Last fall, Pennsylvania's medical marijuana bill was put on the House calendar for several months, but a floor vote that never took place. That could change on March 14.
Ten counties in Pennsylvania accounted for 60 percent of the state's marijuana possession arrests last year.
Hundreds of local residents every year get wrapped up in the serious criminal laws for cultivating cannabis.
Harrisburgh Mayor Eric Papenfuse wants Pennsylvania's capital to join Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in decriminalizing marijuana possession — and legislation doing just that is not on the table.
Cannabis is once again a hot topic in Trenton. A few marijuana reform bills have been filed in the New Jersey Assembly just in time for Gov. Chris Christie's return from New Hampshire.
There are many stars in music and movies who actively associate themselves with marijuana. Now, those smokey celebs are looking to make a profit on legal cannabis.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), one of the largest lobbying groups in the state, has issued yet another press release about medical marijuana...
As we dig out from Blizzardpocalypsemageddon2016, it has made me think back fondly to the four seasons I worked at a ski resort. In those days, 16 to 20 inches of snow was met with elation instead of apprehension.
The Green Mountain State is closer than any other to regulating marijuana through the legislature instead of at the ballot booth. Vermont Gov. Pete Shumlin made an strong endorsement for legalization during his final State of the State address on Jan. 7th.
It is seemingly always "high time" for marijuana bills until they go "up in smoke."
Gov. Tom Wolf supported medical access to cannabis during his campaign and wants to see a law passed. The General Assembly pledged to send a law to his desk by the end of 2015, but that promise was broken.
Timothy McNulty, Mayor Peduto's spokesman, confirmed today that the bill had been signed. McNulty said that the mayor hopes to see the same reduction in arrests that Philly has experienced.
The New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Services committee considered two bills yesterday that would benefit medical cannabis patients.
The legislation, S2237, seeks to de-schedule marijuana, removing it completely from the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). It has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The investment arm of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, sent out a 45 page equity report last week focused on prospects related to marijuana.
Scott Waselik was stabbed in the chest in October 2013 by his roommate during a domestic dispute. Shirtless and bloody he immediately went to the Sparta, N.J. police station and then to the hospital. The registered medical marijuana patient never expected to be arrested.
A hearing last month before the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee on fully legalizing marijuana inspired two bombastic opinion pieces from the opposition viewpoint. Let's take a look at their re-tread of some old school anti-cannabis scare tactics.
The fight for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania will not likely see a quick victory. The House Rules Committee met Wednesday and held a roll call vote on the compassionate cannabis bill that has been stalled for the last six months. It passed 25-8.
Chris Goldstein is a marijuana reform advocate and writer who helped with decriminalization in Philadelphia. He serves on the Board of Directors at PhillyNORML and works as Senior Editor of Freedom Leaf Magazine. Contact: email@example.com