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In Surprising About-Face, John Boehner Becomes Medical Pot Lobbyist

Republican John Boehner, who had always maintained that he was "unalterably opposed" to marijuana legalization back when he was serving as speaker of the...

Tenn. Medical Pot Decriminalization Bill Passes Criminal Justice Committee

A significantly-amended reworking of the Medical Cannabis Only bill HB 1749 passed the Tennessee House Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday by a vote of...

GOP-led Pa. House Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania's Republican-led House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 3 on Wednesday by a vote of 149-43. If it becomes law, the legislation would legalize medical...

DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Opposes Legal Cannabis, Cites Heroin Epidemic

Democratic National Committee chair and U.S. Congresswoman from Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on Wednesday that she opposes legalizing marijuana. In an interview with The...

VIDEO: Charles Koch Rips Hypocrisy of Pot Criminalization

Billionaire philanthropist and Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch blasted the hypocrisy of pot criminalization's disproportionate enforcement in an October interview on CBS This Morning.

Tenn. GOP State Rep. to Draft Bill Decriminalizing Pot Possession Among...

Tennessee State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) said last week that he is drafting a bill that would decriminalize marijuana possession by military veterans in...

Colo. Prosecutors Complain Juries Are Refusing to Convict Pot-Influenced Drivers

Prosecutors in pot-legal Colorado are expressing frustrations that they are having a tough time finding juries willing to convict some suspects who have been charged...

Colorado Becomes First State To Generate More Tax Revenue From Marijuana...

Colorado became the first state in the nation's history to make more annual revenue off of taxes imposed on marijuana sales than taxes on...

New DEA Head Says Pot “Is Dangerous,” Lacks Medical Use, Belongs...

Newly-appointed acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg, who took over the position following previous DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart's resignation over a scandal in...

EXCLUSIVE: Why The First Marijuana Commercial Was Pulled From TV

Federal regulation of marijuana is an ongoing challenge for businesses operating under state law providing marijuana products for recreational use and dispensaries providing marijuana medicine to patients as compassionate caregivers.

Rand Paul Makes History As First Major-Party POTUS Candidate to Seek...

On June 30, US Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul attended the National Cannabis Industry Association's Cannabis Business Summit at the Colorado Convention Center in...

NM Ex-Gov. Gary Johnson Feigns Heart Attack to Mock Anti-Pot Crusader...

At the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference's marijuana legalization debate, former Republican Governor of New Mexico and 2012 Libertarian Party nominee for president Gary Johnson,...

MO Republican Introduces Bill to Free Nonviolent Grandfather Serving Life for...

In September of last year, BenSwann.com reported on the plight of 61-year-old Jeff Mizanskey, a small-time, nonviolent pot dealer who was sentenced to life...

TN Legislators Introduce Bills to Decriminalize Cannabis Oil, Legalize Marijuana

Following news that TN NORML has launched a petition drive to place a referendum on Nashville's upcoming August mayoral ballot that would allow voters...

Federal Judge May Declare Pot’s Classification As Schedule 1 Narcotic Unconstitutional

Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the Sacramento Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California just made some comments in...

U.S. Surgeon General Admits That Pot Has Benefits

Appearing on CBS This Morning, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said this: “We have to use that data to drive policy making," he said, adding...

Is the Capital of Tennessee About to Decriminalize Marijuana?

A tipping point may have just been reached on the issue of marijuana decriminalization in Nashville, Tennessee. At a Tuesday candidate forum for Nashville's 2015...

Rapper schools Nancy Grace on pot legalization

Rapper 2 Chainz made Nancy Grace look like a huge idiot, regarding the legalization of marijuana. Grace showed a video of a mother giving her...

Anchorage, AK Municipal Assembly Rejects City-Wide Ban on Pot Sales, Cultivation

During this year's November 4 election, voters in Alaska approved a referendum, Ballot Measure 2, which legalized marijuana for recreational use in the state....

GA Man Suffers Armed Raid After Cops Confuse Okra for Pot

Last Wednesday, Georgia retiree Dwayne Perry woke up to the sound of a low-flying chopper hovering above his home. Then, armed officers appeared at his...

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