Pot consultant: Legal pot will work only if police target black market

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WASHINGTON:  The stated goal of Washington’s new marijuana law is to stop treating adult pot use as a crime. But Washington’s pot consultant says this experiment in legalization will only work if the police aggressively target the black market. And he’s concerned that won’t happen. The sponsors of Initiative 502 were clear. They said it Read the full article…

Vail to extend temporary pot dispensary ban

With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the restrictions on the use of marijuana or its derivatives in medical treatments.

COLORADO:  In a game of more wait-and-see, the Vail Town Council made the first of two steps Tuesday to extend a current temporary ban on recreational marijuana businesses. The council is waiting to see what consequences, if any, arise in other towns that allow the businesses to operate since last November’s passing of Amendment 64. Read the full article…

In D.C., Medical Marijuana Is All About Location, Location, Location

CANADA:  Seekers of hidden treasure went on a marijuana scavenger hunt in High Park to find hundreds of coupons tucked away, redeemable for $25,000 worth of free bongs, pipes, rolling papers, vaporizers and discounted weed.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  As medical marijuana slowly draws near to becoming a reality in Washington, D.C., much has been made of the fact that licensed pot dealers will soon be opening their doors in the shadows of the White House and under the noses of the Justice Department and lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Questions abound: Will the Read the full article…

In D.C., Medical Marijuana Is All About Location, Location, Location

Reports from Washington state are that the recreational marijuana business are not making profits because of taxes.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  As medical marijuana slowly draws near to becoming a reality in Washington, D.C., much has been made of the fact that licensed pot dealers will soon be opening their doors in the shadows of the White House and under the noses of the Justice Department and lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Questions abound: Will the Read the full article…

N.J.'s only medical marijuana dispensary closing temporarily

Within zoning districts, permitted uses are allowed by right. In other words, as long as a business complies with the code, it would get approval.

NEW JERSEY: Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair — New Jersey’s only operating medical marijuana dispensary — will be closed for about two weeks to build up a surplus of “quality medicine,” one of its co-founders, Julio Valentin, said today. Patients were notified by phone this week that all appointments were cancelled until further notice. When Read the full article…

The do's and don'ts of Colorado's new recreational marijuana rules

Colorado releases recreational marijuana regulations

DENVER – A sampling of rules for retail sales of recreational marijuana in Colorado. The rules were released Monday, but retail sales don’t start until January. • No single package of an edible marijuana product can contain more than 100 milligrams of active THC, no matter how many servings it contains. • Colorado residents can Read the full article…

New Colorado recreational marijuana rules leave much work to do

Marijuana legalization may lead the way for big tobacco into big cannabis

COLORADO: Colorado released landmark — but temporary — rules for the operation of recreational marijuana stores on Monday, providing finer detail to the state’s new legal pot industry but leaving many of the most complicated subjects untouched. The rules mean Colorado joins Washington as the first two states to issue administration regulations for an unprecedented Read the full article…

New Colorado recreational marijuana rules leave much work to do

lawmakers are moving ahead with legislative efforts to allow for the limited use of medical ‘cannabis’ while simultaneously forbidding anyone from either inhaling the herb or possessing its flowers

COLORADO: Colorado released landmark — but temporary — rules for the operation of recreational marijuana stores on Monday, providing finer detail to the state’s new legal pot industry but leaving many of the most complicated subjects untouched. The rules mean Colorado joins Washington as the first two states to issue administration regulations for an unprecedented Read the full article…

Colorado announces rules for recreational pot sales

Financial and Banking regulations may keep legal marijuana business all cash

DENVER (AP) — Detailed rules for how recreational pot in Colorado should be grown and sold starting next year were released Monday. The state department that will regulate marijuana released more than 60 pages of rules for how marijuana sales will be licensed and regulated. The Colorado Legislature set broad parameters earlier this year, but Read the full article…