans Support Legalization of Cannabis

Most Americans say that marijuana is safer than alcohol and support legalizing its use, according to nationwide polling data compiled by CBS News. Fifty-three percent of respondents answered ‘yes’ to the question, “Should marijuana use be legal?” That is the … Read the article