No Marijuana Candy At Oregon Dispensaries?

That's right, no pot brownies at Oregon dispensaries!

OREGON:  The Oregon Health Authority has passed a draft rule that would ban the sale of any cannabis edibles “manufactured in a form that resembles cake-like products, cookies, candy, or gum, or that otherwise may be attractive to minors because of its shape, color, or taste.” That’s right, no pot brownies at Oregon dispensaries! If Read the full article…

Colorado Court: Some Pot Cases Can Be Overturned

The Colorado Court of Appeals said people whose cases were under appeal when Amendment 64 on recreational marijuana took effect in December 2012 are eligible to have their convictions reversed.

COLORADO:  Some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out under the law that legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state’s second-highest court ruled Thursday. The Colorado Court of Appeals said people whose cases were under appeal when Amendment 64 on recreational marijuana took effect in Read the full article…

Debate: Is The Legalization Of Marijuana Inevitable?

As states loosen marijuana laws, the consequences for noncitizens remain as strict as ever.

First, 20 states and the District of Columbia passed laws legalizing marijuana for medical use. Then in 2012, voters in Washington state and Colorado approved measures legalizing the sale and possession of marijuana for non-medical use, with state oversight. Now at least a half-dozen states from Alaska to Maine are considering following suit. Marijuana still Read the full article…

Why National Marijuana Legalization Will Inevitably Happen, In One Chart

In a Pew Research Center poll released last week, Millennials were noted as overwhelmingly supportive of marijuana legalization at a stunning 69% rate, more than double their support as recently as 2005. And older generations have changed their minds as well; 53% of Gen X and 52% of Boomers now back changing federal laws.

More and more, it seems like national marijuana legalization is happening, and happening fast. Marijuana is now legal in Colorado and Washington state, and state and local authorities around the country are rapidly following suit to decriminalize recreational pot or legalize its use for medical purposes. States like New Jersey are mulling legalizing the possession of small Read the full article…

Legalizing Marijuana Could Fund Gov. LePage’s Anti-Drug Bill

ME Gov Paul LePage: Marijuana a "Gateway Drug"

MAINE: Lawmakers on Wednesday grappled with issues surrounding Gov. Paul LePage’s bill that would beef up enforcement of illegal drugs, but a proposal that would pair the issue with legalizing marijuana attracted the most discussion. The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee did not make any decisions on Wednesday, saying the bill would be discussed in Read the full article…

ACLU: Steep Drop In Pot Cases Has Freed Up Resources

Washington's top cannabis companies convened last weekend at the MJBA Vendor Fair in Seattle. Legalization has resulted in fewer arrests, and a Green Rush of new business opportunity.

WASHINGTON:  Legalization of marijuana in Washington has resulted in far fewer pot arrests, thereby freeing up law-enforcement and court resources, the ACLU says. But Ian Goodhew, of the King County Prosecutor’s Office, said prosecutors handled few misdemeanor pot cases before the law took effect. A steep drop in charges filed against adults over 21 in Read the full article…

These 'Bitcoins For Marijuana' Try To Solve Legal Weed's Big Heist Problem

Their developers promise safety and security -- and they just may change the course of the drug war in the process.

Bitcoin isn’t the only digital currency changing the way we pay for things. Two new cryptocurrencies aimed at allowing people to safely buy drugs — legal or illegal — may provide new payment alternatives to the largely cash-only industries. Their developers promise safety and security — and they just may change the course of the Read the full article…

City Of Las Vegas Approves Medical Marijuana In City Limits

The council voted 5-2 Wednesday to move forward with setting regulations for the businesses, which could be open by the time state regulations are finalized this year.

NEVADA:  The Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to allow medical marijuana dispensaries with its city limits. The council voted 5-2 Wednesday to move forward with setting regulations for the businesses, which could be open by the time state regulations are finalized this year. Those voting against the move said they were concerned about allowing Read the full article…

Washington Liquor Control Board Joins The DEA/Cops In Ability To Confiscate And Destroy Marijuana

Back to the future? Newly adopted Liquor Board rules give LCB agents rights of confiscation.

WASHINGTON:  In a late email Wednesday, the Washington State Liquor Control Board announced that it has given it’s officers the legal right to confiscate and order destroyed marijuana produced in excess of what a grower, producer or retailer is licensed to have. The newly adopted rules also state that LCB enforcers can take or order destroyed Read the full article…

Marijuana Packaging Law Clarified In Colorado

The first edible marijuana products have arrived in Washington and will be coming to Vancouver’s two marijuana shops as early as this week.

COLORADO: Colorado clarified its marijuana packaging requirements Monday, giving medical pot the same rules as pot for recreational pot. But Gov. John Hickenlooper says it’s too soon to consider a new law limiting potency or making other big changes to the marijuana market. The new law requires edible marijuana sold to medical marijuana patients to meet Read the full article…