Few industries have been able to change their narratives as drastically as legal marijuana, and it has done so with the help of two sympathetic groups: Football players with a traumatic brain disease and sick children.
Supporters of Arkansas’ medical marijuana turned in thousands of signatures Monday in an effort to put their legalization proposal on the state’s ballot this fall, and called on backers of a competing ballot measure to end their campaign.
One out of every five Colorado teens say they have used marijuana in the last month, but that rate has not increased since pot was legalized in the state and is in line with the national average, according to a new report from the state Health Department.
Starting Wednesday (June 22), simple possession of marijuana in New Orleans will carry far fewer consequences for repeat offenders. Police have been able since 2010 to issue a court summons to someone caught for the first time with weed. Now that option will extend to subsequent offenses.
International Business Times sat down with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president, to hear about his stance on legalizing marijuana. Only four states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana.
Medical marijuana reduces the side effects of Alzheimer’s disease and provides relief to those suffering from this illness. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than five million American's are living with the disease. And it’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the country.
After the legalization of medical or recreational marijuana in more than 20 states, Microsoft on Thursday will announce its first-ever partnership with a software company that supports the burgeoning cannabis industry.
Stephen Mandile spent 10 years on a host of pills after he was injured in Iraq in 2005. Now, he uses medical marijuana to treat his pain and wants to help other vets get the same opportunity.
On Tuesday, a New Jersey lawmaker will hold a press conference Tuesday to discuss how a similar law might work here. Still, it's a safe bet legalization remains a long way off in the Garden State. Here's a look at what likely needs to happen for New Jersey to legalize recreational pot.
Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization heard in recent years.
Gov. John Kasich signed a plan to legalize medical marijuana into law Wednesday, making Ohio the 25th state to approve its use.
American voters are more unified over medical marijuana than gun control, immigration and taxes, yet presidential candidates keep blowing smoke. Nearly 90% of Americans — 81% of Republicans and 94% of Democrats — support the legal use of medical marijuana.
Using pot, even over decades, was only linked to one negative health effect in a new study. Even after years of heavy use, marijuana doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on the physical health of the body. The only bad effects pot seemed to have were on the teeth.
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law on Monday that would require school districts to adopt a policy to allow medical marijuana. The law only applies to students who have a license to use non-smoke able marijuana. Many families have found that the drug works well to stop symptoms of debilitating diseases.
Marijuana legalization has been growing like a weed for the past two decades, but 2016 could prove to be its most monumental year yet. Although marijuana has gained 24 state approvals for medicinal use, and four states have legalized its recreational use, we could see up to 12 separate approvals for the currently illicit drug in November.
A majority of American registered voters nationwide support the legalization of marijuana, according to the results of the latest Quinnipiac University poll out Monday. Slightly more than half — 54 percent — said the use of marijuana should be made legal across the country, while 41 percent said it should not.
Oregon's recreational marijuana market expands to edibles and extracts starting Thursday
A group trying to legalize marijuana in Michigan says it has submitted about 354,000 valid signatures to the state just before the deadline.
Medical marijuana moves one step closer to becoming available to patients in Pennsylvania. Some people will be able to gain access to the drug this summer, while others will have to wait a lot longer. The Pennsylvania Secretary of Health announced the details on the first phase of regulations at a press conference Wednesday morning.
Another Colorado brewery is making beer infused with marijuana. Ute Pass Brewing Company in Woodland Park is now selling ‘Major Hemp Porter’ and ‘Major Hemp CBDBIES’.