Maryland State Senator Zirkin Plans To Introduce Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Again

Sen. Robert A. Zirkin (D-Dist. 11) of Owings Mills said he will introduce a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the 2014 General Assembly session. Patch file photo.

MARYLAND: A state legislator will try again in 2014 to make the possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil rather than a criminal offense in the state of Maryland. 

Fans Of Legal Marijuana Cheer But Opponents Speak Out Before Historic Senate Hearing On Pot

In the dash to acquire licenses and keep them in what will surely be a heavily guarded and regulated market, several pot stock companies stand to benefit.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The pros and cons of marijuna will take center stage Tuesday in Washington, D.C., when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a landmark hearing on legalization.

Ladies, Take Root!

Like our female cannabis plants, we all need to root ourselves firmly into the ground, nourish our bodies, get lots of water, grow into the light and sleep when it’s dark.

There is an ugly side to the Seattle cannabis movement. There are lawsuits and name calling, and narking and threats. People from other states probably think we lavish each other congratulatory back slaps with the passage of I-502. (That, in addition to smoking the very best weed in the entire universe, of course.) But no. Read the full article…

Marijuana Ruling Could Signal End of Prohibition on Pot

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson discusses Thursdays announcement.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: It’s legal to light up in Colorado and Washington, and soon smoking pot could be legalized across the country following a decision Thursday by the federal government.

Coloradans React to Justice Dept. OK'ing State-Legalized Marijuana

The U.S. Attorney General’s Office announced in a memo Thursday it would allow states to legalize medical and recreational marijuana without interference.

COLORADO: With the Justice Department announcing it will step aside, the future of retail marijuana in Colorado rests on how well it’s regulated.

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.