Tag: marijuana

Florida Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Florida has voted to legalize medicinal marijuana for people with cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, AIDS, PTSD, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and similar diseases. Florida previously allowed medical marijuana for a narrow group of patients with cancer and severe spasms. “This is a major tipping point: With Florida’s decision, a majority of states…

DEA to Refuse Relaxing of Marijuana Prohibition

Despite 25 U.S. states and the District of Columbia having allowed the medical use of marijuana, the federal government on Thursday will reaffirm its prohibition on the drug and its standing as a Schedule I narcotic that has “no currently accepted medical use.” The refusal to reschedule the drug will maintain its illegality, at the…

Pennsylvania Legalizes Medical Marijuana [VIDEO]

Penn-sylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bipartisan bill into law Sunday legalizing medical marijuana across the commonwealth. Patients with serious medical conditions will receive access to medical marijuana with a physician’s prescription beginning next month. The state’s Department of Health may authorize as many as 150 dispensaries throughout the state. Patients in Pennsylvania can cross…

Ohio Rejects Legalizing Weed [VIDEO]

On Tuesday Ohio voters rejected a reform in the constitution that would have legalized marijuana in the state for both medical and recreational use. The amendment, known as Issue 3, included a proposal to allow the growth of commercial marijuana at just 10 pre-designated farms, effectively giving an early monopoly on the industry to a…

Ohio To Vote Tuesday On Legalizing Cannabis Use [VIDEO]

Ohio voters will decide Tuesday on whether to become the first Midwestern state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, though a rival ballot measure could kill the law before it takes effect. Issue 3 would add an amendment to the state constitution that legalizes both personal and medical use of marijuana for those over…

Oregon Begins Selling Recreational Pot [VIDEO]

Oregon marijuana shops opened their doors Thursday to recreational users for the first time. Some of the more than 300 marijuana dispensaries across the state stayed open until midnight to mark the occasion, selling to adults 21 and older. The sales will be tax-free until January, when a 25 percent state tariff goes into effect.…

Colbert: Welcome To The First Church Of Cannabis

Stephen Colbert Gets All Up In Your Faith segment takes a look at the greenest church in America. The First Church of Cannabis was founded by “Keith Richards cosplayer” Bill Levin, a seemingly mild-mannered individual with a penchant for, presumably, starting churches. The church was reportedly established in an effort to “test the state’s new…

Trump Trolls Jeb Bush Over Marijuana Comments [VIDEO]

Jeb has been confused for forty years… A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:24am PDT “Are we sure it was only 40 years ago?” Trump asked in an Instagram video Donald Trump high-fived him. He complimented him on being higher energy. But five days after the Republican debate,…

Cannabis Gets Colorado Tax Holiday [VIDEO]

Colorado pot is tax-free for a day, thanks to complicated tax maneuvering surrounding the state’s new marijuana laws. The state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights requires voters to approve new taxes, which they did—but the law also requires the state to refund new taxes if overall tax collections exceed what was previously projected. Voters will decide…

Colorado Pot Tax Brings $2.3M to Schools

Colorado marijuana sales reached an all-time high in January, bringing with it excise taxes totaling a whopping $2.35 million designated for public schools. Recreational marijuana sales jumped to around $36.4 million, up from $14.69 million a year ago, according to data from the Colorado Department of Revenue. “This is really what we expected and hope…

Bob Marley to Headline Corporate Cannabis Brand

The Marley family and a Seattle-based private equity firm announced the creation of Marley Natural, “a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and legacy” of one of marijuana’s most devoted sons. The line will include pot-infused creams, accessories like vaporizers in the style of e-cigarettes and strains of “heirloom Jamaican cannabis,” inspired by the…

Study: Smoking Weed Together Makes Couples Fight Less

A study at the University at Buffalo point out that domestic violence is considerably lower among couples who get high together. Researchers followed 634 couples beginning in 1996 and followed up with them periodically to chart their drug and alcohol habits and their tendency to get aggressive with their partners. Although other studies have tried…

Washington Pot Sales Hit $3.8M [VIDEO]

Pot smokers in Washington propelled the state’s first month of legal marijuana sales to just under $3.8 million, meaning more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported Friday. Licenses have been issued to about 40 stores, though only 18 sold marijuana in July and 16 have reported August sales. “It’s off to a…

Seattle Cop Issued 80% of Pot Tickets

A Seattle police officer who was found to have single-handedly dished out roughly 80 percent of the marijuana tickets issued this year has been reassigned. About 36 percent of the tickets were handed out to black people, who make up just 8 percent of the city’s population. The officer also apparently attached notes to the…

New York Approves Medical Marijuana

New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legalization for medical marijuana on Monday, making New York the 23rd state to do so. The Compassionate Care Act allows patients suffering from various illnesses to ingest marijuana as a pain reliever. Smoking the plant is not allowed. The law has a strict security measure requiring a…

Pope Francis Condemns Legalization of Marijuana

Pope Francis came out strongly against the legalization of recreational drugs on Friday. The pontiff told members of a drug enforcement conference meeting in Rome that even limited attempts to legalize recreational drugs “are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, but they fail to produce the desired effects.” [Source: NBC] __________ shut up!…

Jamaica To Decriminalize Personal Marijuana Possession

The Jamaican government has decided to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, joining the trickle of countries moving to soften laws on the drug known on the Caribbean island as “ganja.” Minister of Justice Mark Golding made the announcement at an afternoon news conference on Thursday, saying that Jamaica’s Dangerous Drugs Act would…

Watch Seth Rogen & Snoop Dogg Get High & Recap ‘Game of Thrones’

“I f*ck with the ‘Game of Thrones.’ That’s my sh*t.” – Snoop Dogg On a recent episode of Snoop Dogg’s weekly news show on the GGN Network, Seth Rogen and Snoop (Nemo Hoes) both get high as a kite and then proceed to recap the latest episode of HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones.…

FBI Softening Weed Policy for Recruits

The FBI known for their policy of not accepting job applicants who have smoked pot at any time in the last three years, but it appears the federal agency may be relaxing that rule. Speaking at a conference on Monday, FBI Director James Comey was told that people did not apply to the agency because…

Maryland Will Decriminalize Marijuana

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) said Monday that he will sign a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. On a 34-to-8 vote, the Senate gave final approval to the legislation Monday afternoon. The bill would impose only civil fines, rather than criminal sanctions, on those caught with less than 10 grams of the…

Sanjay Gupta’s New 2014 Documentary: WEED 2 [full episode VIDEO]

This is CNN’s second Special Report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta showing the clear proven medical benefits of high CBD marijuana and why marijuana should not be classified as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance by the U.S. Federal Government. -snip- WEED 1 (2013) CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta cuts through the smoke and travels around the world…

Uruguay planning to sell legally cloned marijuana by year’s end

Uruguay plans to begin legal marijuana sales of pot grown under government control by year’s end, using cloned plants, President Jose Mujica said Wednesday. Mujica, speaking to a local newspaper during a visit to Chile, said the process was complex because it was regulated by the market. “We try to use what we have,” Mujica…

Colorado collects $3.5 million in 1st month of marijuana taxes

Colorado collected $2.1 million in recreational marijuana taxes in January, the state Department of Revenue reported. These are the first tax figures for the first U.S. state to legalize retail marijuana. Officials also reported the state brought in $1.4 million from medical marijuana. Colorado legalized pot in 2012. In November, voters enacted the 15 percent…

Uruguay Pres. up for Nobel Peace Prize for marijuana legalization

Uruguay’s president, José “Pepe” Mujica, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by the Dutch activist organization, the Drugs Peace Institute. Thanks to Mujica, in April, his country will be the first to completely legalize marijuana. “It is a promise to bridge the gap between defiant marijuana consumers and the prohibiting society,” the Institute…

Nancy Grace Against Marihunana

In typical fashion, HLN’s Nancy Grace did not hold back Monday afternoon while debating the issue of legalizing marijuana for recreational use in the United States. “When I’m at work, I don’t want my babysitter high on pot,” Grace said. “The ones that are disagreeing are lethargic, sitting on the sofa eating chips. Pot, it…