Explainer: How New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Law Works

police groups and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have called on lawmakers to curb the practice of assisting other recreational pot users.

NEW JERSEY: The state’s medical marijuana program allows New Jerseyans with one of 11 conditions to receive marijuana with the approval of a doctor registered with the program. The doctor can approve up to two ounces of pot per month. Conditions covered: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; multiple sclerosis; terminal cancer; muscular dystrophy; inflammatory bowel syndrome; and all Read the full article…

No Pot Dealers On Street Corners If Florida’s Medical Marijuana Law Passes

There will be no pushers on any street corners, in fact one should expect strict restrictions on public dispensing locations and a lengthy and expensive application process complete with background checks for anybody wishing to engage in any of the regulated businesses connected with the new medical marijuana industry.

FLORIDA:  If you have heard any of the ubiquitous anti-marijuana rhetoric which predicts almost apocalyptic effects should Florida’s medical marijuana bill pass by popular vote on November 4, 2014, and constitutionally amend Florida’s State Constitution, pushers will be given official titles called “care givers,” and they will be convicted felons, will not require background checks, and Read the full article…

Massachusetts Has Banked Over $3M In Dispensary Fees & Not A Single Marijuana Seed Has Been Planted

On Tuesday, nearly 100 people urged Tacoma City Council to keep medical marijuana available rather than shutting down so-called dispensaries, as it promised to do in December.

MASSACHUSETTS:  It was almost an entire month ago that medical marijuana advocates crammed underneath the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House to outline a number of problems the state is perpetuating with the licensing process. Years after the herbal treatment was approved by Bay State voters, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has yet to Read the full article…

NYC Hosts Medical Marijuana Expo As State Ramps Up For Legalization

It is “the early stages of what is going to be not just a public health policy shift for New York state, but the creation of a new and emerging industry,”Savino, D-Staten Island/Brooklyn, told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith.

NEW YORK: New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana gathered in New York City on Sunday to discuss the implementation of a new state law authorizing medical marijuana. The event drew potential patients, policymakers and hundreds of people interested in working in the new medical marijuana industry. State lawmakers voted this year to make New Read the full article…

Arizona Lawmaker Plans Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Republican lawmaker plans to introduce a proposal next year to legalize recreational marijuana before a similar proposal could get decided by voters in 2016.

ARIZONA:  An Arizona lawmaker plans to introduce a proposal next year to legalize recreational marijuana before a similar proposal could get decided by voters in 2016. Republican Rep. Ethan Orr of Tucson aims to convince fellow conservatives that a voter-approved measure is nearly impossible to change once it is approved and not the way to set Read the full article…

How Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment Managed To Plunge South

Black-market marijuana will be cheaper than legal medical cannabis, when state-regulated retail shops open later this year.

FLORIDA:  In April, Amendment 2 looked indestructible. Poll after poll gave it upward of 80 percent in voter approval. Then all of a sudden the cracks began to show. Numbers dipped slightly. And by May, anybody who says he couldn’t see the medical marijuana amendment‘s steep slide coming wasn’t looking very hard. Strong Amendment 2 Read the full article…

Maine Moving Toward Ending Marijuana Prohibition?

Voters in Lewiston and South Portland will be able to cast votes on Election Day to allow possession of one ounce or less of marijuana for recreational use by adults 21 and over.

MAINE:  Maine could follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington and legalize recreational marijuana use by 2016, according to advocates who have gotten pro-pot initiatives on the ballot in two Maine cities next month.  Voters in Lewiston and South Portland will be able to cast votes on Election Day to allow possession of one Read the full article…

First Aurora Recreational Marijuana Shop, Euflora, To Open Monday

Two separate bills in Colorado's legislature would allow counties to assess a special sales tax on recreational marijuana even if municipalities in those counties already have a special tax in place.

COLORADO:  Aurora‘s first recreational marijuana shop is set to open Monday morning. Euflora, on the 6000 block of South Gun Club Road, is planning a soft opening for 10 a.m. The city, which began allowing recreation sales on Oct. 1, has issued 21 licenses for the shops starting at the end of August. Aurora approved recreational sales in Read the full article…

Despite Rhetoric In Marijuana Debate, Legislature Controls Its Safety

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FLORIDA:  Here’s the little secret that neither side of the Amendment2 debate over medical marijuana is talking about: The Florida Legislature controls its fate. You don’t hear it from opposition groups, who warn that legalizing medical marijuana will endanger children, spawn pot shops on every street corner and become the state’s next pill mill fiasco. Read the full article…

Marijuana Expo Connects Those Interested In Industry

Organizers of the expo say their goal is to educate people about the future of the marijuana industry in New York.

NEW YORK:  A marijuana expo is taking place in the city this weekend, just months after medical marjiuana is legalized in the state. The state’s medical marijuana program is expected to be up and running within a year and a half. Organizers of the expo say their goal is to educate people about the future Read the full article…