Petitioners Hope to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use in Alaska

Marijuana Ballot Petition

ALASKA: Supporters of an initiative that would create a legal market for marijuana in the state are at the beginning of a long campaign to get more than 30,000 signatures and allow Alaskan voters to decide next year on marijuana legalization. Petitioners began collecting signatures across Alaska about a week ago for a law regulating the Read the full article…

Marijuana stories: Patients eager to come out of shadows when law passes

lawmakers are moving ahead with legislative efforts to allow for the limited use of medical ‘cannabis’ while simultaneously forbidding anyone from either inhaling the herb or possessing its flowers

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Ted Wright’s wife was wasting away before his eyes. Ravaged by constant nausea and vomiting – the side effects from a clinical trial drug that was keeping her cancer at bay – Cindy Wright had rapidly lost more than 30 pounds. “She couldn’t eat,” her husband recalled. “And they said, ‘You’ve got to Read the full article…

A Wisconsin dad faces deportation for smoking weed as a teenager

Timofeev and his two daughters, Sasha, 16, and Kylie, 7, are close. 'He's one of my favorite people,' says Sasha.

WISCONSIN: By the time Alex Timofeev got home from work at the Nakoma Country Club, had dinner and relaxed with his customary cup of tea, it was past midnight. When the doorbell rang in the early morning he tried to ignore it. But the ringing was insistent so he left his fiancée in bed, threw Read the full article…

Connecticut Town wants a time-out on marijuana business

Shelton, CT town officials want moratorium on medical marijuana sales

CONNECTICUT: Before the state has even adopted the regulations concerning the growing and dispensing of medical marijuana, Shelton’s zoning commission wants a time-out to stop and think. It is proposing a six-month moratorium on implementing the new regulations so commission members will have time to study the nearly 100-page document and fully understand it. A public Read the full article…

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…