The United State Of Weed

News on the progress of medical marijuana in states around the country

Man Faces Life in Prison for Marijuana Crime

A man has been convicted by a federal jury of trying to smuggle nearly two tons of marijuana into the United States from Mexico. Twenty-four-year-old Mexico resident Jose Guadalupe Zepeda-Ramirez was found g...

Postal Service Workers Delivered More Than Mail, Feds Say

U.S. Postal Service carriers deliver to nearly every American address, rain or shine. So it was only a matter of time before some genius would allegedly enlist them to deliver the best kind of mail, cannabis...

As Legalization Prevails, Teen Pot Issues Decline

It might be a stretch to say that the medical and recreational legalization of marijuana is good for teenagers. But it seems clear that teen pot use, even in states with legalized cannabis, is leveling off o...

California Legalization Will Create New Pot Smokers

A new analysis from RAND Drug Policy Research Center co-director Beau Kilmer concludes that if Californians legalize recreational marijuana in November, "use will increase." He calls it a "fairly safe bet." ...

New Dispensary Group Works to Protect Marijuana Biz

A new medical marijuana dispensary group in Los Angeles is vying to protect its interests. The UCBA (United Cannabis Business Alliance) Trade Association just launched its website, organizers say. The org...

Cops Hate California Marijuana Legalization

A lot of people and groups are getting behind recreational pot legalization in California. The state NAACP, national NORML and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom all favor a yes vote on the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AU...

Hillary Clinton Balks at Backing California Pot Legalization

Hillary Clinton is clearly the more conservative candidate when compared to Sen. Bernie Sanders. During a recent swing through California she didn't disappoint her centrist fans. The former Secretary of S...

Hawaii Blocks Woody Harrelson’s Bid to Open a Marijuana Shop

Woody Harrelson had a dream to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hawaii, where he has a residence. The state said no. The actor was not one of eight applicants recently approved by a Hawaii State Dep...

Republican Congressman Backs Calif. Marijuana Legalization

Orange County Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has endorsed the leading California initiative to legalize marijuana. That shouldn't come as a big surprise. Rohrabacher has long supported tokers' right...

California Attorney General Wants Pot Rescheduled

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is running for U.S. Senate. At a debate this week with other prospective senators, Harris was seen as a clear winner. She might also be a top choice for the canna...

The DEA Just Said Yes to Pot Research

The times, they are a changin'. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently approved a study that seeks to determine if marijuana can treat post-traumatic stress disorder. This "marks the first time...

Colorado Legalization Hasn’t Tempted Kids, Report Says

A new report from the state of Colorado proves that marijuana alarmists were wrong. Kids are not partaking in marijuana more as a result of recreational cannabis legalization in that state. The Colorado D...