Senators Harris, Nadler Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, one of the most comprehensive marijuana reform bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. “Times have changed — marijuana should not be a crime,” said Sen. Harris. “We Read the full article…

Guam: Governor Signs Home Grow Legislation Into Law

GUAM: The Governor for the US territory of Guam has signed legislation permitting qualified medical cannabis patients and their caregivers the ability to grow personal use amounts of cannabis at home. Under the new law, applicants can apply to the Department of Health and Social Services to receive a home cultivation permit. Approved applicants may grow up to Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Use By Seniors On The Rise

NEW YORK:  Self-reported marijuana use by those age 50 and older is increasing, according to demographic data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Researchers at New York University’s School of Medicine and at Columbia University evaluated marijuana use patterns for those over 50 years of age for the years 2006 to 2013.  Investigators reported that the Read the full article…

Hundreds Show Up For Marijuana Forum In Dayton, Ohio, Lots Of Questions

OHIO: At night for a town hall forum on the marijuana issue facing Ohio voters this fall and one thing was clear — there are a lot of questions. On Nov. 3, Ohioans will decide whether marijuana, once cultivated in the U.S. but made completely illegal in 1970, will again grow in Ohio. Interest in Read the full article…

Marijuana Advocates Hope Maine Goes Legal Next

MAINE: Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here might be Maine. The Pine Tree State has a long history with cannabis. Maine voters approved medical marijuana legalization 15 years ago, becoming the first state Read the full article…

Dispatch From Denver: What’s Next In The Fight For Pot Legalization?

COLORADO: Halfway through the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in late October, I found myself sitting on a bus among delegates from Japan, Russia and Canada. We had been invited to a “mobile workshop,” involving visits to two of the city’s marijuana businesses. One year after Colorado passed Amendment 64, a historic ballot measure legalizing marijuana, Read the full article…

Lasting Marijuana Reform Nationally Depends On Colorado

COLORADO: The reactions recently from drug policy reform advocates to Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will not seek to challenge marijuana laws in states that have legalized have been predictable.