Legislation allowing the production of low-THC marijuana oil has been approved for limited use in Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Georgia is about to become the 13th.
There are four states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington), 15 more with decriminalization laws and 35 with medical-marijuana laws.
In an interview with Vice, Pres. Obama is predictably pro-marijuana decriminalization but not so hot about legalizing it. He says pot should be "at the bottom" of important issues after "climate change, the economy, jobs, war and peace."
A battle is shaping up in Washington, DC over the City Council's decision to ban marijuana use in bars and at private events. Initiative 71 supporters say they may protest the decision with a massive smoke-out on Apr. 20.
The latest sticky wicket in Colorado is six sheriffs who are suing to overturn the state's marijuana legalization law passed by voters in 2012. In a TV debate, MPP's Mason Tvert cxhided Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, "If you care about federal law, run for Congress."