A campaign to put a marijuana-legalization question on Michigan ballots suffered a setback today that could keep the measure off November ballots. The petition campaign called MI Legalize failed to submit enough valid petition signatures, according to a ruling by the Michigan Court of Claims.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Maine for almost 20 years. But Farmington physician Jean Antonucci says she continues to feel unprepared when counseling sick patients about whether the drug could benefit them.
Oregon has processed $25.5 million in tax payments from recreational marijuana from January through the end of July.
Arizona may have passed medical marijuana laws in 2010 and have recreational marijuana on the ballot this November, but that doesn’t mean law enforcement officers are going to be lax with marijuana cases. In July, the Arizona Supreme Court made a significant ruling stating that police can still use the odor of marijuana as probable cause to pull an individual over. Chief Supreme Court Justice Scott Bales made it very clear that the only permissible uses of marijuana are the specific circumstances dictated by the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.
One of the most far-reaching measures is Proposition 64, which would legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. Pay attention to the election, big things are coming up!
Last week, the DEA decided not to reschedule the classification of marijuana as a legal drug. According to federal drug codes, cannabis is still as deadly and addictive as heroin, with no known medical value. I was surprised to see how many articles were written about this decision without mentioning the obvious: This was going to happen. The DEA was just toying with us.
The last two months have been busy ones for the marijuana community. Most recently, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) declined to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana, and kept the drug classified in the same 'Schedule 1' category as LSD and heroin.
Marijuana reform activists in Texas say they’re focused on changing state policy in the upcoming legislative session, which starts in January 2017. Heather Fazio, Texas political director with the Marijuana Policy Project, says activists have two main goals heading into the session: expanding medical marijuana and lowering criminal penalties for simple possession.
Marijuana activist N.A. Poe has extinguished his campaign for Pennsylvania Attorney General. Poe, the Libertarian candidate, announced his intention to withdraw from the race this morning.