It's now the 18th state to decriminalize the personal use and possession of marijuana.
Denver's Civic Center Park was technically a no-smoking zone on 4/20, but that didn't stop people from gathering for an impromptu toke.
Drug policy reformers are celebrating the news that the Bush-era drug warrior is expected to resign.
A new study conducted in the Netherlands looks like bad news for pot lovers.
So far, Republicans haven't followed through on a threat to arrest DC officials over weed legalization, but a congressional investigation is still looming.
A new bill introduced Senators Rand Paul, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand would finally bring medical marijuana legalization to the federal level.
Days after marijuana became legal in the nation's capital, the industry flocked to Capitol Hill to claim its new territory at DC's first-ever cannabis convention.
Washington, DC is set to move forward with weed legalization by the end of this week. But thanks to congressional meddling, the estimated $130 million local marijuana market will stay untaxed, unregulated, and underground.
Eight years after Bush left the governor's office, Florida remains one of the worst places to get caught with marijuana in the country.
She's taking a hard line on marijuana legalization and civil asset forfeiture.
As prohibition crumbles in the West, marijuana reform activists are looking to open up a new frontier for the legalization movement.
Legalization advocates are pinning their hopes to a new bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the Lone Star State.
Either that or it's going to create an unregulated legal weed zone in the nation's capital.
Maryland Congressman Andy Harris is on a relentless crusade to stop the nation's capital from getting high.
Residents of the nation's capital are enthusiastic about legalization, but Republicans in Congress may stand in their way.
Over the years, I've learned that it's generally best to keep your mouth shut in a sticky situation. It took me a few run-ins with the police in my teenage years to figure this out.
Members of Congress want to stop the Feds from hassling banks who work with pot businesses. But until the ink is dry on a new law, financial types won't touch ganja profits—which only benefits the private security industry.
If the authorities don't let him do his thing, he's threatening to go on hunger strike.
Going into this past weekend, there was a faint sense that the organized Left could genuinely wrest some measure of power from the Democratic Party. Not so fast.
Last night, when no one was looking, the US House of Representatives did something surprising: It voted to deescalate the war on drugs, passing an amendment that would prohibit the DEA from terrorizing legal medical marijuana businesses.
Colorado forecasts a $134 million tax windfall from marijuana sales next year, well above the $40 million the state's legalization legislation earmarks for schools. And if Governor John Hickenlooper has his way, some of that surplus will go toward a strin…
Libertarian Republicans are pushing the party to get behind marijuana legalization. Is this a culture war the GOP is willing to lose?
Property seized in drug raids can help fund police operations, but now that marijuana is legal in Washington and Colorado there are going to be fewer drug raids, which means fewer seizures, which means less money for the cops. Good.
Even before the city of Philadelphia decriminalized marijuana possession in 2010— now punishable only by a fine—the city largely tolerated marijuana use, and when the legalization conversation spilled out of dorm rooms and into the national arena late las…