Could Federal Marijuana Commission Force the Needed Pot “Conversation”?

In a December interview with Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama repeated what he’s alluded to before, that there needs to be a “conversation about, how do you reconcile a federal law that still says marijuana is a federal offense and state laws that say it’s legal.” That conversation hasn’t yet happened. Instead, the feds talk amongst themselves […]

The Morality of Marijuana Laws

There is hardly a shortage of opinions on marijuana these days. You don’t have to look far to see a mainstream news source publishing news stories and opinion pieces on the changing marijuana tides. But a Washington Post op-ed and a response to it in The Atlantic recently brought up some interesting points. In writing […]

The Money in Legal Marijuana

Following Washington’s and Colorado’s passing of recreational marijuana legislation, the country is loosening up a bit in marijuana talk. If the topic was taboo among some prior to the law changes, it’s negative connotations are falling by the wayside, particularly as the potential for serious money making is realized. What would once get you locked […]

7 Drug Possession Legal Tips for First-Time Offenders

If you are caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is important that you first consider hiring a drug possession attorney. You could face serious criminal charges, lose your license, be incarcerated or deal with heavy fines. There can be even worse charges for those who are arrested for possession of Marijuana, […]

More Older Americans Are Turning to Marijuana

More people of all ages are using cannabis, despite the best efforts of the federal government and many state governments to prohibit it. This includes older people. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported in 2011 that 6.3% of those between the ages of 50 and 59 used cannabis. That number was up from […]

NYPD Uses One Million Police Hours for Marijuana Arrests In Single Decade

There is little hiding the fact that the New York Police Department likes enforcing marijuana laws—even the little ones. But a new report from the Drug Policy Alliance indicates just how pronounced the NYPD’s affinity for marijuana enforcement really is.

The Momentum Behind Marijuana and Hemp Has Never Been Greater

Times are changing. Even those who do not really pay attention to the marijuana law reform movement or what is happening in the world of cannabis can see it. With the historic victories in Colorado and Washington last November and the fanfare surrounding the introduction of legalization and taxation bills on Capitol Hill, marijuana is […]

Congressmen Introduce Bill to Legalize Cannabis at Federal Level

Colorado and Washington did it and now several states are considering it or have already taken steps to do it—it’s the legalization of marijuana. And the one thing standing in the way of several states, the same thing that could effectively derail efforts even in the states where it has already been legalized, is federal […]

Appeals Court Backs Refusal to Reconsider Federal Marijuana Classification

According to current federal law, marijuana is dangerous and harmful drug with no medicinal uses. While this statement flies in the face of reality and nearly every recent body of marijuana research, it’s the stance that the federal government has taken and refused to budge from. Just this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

Studying Marijuana’s Higher Purpose

In the midst of some of the greatest violence on earth, scientists are hard at work studying mankind’s possible salvation, the cannabis plant. At a research laboratory and farm in the Galilee hills of northern Israel, brilliant men and women are on a path to the next level of the potential for marijuana. And although the lab […]