More Marijuana Articles

  • Medical marijuana moratoriums in 71 Oregon cities

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — At least 71 Oregon cities have moratoriums on medical marijuana dispensaries, and more than 40 others are considering bans, according to the League of Oregon Cities and the Association of Oregon Counties. The Legislature allowed local governments to impose a one-year...

  • Prosecutors confronting marijuana law's challenges

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new law that will decriminalize marijuana in October involves some ambiguities that police and prosecutors are just beginning to confront. Under the law, possession of rolling papers, pipes and other marijuana accessories will remain a criminal offense. This means a...

  • O'Malley signs pot decriminalization bill

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1. He says the bill could improve public safety by freeing police officers to focus on more serious threats. The Maryland State's Attorneys Association...

  • Medical pot measure could boost Florida Democrats

    Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections.

  • Democrats face dilemma on legalizing marijuana

    Legalizing marijuana is an issue made to order for the Democratic Party. A majority of Americans now supports the idea, and so do two out of three Democrats. Two states have done it, and several more may vote on it in 2016.

  • Colorado marijuana sales up slightly in 2nd month

    DENVER (AP) — Sales of recreational marijuana rose slightly in Colorado in the second month of retail sales, according to state tax estimates released Tuesday. But the modest growth left state lawmakers cautious on spending the pot tax money just yet. An estimate from the Colorado Department...

  • Steny Hoyer says he hasn't smoked pot

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer denied he ever smoked marijuana after hinting otherwise during his weekly briefing Tuesday with reporters. The Maryland Democrat, when asked about legislation to decriminalize marijuana that passed the Maryland legislature on Monday, said he supported the...

  • Md. lawmakers approve marijuana decriminalization

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's legislature has given final approval to a bill that would eliminate criminal charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana, and the governor says he plans to sign it. The Senate voted Monday to accept several compromises the House added over the weekend....

  • Maryland House OKs marijuana decriminalization bill

    The Maryland House of Delegates has voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

  • Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

    Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday.

  • Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

    Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday. The Pew Research Center survey on the nation's shifting attitudes about drug policy also showed increased support for moving away from...

  • House committee to consider marijuana bill

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A House committee is preparing to take up a bill that would eliminate criminal charges for possessing small amounts of marijuana. A hearing is planned in the House Judiciary Committee at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Senate has already approved the measure. A similar bill passed...

  • Uruguay to track pot by genetic markers

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags, and that state-grown marijuana will be cloned to include genetic markers, making sure that what's grown here, stays here. That's a much tougher...

  • Senate poised to vote on medical marijuana bill

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate's version of a medical marijuana bill is poised for a full chamber vote. The vote could take place Thursday morning. If the bill passes, lawmakers will have to reconcile it with a version already approved by the House. Both bills aim to make medical...

  • Chris Christie: Marijuana is a 'gateway drug' that I will never legalize in New Jersey

    Christie said that he understood the argument for more revenue, but said that it was wasn't an "even exchange."



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