D.C.’s State Fair Will Have A Marijuana Growing Competition This Year

It’s been five months since marijuana was legalized in D.C., and now there’s a public opportunity to show off, if you’ve been letting that liberty take root.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  It’s been five months since marijuana was legalized in D.C., and now there’s a public opportunity to show off, if you’ve been letting that liberty take root. The D.C. State Fair — a seemingly Pinterest-inspired event showcasing the culinary, artistic and agricultural talents of the District — is adding a marijuana-growing competition Read the full article…

Study From Arctic Canada Finds Cannabis Users Less Obese And Less At Risk For Diabetes

New research out of Arctic Canada suggests that marijuana users, are slimmer and less at risk for diabetes than non-users.

CANADA:  Forget the Funyuns and drop the Doritos. New research out of Arctic Canada suggests that marijuana users, for some yet-to-be-understood reason, are slimmer and less at risk for diabetes than non-users. A study by Quebec researchers found that among Inuit residents of Nunavik, the province’s northernmost region, use of cannabis was correlated with lower body-mass-index measurements, Read the full article…

Thousands Expected At Global Marijuana March In Fort Worth

One of the largest marijuana rallies in the Southwest United States tomorrow will be in downtown Fort Worth.

TEXAS:  A global march for marijuana rights takes place tomorrow – and one of the largest rallies in the Southwest United States will be in downtown Fort Worth. Organizers are expecting about 5,000 people to converge in downtown Fort Worth at noon Saturday to call for changes in marijuana laws. Shaun McAlister, the Executive Director of Read the full article…

South Carolina Representative Proposes New Bill For Marijuana

An attorney appearing in court on behalf of a client was cited for possession after dropping a two ounce bag of marijuana on the floor.

SOUTH CAROLINA:  State representative Mike Pitts is a retired Greenville police officer … So a bill he just prefiled might surprise some people. It would decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana. It would not legalize it … But instead of a -criminal- offense … It would be a civil case with a Read the full article…

Why Marijuana’s Moment Has Arrived

The war on drugs has failed.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A few decades ago, marijuana was a topic that relatively few people, mostly counterculture musicians and comedians, spoke about in public. The comedy team of Cheech and Chong made films such as “Up in Smoke” that extolled the pleasures of smoking pot at a time the subject was still taboo. “When trouble Read the full article…

Senator Said He Learned From Marijuana Research Trip

Pennsylvania Senator, Daylin Leach takes a field trip to Colorado and tries the weed.  "We thought, we probably should try this while we're here."

PENNSYLVANIA:  On a state-funded trip to Denver last week, Pennsylvania State Sen. Daylin Leach aimed to study every aspect of Colorado’s legal marijuana industry. Even the customer side. After touring growers and processors, visiting dispensaries, and talking with the National Conference of State Legislatures, Leach said, he returned to his hotel room and took two Read the full article…

Federal Marijuana Bill Would Legalize Some Cannabis Strains

A bill being introduced Monday would amend the Controlled Substances Act -- the federal law that criminalizes marijuana -- to exempt plants with an extremely low percentage of THC, the chemical that makes users high.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months. Cox had heard that a form of medical marijuana might help, but it wasn’t available in central Georgia. So a week after hearing the ominous diagnosis, she and Haleigh packed up and moved to Colorado Read the full article…