Jan 8, 2016

Vermont governor wants legislation to legalize marijuana

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said on Thursday he would seek to legalize marijuana through the legislative process, instead of through the ballot box, for the first time in the United States. In his State of the State address, the Democratic governor said more than ...

Jan 3, 2016

Marijuana sellers race to build brands

Snoop Dogg has his own line of marijuana. So does Willie Nelson. Melissa Etheridge has a marijuana-infused wine. As the fast-growing cannabis industry emerges from the black market and starts looking like a mainstream activity, there is a scramble to brand and trademark pot ...

Colombian leader Santos signs off on medical marijuana

Dec 23, 2015

Colombian leader Santos signs off on medical marijuana

President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree Tuesday legalizing and regulating medical marijuana, the latest softening of Colombia’s hard-line tactics in the war on drugs. In a nationally televised address, Santos announced it will be fully legal to grow, process, import and export cannabis ...

Canada's Liberal government promises to legalize marijuana

Dec 5, 2015

Canada's Liberal government promises to legalize marijuana

Canada’s new Liberal government again promised Friday to legalize marijuana in a speech outlining its agenda as Parliament resumes after the Oct. 19 election. A speech delivered by Gov. Gen. David Johnston reiterated new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to legalize and regulate the ...

California gets first comprehensive regulations on medical marijuana

Oct 10, 2015

California gets first comprehensive regulations on medical marijuana

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law the state’s first comprehensive regulations on medical marijuana, two decades after legalization fueled disparate local rules, a gray market in cultivation and concerns about the ease of obtaining the drug. The package of three laws, ...