Marijuana becomes legal for adults in Oregon July 1 when the ballot initiative approved by more than 56% of voters in November 2014 officially takes effect.Read More
The nation’s largest marijuana policy organization, the Marijuana Policy Project, released a report card Friday on the 2016 presidential hopefuls, detailing their positions on marijuana policy and assigning them grades based on where they stand.Read More
The Pennsylvania State House Health Committee voted unanimously on Friday to approve SB 3, which would allow seriously ill Pennsylvanians to access medical marijuana with recommendations from their doctors. The bill will now go to the House Rules Committee for further consideration.Read More
At a hearing Wednesday, Sens. Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand pressed federal officials to eliminate political barriers that are preventing research on the potential medical benefits of marijuana.Read More
"There is no logical basis for the prohibition of marijuana."
"I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol. If people can go into a liquor store and buy a bottle of alcohol and drink it at home legally, then why do we say that the use of this other substance is somehow criminal?"
"Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care. ... It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record."