Life on the street gets less dramatic: Baltimore drug arrests drop by half


 This article was published on A change in strategy by the Baltimore police department has meant far fewer arrests on drug possession charges. (Jed Kirschbaum, Baltimore Sun file via AP) Cops are targeting violent drug offenders instead of small-scale users, say officials. Small amounts of weed were decriminalized in

10 Top-Rated States for Medical Marijuana


By Chris Morris, CNBC Newson February 19, 2016 While it’s still controversial, medical marijuana is edging toward normality. Forty states (and the District of Columbia) now have some form of law on the books that allow the drug to be used for a variety of ailments, and sales are soaring—

Federal Bill Would Prevent College Kids With Drug Convictions From Losing Financial Aid


A group of bipartisan lawmakers emerged this week with a piece of legislation intended to repeal the law that has crippled so many students from furthering their education because a drug offense disqualified them from financial aid.

Obama Budget Would Allow Legal Marijuana Sales in D.C.

But President Also Proposes Letting DEA Interfere With State Medical Marijuana Laws President Obama’s federal budget would allow Washington, D.C. to legalize and tax marijuana sales. The Fiscal Year 2017 proposal, released on Tuesday, would remove a prohibition in current law on the District of Columbia spending its own money to regulate cannabis commerce. Possession and cultivation […]

Pot Fans, Foes Fume as Washington DC Tests Limits of High Life

Almost a year has passed since it became legal to smoke, but not sell, marijuana in Washington, D.C., and pot enthusiasts and opponents alike are chafing under a compromise that leaves smokers in a haze over how to obtain their weed. Sales of equipment to grow the plants indoors are booming, bartenders are getting joints as tips and the city council is deliberating whether to license cannabis clubs. Both smokers and police complain that the…

Ahead of Vote on Cannabis Clubs, Future of Pot Legalization in D.C. is Shaky

When aging Grateful Dead members and their fans broke into song at Verizon Center late last year, a cloud of marijuana smoke rose from the audience. Under D.C. law, the collective exhale constituted more than enough for Mayor Muriel E. Bowser to swoop in and shut down the city’s marquee sports arena — not just for the night, but permanently. The fact that she did not, or even threaten to, has emerged as Exhibit A…

Medical Marijuana Startup Vireo Raising $31.5M to Expand into More States

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Original Source: Nanette PorterJanuary 27, 2016 Medical marijuana venture Vireo Health is seeking $31.5 million in equity financing as it prepares to expand into more states. According to CEO Dr. Kyle Kingsley, the Minneapolis-based parent company of Minnesota Medical Solutions (MinnMed) is close to reeling in $6 million of