Supply is outstripping demand in the unlikeliest place—legal recreational marijuana in the state of Washington. Growers who jumped into the new legal market hoping to make a killing in cannabis are now getting killed by a glut of product. “There is going to be a lot of people who are going to be in trouble,” […]

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation’s new surgeon general, says that marijuana “can be helpful” for some medical conditions, and wants science to dictate policy on the federally banned substance. “We have some preliminary data that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, that marijuana can be helpful,” Murthy said during a Wednesday interview on “CBS This […]

More than 100 Native American tribes have reached out to FoxBarry Farms, a management firm building the nation’s first marijuana facility on tribal land, over the past month to express interest in the cannabis industry. FoxBarry CEO Barry Brautman, whose company also works with tribes to build and operate casinos, told The Huffington Post there […]

As the residents of Colorado are about to find out, legal pot pays. The decriminalization of marijuana in the Centennial State has been so successful that every Colorado adult is in line to receive a $7.63 refund, Associated Press reports (via High Times). Residents may be eligible for the refund due to the economic stimulus […]

Vermont lawmakers are considering whether to become the first state Legislature to legalize marijuana. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational cannabis, but in each of those cases, it was voters at the ballot box, not lawmakers, who changed the law. Vermont could become the first state in history where elected officials […]

Thirty-eight thousand people normally don’t just disappear. So when 25-year-old Shane Fairbrother signed in to Instagram one evening last week and discovered that his company’s account, @themedtainer, had been suspended — and his loyal tens of thousands of followers were gone — he was more than a little annoyed. “I can understand kicking off certain […]

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the United States and if the trend toward legalization spreads to all 50 states, marijuana could become larger than the organic food industry, according to a new report obtained by The Huffington Post. Researchers from The ArcView Group, a cannabis industry investment and research firm based in Oakland, […]

“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 […]

Vermont could follow Colorado in raking in millions of tax dollars from the sale of weed, according to a new study—but only if the drug remains illegal in surrounding states. To be clear, weed is currently legal in Vermont, but only for medical purposes. A bill to make the drug legal for recreational purposes is […]

Last year was an interesting year to say the least. Colorado basically became the first state to effectively legalize marijuana for recreational use and since then, voters in a few other states — Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia — decided that they wanted in on those generous tax revenues as well. The legalization […]

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 […]

In a few months, Nevada will set a new bar for the medical marijuana industry with a provision in the law state legislators passed last year allowing dispensaries to set up shop and allow any legally registered medical marijuana patient from anywhere in the world to purchase marijuana in any of those dispensaries. It’s called “reciprocity,” and […]

Haleh Amini, 47, a Surrey nursing instructor, has been awarded $6,500 to pay for costs of a medical marijuana program to deal with injuries she suffered in a motor vehicle accident. A specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation strongly recommended she be put on the medical marijuana program to treat her neck, shoulder, upper back, and […]

The Washington State Liquor Control Board approved rules for marijuana-infused food products, also known as edibles, designed to restrict items that could easily be mistaken for candies commonly sold to children. Marijuana stores in the state won’t be allowed to sell lollipops, gummy bears or other candies infused with the drug, but will be able to sell […]

From Colorado and Washington state to California and Hawaii, police are being sued by people who want their marijuana back after prosecutors chose not to charge them or they were acquitted. In some cases, the one-time suspects are asking for hundreds of thousands of dollars to replace dead plants. Some police in medical marijuana states […]

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 […]

Under a bill signed this year by Gov. John Hickenlooper, the state health department will give out about $9 million in grants over the next five years to researchers for marijuana studies. The research is expected to include clinical trials on the kinds of marijuana products actually being used in Colorado, something that federally funded studies on marijuana have […]

Colorado’s governor signed into law on Friday a measure to create the nation’s first state-run marijuana financial cooperative, potentially giving newly legalized cannabis vendors access to banking services through the U.S. Federal Reserve. The bill signed by Governor John Hickenlooper permits the creation of so-called “cannabis co-ops” – similar to credit unions without deposit insurance […]

A new Washington Department of Correction’s (DOC) policy will permit the state’s 14,000 parolees to consume marijuana like any other Washington citizen. The DOC stopped routine drug testing for THC this week. “There’s no way the department of corrections is endorsing the use of marijuana. We are simply aligning with state law…We [just] don’t want […]

The United States Bureau of Reclamation delivers water to around 1.2 million acres of irrigated land west of the Mississippi, but certain customers in the states Washington and Colorado are now being told to find a new source. A spokesperson for the bureau said that that districts that rely on the government project for water […]

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Efforts to legalize marijuana in the District of Columbia received a boost today with the Drug Policy Alliance hiring Dr. Malik Burnett as a full time organizer for the district. Burnett is a graduate of Duke University who believes “our Nation’s drug policies are out of step with the current scientific understanding of drugs, which […]

Citing strains on the criminal justice system and the economic costs of enforcing anti-marijuana laws, a group of democratic lawmakers are pushing for the creation of a task force to pursue legalizing and regulating marijuana in Illinois. Cook County Commissioner, John Fritchey, said he will introduce a resolution on May 21, asking the General Assembly […]

Otto Perez, the president of Guatemala, said his country could present a plan to legalize production of marijuana and opium poppies towards the end of 2014 as a way to curb the power of organized crime. Guatemala, a major coffee producer which is one of the most violent countries in the Americas, has suffered from incursions […]

No stranger to failing marijuana tests, Milwaukee Bucks center, Larry Sanders, defended his cannabis use in response to the NBA issuing him a five-game drug suspension for using the herb for medical reasons. Sanders said,”It’s something I feel strongly about…I believe in marijuana and the medical side of it…I study it and I know the […]

A new survey by WebMD reveals that the majority of doctors support national medical marijuana legalization because it can deliver real benefits to patients. WebMD’s survey was completed from Feb. 25 to March 3, 2014 by 1,544 doctors representing more than 12 specialty areas in 48 states. Here’s a look at their responses: 69% say it […]

Liquor Control Board Approves Lottery Process for Retail Marijuana Stores On April 2, 2014, The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) approved a lottery that will select apparent successful applicants for marijuana retail licenses. The independent, double-blind process will take place April 21-25, 2014, and will produce an ordered list of applicants that the agency will use to continue […]

District of Columbia Mayor, Vincent Gray, has approved the decriminalization of possession of up to an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana in the US capital. The measure must still get final approval through the US House of Representatives. Congress has 60 days to review the law. If the decriminalization law gets House approval, marijuana possession will be […]

Nevada’s medical marijuana laws went into effect today (April 1st, 2014), making it legal to sell, grow, test and tax medical marijuana in the state. However, government officials say not to expect medical marijuana dispensaries, indoor grow facilities or testing labs to materialize immediately. “There are so many what ifs,” said Adam Mayberry, spokesman for the […]

Earlier this year, the president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for making his country the first in the world to fully legalize the production and sale of cannabis. The nomination, however, did not make him immune to international scrutiny. Mujica and his allies stand by the notion that the new policy […]

The Mississippi House of Representatives finally voted to make a medicinal marijuana oil legal in the state under tightly controlled circumstances. This is a significant development for the state  because the House has previously rejected the proposal. The Senate still must approve the agreement before it goes to Gov. Phil Bryant for final consideration. If approved, only […]

A Minnesota mother claims that Gov. Mark Dayton insensitively suggested to her, and other legal medical marijuana advocates that he invited into his home, to obtain cannabis illegally. After Jessica Hauser explained to the governor how cannabis could help her son and others like him who suffers from epilepsy, she claims “the governor actually suggested I should just find […]

Four University of Texas at Dallas criminology researchers have just published an article that supports the argument that medical marijuana legalization does not pose a danger to public health in terms of violent crimes. Their method of research relied on analyzing the association between state medical marijuana legalization and state crime rates for Part I […]