Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Pennsylvania Legalizes Highlights

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Source:  High Times Patients across Pennsylvania suffering from 17 qualified conditions, including cancer, Crohn's disease, and severe chronic or intractable pain will eventually have the freedom to walk into any of the state’s 50 licensed dispensaries and purchase full strength cannabis products. Unfortunately, it could take up to two years before ...

DEA Chief Calls Medical Marijuana A ‘Joke’

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Source:  Huffiington Post Rosenberg, a former FBI official who was tapped to lead the DEA in May, has come under fire for denying that smoking marijuana can help some medical conditions. "What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal -- because it's not," Rosenberg told reporters last week. ...

Mexico Establishes Precedent Towards Legalization

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Source:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/05/world/americas/mexico-supreme-court-marijuana-ruling.html The vote by the court’s criminal chamber declared that individuals should have the right to grow and distribute marijuana for their personal use. Read Article

Ohio Rejects Legalization

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Source:  http://time.com/4099286/ohio-marijuana-legalization-rejected/ Ohio’s Issue 3 would have made the state the first in the Midwest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The measure was controversial in Ohio due to what opponents called its “monopoly” provisions. The proposed constitutional amendment called for allowing only 10 farms to sell wholesale marijuana — farms ...

Markell Delaware marijuana decriminalization bill

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Source:  Delaware Online The bill, sponsored by Rep. Helene Keeley, D-Wilmington, allows Delawareans to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and use the drug privately without facing criminal sanctions, although police can confiscate the drugs. Criminal penalties for simple possession will be replaced with a $100 civil fine. The law takes ...

Medical Marijuana Legal in Canada

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Source:  BBC The court ruled that prohibiting possession of non-dried forms of marijuana is "contrary to the principles of fundamental justice because they are arbitrary; the effects of the prohibition contradict the objective of protecting health and safety". Read Article

Jamaica Decriminalizes

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Source:  The Guardian Jamaican lawmakers have passed an act to decriminalise small amounts of marijuana and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical cannabis industry on the island. After several hours of debate legislators in the lower house on Tuesday gave final passage to drug law amendments that make possession ...

Alaska Legalizes

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Sources:  Time.com On Tuesday, Alaska’s new marijuana law officially goes into effect, which means that as of Feb. 24 recreational weed is now a legal substance in three states. Oregon is set to follow in July. Read More on Google News RSS

Alaska, Oregon, and Washington D.C. Legalize

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Source: YouTube Time: 47 seconds News about Cannabis Legalization in 2 U.S. States and D.C

Washington State Legalizes – The Basics

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Washington State has legalized cannabis!  Here are some basic rules for cannabis in the state.  More to come. Source:  The Oregonian -- Supply and selection may be limited. State-regulated marijuana production got off to a late start, limiting what may be available on store shelves. Main Street Marijuana managers say they arranged to ...