France Approves Cannabis-based Medicines

France Approves Cannabis-based Medicines

According to Marison Touraine, Social Affairs and Health Minister of France, Public Health Code now allows marijuana-based medicines.

Marijuana Decriminalization in Vermont

Marijuana Decriminalization in Vermont

Vermont residents will not be arrested for small amount marijuana possession starting July 1, as a bill canceling criminal penalties for marijuana possession comes into effect. Vermont will be the 17th state where possession of small amount of marijuana is decriminalized.

Oregon Legislators Approve Measures Reducing Penalties for Marijuana Possession

Oregon Legislators Approve Measures Reducing Penalties for Marijuana Possession

Oregon House and Senate finally approved Senate Bill 40 and Senate Bill 82 according to which penalties for marijuana possession will be reduced.

Medical Marijuana Becomes Available for PTSD Maine Patients

Medical Marijuana Becomes Available for PTSD Maine Patients

Medical marijuana treatment is now available for Maine residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. They are allowed to use medical marijuana if their physician recommends it.

Florida Medical Marijuana Issue Could Be Placed on the 2014 Ballot

Florida Medical Marijuana Issue Could Be Placed on the 2014 Ballot

Senate Bill 1250, the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, officially died May 3 at the Health Policy Committee without receiving a hearing by lawmakers. Now John Morgan, Orlando attorney, helps activists to organize a signature campaign to place the issue on the ballot in 2014, when the voters will elect a governor, Congress members and state legislators.

Medical Marijuana Treatment to Become Legal in New Hampshire

Medical Marijuana Treatment to Become Legal in New Hampshire

This Tuesday the Republican-controlled Senate and Democratic-controlled House reached the compromise concerning legalization of medical marijuana in New Hampshire.

61% of New Jersey Residents Support Marijuana Decriminalization

61% of New Jersey Residents Support Marijuana Decriminalization

According to the poll conducted by Lake Research Partners for the Drug Policy Alliance, 61% of New Jersey residents support marijuana decriminalization and 59% favor taxing, regulating and legalizing cannabis.

Vermont Governor Signed Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

Vermont Governor Signed Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

A bill decriminalizing possession of small amount of cannabis was signed by Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.
From July 1 people possessed up to one ounce of marijuana will face just a civil fine.

Medical Marijuana Bill Goes To Senate

Medical Marijuana Bill Goes To Senate

New York State Assembly approved Assembly Bill 6357 allowing marijuana use by qualified patients. The Bill now goes to the Senate.

Marijuana Can Become Legal in Republic of Georgia

Marijuana Can Become Legal in Republic of Georgia

According to Labor, Health and Social Affairs minister, Georgia (not the US state, but the former Soviet republic) is looking into possibility of marijuana legalization.