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California Attorney General Open To Legal Marijuana

California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she has no opposition to legalizing marijuana, telling Buzzfeed, “Half my family is from Jamaica.” The state was one of the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, but so far hasn’t legalized it for recreational use, like Colorado, Washington, and others. “I am not opposed to the legalization […]

The decision by some U.S. states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana violates international law, the U.N. anti-narcotics chief said Wednesday. Yury Fedotov, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has vowed to fight state-by-state legalization in Washington next week, Reuters reported. “I don’t see how (the new laws) […]

Many Washington D.C. residents were elated at the news that marijuana was legalized in the nation’s capital. But Republicans, never one to bend to the will of voters, are saying not so fast for those freedom loving tokers. Among the first in line to make a federal case out of D.C.’s marijuana initiative will be […]

Elias Isquith sees some rays of hope from yesterday’s election. Silver lining #1 – Personhood amendments were rejected Unfortunately, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner was able to profit from being incredibly slippery when it comes to his views on choice by defeating Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. But despite their fondness for Gardner, Colorado voters made clear (for the […]

Washington D.C. and Oregon have legalized recreational marijuana, but Florida has rejected medical marijuana. Alaska’s voters were also considering a measure to tax, regulate and legalize recreational marijuana use. And in Guam, voters legalized medical marijuana use, according to initial returns showing Proposal 14A passing with more than of the vote. Supporters say the legalization […]

(Reuters) – Voters in the U.S. capital and two West Coast states will decide on Tuesday during national midterm elections whether to legalize marijuana in a test for broader cannabis legalization efforts across the United States. Ballot measures in Oregon and Alaska would set up a network of regulated pot shops, similar to those already […]

Anne Armstrong is a write-in candidate whose platform is all about legalizing marijuana. Armstrong is both a cannabis provider and patient, saying in a new campaign video that she uses it “every day.” She says she uses it for help with a “physical condition” as well as a dietary supplement that helps her “focus” and […]

Seattle will drop all marijuana tickets issued through the first seven months of 2014, says the city’s prosecutor. They were almost all issued by one officer who disagrees with legalization. In a briefing to the City Council on Monday, City Attorney Pete Holmes says he is moving to dismiss approximately 100 tickets issued by the […]

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will sign a bill into law that decriminalizes marijuana. Instead of jail time, offenders may get a  fine. Nutter wasn’t a fan of the bill in the past, but he told KYW Newsradio that he agreed to sign the bill — with a caveat — because he’s seen too many of […]

  Jacob Lavoro could be in jail for the rest of  his life for cooking up a batch of pot brownies. Lavoro was arrested at his home in April after a neighbor complained about the smell of smoke coming from his apartment. Police at the scene weighed the brownies, and charged Lavoro with having a […]

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