In D.C., Medical Marijuana Is All About Location, Location, Location

CANADA:  Seekers of hidden treasure went on a marijuana scavenger hunt in High Park to find hundreds of coupons tucked away, redeemable for $25,000 worth of free bongs, pipes, rolling papers, vaporizers and discounted weed.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  As medical marijuana slowly draws near to becoming a reality in Washington, D.C., much has been made of the fact that licensed pot dealers will soon be opening their doors in the shadows of the White House and under the noses of the Justice Department and lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Questions abound: Will the Read the full article…

New Petition Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana Filed in Florida

A local senator is sponsoring legislation that would allow medical marijuana patients legal access to their prescriptions in a hospital.

By Nick Evans FLORIDA: A group pushing for medical marijuana legalization filed a petition with the state of Florida this week. According to Florida’s Perscription Drug Monitoring program, nearly a quarter billion doses of prescription pain relievers were dispensed in 2012.  These medications include opioids ranging from the powerful – think Oxycontin – to its relatively Read the full article…

Quest to legalize marijuana personal to Florida couple

For the Jordans, the quest to legalize marijuana is very personal. In the background, Florida Governor Charlie Crist talks about his support in the use of medical marijuana on Bay News 9’s Political Connections Sunday morning.

FLORIDA: Sunday morning on Bay News 9’s Political Connections former Florida Governor Charlie Crist talked about his support in the use of medical marijuana. It’s something Bob and Cathy Jordan were shocked to see when they turned on the TV. “I never thought I would hear him say that,” said Bob Jordan, medical marijuana supporter. Read the full article…

Regulate medical and recreational marjuana separately

A Jacksonville law firm is trying to convince sheriffs that Florida law has for decades allowed severely ill patients who meet certain criteria to cultivate and smoke their own pot.

By JAY BERNEBURG Currently, access to medical marijuana in Washington is, for the most part, unregulated. If the recreational marijuana program in Washington is going to be successful, the Legislature must pass legislation regulating access to medical marijuana. However, this legislation must regulate medical marijuana separately from recreational marijuana to protect patient access to medical Read the full article…

Oregon Senate Committee Tweaks Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill

Oregon Senate Committee makes changes to MMJ bill

OREGON:  A committee in the Oregon Senate has amended a House-approved bill that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries statewide. Two significant changes were made to the bill Saturday by the Senate Committee on Rules following concerns voiced from the Oregon District Attorneys Association, who changed their position on the bill Read the full article…

Oregon Senate Committee Tweaks Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill

Pot shops in Oregon that already sell medical marijuana have made big plans for the historic day - and hope there is enough supply to meet what is expected to be a huge demand.

OREGON:  A committee in the Oregon Senate has amended a House-approved bill that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries statewide. Two significant changes were made to the bill Saturday by the Senate Committee on Rules following concerns voiced from the Oregon District Attorneys Association, who changed their position on the bill Read the full article…

Landlord Challenges Feds in Calif Medical Pot Case

CALIFORNIA:  The feds never kicked down the door of Tony Jalali’s building and raided the medical pot shops that rented space from him. Letters were sent to him informing him that having a dispensary in his Orange County office building violated U.S. law and it could be taken from him. Once a lawsuit was filed Read the full article…

L.A. releases list of 134 medical marijuana clinics allowed in the city

CALIFORNIA: The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office on Friday released a list of 134 medical marijuana dispensaries that will be qualified to operate under Proposition D, the May 21 measure approved by city voters.

Oregon House narrowly approves bill legalizing medical marijuana dispensaries

Rich Studley of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce says businesses are in a “no-win situation.” He says employers would have to ignore marijuana use or else pay higher unemployment taxes if a fired worker collects unemployment aid.

OREGON: The state House voted 31-27 on Monday to legalize and regulate dispensaries. The bill goes next to the Senate. Under existing law, the state’s nearly 55,000 medical marijuana cardholders must grow the pot themselves or find a person to grow it for them.