What Have We Been Smoking?

Drug crime is the leading path into the federal prison system, and Americans put more people in federal prison for crimes related to marijuana than any other drug.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  In March, a bill was introduced in the Senate which, if passed, would legalize state medical marijuana programs at the federal level, and take marijuana off the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Schedule I drug list. Schedule I is reserved for drugs so dangerous that neither cocaine nor “meth” makes the list. The new law would move marijuana Read the full article…

Despite Federal Law, Colorado Pot Shops Are Accepting Credit Cards

Recent reports indicate that the recreational marijuana sector has become fed up with handling massive stacks of cash and have since established a clever method for accepting credit cards payments.

COLORADO:  While the cannabis industry has been touted as a “cash-only” enterprise since medical marijuana was first legalized in California nearly 20 years ago, recent reports indicate that the recreational sector has become fed up with handling massive stacks of cash and have since established a clever method for accepting credit cards payments. Colorado pot shops have struggled for Read the full article…

A Sensible Bill On Medical Marijuana

Three senators, two Democrats and a Republican, introduced a bill on Tuesday that would reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Three senators, two Democrats and a Republican, introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow patients to use marijuana for medical purposes in states where it is legal, without fear of federal prosecution for violating narcotics laws. The bill makes a number of important changes to federal marijuana policies — and it Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization: The White House Fights Back

Just because a state decides to not arrest people in possession of marijuana, doesn’t mean the federal government is going to sit back and allow it.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  One by one, states are taking matters into their own hands and legalizing marijuana in one form or another. For some, it is for medicinal purposes, commonly called “medical marijuana”. For others, they simply go the route of either “decriminalizing” marijuana — which means reducing possession from a felony to a misdemeanor — or Read the full article…

Va. Rep. Griffith Introduces Federal ‘Legitimate Use Of Medicinal Marijuana Act’

Removing marijuana from Schedule I takes it out of the “no currently accepted medical use” category and allows research to be conducted more easily, and would allow doctors to prescribe it in states where medical marijuana is legal to possess, such as Virginia.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith this week introduced a bill in Congress that would remove the federal obstacle to prescribing and possessing medical marijuana in states where that is legal, such as Virginia. He said he knows this will be a long hard fight, “but you’ve got to start somewhere.” Griffith’s bill is titled the “Legitimate Read the full article…

U.S. Coast Guard Warns Mariners About Recreational Marijuana Use

The Coast Guard’s regulation regarding recreational or medicinal drug usage is firmly aligned with the Department of Transportation’s regulation on the use of Schedule I drugs

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Mariners thinking that a little recreational use of marijuana is just fine, could see their credentials go up in smoke. With states such as Washington and Colorado legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a notice warning mariners, marine employers, Medical Reviewing Officers and the public that Read the full article…

U.S. Coast Guard Warns Mariners About Recreational Marijuana Use

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Mariners thinking that a little recreational use of marijuana is just fine, could see their credentials go up in smoke. With states such as Washington and Colorado legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a notice warning mariners, marine employers, Medical Reviewing Officers and the public that Read the full article…