Legalize Marijuana

Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug. The first, conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, analyzed insurance claims for vehicle collisions filed between January 2012 and October 2016. The IIHS […]

A man smokes a marijuana joint at a party celebrating weed April 20, 2016, in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/AP) Last week, a pair of studies came to seemingly opposite conclusions on whether rising marijuana use is causing an increase in car crashes in states that have legalized the drug. The first, conducted by the Insurance Institute for […]

x Embed x Share CLOSE Staff iphone video by Ryan Ross The owner of an East Brunswick convenience store has been arrested and charged in connection with selling marijuana from the business.(Photo: ~File) TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey lawmakers’ effort to legalize marijuana has failed to convince Gov. Chris Christie to get behind the change, […]

In the case of Philando Castile, who was shot to death by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop last year, we saw the devastating effects the smell of marijuana can have on an officer’s perception of motorists. Though marijuana is decriminalized to some degree in the state, St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez […]

Roger Stone, a longtime political adviser and friend to President Donald Trump, speaks before signing copies of his book ‘The Making of the President 2016.’  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Roger Stone is hoping he can get President Trump to keep his campaign promise with regards to marijuana legislation. During the campaign and in the […]

(TNS) — In states looking to legalize pot, police and politicians often grapple with the same hard question: How will that affect road safety? The topic has dominated discussions in legislative committee rooms from California to Massachusetts and also on front porches across the country, as activists gathering petition signatures have gone door-to-door trying to […]

DENVER — Insurance claims for car crashes have jumped since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, Washington and Oregon, spurring concerns about traffic safety as more drivers take to the roads under the influence. A first-of-its-kind study released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that collision claim frequency was “about 3 percent […]

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Kentucky lawmaker is proposing to legalize marijuana for the terminally ill in a move that’s widely seen as a first step toward wholesale legalization of the so-called gateway drug. State Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, made his case for “palliative” marijuana to the General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare […]

A measure that would have made Vermont the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes through the state legislature died in a special session Wednesday after a quiet lobbying campaign by legalization opponents. The bill, which had passed the state Senate, did not earn enough votes in the state House to win fast-track status. […]

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a decree this week legalizing medical marijuana. The measure also classified the psychoactive ingredient in the drug as “therapeutic.” The new policy isn’t exactly opening the door for medical marijuana dispensaries on every corner. Instead it calls on the Ministry of Health to draft and implement regulations and public […]

x Embed x Share CLOSE Canada’s Liberal Party says its plan to legalize pot would help keep it away from kids and hurt criminal organizations. Video provided by Newsy Newslook This file photo taken on April 20, 2016 shows a woman smoking during a rally to celebrate National Marijuana Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, […]

Buy Photo Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Linden, is leading the effort to legalize marijuana.(Photo: Jennifer Brown/Special to The Record)Buy Photo Looking beyond Gov. Chris Christie and seeing a more socially liberal future, Democratic lawmakers opened their campaign to legalize marijuana in New Jersey with a lengthy legislative hearing Monday. Although no vote was […]

x Embed x Share CLOSE Gov. Phil Scott said he’s sending the marijuana legalization bill, S.22, back to lawmakers with suggestions. He says the bill doesn’t do enough to protect children, among other concerns. APRIL MCCULLUM/FREE PRESS Buy Photo House Minority Leader Rep. Don Turner, R-Milton, speaks to House Republicans to discuss a new state […]