D.C. voters are likely to legalize marijuana possession in the District next month. But it could be many more months, perhaps a year or more, before residents would be able to legally purchase non-medicinal marijuana. And in the interim, the organizers of the ballot initiative — which is supported by nearly two-thirds of likely voters, […]

Marijuana was decriminalized in Washington D.C. earlier this summer, but on Nov. 4, District of Columbia voters will join Alaska and Oregon and vote to decide whether to make marijuana legal.  If D.C voters were to approve Question 71, it would become legal to possess up to two ounces of marijuana, grow up to six plants, and share […]

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that 88 percent of voters support the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes, while 10 percent do not. If the latest poll is right, it’s a safe bet that Florida will legalize medical marijuana this November. The lowest level of support was among senior citizens, who still back the measure roughly 6 […]

“Initiative Petition 53 has qualified for the November ballot,” Tony Green, communications director for Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown, confirmed to The Huffington Post Tuesday. This means that this November, Oregon voters will get to decide whether they want to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana. The petition was submitted by New Approach Oregon, a […]

Organizers for Initiative 71, a measure that would fully legalize possession of marijuana in the District, plan to announce this week that they are closing in on 60,000 signatures — a comfortable buffer over the 22,600 needed to ensure the measure qualifies for the November ballot.  The city already has medical marijuana dispensaries and is […]

Reflecting growing national acceptance of cannabis, a bipartisan coalition of House members voted to restrict the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to go after medical marijuana operations that are legal under state laws. An appropriations amendment offered by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) prohibiting the DEA from spending funds to arrest state-licensed medical marijuana patients […]

Supporters of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska are fighting back after hearing news that a group collectively known as “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No On 2” announced plans to challenge the latest cannabis legalization initiative by proving to the public that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. The pro-marijuana campaign supporters […]