Medical marijuana, global warming and animal neglect: Oregon Legislature today

Oregon medical marijuana dispensary busts put people in jail before the laws  changed.

OREGON: Could this be the penultimate day of the 2013 Oregon Legislature? The antepenultimate? In any case, lawmakers and their loyal aides are thisclose to freedom from the Capitol for the summer. The House meets at 3 p.m. and is scheduled to take up a priority bill of the senate President, Peter Courtney, D-Salem. Senate Bill 6 increases punishment for Read the full article…

Medical marijuana, global warming and animal neglect: Oregon Legislature today

“Droves of Wisconsinites are leaving this state because it’s going backwards"

OREGON: Could this be the penultimate day of the 2013 Oregon Legislature? The antepenultimate? In any case, lawmakers and their loyal aides are thisclose to freedom from the Capitol for the summer. The House meets at 3 p.m. and is scheduled to take up a priority bill of the senate President, Peter Courtney, D-Salem. Senate Bill 6 increases punishment for Read the full article…

Missouri police officer gets approval to moonlight as Show-Me Cannabis lobbyist

MISSOURI:  St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has reversed course and will allow a veteran officer to moonlight as a lobbyist for a pro-marijuana organization. Dotson wrote to police Sgt. Gary Wiegert on Tuesday saying his request for “secondary employment” will be allowed.

Missouri police officer gets approval to moonlight as Show-Me Cannabis lobbyist

MISSOURI:  St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has reversed course and will allow a veteran officer to moonlight as a lobbyist for a pro-marijuana organization. Dotson wrote to police Sgt. Gary Wiegert on Tuesday saying his request for “secondary employment” will be allowed.

No "Joe Camels" Of Pot, But Pot Candy Still Okay

No Joe Camels of Pot, but candy is dandy

By Amy Radil WASHINGTON: In draft rules filed Wednesday,  the Washington State Liquor Control Board laid out new regulations for advertising, packaging and labeling marijuana. The rules forbid ads by Joe Camel-type cartoon characters. But they don’t restrict marijuana-infused gummy bears. After the state issued its initial round of marijuana regulations in May, drug abuse experts Read the full article…

Good News For World’s Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Judge James’ ruling allows the City of Oakland to continue its legal action to protect public health and safety from the misguided attacks of US Attorney Melinda Haag."

Harborside Health Center won a significant victory earlier this week in their battle against the feds. As the world’s largest medical marijuana dispensary, everyone should be closely following the Harborside/feds case, as the process and decisions that come out of it will no doubt be used in other cases. Below is a press release that Read the full article…

Local Mass. Law Enforcement: Minorities not targeted for marijuana possession

Local police and elected officials say law enforcement agencies in Bristol County do not target minorities for marijuana possession as suggested by a recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union.

MASSACHUSETTS: Local police and elected officials say law enforcement agencies in Bristol County do not target minorities for marijuana possession as suggested by a recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union. “Absolutely not. I haven’t seen any evidence of it,” Somerset Police Chief Joseph Ferreira said. “Our arrests are based on the facts of the Read the full article…

Stopping Medical Marijuana Won’t Make Chris Christie President

The governor, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," said his administration would use federal rules that outlaw marijuana to clamp down on states that legalized recreational pot use.

NEW JERSEY: Since then-governor John Corzine signed it into law in January 2010, New Jersey’s medical marijuana program has been a thorn in Chris Christie’s side. It’s been ignored, railed against, tacitly allowed, barely instituted and red-taped to death, all within the span of Christie’s term in office, and all by the man himself. Christie’s reluctance Read the full article…

Berkeley Fights Feds on Medical Marijuana

Berkley Patients Group

CALIFORNIA: On Wednesday, the city of Berkeley, Ca. filed a legal claim in a federal asset forfeiture case against the landlord of a medical marijuana dispensary in the city, Berkeley Patients Group. The city is working to keep Berkeley Patients Group open, claiming it will lose tax money as a result of the mandated forfeiture.  Read the full article…

Vail to extend temporary pot dispensary ban

With the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature looming, advocates continue to push for measures that would loosen the restrictions on the use of marijuana or its derivatives in medical treatments.

COLORADO:  In a game of more wait-and-see, the Vail Town Council made the first of two steps Tuesday to extend a current temporary ban on recreational marijuana businesses. The council is waiting to see what consequences, if any, arise in other towns that allow the businesses to operate since last November’s passing of Amendment 64. Read the full article…