So far, there are few countries who have taken the initiative to end marijuana prohibition – but this is a year of big changes for many as Canada has already started taking action towards having marijuana legal by next Spring and now Italy’s parliament has sat down to discuss a bill which would make marijuana […]

This is going to be a transformative year for the United States. Not only are we set to vote in a new president for the first time in eight years this November, but we could also see the most rapid expansion of marijuana ever, with eight states now set to vote on recreational or medical […]

The Democratic Party released its official pre-convention platform this afternoon, giving all of us policy wonks stuck in our offices prior to the July 4 weekend something to read and grumble about. So let’s get grumbling! The party’s position on cannabis consists of 86 words of room-temp tea. Cold oatmeal. Stale fries. Choose your own […]

A tech billionaire’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana in California has taken a major step toward the November ballot. Known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” the ballot measure legalizes possession of small amounts of cannabis for adults, establishes tax rates and a structure for farmers to grow pot, and creates the framework for […]

Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker offered an amendment to a federal spending bill that would prohibit the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) from undermining state marijuana laws. The House approved a similar bipartisan measure last month.  “The House just made history last month by voting to stop the DEA from […]

An agreement between the state Senate and Assembly on whether to legalize medical marijuana in New York is due before midnight Monday in order to be voted on before the legislative session ends later this week. But Gov. Cuomo has outlined a series of concerns to lawmakers that must be addressed before he’ll even consider signing […]

Democratic lawmakers in Delaware have introduced a bill that would decriminalize possession of a small amount of marijuana, following the lead of nearly 20 U.S. states that have moved to loosen laws surrounding non-medical use of the drug. The bill would exempt from prosecution adults 21 and older who possess marijuana for their own personal […]

Supporters of medical marijuana believe that the new version of legislature could be approved this spring. If the predictions are accurate, New York could be the 22nd state to legalize cannabis for medical purposes. “We’re closer to this than we have ever been before,” said Gabriel Sayegh of Drug Policy Alliance. Advocates recently revised the […]