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…

State Battles Federal Government for Independence in Medical Marijuana Case

Harborside Health Oakland

CALIFORNIA: Magistrate Maria-Elena James ruled that a cannabis dispensary in Oakland, CA, is free to stay open while local authorities fight federal prosecution to shut it down, reports Reuters. The ruling came in on July 3rd, just under the wire for local supporters of the Harborside Health Center to celebrate their temporary medical marijuana freedom on the Read the full article…

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…

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

Reports from Washington state are that the recreational marijuana business are not making profits because of taxes.

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…

State faces the latest twist in pot law: concentrates

The increasingly popular practice is called dabbing. “This is America’s insanely baked future,” Rolling Stone declared in its recent Weed Issue.

WASHINGTON: State regulators are trying to figure out how to regulate potent marijuana concentrates, such as hash oil. Dangerous amateur production, the use of solvents, and the practice of “dabbing” are among their concerns. By Bob Young Aurelio Romero Jr. uses a metal rod to apply a dab of hash oil to part of a bong Read the full article…

Oregon Governor Signs Marijuana Penalty Reduction Bills Into Law

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announces his resignation following allegations his fiancée used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes.

OREGON: Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) Monday signed into law two measures that will reduce the punishments for certain marijuana-related offenses. The changes go into effect immediately. The first, Senate Bill 40, lowers the penalties for possession of more than an ounce of pot. Under the old laws, possession of more than four ounces was a Class B felony punishable Read the full article…

Oregon Governor Signs Marijuana Penalty Reduction Bills Into Law

Gov. John Kitzhaber expresses concern about how much marijuana Oregonians would be allowed to possess at home under the new legalization measure.

OREGON: Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) Monday signed into law two measures that will reduce the punishments for certain marijuana-related offenses. The changes go into effect immediately. The first, Senate Bill 40, lowers the penalties for possession of more than an ounce of pot. Under the old laws, possession of more than four ounces was a Class B felony punishable Read the full article…