Is Medical Marijuana Just A Ploy To Get To Full Legalization?

A frequent refrain from opponents of medical marijuana is that it is just a front for people who want full legalization. This charge is intended to make medical cannabis advocates look like phonies, and therefore less deserving of trust and respect. The short answer is that the vast majority of medical marijuana advocates  truly believe […]

Former DEA-Heads Say Holder Should Sue States Over Marijuana

As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder continues to say that the Department of Justice is looking at all their options in how they will handle pot legalization in Washington and Colorado, ex-DEA chiefs are calling on him to act quickly or risk marijuana chaos in those states and more to come.

Will Marijuana Use Be a Consideration in Child Custody Cases in Colorado?

As many of you know, a task force has been set up in Colorado to hammer out recommendations for implementing the newly passed Amendment 64, the state’s recreational marijuana legalization law. The task force is covering many topics and will then make their recommendations to the state legislature. A topic they are not expected to […]

Man Busted in Marijuana-for-Donations Deal in Colorado Denies Any Wrongdoing

Pritchard Garrett, who was recently arrested along with two other people in Colorado, says his marijuana-for-donations plan was totally legal under the state’s new recreational cannabis law and that he shouldn’t be facing jail time for it.

Amendment 64 Task Force in Colorado Approves Marijuana Tourism

On Tuesday the Amendment 64 task Force in Colorado – the body charged with making recommendations to the state legislature about the recreational marijuana industry – approved of a recommendation to allow people from out of state to purchase marijuana, albeit in small amounts with warnings not to take it out of state.

Rhode Island Lawmakers Look to Legalize Marijuana

Two state lawmakers in Rhode Island are seeking to legalize marijuana in their state. State Rep. Edith Ajello (D) has introduced H5274,  the Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act. Her partner on the bill in the state Senate says something needs to be done.

What Does 2013 Hold for Marijuana Law Reform?

2012 was certainly an epic year for marijuana law reform, the biggest year for the legalization movement since its inception decades ago. It was a culmination of many years of hard work and of laying the groundwork for victory. Great momentum has been achieved and must be capitalized on. Rob Kampia, the Executive Director of […]

Missouri Group Plans Marijuana Legalization Referendum

The group Show-Me Cannabis Regulation in Missouri hopes to get a statewide referendum on the ballot that would legalize marijuana possession for everyone 21 years of age and older, if it passes.

Mexico Warms To Legalization Following America’s Lead

Following the recreational legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is considering legalization as an option for Mexico. Nieto, who was recently elected, told CNN that while he still opposes legalization, the successful legalization in two U.S. states has prompted him to “rethinking the (marijuana) strategy” in his own country.

California Lt. Governor Comes Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization

“When it rains, it pours,” as the old saying goes.  The momentum marijuana law reform advocates enjoyed in 2012 has gotten another boost as we head into a new year. Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom recently spoke out on the issue of marijuana law reform, saying, “It’s shocking, from my perspective, the number of people that we all […]