During his YouTube interview, Pres. Obama reminded viewers about marijuana that "we’re not going to spend a lot of resources trying to turn back decisions that have been made at the state level on this issue. My suspicion is that you’re going to see other states start looking at this."
Jamaica is moving ahead with its plan to decriminalize marijuana. The possession of two ounces will be a non-arrestable offense, punishable by a ticket instead of jail time, if Parliament approves the Cabinet's pot proposal.
"Thanks for the hemp jacket, Dannion!" Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tweeted today. "Hemp is an important industry I've been fighting to bring back in the U.S." He's referring to author Dannion Brinkley.
Cancer patient Benton Mackenzie passed away today. He, his wife and son were all found guilty in an Iowa court on marijuana charges in July and sentenced to probation in September. He was not allowed to mount a medical-marijuana defense.
A potential marijuana bust turned into near riot in Delray Beach, Florida on Dec. 28. Police smelled weed and chased a man to a house where a large crowd formed a shield to protect him. They used pepper spray and arrested four people.