Missouri: Voter Initiated Medical Cannabis Law Takes Effect

MISSOURI: Amendment 2, the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access law, took effect on Thursday, December 6th. Sixty-six percent of voters approved the measure in November, while rejecting a pair of competing initiatives. State regulators have 180 days from the law’s enactment date to make available application forms to patients seeking to register to grow and/or possess medical cannabis. Under the program, Read the full article…

Illinoisans Can Suggest New Diseases For Marijuana Program

ILLINOIS: Illinois residents who want to add specific diseases to the state’s medical marijuana pilot program have another chance to submit suggestions during January. The Illinois Department of Public Health will accept petitions starting Jan. 1 and continuing through the month. The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually, in 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…

Pro-Pot Group Drops Ballot Campaign To Allow Marijuana In Denver Bars

COLORADO: A pro-marijuana group is withdrawing its ballot measure to allow pot in Denver bars and plans to work instead with the city council and the business community on devising a law on social use in commercial establishments. Mason Tvert, who led the successful 2012 campaign permitting recreational marijuana use for adults, said in a press release Thursday Read the full article…

Stoners Rejoice: Full-On Weed Legalization Is Heading For California Ballots

CALIFORNIA: There’s been mad talk about finally legalizing recreational marijuana in the great state of California. Well, this is the one you’ve all been waiting for: The big daddy of legalization proponents, ReformCA, part of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR), says it will have its ballot initiative ready to file with the state attorney general Read the full article…

Gov. Rick Snyder Objects To Saginaw’s Marijuana Decriminalization Ballot Initiative

MICHIGAN:  In a little more than two months, voters in the city of Saginaw will get the chance to vote on a marijuana decriminalization measure. The question was placed on the November general election ballot through a citizen-led petition process. But high ranking officials in Michigan’s state government, including both Attorney General Bill Schuette and Read the full article…

Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures

FLORIDA:  Florida may soon become the latest state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Advocates there are gathering signatures to put a medical marijuana referendum on the fall ballot. But Florida’s Legislature may act sooner to allow residents access to a particular type of marijuana. Advocates say the strain called Charlotte’s Web offers hope to Read the full article…

Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures

FLORIDA:  Florida may soon become the latest state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Advocates there are gathering signatures to put a medical marijuana referendum on the fall ballot. But Florida’s Legislature may act sooner to allow residents access to a particular type of marijuana. Advocates say the strain called Charlotte’s Web offers hope to Read the full article…

Napa Valley, CA Medical Marijuana Backers Say They're Closer To Goal

CALIFORNIA:  Volunteers are collecting signatures in front of the Napa County Library and other public venues this week in the hope of overturning the City Council’s December decision to scrap its medical marijuana ordinance. So far, the grassroots effort reports having collected about 3,000 signatures of registered city voters since late December, with 3,850 signatures Read the full article…

Fla. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Medical Marijuana

FLORIDA:   The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a proposed constitutional amendment to allow marijuana use for medical reasons should be on the ballot next year. Attorney General Pam Bondi, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz want the court to keep the initiative off the ballot. The justices will listen Read the full article…