Is Donald Trump More Sensible Than Hillary Clinton on Marijuana?

Donald Trump appears unlikely to support major marijuana reform in the United States.

As his poll numbers continue to rise in the Republican primary, Donald Trump remains a focus of media attention. Building on his popularity among Republicans, the business magnate multiplies media appearances, giving journalists the opportunity to question him on his political positions on a variety of issues. Most of the discussion around Trump’s platform relates to his Read the full article…

Chris Christie To Legal Marijuana Smokers: Enjoy It While You Can Because He’ll Enforce Federal Ban

"If you're getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it until Jan. 17 of 2017," Christie told an audience in Newport, N.H., on Tuesday, "because I will enforce the federal laws against marijuana as president of the United States."

NEW JERSEY: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is attracting attention to his struggling presidential campaign by making it clear he doesn’t want to recognize state laws legalizing recreational marijuana. In town hall meetings in New Hampshire and an appearance on Fox News this week, Christie said that if elected, he intends to overturn state marijuana legalization Read the full article…

Markell Signs Delaware Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Governor Signs Decrim bill in Delaware

DELAWARE: Voting along party lines, Senate lawmakers gave final legislative approval on Thursday to a measure that decriminalizes the possession and private use of up to an ounce of marijuana, and Gov. Jack Markell almost immediately signed the legislation into law. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Helene Keeley, D-Wilmington, allows Delawareans to possess up to Read the full article…

Marijuana Industry Struggles Against Tough Politics

As attempts to approve marijuana’s use in other states and cities falters, these industries face unexpected road blocks.

COLORADO:  Colorado’s effort to tax marijuana as a means to help the state budget never materialized, at least financially,  slowing expansion of industries supported by the drug. As attempts to approve marijuana’s use in other states and cities falters, these industries face unexpected road blocks. Analysis by trade site Cannabis Executive shows how much the efforts to legalize marijuana vary. A Read the full article…

A Republican President Could Kill The Cannabis Industry

The governor, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," said his administration would use federal rules that outlaw marijuana to clamp down on states that legalized recreational pot use.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The election of a conservative Republican as President could roll back the gains made in the legalization of marijuana. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a bold stand recently and said if he were elected, he would work to reverse what has happened under President Obama. While its doubtful Christie would be elected Read the full article…

Recreational Use Of Marijuana Becomes Legal In D.C.

Despite threats from Congress, D.C. Attorney General says no one will be getting arrested for legalizing marijuana within the District.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Recreational use of marijuana becomes legal in the nation’s capital Thursday. In November, District of Columbia voters approved Initiative 71, which legalized recreational pot use. The District joins Alaska, Colorado and Washington state in making the drug legal. As of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, people 21 and older can: • Possess 2 ounces Read the full article…

District Of Columbia Sees Loophole In Congress’s Move To Halt Marijuana Law

Congressional Republicans believe they have successfully nullified the law but officials are seizing on a single word, setting up one of the most closely watched collisions between the two Washingtons in years.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Last fall, voters in the District of Columbia chose to join a handful of states in legalizing the growth and possession of small amounts of marijuana. But unlike in the states, the free will of district voters — no matter how overwhelmingly expressed — is never the end of the story. Congressional Republicans believe Read the full article…

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Shot Down By Panel

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee killed a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

VIRGINIA:  The Senate Courts of Justice Committee on Wednesday killed a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The committee voted 9-5 to “pass by indefinitely,” meaning Senate Bill 686, sponsored by Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, is dead for this legislative session. All of the Republicans on the panel voted in favor of that Read the full article…

How Will Congress Respond To Marijuana Legalization In D.C.?

The prospect of legal marijuana in the nation's capital dramatically signals the ongoing collapse of the 77-year-old ban on a much-maligned plant.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Of the three jurisdictions where voters approved marijuana legalization last week, Washington, D.C., is the smallest but the most symbolically potent. The prospect of legal marijuana in the nation’s capital dramatically signals the ongoing collapse of the 77-year-old ban on a much-maligned plant. The passage of Initiative 71, which voters backed by a margin of more Read the full article…

Ed FitzGerald Endorses Medical Marijuana in Naked, Last-Ditch Ploy for Ohio Votes

As the Ohio Rights Group eyes getting an amendment before the voters in the November 2015 elections, it seems that medical marijuana proponents deserve better than FitzGerald's hail mary.

OHIO:  Yesterday, Ed FitzGerald gave a phone interview to the Cincinnati Enquirer in which he came out in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio. Of course, this news comes just days after one poll showed that Fitz — current Cuyahoga County Executive, Democratic candidate for Governor, and noted fan of parking lots — was trailing Read the full article…