Colorado Marijuana Revenues Hit A New High

COLORADO MJ REVENUE CHART

COLORADO:  New figures from the Colorado Department of Revenue show that recreational marijuana sales continued to climb in August, the most recent month for which data are available. Recreational sales totaled approximately $34.1 million in August, up from $29.3 million the previous month. Medical marijuana also jumped sharply in August, after several months of flat or declining Read the full article…

Marijuana Bunkers Called Waste Of Canada’s Best Farmland

The state attorney general's office asks federal health and education officials for Colorado's colleges and universities to "obtain marijuana from non-federal government sources" for research purposes.

CANADA:  The province’s decision to allow heavily fortified medical marijuana production factories to be built on top of good agricultural farmland isn’t sitting well with municipal politicians. Several Lower Mainland cities wanted the new commercial pot producers that are being licensed by the federal government to be relegated to industrial land, arguing the high-security buildings Read the full article…

Denver Police Warn Trick-Or-Treaters Of Marijuana-Infused Candy

Denver police are warning that any candy not sealed in a recognizable, brand-name wrapper could be infused with marijuana.

COLORADO:  Denver police have warned parents to beware tricks rolled inside Halloween treats this year: marijuana-infused candy. The Denver police department posted a YouTube video on Monday that shows how difficult it is to tell ordinary candy apart from knock-off candy that edible marijuana manufacturers buy in bulk and spray with a hibiscus hash oil. Read the full article…

Where Marijuana Is Legalized, Decriminalized Or On The November Ballot

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DISTRICT IF COLUMBIA:  Marijuana policy is nothing if not complicated. A patchwork of laws governs its use, possession and sale. Federally, it’s illegal. But some states have decriminalized the drug, removing criminal penalties for possession of small amounts. Some have allowed its distribution and sale for medical use. And, in Washington or Colorado, you can walk Read the full article…

DC Adds A New Factor To Nation’s Debate On Legalizing Pot

This set-up renders the district especially vulnerable to the whims of national politicians, some of whom—historically, at least—have prioritized partisan interests over D.C.’s right to self-determination.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation’s capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges. The racial justice aspect of the campaign is one of many factors making the District of Columbia’s pot legalization push different from what’s happened in Colorado, Washington state Read the full article…

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…