Some 24 states and Washington D.C. currently allow some type of medical marijuana use, and just a handful of states allow its recreational use. It remains illegal on the federal level. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who earlier this year dropped out of the U.S. presidential race, signed the bill on Wednesday.
“The current D.C. government needs to be reined in,” said House Majority Leader Paul Ryan in a statement highlighting Republican arguments in support of the bill. “We will not allow Congress and the Constitution to be undermined.”
Liberal-leaning Vermont could become the first U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana use through legislation, rather than by voter initiative.
When Congress in effect lifted the federal ban on medical marijuana just over a year ago, Californians drove the change.
With the nationwide renaissance in urban agriculture, why not invite the proud cultivators of the happy weed to show off the finest produce from their pot plots?
This could be the trade show for any well-established industry — only this is a new kind of business conference with a special Colorado theme: legal weed. The marijuana economy is here and out in the open.
A fight next year over whether to allow recreational marijuana use in California may serve as a tipping point as legalization proponents press their campaign in other U.S. states.
By Andy Mannix, Seattle Times SEATTLE — Scott Durkee is ready to grow some weed. As soon as the state of Washington gives the OK, he and his business partners at Buds of Vashon plan to grow up to 2,000 square feet of plants, which could produce up to 100 pounds of marijuana a year. […]
By Matt Pearce and Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times More than a third of adults have smoked it — including the last three presidents. Dozens of songs and movies have been made about it. Marijuana is no longer whispered about, nor hidden in back rooms and basements. It has come into the open […]
By Andy Mannix, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Hopeful marijuana buyers started lining up outside Freedom Market in Kelso around noon Tuesday, the time the shop planned its grand opening. But by late evening, not a single gram had been sold. Freedom Market still had no weed. The 1 1/2 pound shipment finally rolled in […]