Valorie Boatman Leaupepetele

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Colorado Will Spend $10 Million Researching Marijuana's Medical Benefits

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) signed a bill Wednesday that will fund up to $10 million for research into the medical efficacy of marijuana.<p>"SB 155 invests the dollars collected from medical marijuana fees into a meaningful effort to study the therapeutic and medical benefits of the drug," …

Dispensaries In California City Offer Free Marijuana For Those Who Vote

Voters who cast a ballot in San Jose's municipal election on Tuesday could receive free marijuana from the city's medical marijuana dispensaries, NBC reported.<p>In addition to choosing a new mayor, residents of the California city will elect half of the ten seats on the City Council. A proposal the …

Delaware lawmakers introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers in Delaware have introduced a bill that would decriminalize possession of a small amount of marijuana, following the lead of nearly 20 U.S. states that have moved to loosen laws surrounding non-medical use of the drug.<p>A thriving marijuana plant is seen at a …

World leaders back campaign to drop Sudanese woman's death sentence

World leaders have added their voices to the campaign to lift the death sentence given to Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy. They join her husband, Daniel Wani, in calling for the sentence to be dropped.<p>The British prime minister, David Cameron, and the US civil rights …