The Daily Reporter, 16 Jul 2015 – DENVER (AP) – A federal law crafted to fight the mob is giving marijuana opponents a new strategy in their battle to stop the expanding industry: racketeering lawsuits. A Colorado pot shop recently closed after a Washington-based group opposed to legal marijuana sued not just the pot shop but a laundry list of firms doing business with it – from its landlord and accountant to the Iowa bonding company guaranteeing its tax payments. One by one, many of the defendants agreed to stop doing business with Medical Marijuana of the Rockies, until the mountain shop closed its doors and had to sell off its pot at fire-sale prices.
Seattle Times, 02 Jun 2015 – DON’T envy Steve Lerch. He is the state official tasked with estimating how much tax revenue Washington’s grand experiment with legal marijuana will yield. As Lerch says, decades of sales- and property-tax data inform his predictive algorithms, but when it comes to legal pot, he has only a few quarters of history.
Washington PostDC's medical marijuana shortage: A little noticed crisis amid legalizationWashington PostEven as the nation's capital enters an uncertain new age of legal marijuana, the 2,500 District residents permitted to buy medical cannabis are facing a blunt truth of their own: There isn't enough pot to go around. For months, many of the marijuana …DC legalizes pot, ignoring House RepublicansCNNPot-Dispensing Rabbi: DC Residents Deserve Legal Access to MarijuanaTIMEDC legalizes pot, will Florida follow?Sun SentinelThe Daily Chronicall 1,160 news articles »
Boulder Weekly, 26 Feb 2015 – About the time you think things couldn’t get any crazier in the American crazyquilt approach to cannabis: Last Thursday two lawsuits were filed against the state of Colorado to shut down legal marijuana, alleging that all legal marijuana businesses are illegal under the federal racketeering act. The next day, two U.S. congressmen introduced bills that would set up a regulatory approach to cannabis on a federal level.
Women rate cannabis as the most effective alternative treatment method for addressing their chronic pain, according to the findings of a just-released survey conducted by the National Pain Foundation and For Grace, a non-profit devoted to better care and wellness for wome…