Pennsylvania Company Is Developing Marijuana-Laced Pizza Sauce

Once the sauce is developed, Unique Pizza and Subs said it plans to provide a "proprietary base sauce to licensed marijuana infused product manufacturers in each state to locally manufacture the finished cannabis-infused sauce."

PENNSYLVANIA:  This is one way to beat the marijuana munchies: with a cannabis-sprinkled pizza sauce. The pairing of marijuana and pizza sauce is the brainchild of Pittsburgh-based Unique Pizza and Subs, which announced last week that its secret sauce is in the works. According to a company release first reported in the Wall Street Journal, the company Read the full article…

Marijuana Taxes Are Upheld, But Paying Them Could Incriminate You

Colorado tax on marijuana has been upheld by a federal court despite claims that paying it amounts to self-incrimination violating the Fifth Amendment.

COLORADO:  Remember Lois Lerner? She’s the IRS Exempt Organizations Chief whose emails disappeared but whose texts revealed bias against conservative groups. She has refused to testify multiple times claiming protection under the Fifth Amendment. The right not to incriminate yourself runs deep in our Constitution. Even so, a Colorado tax on marijuana has been upheld Read the full article…

Bid To Expand Medical Marijuana Business Faces Federal Hurdles

If the Stanleys ship their oil, industry watchers say, it will be the first time in decades anyone has tried to sell domestic hemp nationwide.

COLORADO:  Behind a tall curtain of corn that hides their real cash crop from prying eyes, the Stanley family is undertaking an audacious effort to expand their medical marijuana business to a national market. For years, the five Stanley brothers, who sell a nonintoxicating strain of cannabis that has gained national attention as a treatment Read the full article…

Colorado Hemp Field Coming Into Bloom In Boulder County

Hemp crops are blossoming in Colorado with large amounts of pollen.

COLORADO:  Veronica Carpio stood at the center of her Boulder County hemp field, surrounded by mature plants that proved their resilience this summer by growing taller and bushier in response to a nasty hail storm. “We’ve got massive amounts of pollen coming off these plants,” Carpio said recently as she swept a partially-closed fist along Read the full article…

City Of Mesquite To Accept Applications For Medical Marijuana Establishments

City of Mesquite will begin accepting applications for Conditional Use Permits for all types of medical marijuana establishments anytime up until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

NEVADA:  The City of Mesquite Development Services Department will accept applications for Conditional Use Permits for all types of medical marijuana establishments anytime up until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Interested applicants should contact the Development Services Department to obtain the necessary application materials and instructions. The Nevada State Department of Health and Human Read the full article…

Campaign For Oregon Legal Marijuana Announces $2.3 Million In TV ads

Legalization is not about independent people smoking marijuana in their homes, but a commercialization and industrialization of an industry.

OREGON:  The campaign behind an Oregon ballot measure that would legalize marijuana for adults said Monday it will buy $2.3 million worth of television advertising in what is shaping up to be a lopsided debate. The former head of addictions and mental health for the Oregon Health Authority urges voters to support marijuana legalization in Read the full article…

Hickenlooper: Marijuana Regulators Have Done ‘A Very Good Job’

Hickenlooper says he’s pleased with the way his state has handled voters’ wishes.

COLORADO:  When Colorado voters passed a ballot measure in 2012 legalizing marijuana for recreational use, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) was in the minority voting no. But two years later, eight months into the legalization experiment, Hickenlooper says he’s pleased with the way his state has handled voters’ wishes. “I think [state regulators have] done a pretty Read the full article…

Ballot Proposal On Marijuana Advances In Santa Fe

The city clerk in Santa Fe says activists have submitted enough valid voter signatures to force a public vote on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.

NEW MEXICO:  The city clerk in Santa Fe says activists have submitted enough valid voter signatures to force a public vote on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, if the City Council doesn’t approve it outright. ProgressNow New Mexico and the Drug Policy Alliance submitted petitions last month. Activists needed 5,763 valid signatures from registered city Read the full article…

Report: Hundreds Of Pot Food Safety Violations Documented During 2014

The Denver Department of Environmental Health found the business was using a corroded and moldy clothes washing machine to process marijuana.

COLORADO:  Hundreds of food-safety violations at edible marijuana manufacturers are documented in Denver inspection records since the start of the year. According to our partners at The Denver Post’s Cannabist, the inspection records show 237 critical violations related to foodborne illnesses at 107 facilities. They also found 53 non-critical violations. The newspaper compiled the critical and Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana For Parents, but Not Their Kids

“Their parents are telling them not to do it, but they may be supporting legalization of it at the same time.”

NEW YORK:  When the anti-drug educator Tim Ryan talks to students, he often asks them what they know about marijuana. “It’s a plant,” is a common response. But more recently, the answer has changed. Now they reply, “It’s legal in Colorado.” These are confusing times for middle and high school students, who for most of Read the full article…