Jul 9, 2015

Pot-smoking Indiana church sues over marijuana laws

A pot-smoking church is suing the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana, claiming laws against possession and use of marijuana infringe on its religious beliefs. The First Church of Cannabis was formed as a test of Indiana’s new religious objections law. The church ...

Jul 1, 2015

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon

Recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday as a voter-approved law took effect that will ultimately see it sold in shops, similar to those operating in Washington state and Colorado. The new state laws reflect a shifting legal landscape for a drug that ...

Homegrown gourmet pot on the rise in Mexico

Mar 17, 2015

Homegrown gourmet pot on the rise in Mexico

Once upon a time, Mexican marijuana was the gold standard for U.S. pot smokers. But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, aficionados here are looking to the United States and Europe for the good stuff. Instead of Acapulco Gold, Mexican ...

Feb 26, 2015

U.S. capital legalizes pot despite threats from Congress

The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative. Despite last-minute maneuvers by Republican leaders in Congress and threats that city leaders could face prison time, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the ...

Marijuana legalization effort begins in California

Sep 25, 2014

Marijuana legalization effort begins in California

A U.S. marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016. The Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork with the California secretary of state’s office registering a campaign committee to start accepting ...