Law enforcers raid 22 businesses, homes and warehouses connected to suspected marijuana grow operations

"One of the residences that was part of the investigation was the home in Ypsilanti that exploded" Sunday, state police said.

MICHIGAN:  State, county and federal police agencies in connection with the state Attorney General’s Office have raided 22 properties in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw and Jackson counties at the conclusion of a seven-month investigation into illegal marijuana cultivation and sales. The investigation yielded over 500 plants, “a large quantity of processed marijuana,” multiple weapons and “several” Read the full article…

And the Award for Most Reformed State During the 2013 Legislative Session Goes to…

Gov Cuomo

With summer in full-swing, and with months of political bickering already behind us, the 2013 legislative session has adjourned for many states, with most of the remaining few finishing their final days. During this session, cannabis reform has been a popular and much-discussed topic in numerous states.

And the Award for Most Reformed State During the 2013 Legislative Session Goes to…

Gov Cuomo

With summer in full-swing, and with months of political bickering already behind us, the 2013 legislative session has adjourned for many states, with most of the remaining few finishing their final days. During this session, cannabis reform has been a popular and much-discussed topic in numerous states.

Michigan pharmacist who grew medical marijuana for personal use has license suspended

Pharmacist Donald Buckley

MICHIGAN: A South Haven-area pharmacist has had his pharmacy license suspended because of a marijuana possession conviction last fall after police discovered marijuana plants growing on his Casco Township property. According to a news release from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, registered pharmacist Donald James Buckley, 71, was found guilty in Allegan County District Court Read the full article…

Michigan pharmacist who grew medical marijuana for personal use has license suspended

Pharmacist Donald Buckley

MICHIGAN: A South Haven-area pharmacist has had his pharmacy license suspended because of a marijuana possession conviction last fall after police discovered marijuana plants growing on his Casco Township property. According to a news release from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, registered pharmacist Donald James Buckley, 71, was found guilty in Allegan County District Court Read the full article…

MARIJUANA GROW HOUSES: How many plants are too many?

Landlords say they're faced with tenants who argue they have a right to use the drug in their home.

CALIFORNIA: Hopefully you will remember the story The Press-Enterprise wrote about the houses in Eastvale that had been converted into marijuana grow-houses. We also wrote about the Special Enforcement Team deputies who uproot these operations. Well, the other day we received an email from an anonymous person who mentioned these Eastvale farming operations and correctly pointed out Read the full article…

MARIJUANA GROW HOUSES: How many plants are too many?

This used to be a bedroom in a house on Tiger Lilly Court in Eastvale.

CALIFORNIA: Hopefully you will remember the story The Press-Enterprise wrote about the houses in Eastvale that had been converted into marijuana grow-houses. We also wrote about the Special Enforcement Team deputies who uproot these operations. Well, the other day we received an email from an anonymous person who mentioned these Eastvale farming operations and correctly pointed out Read the full article…

Indiana Marijuana Laws A Step Back In Time

Governor Mike Pence -- moving Indiana backwards

INDIANA:  A recent Pew Research Center poll found that for the first time a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana. Indiana Governor Mike Pence is not among them.With the rest of the United States moving toward relaxing the marijuana laws, Indiana seems to be bravely marching into the past. The Hoosier State’s penalties Read the full article…

Medical pot dispensaries bill would 'add a new layer to the enforcement'

“This is a brand new program. If we get them done sooner, that would be a great success, but I suspect it will take us the full year to get this program up and running.”

OREGON: Oregon lawmakers approved a bill that adds dispensaries to the state’s outlets for medical marijuana, but some critics are still not happy with the last-minute changes that caused lawmakers to pass it. The state House of Representatives approved the bill on Saturday. It establishes a licensing system for medical marijuana outlets. The bill, which passed Read the full article…

Sheriff: I Just Want Cannabis Off the Front Pages

Sheriff Tom Allman is proof that a drug warrior can “evolve” into supporting the Drug Peace over the Drug War.

CALIFORNIA: Sheriff Tom Allman calls the decision to permit his county’s cannabis farmers (even before federal law changes) part of his “law enforcement evolution.” A local boy, he knew how eighty percent of his Emerald Triangle economy was derived. As a newly elected Sheriff, he flew over his jurisdiction and thought, “So that’s how that conservative Read the full article…