An Interview With Women’s Cash Flow Expert Debbie Whitlock

Whitlock recently spoke at the MJBA’s Women’s Alliance ‘Power to Lead’ gathering on November 6th. There she reflected on what she has seen of the nascent marijuana industry, and urged women to seize the opportunity before them with brio – and strategic smarts.

By Blair Holt For aspiring ganga-preneurs, accountability is key. The modern day entrepreneur is often called upon to be a ‘charismatic’ – someone with a message, both bold and serene, who beams self-belief and gives good brand. But turning one’s sublime agenda into substance is a chancy ride. And many entrepreneurs start to lower their Read the full article…

Pot Backer Who Quit TV Job On Air Fights Subpoena

The Alaska Public Offices Commission wants to know whether Charlo Greene used crowdsourcing funds to advocate for a ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

ALASKA:  An Alaska television reporter who quit her job with a four-letter tirade during a live newscast after revealing she supported pot legalization is bucking the state commission that enforces election laws. The Alaska Public Offices Commission wants to know whether Charlo Greene used crowdsourcing funds to advocate for a ballot initiative to legalize the Read the full article…

Seattle Gently Reins In Medical Marijuana Providers

This week, the City of Seattle will hold a symposium on the city’s booming medical marijuana scene as city officials are trying to gently rein in these unregulated businesses.

WASHINGTON:  Across Seattle are storefronts with green crosses out front – medical marijuana providers. Seattle has long been friendly to these businesses, but there’s mounting friction between them and state-licensed stores as lawmakers sort out the state’s new legal marijuana law. This week, the City of Seattle will hold a symposium on the city’s booming Read the full article…

Board Hears Debate Over Reclassification Of Marijuana

A special marijuana review committee will decide if they recommend reclassifying marijuana to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy later this week.

IOWA:  An Iowa Board of Pharmacy committee listened to debate Monday over reclassifying marijuana. Reclassifying marijuana from Schedule 1, highly-abused drugs with no medical use, to Schedule 2, drugs that have medical use, could be a step toward legalizing medicinal marijuana production and distribution in the state. This is the next step proponents said must Read the full article…

Judge Rejects Lottery For Florida Medical Marijuana Growers, Orders Health Department To Write New Rules

Judge W. David Watkins of the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings rejected the medical marijuana lottery for growers, a decision that could also impact when the marijuana will be available to patients.

FLORIDA:  From the beginning, AltMed, a Lakewood Ranch-based medical marijuana company, has preferred a merit-based selection process over the controversial lottery to pick the nurseries that would grow and dispense this type of cannabis. After an administrative law judge’s ruling on Friday to reject the lottery, AltMed co-executive chairman Michael Smullen said he is “very Read the full article…

At Brown University Forum, Proponents Discuss Legalizing Marijuana In Rhode Island

A community forum at Brown University Tuesday night on marijuana was opened to "end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a system in which it is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.”

RHODE ISLAND:  A community forum at Brown University Tuesday night on regulating and taxing marijuana was opened with a statistic contending that more African-American men are in prison, jail or on parole or probation than were enslaved in 1850. The forum, organized by Regulate Rhode Island, a statewide coalition of citizens and organizations dedicated to Read the full article…

Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer, New Study Finds

A new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors. In a paper published Friday in the journal Molecular Read the full article…

Justice And Congress Are Begging Each Other To Reform Marijuana Laws. So Why Hasn’t Either Budged?

The Justice Department and Congress are both begging each other to fix federal marijuana laws, but nobody's doing anything.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The crowning inconsistency of the federal drug control system has always been the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance under federal law, which makes it among the Worst of the Worst drugs as far as the DEA is concerned — literally as bad as heroin, and worse than cocaine! Drug Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization: Oregon Lawmakers Will Be Asked To Decide Whether To Allow Local Pot Taxes

The fight over marijuana taxation is one of several thorny issues the Legislature may face next year following the passage of Measure 91.

OREGON:  City officials seeking to levy local taxes on legal sales of marijuana in Oregon plan to take their fight to the state Legislature next year. The League of Oregon Cities says it will ask legislators to amend the marijuana legalization measure passed by voters two weeks ago to explicitly allow local taxes being sought Read the full article…

Colorado Still Can’t Figure Out Final Rules For Edible Marijuana

The Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce will not endorse the latest proposed changes to the state ‘s edible marijuna regulations that call for the placement of a “THC Stop Sign” on each pot-infused package and marijuana serving.

COLORADO:  A working group convened to help Colorado regulate edible marijuana products failed to come up with consensus recommendations at its final meeting Monday, punting the issue to the state legislature. Officials have long been worried that edible products, which can take the form of sweets like lollipops and treats like brownies, will lead children Read the full article…