Marijuana Industry Makes Political Donations

Colorado's congressional delegation alone has received some $20,000 this year from the marijuana industry.

COLORADO:  The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.  The political activity includes swanky fundraisers at Four Seasons hotels and art auctions at law firms. Read the full article…

Reality Check On Marijuana

If Coats prevails in his argument that his positive drug test should be allowed under Colorado law, employers throughout that state -- and even the country -- will have a harder time enforcing drug-free work policies.

COLORADO:  Proponents and opponents of the nationwide move to legalize marijuana, recreationally and/or medically, are keeping close eyes on the case of Coats v. Dish Network, slated to be argued before the Colorado Supreme Court tomorrow, Sept. 30. The case revolves around disabled customer-service representative Brandon Coats, 35, who –  after testing positive for marijuana — told his Read the full article…

Snoop Dogg Will Play An Alaska Show If Local Voters Legalize Weed

Americans like their marijuana

ALASKA:  Snoop Dogg has made sure over the years that his love for all things weed-related has been well documented, so he’s found something of a kindred spirit in former Alaskan news reporter Charlo Greene. The former KTVA reporter just recently quit her post in dramatic fashion by revealing that she was the owner of the Alaska Cannibis Club. Read the full article…

Cannabis Job Fair Draws Hundreds

One of the most troubling aspects of current marijuana policy in this country, even in those states that have legalized marijuana, is the continuing job discrimination faced by those who smoke marijuana.

WASHINGTON:  From security to software, agriculture to transportation, the Marijuana Business Association’s cannabis job fair was unlike any Kevin Donald’s ever attended. “I would like to understand more about it,” he told one employer at a booth inside a Bellevue hotel. Donald came all the way from Raleigh for the Marijuana Business Association job fair Read the full article…

Weedhire.Com Sponsors MJBA Job Fair Seattle Saturday, September 27th

Sponsors at the historic industry event will include many of Washington State's top employers who are actively seeking to fill immediate openings in the fast-growing recreational marijuana, medical cannabis and industrial hemp industries, including Viridian Sciences, Eden Labs, CIPS, Blue Line Protection, Evergreen Herbal and Ms. Mary Staffing.

WASHINGTON: WeedHire, a premier jobs site for the legal marijuana industry, and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA), the cannabis industry chamber of commerce, are inviting legal cannabis job seekers to join dozens of employers as the first crop of Washington’s legal cannabis businesses go to market at “Job Fair Seattle,“ Sponsors at the historic industry event will include many of Read the full article…

Major Expansion Plans Ahead For B.C. Medical Marijuana Industry Despite Ottawa’s Sluggishness

As of August 25, Health Canada has received 1,009 applications for MMPR licences but only about a dozen companies have received a licence over the past year.

CANADA:  The glacial pace at which Ottawa has approved licences for medical marijuana production under new federal regulations isn’t keeping one B.C. bud company from growing its operations by 10 fold. Victoria’s Thunderbird Biomedical Inc. is one of just 13 companies licensed to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) that Read the full article…

New Colorado Rules Set For Marijuana Edibles Packaging, Serving Sizes

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:  Amid cries for tighter regulations on marijuana edibles after a rash of recent incidents, the Colorado Department of Revenue has posted new specific rules for the state’s legal marijuana industry that will go into effect in February 2015. In these new rules, the state has officially set the serving size of active THC in each edible Read the full article…

Attorney General Eric Holder Set to Resign After Nearly Six Years

Holder, a former judge and prosecutor, is the first black attorney general, and his tenure is the fourth longest on the job. He is among only a handful of cabinet officials who have retained their posts since the beginning of Obama's presidency.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder’s departure later Thursday. Holder, a former judge and prosecutor, is the first black attorney general, and his tenure is the fourth longest on the job. He is among Read the full article…

Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad To Work With Congress’ To Reschedule Marijuana

Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, the attorney general has the authority to "remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the drug or other substance does not meet the requirements for inclusion in any schedule." Holder didn't indicate Friday that he would be willing to do that unilaterally.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Obama administration would be willing to work with Congress if lawmakers want to take marijuana off the list of what the federal government considers the most dangerous drugs, Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday. “We’d be more than glad to work with Congress if there is a desire to look at Read the full article…

Judge Denies Bankruptcy Protection To Denver Marijuana Business

The legalized marijuana business is likely to hit $10 billion in 2015 alone.

COLORADO: Buzz kill? A U.S. bankruptcy judge has dismissed the case of a Denver marijuana business owner, saying that though his activities are legal under Colorado law, he is violating the federal Controlled Substances Act. In dismissing the case filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver by Frank Anthony Arenas, Judge Howard Tallman said he realizes Read the full article…