“We found there hasn’t been much of a change of anything. … Basically, officers aren’t seeing much of a change in how they do police work.” That’s what an unnamed Denver police officer told CBC’s Reg Sherren, who traveled to Colorado to assess how marijuana legalization had impacted the state in the one year since […]

2014 was a big year for cannabis. It saw the birth of Washington’s recreational market, new legislation that legalized cannabis in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., and even the first national consumer cannabis advertisement, run in The New York Times. The industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, with innovative new products and businesses […]

Legal weed in the United States is undercutting Mexican competition. With either recreational or medical marijuana legal in more than half of U.S. states, drug cartels south of the border are beginning to find that growing, smuggling and distributing pot is a much less lucrative business. What’s happening: NPR’s John Burnett reported from the ground […]

The Colorado Court of Appeals has decided that because of Amendment 64, the legislation law that legalized recreational marijuana in the Rocky Mountain state, some past marijuana convictions may qualify for reversal. The decision does not apply to expungement of decades-old convictions; the courts will only consider overturning minor possession charges that are no longer considered […]

Beginning April 1, 2014, Nevada law will permit a limited number of medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation facilities, testing labs, and edible marijuana product manufacturers to operate in the state. In anticipation of the potential conflict between state and federal law, the Nevada Bar Association filed a request with the state’s Supreme Court asking for protection for […]

The future of medical marijuana in Utah is officially in Gov. Gary Herbert’s hands after the Senate unanimously passed the ninth draft of House Bill 105. If the governor signs, the bill will initiate a 2-year trial period for regulated use of a highly therapeutic, non-psychotropic cannabis oil in the treatment of childhood epilepsy. Read […]

While a recent survey of West Virginia voters by liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling revealed majority support for legalizing marijuana for severely ill patients, state lawmakers have expressed mixed sentiments. Read Full Story on http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/15/west-virginia-medical-marijuana      

The federal farm bill signed by President Barack Obama Feb. 7 will allow farmers in some states to grow industrial hemp. Some lawmakers would like to see Iowa join that list. Read Full Story On http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/

Indiana lawmakers are not being asked to legalize marijuana, but they are being asked to redefine marijuana. Read Full Story On http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/Indiana-lawmakers-vote-to-redefine-marijuana

A bill that would have legalized marijuana in the Aloha State died in a state Senate committee Thursday, but a decriminalization bill still lives.   Read Full Story On http://stopthedrugwar.org/sno_marijuana_legalization_hawaii  

Florida state legislators introduced identical bills on Monday to legalize medical marijuana treatment in the 2014 legislative session, in a bid to win approval before a constitutional amendment on the issue comes up for a public vote in November. Senators Jeff Clemens and Joe Saunders, both Democrats, brought numerous patients and their family members to […]

Governor Markell also gave an update on the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries saying a lot of work is being done to have those open sometime this year. Read Full Story On http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/delaware-feature/64702-delaware-governor-talks-fisker-marijuana-and-the-newark-power-plant-

Medicinal marijuana may be coming to Arkansas as soon as 2015 if the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act gains more than 50 percent of the votes on the next ballot.   Read Full Story On http://www.uatrav.com/news/article

Two Arizona lawmakers toured a sprawling medical marijuana cultivation facility Thursday to see first-hand how the state’s regulated medical marijuana industry has come into bloom.   Read Full Story On http://azcapitoltimes.com/az-lawmakers-tour-medical-marijuana-cultivation-site/

We’re not saying Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske, will or has lied about marijuana, just that he can only tell you the bad parts of it.   Read Full Story On http://blog.seattlepi.com/marijuana/2014/02/17/answered-can-americas-drug-czar-tell-the-truth-about-marijuana 

It is vital for all activists to support Alaska and Florida’s efforts to reform failed cannabis laws.   Read Full Story On http://www.theweedblog.com/cannabis-activists-nationwide-need-to-help-in-alaska-and-florida/

We have created advocacy pages for all the cannabis law reform bills currently filed in the Missouri General Assembly.   Read Full Story On http://www.theweedblog.com/urge-your-missouri-legislator-to-support-marijuana-reform/

2014 is shaping up as a huge year for supporters of legalizing marijuana supporters. Two states have fully legalized recreational marijuana, and a third will vote on the issue this year.   Read Full Story On http://www.ibtimes.com/why-some-southern-states-may-be-closer-legalizing-medical-marijuana-you-think

Democratic legislators and advocates for medical marijuana are pushing for a measure to legalize the drug.   Read Full Story On http://www.bradenton.com/legislators-propose-medical-marijuana

Thirteen lawmakers have signed on to House Bill 2558, a recently-filed proposal which would legalize cannabis in Arizona similar to how Amendment 64 legalized cannabis in Colorado.   Read Full Story on http://thejointblog.com/cannabis-legalization-measure-filed-arizona/

A measure that could make Alaska the third U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana use after Colorado and Washington has enough valid signatures to be put before voters in August.   Read Full Story On http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/05/us-usa-alaska-marijuana-

A group of lawmakers are pushing President Barack Obama to remove marijuana from its classification as a dangerous narcotic. Read Full Story on http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/13/    

From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana-legalization movement is gaining unprecedented traction — a nod to successful efforts in Colorado, Washington state and the small South American nation of Uruguay. Read Full Story On http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld

A national drug reform coalition decides not to put an initiative before voters in November, saying it needs more money and time. Read Full Story On http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pot-measure-2014

Nearly 30 states, and the District of Columbia are considering marijuana law reform legislation this year, including bills that cover legalization for adults, decriminalization, medical marijuana and hemp. Read Full Story On http://blog.norml.org/states-are-considering-marijuana-law-reform  

Lawmakers across the United States are turning to relaxing the marijuana laws as a winning issue in 2014, and Democratic candidates appear to be intent on owning the cannabis issue this year. Read the full story on http://hemp.org/news/content/us-democrats-rally-around-marijuana-winning-issue-2014