Vermont Governor Phil Scott Signs H. 511 Legalizing Marijuana For Adult Use

Vermont Gov Phil Scott signs bill legalizing adult-use of cannabis in Vermont

VERMONT:  On January 22nd, 2018 Governor Phil Scott signed H. 511, An act relating to eliminating penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana by adults 21 years of age or older, into law. Read his full message to the General Assembly below: “Today, with mixed emotions, I have signed H. 511. “As I said when I Read the full article…

Mailing Marijuana: Officials Report Spike In Pot-Laden Packages

The U.S. Postal service handles more than 155 billion pieces of mail a year and more than a billion of that in Chicago. Forty thousand pounds of pot were seized nationwide from the mail last year.

ILLINOIS: Since recreational use of the marijuana became legal in several states, authorities report a major jump in the number of pot-filled packages being sent through the mail.Mailing marijuana is a federal crime – even if it originates from a state where the drug is legal. Marijuana by mail has nothing to do with Illinois medical Read the full article…

Barbara Boxer and Dean Heller Back Federal Legalization Of Medical Marijuana In States That Allow It

"The time has come for the federal government to stop impeding the doctor-patient relationship in states that have decided their own medical marijuana policies,"

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The CARERS Act, which would make the federal ban on marijuana inapplicable to people who comply with state laws allowing medical use of the plant, has attracted a couple of interesting cosponsors since it was introduced last week. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) signed on last Wednesday, and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) joined him yesterday. Both represent states with Read the full article…

Jamaica Mulls Legal Marijuana (No, It’s Not Already Legal)

The Department of Justice announced that it would permit marijuana legalization on Indian reservations, a decision that has perplexed American Indian leaders, who say that the last thing many tribes want is more lax federal law enforcement.

JAMAICA:  This tourist mecca may soon be known as the Colorado of the Caribbean. Given the ready availability of “ganja” as the locals call it, many outsiders assume marijuana is already legal in Jamaica, but it’s not … yet. Encouraged by legalized marijuana in Colorado, Washington state and Uruguay — the first country to legalize Read the full article…