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Illinois Notifies First Medical Marijuana Patient He Has Been Accepted

It is official! The state of Illinois has issued its first medical marijuana program identification cards, and we are thankful that a U.S. Army veteran was the first to receive the wonderful news. Jim Champion, a U.S. Army veteran who suffers from multiple sclerosis and was also the first individual to apply...

New York Senator Plans To Introduce General Legalization Bill

With medical marijuana becoming a reality in the Empire State just this past summer, some feel that the time to push for the legalization of general use marijuana is now. New York Senator Liz Kreguer, a democrat who has been representing Manhattan for over a decade, said Sunday that she will introduce a bill...

Ohio Village Closes Loophole That Prevented Prosecution for Marijuana Possession

Granville, Ohio – A small village in central Ohio closed a cannabis loophole that was found in its village statutes Wednesday. The loophole, which was found in the Granville General Offense Code prevents patients with prior written cannabis recommendation from a state licensed physician from being...

Whoopi Goldberg Voices Dissatisfaction With New York Medical Marijuana Law

Recently New York’s medical marijuana program got a new supporter, or critic, depending how you look at it. Last weekend, actress, comedian, and co-host of the television show “The View”, Whoopi Goldberg wrote in the well known marijuana blog “The Cannabist” that she felt New York’s medical...

Bank of America will receive revenue from Marijuana Businesses in WA

The war on marijuana came from all fronts and for the legal marijuana industry the lack of financial institutions willing to accept funds from marijuana businesses was one of the greatest threats. However, Bank of America has decided that in Washington they will accept revenue from thus said businesses...

NAACP Is For the Legalization of Marijuana

An unlikely organization has stepped up in support of medical marijuana reform this past 4th of July. The Pennsylvania based NAACP went on to hold a press conference in hopes of implementing change within the medical marijuana community. Senate Bill 528 would work to legitimate state-operated stores,...

Oregonians Finalize Laws Licensing Medicinal Cannabis Dispensaries

Lawmakers in Oregon have given approval to advance House Bill 3460 through the legislative process. The bill works to license medicinal cannabis dispensaries statewide and was approved an on 18-12 bipartisan vote. The Oregon Health Authority, which, under the bill,  is “to establish a registration...

How much will Marijuana really cost in Colorado next year

Time recently released an article that speaks of the projected annual costs for a recreational pot smoker per year and looking at their rough $600/year margin I think the numbers are a bit; “understated”. Obviously these people who are conducting these tests and projecting these numbers have never...

Hawaii Marijuana Legalization Polling: Strong Support

Marijuana in Hawaii: Strong Public Support New polling data on marijuana legalization in Hawaii was released in a joint press conference on Thursday by the Drug Policy Action Group, the ACLU and Q Mark Research. 81% of Hawaii state residents support medical marijuana with 78% supporting the issuance of...

First Marijuana Doctors Office Opens in Massachusetts

Marijuana Cards in Massachusetts CannaMed, a medical marijuana recommendation evaluation center has opened its doors today, establishing the facility as the first of its kind in the state of Massachusetts. Voters in Massachusetts approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes on November 6th 2012, and...

More Long Beach Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Raided

Long Beach Medical Marijuana Dispensaries have been the target of increased pressure from the California state, county and local authorities. Over the last 3 weeks, authorities have carried out numerous operations resulting in 10 arrests at the local Long Beach Medical Marijuana storefronts. The three raids...

Proposed Medical Pot Initiative Lights up North Dakota

Supporters of the legalization of marijuana within North Dakota have now turned to a proposed initiative on Tuesday that will put the issue on the November North Dakota ballot. Originally, it was a Fargo state legislator who was the one who proposed the initiative to make using and growing marijuana for...

Pot Decriminalization Bill Advances through N.J. Assembly

The possession of fewer than fifteen grams of marijuana would carry no penalty in New Jersey under a new bill that won unanimous support from the New Jersey Assembly Judiciary Committee today. The Judiciary Committee approved the bill, entitled A1465, with very few objections from the jam-packed hearing room...

Washington Marijuana Reform Endorsed By Lawmakers

Earlier this week, sixteen Washington state legislators announced their endorsement of Initiative 502 pertaining to marijuana reform. Republican Mary Lou Dickerson, the prime sponsor of the legislation upon which this initiative is based and Jeanne Kohl-Welles, are amongst some of the more notable names on...

Veto-Proof Majority: NH Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

After a premeditated threat to veto a medical marijuana bill, similar to one in 2009, Democrat Governor John Lynch says he vows to veto a bill to legalize home cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes once again in New Hampshire. However, threat of a veto occurring has not diverted the New Hampshire...

Marijuana Legalization: A Near Reality in Connecticut

Eight of the last ten years, the use of medical marijuana has been brought to Connecticut’s legislature’s attention but has only cleared the House of Representatives twice. One of these times being in 2004 and another in 2007. However, the fight for marijuana legalization in Connecticut has now taken a...

The “Anonymous” 420 Fight For Freedom

  In 2012, the notoriously famous hacktivist group, Anonymous, was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. Now this infamous group is turning it’s attention and focusing all of its superhero energy on waging a war against pot prohibition. Determined to unveil the mask...

Montana Marijuana Dispensaries Get Raided. Who’s Next?

First California, then Washington and now it is apparently Montana’s turn to feel the heavy boot of the federal government when marijuana dispensaries in Missoula, Somers, Kalispel and Whitefish were raided over the past two days. A total of 12 search warrants and 4 civil seizures were executed,...

Washington Marijuana Dispensaries: Latest Obama Victims

Here we go again. On Tuesday, Washington medical marijuana dispensaries became the latest victims of the Obama administration’s escalating war on cannabis and the will of citizens. Agents of the federal government raided several state-sanctioned dispensaries with no regard for their actual compliance...

Marijuana in Tacoma and Kalamazoo: Voters Demand Reform

Eager for marijuana reform, voters across the country are affirming their support for change in measured steps aimed at keeping momentum strong into the pivotal 2012 elections. Both the cities of Tacoma in Washington and Kalamazoo in Michigan voted this past Tuesday to make marijuana possession the lowest...

Medical Marijuana in Ohio and Missouri Moves forward!

Even as the fight for medical marijuana rights heats up on the west coast in the wake of President Obama’s attack on California cannabis and the resulting lawsuits, activists in other states are still committing themselves to the cause of marijuana reform. While one cannot deny that the...

California’s Marijuana Lawsuits Can Limit Federal Power

While the Obama administration’s sudden escalation of war on marijuana has caused nothing but hardship on patients and thousands of lost jobs, it may ultimately become the catalyst for the final legal dismissal of federal cannabis prohibition. Since 2005 and Raich v Gonzales, when the Supreme Court...

Fort Collins Marijuana Ban Passes, But Rebellion is Brewing

If there one universal way to qualify the multi-faceted battle for marijuana reform, it is the remarkable resilience of the movement and its dedication to carry on the fight regardless of how many disappointments and setbacks get in the way. Most recently, activists in Colorado and California have shown why...

Study: Legal Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Encourage Kids to Smoke More Pot

Despite warnings from opponents of medical marijuana, legalizing the drug for medical purposes does not encourage teens to smoke more pot, according to new research that compared rates of marijuana use in Massachusetts and Rhode Island after the latter state changed its laws. Rhode Island legalized...

Marijuana Petition Reply: Old Lies by a Legally Bound Liar

On Saturday the White House issued its official response to the marijuana petition on their We The People website. This petition not only beat out all others by gathering over 70,000 signatures, it was accompanied by 4 other marijuana-related petitions in just the top ten submissions. While nobody was...

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