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Seattle Judges Finally Throw Out 15 Years Worth of Marijuana Convictions

Since the ruling was unanimously approved this week, the charges are expected to be dismissed by mid-November.

Canada Becomes First Western Nation to Legalize Marijuana

The bill's approval is being hailed as a “historic milestone for progressive policy in Canada.”

City is Using $300,000 in Marijuana Tax Revenue to Fund Safe Streets Program

The city of Portland, Oregon has unveiled a multi-faceted campaign to end traffic fatalities in the municipality – and a large chunk of the...

Seattle to Vacate and Dismiss Old Marijuana Charges Following California’s Lead

Because the city has already legalized marijuana possession, the mayor is now working to erase misdemeanor charges for thousands of state residents who received convictions before the ruling.

New Hampshire Passes Bipartisan “Commonsense Reform” Decriminalizing Marijuana

New Hampshire has just joined the ranks of U.S. states that are implementing “commonsense marijuana reform”. That's because the state recently passed House bill 640-FN,...

Traffic Fatalities Decline in States with Medical Marijuana Laws

Based on data collected over the last three decades, states with medical marijuana laws saw a 26% drop in traffic fatalities than states without.

Most Complete Study to Date Says Marijuana Can Treat Addiction, Mental Health

Though research has supported the medicinal use of marijuana in the past, this University of British Colombia study confirmed what we've always known.

Virginia Passes Medical Marijuana Bill to Allow for Production of Oils

Virginia lawmakers unanimously passed a bill that will allow families to be able to legally buy medical marijuana for treating epileptic seizures in the...

Congress Quietly Ends Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition

Buried in the 1,600 pages of Congress’ new spending plan is a quiet little passage that radically alters the way America treats medical marijuana. The...

Marijuana Fills Dire Medical Needs of Families; Science, States Try to Catch Up

Unthinkable two decades ago, parents are joining together to fight for their children’s right to use marijuana – and many legislators and researchers are...

U.S. House Votes to Halt Federal Meddling in Medical Marijuana

For the first time ever, Congress has taken action to protect medical marijuana users and the legal dispensaries where they get their prescriptions filled. In the wee...
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Feds Will Not Block State Marijuana Laws

The Obama administration said Thursday that it would not challenge laws legalizing marijuana in Colorado and Washington state as long as those states strongly...

US Halts Medical Marijuana Raids (w/ Video)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday he's halting federal raids on medial marijuana distributors in the 13 states that allow marijuana...

Marijuana May Help Stave off Alzheimer’s

New research shows that the active ingredient in marijuana may prevent the progression of the disease by preserving levels of an important neurotransmitter that...

US Presbyterians Urge Medicinal Use of Marijuana

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has become the seventh major religious organization in the United States to support the use of medical marijuana, an issue...

Farm Bill Quietly Ends the Ban on Hemp in the U.S.

Hemp promoters have long lobbied for this day. Just before Christmas, President Trump signed the bipartisan 2018 Congressional Farm Bill, which included a provision that...

Business Savvy 9-Year-old Sells Out of Cookies by Taking Advantage of Canada’s First Cannabis Sales

As people lined up around the block for the nation's first day of recreational marijuana sales, 9-year-old Elina Childs saw an advantageous opportunity.

Stoners on Social Media Are Mobilizing a Massive Litter Clean-Up Initiative

Hundreds of social media users have joined in on the #StonerCleanupInitiative as a means of cleaning up their own “green” spaces.

Good News in History, July 8

Happy Birthday to actor and musician Kevin Bacon who turns 60 today. He and his famous wife Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) have been married...

America’s Incarceration Rate is at a Two-Decade Low

Despite what others may have you think, America's incarceration rate has steadily been declining – and there are less people in prisons, too.