Quest to legalize marijuana personal to Florida couple

For the Jordans, the quest to legalize marijuana is very personal. In the background, Florida Governor Charlie Crist talks about his support in the use of medical marijuana on Bay News 9’s Political Connections Sunday morning.

FLORIDA: Sunday morning on Bay News 9’s Political Connections former Florida Governor Charlie Crist talked about his support in the use of medical marijuana. It’s something Bob and Cathy Jordan were shocked to see when they turned on the TV. “I never thought I would hear him say that,” said Bob Jordan, medical marijuana supporter. Read the full article…

Regulate medical and recreational marjuana separately

A Jacksonville law firm is trying to convince sheriffs that Florida law has for decades allowed severely ill patients who meet certain criteria to cultivate and smoke their own pot.

By JAY BERNEBURG Currently, access to medical marijuana in Washington is, for the most part, unregulated. If the recreational marijuana program in Washington is going to be successful, the Legislature must pass legislation regulating access to medical marijuana. However, this legislation must regulate medical marijuana separately from recreational marijuana to protect patient access to medical Read the full article…

Oregon Senate Committee Tweaks Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill

Pot shops in Oregon that already sell medical marijuana have made big plans for the historic day - and hope there is enough supply to meet what is expected to be a huge demand.

OREGON:  A committee in the Oregon Senate has amended a House-approved bill that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries statewide. Two significant changes were made to the bill Saturday by the Senate Committee on Rules following concerns voiced from the Oregon District Attorneys Association, who changed their position on the bill Read the full article…

Oregon Senate Committee Tweaks Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill

Oregon Senate Committee makes changes to MMJ bill

OREGON:  A committee in the Oregon Senate has amended a House-approved bill that would expand the state’s medical marijuana program to license and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries statewide. Two significant changes were made to the bill Saturday by the Senate Committee on Rules following concerns voiced from the Oregon District Attorneys Association, who changed their position on the bill Read the full article…

New York legislation will never be progressive

Gov Cuomo

NEW YORK: Earlier this year, New York looked poised to become the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana. The state Assembly passed a bill by a 99-41 margin June 3. A Quinnipiac poll taken that week indicated that 70 percent of New Yorkers supported the idea. And in the state Senate, the Republicans who had Read the full article…

New York legislation will never be progressive

Gov Cuomo

NEW YORK: Earlier this year, New York looked poised to become the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana. The state Assembly passed a bill by a 99-41 margin June 3. A Quinnipiac poll taken that week indicated that 70 percent of New Yorkers supported the idea. And in the state Senate, the Republicans who had Read the full article…

Marijuana's march toward mainstream confounds feds

Brent Miller in one of the grow rooms of his medical marijuana grow operation in Seattle.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of ‘‘Reefer Madness’’ to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of ‘‘Just Say No.’’ The next 25 years took the nation from Bill Clinton, who famously ‘‘didn’t inhale,’’ to Barack Obama, who most emphatically Read the full article…

Landlord Challenges Feds in Calif Medical Pot Case

CALIFORNIA:  The feds never kicked down the door of Tony Jalali’s building and raided the medical pot shops that rented space from him. Letters were sent to him informing him that having a dispensary in his Orange County office building violated U.S. law and it could be taken from him. Once a lawsuit was filed Read the full article…

American Mayors: Let Them Smoke Pot

Earnest described the Obama administration's position on marijuana as mainly focused on prosecuting drug traffickers rather than individual users.

It has been more than seven months since voters in Colorado and Washington State chose to legalize marijuana for recreational use, in contravention of federal drug laws. It has been more than three months since Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would announce his department’s response to the new statutes “relatively Read the full article…

American Mayors: Let Them Smoke Pot

Earnest described the Obama administration's position on marijuana as mainly focused on prosecuting drug traffickers rather than individual users.

It has been more than seven months since voters in Colorado and Washington State chose to legalize marijuana for recreational use, in contravention of federal drug laws. It has been more than three months since Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would announce his department’s response to the new statutes “relatively Read the full article…