Medical Marijuana Dispensary Proposed In Epping

The Oregon Legislature is mulling a plan to let medical-marijuana dispensaries temporarily sell pot to all adults July 1.

NEW HAMPSHIRE:  A medical marijuana dispensary has been proposed in Epping, New Hampshire, after the state passed a law allowing seriously ill residents to use marijuana to treat their illnesses. The Portsmouth Herald reports the plan will be presented to selectmen on Monday night at Epping Town Hall. The program is being administered through the Read the full article…

Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Rule Sought In Iowa

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.

IOWA:  Limited use of medical marijuana is legal in Iowa thanks to a law enacted earlier this year. Medical marijuana advocates are not satisfied, however, and continue to press for expansion of that law and other legal changes. With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the Read the full article…

Vice Wars: Tobacco, Alcohol And The Rise Of Big Marijuana

Issues raised in the judiciary committee hearing Thursday ranged from government regulation and Congressional involvement to the punitive effects the ban has on businesses and residents who don’t own their homes.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Drug reformers always dreamed of a world where users were safe and dealers were free. Then that world arrived, at least in the states where marijuana is legal. Now they see a new nightmare on the horizon: Big Pot. The specter of corporate cannabis loomed large on Tuesday, when the family of Read the full article…

New Strategy Mars Pot Shop Approvals

While the San Diego’s first three legal dispensaries appear poised to open early next year, a dozen applicants behind them in the process are facing delays because their environmental exemptions have been appealed by applicant competitors.

CALIFORNIA:  An obscure environmental regulation is adding turbulence to the already controversial approval process facing applicants competing to open San Diego’s first legal marijuana dispensaries, city officials said this week. While the city’s first three legal dispensaries appear poised to open early next year, a dozen applicants behind them in the process are facing multi-week Read the full article…

GOP Plotting To Block DC’s New Pot Law

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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  House Republicans next year will try to block Washington, D.C.’s, newly enacted law legalizing recreational marijuana.Rep. Andy Harris said he “absolutely” intends to launch a push to dismantle the new law when Congress returns with an empowered GOP majority in the 114th Congress.The Maryland Republican, who led the GOP’s charge this year Read the full article…

Panel Approves 6 More Marijuana Dispensaries, Denies 1 For Wicker Park

Entrepreneurs eager to get a foothold in the medical marijuana business asked Baltimore County Council members Tuesday to pass zoning laws that would allow them to operate.

ILLINOIS:  City zoning panel Friday gave a thumbs-up to six more medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago while denying one proposal and putting off decisions on six others. Prospective medical marijuana dealers made their pitches to the Zoning Board of Appeals to set up in various neighborhoods, touting their security and financial plans. The board approved Read the full article…

Could Medical Marijuana Solve State’s Budget Woes?

The question is being raised if medical marijuana has a future in Louisiana with pot and politics starting to mix in some circles.

LOUISIANA:  While a small group of states are cashing in on cannabis, the question is being raised if medical marijuana has a future in Louisiana with pot and politics starting to mix in some circles. The midterm elections are lighting up the debate over legalizing medical marijuana. In a televised debate back on October 14, Read the full article…

MJ Research Report: Washington Surpasses $40M In Recreational Marijuana Transactions

We are providing the MJ Research Report as an industry resource for business intelligence.   The report will cover analysis of key issues, events, trends and will provide critical insights for businesses in this new markeplace.

By Joe Armes WASHINGTON: The Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and Analytically Correct are pleased to announce the release of the first MJ Research Report and business intelligence dashboard on the eve of the cannabis industry event: The Dollars and Sense of Risk & Financial Management. We are providing the MJ Research Report as an industry resource Read the full article…

Is It Moral To Use Marijuana Recreationally? Portland-Area Faith Leaders Weigh In

Leaders of The Healing Church of West Greenwich have using marijuana for prayer and anointing daily since last Thursday at the Roger Williams National Memorial.

OREGON:  Recreational marijuana might be legal in Oregon come July 2015, but is smoking pot moral? That’s a question many Oregonians of faith are already wrestling with, including religious leaders in the Portland area. While some faith leaders surveyed in the aftermath of Measure 91‘s passage took a stand against any recreational drug use, most identified the issue of Read the full article…

Veterans May Gain Easier Access To Medical Marijuana

The Veterans Equal Access Act. Introduced Thursday would lift a ban on VA doctors giving recommendations about medical marijuana to veterans who live in states where medical marijuana is permitted.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A bill introduced in Congress would allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. The Veterans Equal Access Act. Introduced Thursday by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) with 10 bipartisan cosponsors, would lift a ban on VA doctors giving opinions or recommendations about medical marijuana Read the full article…