House Reps Jared Polis and Earl Blumenauer have sponsored federal legislation that would substantially reform the nation's marijuana laws.
The Michigan Supreme Court has upheld an Appeals Court decision banning medical-marijuana dispensaries. The 4-1 ruling effectively shuts down canna-business in state.
Rookie Mayor Bob Filner wants to give medical marijuana another chance in San Diego. The previous administration presided over the closure of more than 100 dispensaries.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to call for open-view possession of marijuana to be a violation punishable by a fine, rather than an arrestable offense.
An Oxford University study concludes that "the emotional reaction to pain" diminishes when people are high on marijuana.