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?

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…

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…

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…

Medical marijuana dispensaries a signature away from approval

Medical Marijuana dispensaries a signature away from approval

OREGON: SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries are a signature away from being legal in Oregon. The state House of Representatives approved a bill Saturday to establish a licensing system for medical marijuana outlets. The bill, which passed 32-27, now goes to Gov. John Kitzhaber to sign.

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…