What’s in the historic medical marijuana bill being unveiled on Tuesday

The historic medical marijuana bill a trio of senators plan to unveil on Tuesday has a bit of something for everyone. The bill, which activists describe as a first for the Senate, would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana and implement a number of critical reforms that advocates of both medical and recreational marijuana have been seeking for years, […]

Rhode Island Considers Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Rhode Island state lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would end marijuana prohibition and establish a system to regulate and tax the weed. “Marijuana prohibition is an ineffective and wasteful policy, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer,” state Sen. Joshua Miller (D), sponsor of a Senate bill, said in a statement. “The legislature […]


Marijuana: The gateway to the 2016 presidential race

This week, Republicans converged on DC to meet for CPAC—the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Decades old and sponsored by the American Conservative Union, this event is a requirement for top Republican politicians. It is no surprise that the top Republican presidential contenders made their way to the big stage. This year, something odd happened […]

First Government Run Weed Store Opens In Washington State

The first government-run recreational marijuana store in the country opens in Washington State on Saturday. Revenue from the pot shop will benefit the small town of North Bonneville, deep in the Columbia River Gorge. Community leaders there say their town could really use the cash. The economy in that part of the state has been slow to recover […]


Ben & Jerry’s Founders Want To Create Marijuana Ice Cream If It’s Legalized

Ben & Jerry’s reputation as a quirky ice cream company is no secret, and every one of their flavors is far from normal. In a HuffPost Live interview Wednesday, founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield hinted that they’d be open to a higher level of experimentation in the future — specifically, they would consider making […]

Texas Teapublican Files Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana In Texas

AUSTIN — A Northeast Texas lawmaker says it’s time to end the state’s nearly century-old prohibition on marijuana, and has filed the first bill to do so in at least 50 years. State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) filed House Bill 2165 Monday, which would strike all references to marijuana from Texas statues. Digital records maintained […]


Denver Looks To Crack Down On Unlicensed Marijuana Grows

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver is looking to crack down on medical marijuana grow operations, according to a news release the city plans to issue on Tuesday that was obtained by CBS4. The city says unlicensed grow operations are unsafe and hazardous. Residential grow operations are currently limited to 12 plants. Now the city is proposing […]

Florida Jury Acquits Man Who Cited Medical Need For Growing Marijuana

Jesse Tiplicki hid nothing. When investigators showed up at his Hollywood home two years ago acting on a tip that he was growing marijuana, Teplicki invited them in and showed them the plants. And when he testified at trial last week in his trial for manufacture of cannabis, he told the jury he had smoked […]


Utah DEA Agent Warns Of High Rabbits If Medical Marijuana Bill Passes

Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate […]

LAPD Kill Homeless Man, Leave Him Dying On the Sidewalk

 In a dramatic confrontation caught on video, Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man in the heart of downtown’s bustling skid row Sunday.A video of the incident posted on Facebook (contains foul language) shows a group of officers getting into a scuffle with a man standing on a sidewalk littered with tents and other debris.During the struggle, one officer […]