What’s In The Historic Medical Marijuana Bill Being Unveiled On Tuesday

major medical marijuana bill expected on Tuesday

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The historic medical marijuana bill a trio of senators plan to unveil on Tuesday has a bit of something for everyone. The bill, which activists describe as a first for the Senate, would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana and implement a number of critical reforms that advocates of both medical and recreational marijuana have been Read the full article…

Colorado Begins $5.7 Million ‘Good To Know’ Campaign For Marijuana Awareness

The state of Colorado is spending $5.7 million to educate its citizens about the responsible use of marijuana in a major public campaign beginning this month.

The “Good to Know” initiative will utilize radio broadcasts, newspapers and the Internet, USA Today reports. The campaign apparently has a folksy and relatable tone to it, with one of the radio spots featuring a rhyming cowboy and banjo music. Colorado’s chief medical officer Dr. Larry Wolk says its goal is to educate without alienating.

COLORADO:  The state of Colorado is spending $5.7 million to educate its citizens about the responsible use of marijuana in a major public campaign beginning this month. The “Good to Know” initiative will utilize radio broadcasts, newspapers and the Internet, USA Today reports. The campaign apparently has a folksy and relatable tone to it, with one of the radio Read the full article…

Will Congress Let D.C. Legalize Pot?

This set-up renders the district especially vulnerable to the whims of national politicians, some of whom—historically, at least—have prioritized partisan interests over D.C.’s right to self-determination.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Imagine your state just passed a law legalizing marijuana in small amounts. If you are at least 21 years old, you can possess up to two ounces, give as much as one ounce to other adults, and grow as many as six marijuana plants at home. Because you enjoy consuming pot recreationally, you Read the full article…

Senators Seek Uniform Guidelines On Recreational Pot

Four U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado want the White House to direct federal agencies to adopt uniform guidelines impacting recreational pot.

WASHINGTON:  Spurred by the recent Interior Department decision to block the use of federal irrigation water to cultivate marijuana, the four U.S. senators from Washington and Colorado want the White House to direct federal agencies to adopt uniform guidelines impacting recreational pot. In a letter Monday to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Read the full article…

Money Is Flowing To A New Social Network For Weed Smokers

"MassRoots is a semi anonymous private network where you can find other users that are interested in cannabis," said Leighton

MASSACHUSETTS:  Although Isaac Dietrich didn’t win the top spot of The Peter Thiel Fellowship, he was among 40 finalists which was enough to encourage his dream to be an entrepreneur. While Thiel co-founded Paypal during the tech boom, Dietrich founded the cannabis social networking site MassRoots.com which secured funding from Boston-based hedge fund manager Doug Leighton. Read the full article…

Colorado Court Rules Some Marijuana Convictions Can Be Overturned

In English, that means this is a fairly narrow ruling that affects those who fought charges in court and whose appeals were in process when the amendment went into effect.

COLORADO: A Colorado judge ruled on Thursday that some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana could have their convictions overturned. The ruling has to do with the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana in 2012. Judge Gale T. Miller, writing an opinion for the three-judge panel, found that the constitutional amendment legalizing possession of less than Read the full article…

O.PenVape: ‘Google of Marijuana’ NOT Publicly Traded

CEO Todd Mitchem told CNBC Open Vape sells its cartridges for as much as $40 a pop and that it receives about 270,000 orders a month. Mitchem also told CNBC, as they toured O.PenVape's offices, that the company grew 1600% in 2013 and he believes it will become "the Google of cannabis."

NEW YORK: Message to pot stock speculators: O.PenVape, the company featured on CNBC in a feature about the marijuana industry, is a private and not publicly traded. So if you are buying shares in a pot stock this morning, it is NOT stock in O.PenVape. On Wednesday evening, CNBC aired an hour-long feature ‘Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush,’ which included interviews with a handful Read the full article…

The Mysterious History Of ‘Marijuana’

The House Judiciary Committee plans to move marijuana from the state’s list of controlled substances to regulated substances.

Marijuana has been intertwined with race and ethnicity in America since well before the word “marijuana” was coined. The drug, my colleague Gene Demby recently wrote, has a disturbing case of multiple personality disorder: It’s a go-to pop culture punch line. It’s the foundation of a growing recreational and medicinal industry. Yet according to the ACLU, Read the full article…