Its an increasingly tempting proposition for governors, who see the taxation of marijuana as a good way to raise money. Count Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee among the latest intrigued by the idea.
/PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The legalization of recreational marijuana use in both Colorado and Washington has spurred several other states to question their positions on the substance—a movement that has even prompted the city council in Washington, D.C., to take a step toward decriminalizing marijuana amid a widening U.S. push to loosen sanctions against users of the drug (1). But despite the seemingly growing acceptance of marijuana use throughout the U.S., Novus Medical Detox, one of the only Florida-based detox centers serving high-dosage drug abuse patients, says that the substance is not only addictive but its use could also lead to several adverse consequences, as indicated by its role in the increasing number of fatal car crashes.
For the first time, the farm bill would allow nine states – including Kentucky and California – to use hemp, pot’s nonintoxicating sister plant, for research and academic purposes.
Pot stocks are smokin. And with sales of recreational pot now legal in two states, investors are getting renewed warning about the dangers of investing in risky marijuana stocks.
After years of politicking and planning, Colorado will make history Wednesday when it opens the first retail marijuana stores in the United States, allowing state residents to buy up to an ounce of the drug. Out-of-state visitors will be allowed to buy a quarter of an ounce at a time.
West Sacramento medical marijuana users and their caregivers could soon need a city-issued permit to grow cannabis indoors under an ordinance headed for a city council vote in January.
The Obama administration on Wednesday sounded the alarm over rising marijuana use among the nation’s youth, saying that softening attitudes about the perceived risk of the drug are responsible for the increase.
The Obama administration today sounded the alarms over rising marijuana use among the nation's youth, saying that softening attitudes about the perceived risk are responsible for the increase. Sixty percent of 12th-graders do not view regular marijuana use as harmful,
When Washington state begins selling legal marijuana next year, Democratic Rep. Denny Heck figures it will result in an infusion of $1 billion a year to the economy --- all in cash. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says that poses a serious challenge to the federal government.
Today is the anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which officially ended the prohibition of alcohol in 1933. Pot backers are celebrating the day, hoping their drug is next.
Buoyed by their success at the polls Tuesday, marijuana backers say they’ll now try to get the drug fully legalized in 13 more states by 2017. They’d join Colorado and Washington state, which voted last year to allow pot sales for recreational use.
Seven defendants are on trial for conspiracy to illegally cultivate marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, straight cultivation and stealing electricity from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
In a ruling that gives new momentum to the national push to legalize marijuana, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday that it would not interfere with plans by the states of Washington and Colorado to sell and tax pot for recreational use beginning next year.