Arkansas Marijuana Advocates Push For 2014 Vote

“I think Arkansas is really ready for it,” said Melissa Fults, Campaign Director for Arkansans for Compassionate Care.

ARKANSAS: In 2012, Arkansas voters rejected an initiative that would have legalized the use of medical marijuana. The measure failed by a narrow margin, roughly 51 percent to 49 percent, and fact that they came that close has marijuana advocates doubling down on the 2014 general election. “I think Arkansas is really ready for it,” said Melissa Read the full article…

Beets to Cannabis

From watching the Hempress tend her medical grade marijuana garden, it really is a lot of work and quite expensive.

My mentor, the Queen of Weed, taught me more in 5 days than I had learned in my off and on passion with marijuana in 30 years. More off than on, because of the unavailability. After being in Seattle and seeing her garden, I now daydream of being a pot farmer.

Feds Seek To Legalize Marijuana Industry Banking

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee's top Republican and co-chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, said the Justice Department is "giving the green light" to an industry bent on breaking federal law.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Justice Department and federal banking regulators will help clear the way for financial institutions to transact business with the legitimate marijuana industry without fear of prosecution, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told Congress on Tuesday.

In Jamaica, A Push To Legalize Pot In Bid To Spark Economy

A Jamaican farmer nicknamed Breezy shows his illegal patch of budding marijuana plants during a tour of his land in Jamaica's central mountain town of Nine Mile.

JAMAICA:Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.

Senate Panel Tackles Marijuana Laws

"We must have a smarter approach to marijuana policy," Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Federal laws pose “significant obstacles” to regulation of marijuana in states where it is legal and need to be addressed, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday in a first-ever hearing aimed at reconciling rapidly changing state marijuana laws with a federal prohibition on the drug.

Act Now! Today's Senate Hearing On Pot Will Feature Truth-Impaired Kevin Sabet

State legislators are now poised to demolish a core promise of the recreational marijuana law where much of the tax revenue from sales would flow into a “dedicated marijuana fund” that would finance drug treatment and media campaigns to persuade youth to stay away from pot.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today at 2:30pm EST, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a historic hearing for marijuana reform entitled “Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws.”

Washington State Unveils Recreational Pot Rules

An American flag flies atop the stage at the first day of Hempfest.

WASHINGTON: Recreational pot users in Washington state would have as many as 334 stores where they would be able to buy marijuana for their smoking pleasure, and the first could open as early as next spring under new regulations released this week.

Officials Note Issues With Enforcing Shasta County's Marijuana Ordinance

Shasta County Sheriff's Agents

CALIFORNIA: This week, KRCR News Channel 7 flew over Shasta County’s mushrooming marijuana gardens with drug agents. In looking at the gardens one question arose – what is being done to keep the growers in line with the county ordinance?

Medical Marijuana Folks ‘Justifiably Scared’ By WA State Rules, Fed Threat

Medical marijuana advocate Steve Sarich takes a clipping from a plant at his Access 4 Washington collective in Sodo on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

WASHINGTON: The federal government has said it won’t challenge Washington and Colorado’s legal pot markets and Washington has just released its latest versions of the rules that will govern that market here. Both of those facts has medical marijuana advocates running for cover.