North Dakota Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Regulations

ND legislature ok's medical marijuana

By Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: The North Dakota Legislature has approved a comprehensive measure that regulates the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana initiative. The Senate got the needed two-thirds majority on Thursday to amend the citizen initiative. The House did the same earlier this month. The bill now heads to Gov. Doug Burgum for his signature. Read the full article…

Senate Leaders: Vermont Pot Bill Unlikely To Pass

MARIJUANA AND MONEY

By Associated Press  VERMONT: Top Senate lawmakers in Vermont say passing a marijuana legalization bill is becoming exceedingly unlikely. The Vermont House is still debating their version of a legalization bill, which would simply legalize personal cannabis use, possession and cultivation. There are just over three weeks to go in the lawmaking session and Senate Read the full article…

Marijuana ‘Gifts’ Legal As Maine Works Out Licensing Rules

Pot Gifts Legal In Maine

By The Associated Press  MAINE:  A Biddeford business owner hoping to start selling pot next year is giving his products away for free for now. The Portland Press Herald reports that Jack Sargent of the Biddeford-based Cannabis Shack is accepting donations for shipping and handling while waiting for the state to issue retail licenses.  It’s legal to Read the full article…

Colorado Set To Prohibit Marijuana Co-Op Growing Operations

police groups and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have called on lawmakers to curb the practice of assisting other recreational pot users.

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press COLORADO: Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot for other people. The bill supported by the office of Gov. John Hickenlooper passed 35-0 but it was unclear when he would sign it. There Read the full article…

Oregon Set To Shield Marijuana User Data From US Officials

protecting customer identity at pot retail

By Kristena Hansen, Associated Press OREGON: Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having their identities or cannabis-buying habits from being divulged by the shops that make buying pre-rolled joints and “magic” brownies as easy as grabbing a bottle of whiskey from Read the full article…

West Virginia Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

West Virginia will be the 29th State to legalize marijuana for medicinal use

WEST VIRGINIA: A medical marijuana bill received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice. He has publicly expressed support for legal access to medical marijuana and is expected to sign the bill into law, making West Virginia the 29th state to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. SB 386, Read the full article…

OLCC Updates Cities/Counties Prohibiting Licensed Recreational Marijuana Facilities

OLCC news

OREGON: The following cities or counties have prohibited the establishment of Licensed Recreational Marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers, and/or retailers. The cities or counties listed below have: Provided the OLCC with a copy of their ordinance, per Chapter475B. Signed and returned the official “Local Option Opt‐Out” form which can be found at www.marijuana.oregon.gov. Have put or Read the full article…

Canada: Trudeau Administration Seeks To Legalize Marijuana By July 2018

e pending legalization legislation is expected to be introduced the week of April 10, CBC News has reported. Proponents are seeking to have the new law in place by July 1, 2018.

CANADA:  Legislation is anticipated from the Trudeau administration in early April to regulate the use, production, and sale of marijuana. In 2015, the Liberal Party pledged to “legalize and regulate” marijuana if Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister. The forthcoming legislation will likely be modeled after recommendations issued in 2016 by a federal task force. Members of the task force called on Read the full article…

DEA To Classify Liquid, Synthetic THC As A Schedule II Controlled Substance

DEA to classify liquid THC

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Officials from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have recommended that Syndros, a liquid form of synthetic THC, be classified as a Schedule II controlled substance under federal law. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials determined last year that the drug formulation is safe and effective for use by patients with cancer and AIDS. Two other synthetic Read the full article…

OMNICANNABIS: The WA State Senate Made Behemoth Pot Legislation, And It May Be Too Big To Fail

there’s enough that I like in ESSB 5131 to make it worth passing.

by Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: In lawmaking jargon, omnibus legislation is a single bill that has lots of topics or issues with a loose theme. Anything can be, but until recently marijuana was usually part of a omnibus drug/crime bills, not the centerpiece. The common attitude at the Capital in Olympia is that bills shouldn’t be Read the full article…