Congress to Hold Hearing on Country's Clashing Marijuana Laws

Jars full of medical marijuana at Sunset Junction medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California. The U.S. Senate will hold a hearing on state and federal marijuana laws in September.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced Monday he will address the blurred lines between federal and state marijuana laws in an upcoming hearing.

Half of members on panel considering medical marijuana regulations voted against legislation

Though Connecticut's law took effect on Monday, Leto acknowledged it could be a year before the drug cultivation and dispensing systems are up and running. The statute calls for the Department of Consumer Protection to develop regulations to oversee all processes.

CONNECTICUT: Of the 14-members on the legislative panel set to vote Tuesday on Connecticut’s medical marijuana regulations, seven members voted against the bill legalizing marijuana’s use.

How Many Medical Marijuana Patients Are There In The United States?

How many medical marijuana patients are there in the US?

A question that I get quite often in my e-mail inbox is ‘how many medical marijuana patients are there in the United States?’ It’s a good question with an answer that is hard to pin down. The main reason that it is hard to pin down is due to the State of California. I posed Read the full article…

Rick Steves To Be Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at Cannabis Cup in Seattle

I am anti-prohibition when the prohibition is causing more problems than the drug it is supposed to deal with.

WASHINGTON: Rick Steves, the host of the popular public television series, “Rick Steves’ Europe,” the nationally syndicated radio show, “Travel with Rick Steves” and the author of over 50 books and travel guides, will receive the Dr. Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award from HIGH TIMES on Sunday September 8 during the Cannabis Cup in Seattle.

Rick Steves To Be Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at Cannabis Cup in Seattle

In 2012, he helped make history as one of the primary sponsors of I-502, the voter initiative that legalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and over in Washington State. Fittingly, in 2013, Rick joined the NORML Board of Directors.

WASHINGTON: Rick Steves, the host of the popular public television series, “Rick Steves’ Europe,” the nationally syndicated radio show, “Travel with Rick Steves” and the author of over 50 books and travel guides, will receive the Dr. Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award from HIGH TIMES on Sunday September 8 during the Cannabis Cup in Seattle.

D.C. Government Program to Subsidize Pot for Poor Patients

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: An unprecedented D.C. government program will require medical marijuana dispensaries to put aside 2 percent of their profits in order to subsidize pot purchases for poor patients.

Study: Passage of Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Reduced Incidences Of Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities

we find that MMLs (medical marijuana laws) are associated with decreases in the probability of [an individual] having consumed alcohol in the past month, binge drinking, and the number of drinks consumed."

MONTANA: The passage of medical cannabis laws is associated with a reduction in the public’s overall consumption of alcohol and with fewer incidences of alcohol-related traffic fatalities, according to data published in the Journal of Law and Economics.

Study: Passage of Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Reduced Incidences Of Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities

we find that MMLs (medical marijuana laws) are associated with decreases in the probability of [an individual] having consumed alcohol in the past month, binge drinking, and the number of drinks consumed."

MONTANA: The passage of medical cannabis laws is associated with a reduction in the public’s overall consumption of alcohol and with fewer incidences of alcohol-related traffic fatalities, according to data published in the Journal of Law and Economics.

Activists Defeat California Vaporizer Ban

E-cigarettes were patented in the '60s but became popular only on the last decade and are now a $10 billion global industry.

CALIFORNIA: California Senator Ellen Corbett’s SB 648 – a bill to ban vaporizer use in much of CA. – was withdrawn this week, sources state. The office for California NORML reports this morning that Corbett has held the bill over for another year.

Activists Defeat California Vaporizer Ban

E-cigarettes were patented in the '60s but became popular only on the last decade and are now a $10 billion global industry.

CALIFORNIA: California Senator Ellen Corbett’s SB 648 – a bill to ban vaporizer use in much of CA. – was withdrawn this week, sources state. The office for California NORML reports this morning that Corbett has held the bill over for another year.