Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Oklahoma awards first medical marijuana patient licenses

Oklahoma Awards First Licenses to Medical Marijuana Patients

On August 25, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announced that it had received “3,341 patient, 21 caregiver, 475 dispensary, 690 grower and 190 processor...
Marijuana Legalization 2018

Which States Are Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

This November, four more states may become legal. Two states have ballot measures that if approved will make adult use legal: North Dakota and...
Marijuana legalization makes police more effective

Study Shows Legal Marijuana Makes Police More Effective

A report published in July in the scholarly journal Police Quarterly finds that in two states with legal adult-use marijuana, statistical evidence shows that...
Colorado adult marijuana use up

Colorado Adults Using More Marijuana, While Youth Use Remains Unchanged

Two recently released survey reports from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment offer evidence that while marijuana use has increased among adults...
marijuana legalization Northern Mariana Islands

Legislation Passed to Legalize Marijuana in U.S. Territory

The legislature of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a U.S. territory in the Pacific, approved a bill in August that would...

After Legalization, Racial Disparities Still Remain in Marijuana Arrest Rates

A recently released research report by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) shows that even as marijuana arrests have declined in legal states, racial disparity...
oregon college students increased marijuana use

More Oregon College Students Using Cannabis Since Legalization, Study Finds

According to research conducted at Oregon State University and recently published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, recreational marijuana use increased among the...
New Jersey stops prosecutions for marijuana

New Jersey Suspends Prosecutions for Marijuana

On July 24, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued a letter to the state’s prosecutors telling them to suspend their marijuana cases until...
Andrew Cuomo report recommends marijuana legalization

Gov. Cuomo Releases Report Recommending Marijuana Legalization in New York

On July 13, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York released a report from the state’s Department of Health that recommends that the state legalize...
North Dakota vote marijuana November

North Dakota Could Vote on Legal Marijuana in November

On July 10, supporters of a marijuana legalization initiative in North Dakota submitted more than 18,000 signatures to the secretary of state, a number...