Alaska Might Allow Cannabis Clubs

Alaska could soon become the first place in the United States to allow public consumption of marijuana. The state’s Marijuana Control Board voted in November to let cannabis customers use pot at the shops where they buy it. The vote doesn’t mean weed clubs will be opening anytime soon, but it greatly increases the likelihood […]

MMJ Patients Push DEA Chief to Quit

A growing group of medical marijuana patients is calling for the resignation of DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg after he called MMJ a “joke.” The Marijuana Majority, a national pro-reform group, launched a petition seeking Rosenberg’s firing or resignation. As of Nov. 12, the petition had gathered roughly 30,000 signatures. Rosenberg’s comments came earlier in […]

Synthetic Weed Ring Busted in California

Federal agents have busted what they called a major synthetic marijuana ring in Southern California. A dozen arrests were announced in October by the U.S. attorney’s office for Los Angeles. The suspects are all California residents and allegedly sold synthetic pot to homeless people in the city’s Skid Row neighborhood, near downtown. Synthetic weed, also […]

California Finally Gets MMJ Regulations

After years of practical and political chaos, California’s medical marijuana system is finally subject to statewide regulation. Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed three bills in October that will impose a set of licensing and operational rules on cannabis growers, processors, and dispensaries across the state. His signature marks the first time California’s MMJ system […]