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Aug 14, 2018

Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director


The nation’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to marijuana policy, the Marijuana Policy Project, announced it has hired Steve Hawkins to serve as its next executive director.

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Aug 08, 2018

Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives Approves Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult and Medical Use; Measure Now Heads to the Senate


The Northern Mariana Islands House of Representatives approved a bill to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult and medical use.

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Jun 27, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced legislation that would end the federal government’s prohibition of marijuana.

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Jun 27, 2018

Marijuana to Become Legal for Adults in Vermont on Sunday


Marijuana will become legal for adults in Vermont on Sunday, making it the ninth state to lift its prohibition on adult marijuana use (in addition to D.C.) and the first to do so via the legislative process.

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"The plain and simple truth is that alcohol fuels violent behavior and marijuana does not ... alcohol contributes to literally millions of acts of violence in the United States each year. It is a major contributing factor to crimes like domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide. Marijuana use, on the other hand, is absent in that regard from both crime reports and the scientific literature. There is simply no causal link to be found."