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US CA: Column: Can Any Law Actually Restrain Marijuana Use?

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
The Tribune, 24 Jul 2014 - Our City Council here in Paso Robles couldn't decide last week whether to ban the delivery of medical marijuana to people within the city. The vote was a 2-2 deadlock. One councilman was absent. The delivery ban failed, but the city may still refuse to grant business licenses for delivering medical marijuana. The city attorney was to check whether the city's license ordinance covers such services. Selling medical marijuana from fixed locations in Paso Robles was banned in 2007.

CN ON: Cops Putting Drugged Driving To Test

Medical Marijuana - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
The Barrie Advance, 24 Jul 2014 - Const. Chris Allport is quick to judge your footwork, balance and hand movements. But he's not a local dance instructor, he's a Barrie Police drug recognition evaluator. And he's watching your every move.

US CA: Column: Can Any Law Actually Restrain Marijuana Use?

Medical Marijuana - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
The Tribune, 24 Jul 2014 - Our City Council here in Paso Robles couldn't decide last week whether to ban the delivery of medical marijuana to people within the city. The vote was a 2-2 deadlock. One councilman was absent. The delivery ban failed, but the city may still refuse to grant business licenses for delivering medical marijuana. The city attorney was to check whether the city's license ordinance covers such services. Selling medical marijuana from fixed locations in Paso Robles was banned in 2007.

CN ON: Column: The Inequity Of Medical Marijuana

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Sudbury Star, 24 Jul 2014 - The use of medical marijuana is a subject many people don't want to weigh in on. Neither did I under I heard from Alexander Stewart. Stewart, 54, has embarked on a hunger strike to draw attention to the need for better access to medical marijuana for those who have a licence from Health Canada to purchase it.

US AZ: Column: Planning Progress

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Tucson Weekly, 24 Jul 2014 - By enacting changes suggested by the Planning Commission, Tucson could finally catch-up on cannabis biz Tucson last week took a step closer to allowing some big changes in the medical marijuana world, but some of the changes suggested by the advisory Planning Commission seem unlikely to make the cut.

US OR: Pot-card Holders May Lose Licenses

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Seattle Times, 24 Jul 2014 - Oregon officials say five home-based child-care centers are owned by people who have medical-marijuana cards, but the owners may soon have to give up either their pot cards or their daycare licenses. Until now, medical-marijuana card holders have been able to get day-care licenses as long as they don't use marijuana in front of children in their care, among other conditions.

CN ON: Column: The Inequity Of Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Sudbury Star, 24 Jul 2014 - The use of medical marijuana is a subject many people don't want to weigh in on. Neither did I under I heard from Alexander Stewart. Stewart, 54, has embarked on a hunger strike to draw attention to the need for better access to medical marijuana for those who have a licence from Health Canada to purchase it.

US AZ: Column: Planning Progress

Medical Marijuana - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Tucson Weekly, 24 Jul 2014 - By enacting changes suggested by the Planning Commission, Tucson could finally catch-up on cannabis biz Tucson last week took a step closer to allowing some big changes in the medical marijuana world, but some of the changes suggested by the advisory Planning Commission seem unlikely to make the cut.

US OR: Pot-card Holders May Lose Licenses

Medical Marijuana - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Seattle Times, 24 Jul 2014 - Oregon officials say five home-based child-care centers are owned by people who have medical-marijuana cards, but the owners may soon have to give up either their pot cards or their daycare licenses. Until now, medical-marijuana card holders have been able to get day-care licenses as long as they don't use marijuana in front of children in their care, among other conditions.

US CA: Column: Should There Be Marijuana Farmers Markets?

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Sacramento News & Review, 24 Jul 2014 - I hear Los Angeles has a farmers market for marijuana. How cool is that? - -Mr. Hella Green Jeans Way cool. Too bad the city of Los Angeles is trying to shut the market down.

US CO: Column: Cannabis Legalization A Non-Partisan Issue

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Boulder Weekly, 24 Jul 2014 - One of the most encouraging pieces in the cannabis legalization puzzle these days is that it's less a partisan political issue than ever. Republicans use cannabis, and even some who don't are beginning to see that legalization is a much more sensible approach than throwing money down the sewer that is the war on drugs. Bipartisanship is reaching into the halls of Congress. Last week, California Republican Dana Rohrabacher joined Democrats Denny Heck, Barbara Lee and Colorado's Ed Perlmutter in sponsoring and passing an amendment to the 2015 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill that stops the Treasury Department from spending money to go after financial institutions that provide banking services to cannabis businesses legal under state law. It passed 231-192 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

US CA: Column: Should There Be Marijuana Farmers Markets?

Medical Marijuana - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Sacramento News & Review, 24 Jul 2014 - I hear Los Angeles has a farmers market for marijuana. How cool is that? - -Mr. Hella Green Jeans Way cool. Too bad the city of Los Angeles is trying to shut the market down.

US WA: Pot Growers Scramble To Protect Their Crops

Medical Marijuana - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Seattle Times, 24 Jul 2014 - Fires a Business Setback Evacuations, Road Closures Hinder Product Delivery Columbia River Cannabis in Douglas County was finally close to getting a marijuana-producer license after nine months.

Australia: Premier Open To Pot Plan

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Cairns Post, 24 Jul 2014 - THE Queensland Premier says he has an open mind about legalising marijuana for medical purposes but will rely on the advice of national health experts. Medical cannabis could soon be legalised in NSW with senior politicians indicating support, as long as concerns about how it would be regulated are dealt with.

US CO: Column: Can Non-Residents Buy Edibles In Colorado?

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Westword, 24 Jul 2014 - Dear Stoner: My dad lives in Aurora, and we're coming out for his 75th birthday party. My wife has never smoked pot (or anything, not even cigarettes) but suffers from chronic migraines. She wants to try a pot edible, but I heard that pot can only be purchased by non-residents in smokable form. Can non-residents buy edibles? Randy

US WA: Seattle Police: Blacks Disproportionately Cited for

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Seattle Times, 24 Jul 2014 - Blacks were disproportionately cited by Seattle police for consuming pot in public in the first six months of 2014. In a report delivered to the City Council Wednesday, the police department said officers wrote 82 tickets for public pot consumption in the first half of the year, with 37 percent of those going to blacks.

US WA: Pot Growers Scramble To Protect Their Crops

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
Seattle Times, 24 Jul 2014 - Fires a Business Setback Evacuations, Road Closures Hinder Product Delivery Columbia River Cannabis in Douglas County was finally close to getting a marijuana-producer license after nine months.

Australia: Hemp Trial On Radar

Cannabis News - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 04:00
The Mercury, 24 Jul 2014 - Libs Soften Stance on Medicinal Cannabis THE State Government has signalled it could step back from its ban on a medicinal cannabis trial under pressure to grow the hemp industry in Tasmania. Treasurer and Local Government Minister Peter Gutwein has told councils pushing for the trial that the Government will seriously consider the recommendations of an Upper House committee.

Purple Zombie Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

The Weed Blog - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:59
Purple Zombie Cannabis Strain Review And Pics The Purple Zombie marijuana strain is an indica-dominant hybrid. As the name implies, the Purple Zombie marijuana strain has purple coloring and can get you so high and couch-locked that you may feel like the zombie apocalypse is upon us. The Purple Zombie marijuana strain has dense, tight nugs, and [...]

How Much Tax Revenue Will Marijuana Legalization Generate In Oregon?

The Weed Blog - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:49
Oregon’s Secretary of State has officially approved New Approach Oregon’s marijuana legalization initiative for the 2014 Election ballot. One question that will no doubt be asked over and over is ‘how much tax revenue will it generate?’ ECONorthwest released an analysis today that is the first I’ve seen that provides an estimated figure. Below is [...]