Home grown marijuanaAs cannabis reform has spread across the United States, it has given birth to a marketplace increasingly driven by business interests. This is the fourth installment in our series looking at how the changing landscape of cannabis policy affects a key group of often-overlooked stakeholders: medical marijuana patients who choose to cultivate their own supply

What comes to mind when you think of Amsterdam? Typically, Van Gogh, historic churches, beautiful canals, and marijuana. Amsterdam is famous for its “coffee shops,” where patrons can purchase and consume marijuana on-site. In light of the success of recent legalization efforts on this side of the Atlantic, we have to ask: where are America’s

President Obama has again endorsed the rights of individual states — and, in the case of Washington, D.C., a federal territory — to self-determine whether marijuana should be legal within their state boundaries. President Obama’s 2016 federal budget plan, released this week, moves D.C. marijuana legalization forward with one word.

Specifically, President Obama’s proposed 2016

On October 28, 2014, the United States Department of Justice issued a “Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country.” In this memo, the DOJ stated that its eight enforcement priorities will apply “in the event that sovereign Indian Nations seek to legalize the cultivation or use of marijuana in Indian Country.” At

When Washington D.C. passed Ballot Initiative 71 legalizing marijuana use and possession in the District, it was poised to legalize recreational marijuana use. However, because the District is not a U.S. state, Congress must approve the ballot initiative before it can be implemented. In December, before the District even had an opportunity to submit the

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You do not need us to tell you about what a great year 2014 was for cannabis, so we will try to avoid doing that. But we do want to use

Just a few days ago, the Washington, D.C. Council unanimously approved an emergency resolution prohibiting employers from testing prospective employees for marijuana use as part of the hiring process, unless otherwise required by law. The resolution took effect immediately upon its passage.

The D.C. Council’s emergency resolution is based on the position that implementation of

The Republican Party won enough races in this month’s elections to take control of both the U.S. Senate and strengthen their majority in the House of Representatives. Other victors were supporters of legalized marijuana. By a margin of over 2 to 1 (96,899 yes votes to 42,495 no votes), Washington, D.C. residents approved Ballot Initiative