If the bill successfully traverses the gauntlet of legislative scrutiny, those caught in possession of 28 grams of marijuana or less will be subjected to a $25 civil fine as well as having to forfeit the marijuana and any paraphernalia used to consume or carry it.
Though industry insiders remain cautious, the move illustrates a commitment to eliminating challenges inherent in a cash-flushed cannabis business.
Most individuals associate investing in the marijuana industry with opening a marijuana dispensary are starting a colossal grow operation. But it just so happens that making greenbacks off the green rush may be easier than one might think.
The Obama administration just said yes to banking for marijuana businesses in cannabis-legal states.
Spliff. Stank. Schwag. Shanizzle. Sticky icky. Indica. Tetrahydrocannabinol. The assassin of youth. Hairy purple skunk balls. Whatever brand name you prefer, lines are forming at the trampoline for corporate America to jump on The Green Rush Bandwagon.
Eighteen members of the United States Congress this week wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to reclassify cannabis from a Schedule I outlaw to a lower level that would allow medical uses.
The Sooner State residing senator was also quick to point out that the perpetuation of the current prohibition of marijuana diverts the attention of law enforcement officials from more serious crimes.
Please Mr. President, call off the Feds. There will be a few problems with legalization by those who overdue it, but they do not represent the millions who are confirming that pot is far less dangerous than alcohol.
So your bags are packed, the U-Haul is loaded, and you're ready to join the thousands who want to try their luck at starting a marijuana business in Colorado.
Why was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently talking about the possibility of letting players use cannabis?
CDOT are hopeful that subtracting the one-hundredth of a mile from the new signage will deem it unattractive to sticky-fingered tokers with an urge to add it to their collection of marijuana-themed memorabilia.
Public support for making marijuana legal reached a record high in 2013. A Pew Research Center poll released in April showed 52 percent support, and a Gallup poll in October showed 58 percent support. It's now safe to say most Americans are fed up with marijuana prohibition.
It's been reported that New York's Governor Cuomo has a strategy to use executive action rather than legislative to bring the legal use of marijuana for medical dedications to his republic.
With an early win for 2014, supporters of legalized cannabis in New York are confident that attitudes have shifted enough, statewide as well as nationally, for real change to take effect this year.
As of January 1, Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program laws officially went into effect, but individuals that would qualify for the state's program may have to wait another year or more before they're able to utilize said laws.
There's a difference between persuasion and coercion, and what it all boils down to is whether you want a sort of nanny state, or whether you think people should be free to make their own decisions, for good or bad.