Marijuana Delivery Startups Are Ready. The U.S. Government Is Not.

With new laws regulating the medical marijuana industry in Washington set to pass on Friday, pot entrepreneurs are re-thinking their business plans.

WASHINGTON: Canary, a new startup that offers on-demand marijuana delivery, recently launched with the tagline “Prohibition is over.” The startup’s webpage advertises 24/7 availability for pot in Colorado and Washington, where state legislatures recently legalized the sale of recreational marijuana. The site teases a sleek, simple app for ordering, available for both iPhone and Android devices; knowledgeable Read the full article…

Olympia Hempfest Will Celebrate Marijuana Pride And Activism This Weekend

“It’s a good event if you’ve never been around cannabis or marijuana,” said McGregor, who owns the Green Monster Club collective garden in Tacoma. “There will be people who can educate you on the pros and cons.”

WASHINGTON: The annual Olympia Hempfest returns this weekend to celebrate all things cannabis. The free event runs 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Heritage Park in downtown Olympia. The buzz surrounding legal marijuana could boost attendance this year, said organizer Russell McGregor, who expects at least 2,000 people each day. “It’s a Read the full article…

Rand Paul Proposes Measure To Shield State Medical Marijuana Laws From Feds

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patients and physicians in those states, from federal prosecution. Paul’s Amendment 3630, filed Thursday morning to Sen. John Walsh’s (D-Mont.) jobs bill being heard on the Senate floor, allows states to Read the full article…

The Fate Of Colorado’s Weed Industry Rests On These Chocolate Bars

In the new rules, the state has officially set the serving size of active THC in each edible marijuana item at 10 milligrams, and the maximum serving size of an individual edible marijuana product at 100 milligrams.

COLORADO:  Bob Eschino’s Denver-based company, Medically Correct, makes a line of tasty looking white- and dark-chocolate bars called Incredibles that come in flavors like cookie crumble and toffee. Each Hershey’s-size bar contains 100 milligrams of hash oil, which, if you ate the entire thing, would be equal to smoking about 10 joints. This is the last thing Read the full article…

Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Marijuana In The White House — Without Obama

More than two dozen weed advocates in the state donated their best products to be added to the gift bag for the rapper and his crew.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Weed isn’t this legal in D.C. yet. In an episode of his online show “GGN: The Double G News Network” that just went live, Snoop Dogg claimed he smoked Mary Jane in a White House bathroom. Though Mr. Dogg did not explicitly say so, the implication was that President Obama was not there when the rapper Read the full article…

Do 76 Percent Of Doctors Support The Use Of Medical Marijuana? PolitiFact Oregon

"Did you know...76 percent of doctors support the use of medical marijuana," reads the claim.

OREGON: An initiative proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon appears headed for the November ballot. Signature verification by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office is continuing, but an extraordinary number of the more than 146,700 signatures gathered by New Approach Oregon would need to be tossed out for the group to fail to reach the 87,213 names needed. The Read the full article…

The Walt Whitman Of Weed

Organic farmer, medical marijuana activist and author Farmer Tom greets us with a big bear hug like a beatific Walt Whitman of Weed in a great bushy white beard, cap and black Hawaiian shirt.

WASHINGTON:  “Farmer Tom” Lauerman has invited us to tour his five acres of freedom, the “Garden of the Green Sun” – an organic vegetable and marijuana farm in Vancouver, WA. Farmer, medical marijuana activist and author, Farmer Tom greets us with a big bear hug like a beatific Walt Whitman of Weed in a great bushy white Read the full article…

Cheeba Chews Production Halted By CO Marijuana License Denial

Cheeba Chews' case also exposes a blind spot in the state's regulation of edibles companies: By licensing out production, owners effectively can skirt the scrutiny that others in the business face, including criminal background checks and Colorado residency requirements.

COLORADO:  Cheeba Chews began as an experiment in a home kitchen and grew into one of the biggest successes of Colorado’s medical marijuana industry, winning awards and attracting fans with the promise of being “potent, consistent and discreet.” Then, last spring, the medicated chocolate taffy began disappearing from shelves. There was no public explanation other Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana: Florida’s New Business Boom

Medical marijuana will only be available to patients suffering from about 10 conditions including ALS and cancer.

FLORIDA:  Before the sun set over the rows of palms and ferns and hibiscus that Thursday, Chuck Buster had heard from a half dozen friends, all calling to tell him that his next venture could be in Florida’s medical marijuana business. For more than three decades, the co-owner of Alpha Foliage has tilled the Homestead Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana: Easy To Get, Easy To Buy

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CANADA:  Recreational marijuana may as well be legal in the city of Vancouver, given how easy it is for an adult to buy from a fast-growing number of dispensaries openly selling cannabis to customers. In 2010, there were five dispensaries in the city, according to police. In January last year, police counted a dozen. Most Read the full article…