Medical Marijuana News

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April 19, 2019

Survey Finds 55 Percent of Louisiana Residents Support Legalizing Recreational Weed

The scales have tipped in favor of legal weed in Louisiana. 55 percent of state residents now support legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, according to a new report from the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of […]
April 19, 2019

Coast Guard Unloads 7 Tons of Seized Pot in Florida

The U.S. Coast Guard unloaded approximately 14,000 pounds of seized pot and more than 3,000 pounds of cocaine in Port Everglades, Florida on Thursday, with a U.S. congressperson and the media on hand to observe the work. The Coast Guard estimated the street value of the load at $62.5 million. […]
April 19, 2019

CBS Poll: Nationwide Support For Marijuana Legalization At All-Time High

Sixty-five percent of Americans believe that the use of marijuana by adults “should be legal,” according to national polling data compiled by CBS News. That figure is six percentage points above last year’s total, and is the highest percentage of support ever recorded in a CBS poll. Majorities of Democrats […]
April 18, 2019

Los Angeles Sues Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensary

The city of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against an unlicensed cannabis dispensary for selling product tainted with dangerous chemicals, according to media reports. At a downtown news conference on Wednesday, City Attorney Mike Feuer indicated that the lawsuit against Kush Club 20 on Central Avenue in South Los […]
April 18, 2019

Officials Issue Reminder That Cannabis is Forbidden in Michigan’s National Forests

Spring has finally sprung, and after a long winter people are pouring out of their homes to enjoy the long-awaited return of warm weather. For residents of Michigan, there are plenty of ecological treasures to explore, from prairies to coastal marshlands, dunes to bogs. And now that weed is legal […]
April 18, 2019

Wisconsin Lawmakers, Advocates Trying to Legalize Marijuana—Again

Cannabis legalization is getting a concentrated push in the state of Wisconsin, where on Thursday Rep. Melissa Sargent of Madison announced that she would propose legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. “The palate for legalization of cannabis in the state of Wisconsin is far more popular than probably the ratings for […]
April 18, 2019

Lyft Offering $4.20 Discount on Rides in Massachusetts This 420

Ride-hailing service Lyft will be offering Massachusetts residents a discount of $4.20 on Saturday in an effort to help prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. The promotion on the cannabis community’s favorite holiday is a collaboration between Lyft, cannabis dispensary New England Treatment Access (NETA), and the Massachusetts […]
April 18, 2019

Alabama Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Major Marijuana Law Reform Bill

When people think of weed-friendly states, Alabama is probably not one of the states that comes to mind. But now, a new bill could introduce some important changes to Alabama’s cannabis laws. While the new bill will not legalize cannabis, it could go a long way toward reducing the penalties […]
April 18, 2019

Illinois: Cook County State’s Attorney To Expunge Thousands Of Low-Level Cannabis Convictions

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has pledged that her office will begin expunging thousands of low-level marijuana convictions in the coming months. Cook County, which includes Chicago, is the second-most populous county in the United States. Foxx’s office is negotiating with the same non-profit group that assisted the San […]
April 18, 2019

Cheech and Chong to Help Tribal Cannabis Shop Celebrate Grand Opening

Pot icons Cheech and Chong will be on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the Puyallup Native American tribe’s new retail cannabis shop this weekend, according to media reports. The Commencement Bay Cannabis store in the Tacoma, Washington area made its debut on April 10 and will celebrate the […]
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