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Joe Biden Supports Decriminalizing Marijuana

Joe Biden Supports Decriminalizing Marijuana

Joe Biden supports decriminalizing marijuana, a Biden effort spokesman says, however the former vice president isn’t going as far as calling for it to be legalized on the federal level. “Nobody needs to be in jail for smoking marijuana,” Biden told Republicans in a Tuesday house party in Nashua, New Hampshire. Asked when the former […]

Michigan’s First Medical Marijuana Delivery Service Hits The Streets

Michigan's First Medical Marijuana Delivery Service Hits The Streets

Detroit medical marijuana dispensary Utopia Gardens began delivering marijuana this week. The medical marijuana provisioning center, on East Lafayette Street near Belle Isle, became the very first legal medical marijuana delivery service in the state. It applied for state acceptance at the beginning of the year. Utopia Garden requires delivery orders on its own website […]

Why Kansas Doesn’t Want To Legalize Marijuana

Why Kansas Doesn't Want To Legalize Marijuana

Despite many other states legalizing marijuana, Kansas is still hesitant to jump on the band wagon. Three of its neighbors — Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri — have legalized some form of marijuana recently. Nevertheless Kansas remains among four states in the country without a comprehensive medical or recreational marijuana program. That’s not for lack of […]

Marijuana Smuggling Arrests At LAX Have Increased 166% Since Legalization

Marijuana Smuggling Arrests At LAX Have Increased 166% Since Legalization

Marijuana smuggling arrests at LAX have become increasingly popular. Michael Vechell had already drawn the attention of an airline worker and two passengers in Los Angeles International Airport by the time he had been confronted by authorities. Waiting to board his Philadelphia-bound plane together with his dog Odie, Vechell had sparked concern when he sidled […]

In Arkansas, Medical Marijuana Is Sold Legally For The First Time Ever

In Arkansas, Medical Marijuana Is Sold Legally For The First Time Ever

After more than two decades of litigation and flaws, marijuana was sold legally on Friday in Arkansas for the first time since it was criminalized back in 1923. Doctors Orders RX, a Hot Spring dispensary, had a soft opening on Friday. Expecting long lines and limited solution, the dispensary intends to open its doors to […]

Attorney Generals Ask Congress To Allow Banks To Handle Marijuana Money

Attorney Generals Ask Congress To Allow Banks To Handle Marijuana Money

The attorneys general of 38 states and territories sent a letter to congressional leaders Wednesday, urging them: Please, let us bank the money generated by the country’s booming cannabis business. “This is simple: Not incorporating an $8.3 billion business into our accounting system is damaging our public safety and market,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, […]

Cannabis Laws In Colorado Are About To Change Big Time

Cannabis Laws In Colorado Are About To Change Big Time

Coloradans voted for major change in November 2012, when they accepted Amendment 64 and legalized recreational cannabis. Now Colorado lawmakers have approved changes that will prove nearly as momentous. Steps opening the state to societal pot use and cannabis delivery, in addition to approving new health conditions for medical marijuana, all passed on the Colorado […]

Cannabis Cultivators Face Problems As Temporary Licenses Expire

Cannabis Cultivators Face Problems As Temporary Licenses Expire

California’s cannabis cultivators are in danger of losing tens of thousands of dollars in earnings as scores of temporary business licenses expire daily before the state can substitute them with annual licenses. That leaves several cannabis cultivators trapped at a licensing logjam with a tricky choice: Continue operating with expired licenses — or close down. […]

Marijuana Delivery Bill Waiting To Be Approved By Colorado Governor

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A bill passed from the Colorado Legislature Wednesday would permit for marijuana delivery beginning in 2020 for medical patients and in 2021 for recreational users. When signed, the bill could bring the Centennial State longer in line with current states’s marijuana laws, which in some areas permit for delivery and other things such as tasting […]