Marijuana: How it Fared in the November Elections and Why

The voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia spoke with their votes this November 4th 2014 and legalized marijuana for recreational use in their state. Joining Colorado and Washington state, Oregon, Alaska and D.C. are set to see their respective recreational marijuana use law become effective at the beginning of 2015. Eighteen states, including […]

Is Pennsylvania the next state to enact a Medical Marijuana Law?

As The Washington Post reports that states with medical marijuana laws enacted have a 25% lower incident of prescription overdose deaths than states without such laws, it is beginning to appear that Pennsylvania may become the next state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Riding a wave of good news of those in support of medical […]

New York’s Governor Attempts to Put the Breaks on Bill to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

New York is poised to pass a bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use. Governor Andrew Cuomo has raised concerns about the bill as is and, as an appeals lawyer can explain, this may delay passage. What’s in New York’s Compassionate Care Act New York legislators have crafted the so-called Compassionate Care Act aimed at legalizing […]

Florida May Become First Southeast State To Legalize Medical Marijuana

As an appeals lawyer discusses, Florida may well become the twenty-third state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Although the measure must still be voted on and signed into law, marijuana entrepreneurs are hopeful. The State of the Law on Medical Marijuana Twenty two states currently have laws legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Florida may soon join […]

Florida’s Governor Rick Scott Agrees to Support Legislation to Legalize Marijuana Extract for Medical Use

Florida governor Rick Scott has indicated he will sign a law legalizing a certain form of marijuana for medical use. As an Florida appeals attorney can explain, this represents a victory for proponents of medical marijuana though Governor Scott still opposes full medical marijuana legalization. The Background Behind Recent Medical Marijuana Legislation The Republican-controlled Florida House […]

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