A Guide To NY’s Medical Marijuana Law

New York's program is particularly unique, in that it does not allow for smokable forms of the drug and sunsets after seven years.

NEW YORK:  The State Legislature voted last week to legalize medical marijuana, making New York the 23rd state, along with the District of Columbia, to allow use of the drug for medical purposes. Each state has unique restrictions on the drug, which remains illegal under federal law, and New York’s program is particularly unique, in Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana In Oregon: Dispensary Owners Meet With State Officials

Tom Burns, director off pharmacy programs with the Oregon Health Authority, met with Oregon dispensary owners Saturday in downtown Portland.

OREGON: For years, the medical marijuana industry in Oregon flourished unchecked, making up its own rules and counting on the tolerance of neighbors and law enforcement to survive. But now the industry has the state to deal with. More than 100 medical marijuana dispensary representatives gathered in downtown Portland Saturday to complain, question and comment on Read the full article…

Odds are increasing that D.C. Will Vote On Legalizing Marijuana — Despite Congress

Adam Eidinger, center foreground in plaid shirt, chairman of the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, and staffers show off stacks of collected signatures to get marijuana legalization on the November ballot.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sixteen years ago, D.C. activists gathered signatures to let voters decide if the District should be among the first in the nation to legalize medical marijuana. Then Congress stepped in, and city officials were not even allowed to count the ballots that voters had cast. Inside a rented house in Northwest Washington, behind Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Cut Daughter’s Seizures 95%

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the bill that would have allowed parents of Idaho children with an intractable form of epilepsy to treat their kids with cannabidiol.

COLORADO:  Lawmakers in other parts of the country are watching Colorado to see the impact of its medical marijuana laws. In the next legislative session in Georgia, lawmakers will take another look at a medical marijuana bill. One of the major voices in that conversation comes from a 4-year-old who has just uttered her first Read the full article…

Federal Restrictions On Pot Are Under Review

The first potential actualization on the federal rescheduling of marijuana is finally happening.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The federal government is reviewing its heavy-handed restrictions on marijuana, Food and Drug Administration officials confirmed Monday. This is potentially huge news for marijuana legalization and medical marijuana advocates. If the review finds any medical value in marijuana, it could mark the beginning of the most significant shift in American drug policy since the war on drugs Read the full article…

Number Of Citations Issued For Public Marijuana Use In Denver Spikes In 2014

People have to learn. So there's always that learning process," said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. "We have asked our officers and instructed them to be, to enforce the law.

COLORADO:  Public use of marijuana is prohibited throughout Colorado. Now six months into legalization, 7NEWS has discovered a spike in the number of citations issued in Denver. According to Denver police statistics, there were 181 citations issued in 2013. That compares to 351 citations since the start of this year. “People have to learn. So there’s Read the full article…

Oregon Pot Advocates To Submit Signatures For November Vote

A separate marijuana ballot measure was dropped for lack of signatures. To get on the ballot in Oregon, New Approach Oregon needs to turn in 87,213 valid signatures by July 3.

OREGON:  Advocates of legal recreational marijuana in Oregon plan to submit a ballot petition with more than 145,000 signatures on Thursday to force a vote in November on legalizing pot. “We are confident that our measure to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana will qualify for the November ballot and that Oregonians are open to the Read the full article…

Washington Governor Lays Down Marijuana Law: No Cartoons On Sales Packages

Gov. Jay Inslee lays down marijuana packaging laws.

WASHINGTON:  Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee said Washingtonians may be allowed to smoke marijuana for recreational use, but that drug sales and marketing packaging put together under his watch won’t be allowed to carry cartoon images, or hit the store shelves without some sort of tamper-proof device to keep out the kids. “We’re not going to allow cartoons, Read the full article…

Vancouver MP Claims Liberal Party Promoting Marijuana To Kids

In the flyer, the Conservative Party claims the Liberal policy of legalizing and deregulating marijuana will make it easier to access cannabis.

CANADA:  In an election-style flyer mailed to her constituents, Vancouver South Conservative MP Wai Young claims Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is promoting marijuana to children. The flyer also features a photo of a young person who is about to light a joint and says Liberal policies would make it easier for children to smoke pot. In the flyer, Read the full article…