US Senate Committee Expected to Vote Thursday on Medical Marijuana

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US Senate Committee Expected to Vote Thursday on Medical Marijuana | Justin Strekal On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee will have to decide: Will they protect our nation’s over 2 million lawful medical marijuana patients or subject them to the wrath of Attorney General Jeff Sessions? The amendment they will be debating, known as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer, simply prevents the United States Department of Justice from spending any of our […] US Senate Committee Expected to Vote Thursday on Medical Marijuana | … Read More

New High for Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Have Tried Marijuana

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New High for Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Have Tried Marijuana | NORML According to recently released polling data from Gallup, nearly half of all Americans have tried marijuana at one point in their lives, an all time high since they began asking the question in 1969 when only 4% of Americans admitted to having tried the substance. Additionally, 12% of survey respondents said they currently consume marijuana. […] New High for Gallup Poll: 45% of Americans Have Tried Marijuana … Read More

Another City in Pennsylvania Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

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Another City in Pennsylvania Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession | TJ Baker YORK, PA — Another city in Pennsylvania has voted to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a fine-only offense. Earlier this week, the York City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of under 30 grams of marijuana, reducing the penalty to a maximum fine of $ 100 and no jail time for first-time offenders. A […] Another City in Pennsylvania Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Colorado’s Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana Is Over Half-Billion Dollars

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Colorado’s Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana Is Over Half-Billion Dollars | NORML Revenues from Colorado’s legal cannabis industry have surpassed over a half-billion dollars since retail sales began on January 1, 2014. According to an analysis by VS Strategies, cannabis-related taxes and fees have yielded $ 506,143,635 in new state revenue over the past three and one-half years. Local tax revenue was excluded from the analysis. Much of […] Colorado’s Tax Revenue From Legal Marijuana Is Over Half-Billion Dollars | … Read More

Colorado Has Earned Over $500 Million in Marijuana Revenue Since Legalization

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Colorado Has Earned Over $ 500 Million in Marijuana Revenue Since Legalization | TJ Baker DENVER, CO — Since legal, regulated marijuana sales to adults began in 2014, Colorado has received more than half a billion dollars in marijuana-related revenue, including taxes and fees, according to an analysis of state data released Wednesday by Denver-based VS Strategies. Since 2014, Colorado has imposed a 15% excise tax on wholesale transfers of marijuana […] Colorado Has Earned Over $ 500 Million in Marijuana … Read More

New Hampshire Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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New Hampshire Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill | Marijuana Policy Project CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill into law Tuesday that will decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the Granite State. The new law will officially take effect in 60 days, making New Hampshire the 22nd state in the nation — and the last of the New England states […] New Hampshire Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Massachusetts High Court: Patient Fired for Medical Marijuana Use Can Sue for Discrimination

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Massachusetts High Court: Patient Fired for Medical Marijuana Use Can Sue for Discrimination | Scott Gacek BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts’ highest court ruled on Monday that a medical marijuana patient could sue her former employer for discrimination after being fired for testing positive for the substance in a drug test. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected the argument made by Advantage Sales and Marketing that the patient, Christina Barbuto, could not sue for […] Massachusetts High Court: Patient Fired for Medical Marijuana … Read More

Economic Stimulus Package: Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in Wisconsin

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Economic Stimulus Package: Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in Wisconsin | TJ Baker MADISON, WI — With a state budget talks at a standstill, a Wisconsin state representative has introduced a bill to create a “true economic stimulus package” for the state: legalizing and taxing marijuana sales. Wisconsin state Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) introduced the bill Thursday. This is Sargent’s third attempt to legalize marijuana in Wisconsin, having […] Economic Stimulus Package: Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in Wisconsin | The Daily … Read More

Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Wednesday

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Uruguay, First Country in the World to Legally Regulate Marijuana, Begins Retail Sales Wednesday | Drug Policy Alliance Uruguay will begin sales of legal marijuana for adult residents on July 19. The marijuana legalization proposal was put forward by former President José Mujica in 2012 as part of a comprehensive package aimed at improving public safety. Uruguay’s parliament gave final approval to the measure in December 2013, making theirs the first country in the world […] Uruguay, First Country in the World … Read More

Marijuana Advocates Ask NH Gov. to Veto Marijuana Study Commission Bill

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Marijuana Advocates Ask NH Gov. to Veto Marijuana Study Commission Bill | Marijuana Policy Project CONCORD, NH — Advocates for legalizing and regulating marijuana in New Hampshire sent a letter to Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday, asking him to veto House Bill 215, a bill that would create a study commission to consider marijuana legalization and regulation. The letter, which was signed by leading advocates including the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. […] Marijuana Advocates Ask NH Gov. to Veto Marijuana Study … Read More

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