Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Court Decision Says Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Illegal in … – KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest

September 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

KPLU News for Seattle and the NorthwestA Court Decision Says Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are Illegal in …KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest“Under state law as it currently stands, medical marijuana is not legal,” said Pat Fitzpatrick, a deputy prosecutor for the city of Kent. “The city of Kent is allowed to prohibit something that's illegal under state law. In fact, Kent's ordinance is …and more »

The International Cannabis Business Conference

September 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

On September13thand14th, the International Cannabis Business Conference was held in the City of Roses, Portland, Oregon. Around 700 attendees, a few having traveled from as far as India, gathered to listen to cutting edge speakers on all thingscann…

Philadelphia: Mayor To Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

September 8, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

City mayor Michael Nutter announced today that he will sign municipal legislation into law decriminalizing marijuana possession penalties. Under the measure, penalties pertaining to the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis would be reduced from a criminal misdemeanor to a non-summary civil offense, punishable by a $25 fine – no arrest and no criminal record. Members of the City Council in June voted 13 to 3 to reduce municipal marijuana penalties. A slightly amended version of this proposal is anticipated to be before the mayor by the end of this month. The revised language is expected to take effect on October 20

Poll: Majority Of Pennsylvanians Support Reforming State’s Marijuana Laws

August 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly seven out of ten Pennsylvania voters believe that marijuana should be legal for either medicinal or recreational use, according to the results of a statewide survey released by Keystone Analytics. Sixty-nine percent of respondents said that cannabis should be made legal under state law, with 47 percent of voters endorsing its medicinal use and another 22 percent agreeing with the statement, “It should be legal for any adult to use for any reason.” Twenty-seven percent of respondents believed that cannabis “is a harmful substance that should remain illegal to buy and use in Pennsylvania.” The poll possesses a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percent. House and Senate legislation (HB 1181/SB 1182) seeking to authorize cannabis therapy to qualified patients remains pending in the state. A Senate floor vote on the measure is expected when lawmakers return from their summer recess. In coming months, the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association will be holding a series of educational seminars on the subject of cannabis and its potential therapeutic application. The Association is on record in support of “the establishment of efficient drug (cannabis) delivery, growing and dispensing systems as contained within SB 1182.”

Marijuana Legalization 2014: The Ballots

August 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

ORIGINAL EPISODE & OTHERS AT: http://lexsworld.ca/watch/episode-167/marijuana-legalization-2014-the-ballots/ Initiative 71 in Washington, DC, Measure 91 in O…

US OH: Editorial: Expanding Treatment

August 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Blade, 07 Aug 2014 – Congress should change an outdated law that is hindering states in their battle against addiction Ohio’s heroin and opioid epidemic has finally grabbed the attention of Congress. A recently introduced bill would expand treatment by changing an outdated law that restricts the use of Medicaid dollars to respond to addiction.

Does the Smell of Marijuana Smoke Violate Your Rights?

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the immortal words of Lynyrd Skynyrd — "Ooooh that smell, Can't you smell that smell?" Ever since recreational marijuana sales got started earlier this month in Washington state, some residents have been complaining that they cannot relax in their backya…

Hardcore Harvest And The Ace of Spades

July 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hardcore Harvest talks about their Ace of Spades strain, plus the Michigan legalization scene, and more at the 2014 HIGH TIMES Michigan Medical Cannabis Cup.

Here’s what to expect at the upcoming Minnesota medical cannabis meetings, open to the public

July 21, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Minnesota’s new 23-person medical cannabis task force has two public meetings coming up. The first of which, scheduled July 31, is intended mostly as a meet-and-greet for the task force member…

District Of Columbia’s Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance Goes Into Effect Tonight

July 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

A new District ordinance reducing marijuana possession penalties to a $25.00 fine-only violation goes into effect at midnight tonight. Washington, DC City Council members overwhelmingly approved the legislation, entitled “The Simple Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana Decriminalization Amendment Act,” this past spring. The measure amends District law involving the possession or transfer of up to one ounce of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor (formerly punishable by up to 6 months incarceration and a maximum fine of $1,000) to a civil violation (punishable by a $25.00 fine, no arrest, no jail time, and no criminal record). Offenses involving the public consumption of cannabis remain classified as a criminal misdemeanor under DC law, punishable by up to six-months in jail and a $500 fine. The possession of cannabis-related paraphernalia will be re-classified as a violation, not a criminal offense

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