Flandreau Sioux Put Marijuana Resort On Hold

The tribe will continue to consult with the federal and state government and hopes to be granted parity with states that have legalized marijuana

SOUTH DAKOTA: The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is temporarily suspending its marijuana cultivation and distributing facilities and is destroying its existing crop as leaders seek clarification on regulations from the federal government, according to the tribe’s lawyer. Seth Pearman said the suspension is pivotal to the continued success of the marijuana venture and that tribal leadership is confident that Read the full article…

Iowa Medical-Marijuana Proponent Dies Of Cancer

Tassin contended that many other medications doctors prescribe routinely are vastly more dangerous than marijuana.

IOWA: One of Iowa’s clearest voices on behalf of legalized medical marijuana has died before she could see her efforts succeed. Lori Tassin, 44, of Des Moines was a regular presence at the Statehouse last spring, button-holing legislators and testifying about why she and other ill Iowans should have the right to try marijuana. She died Friday of Read the full article…

U.S. Agents Crack Down On Illegal Marijuana Sites On Colorado Public Lands

"Some illicit grows were located in multiple residences and outbuildings, while many others were located on federal land, causing environmental damage to the land that may take years to mitigate,"

COLORADO: Several large marijuana cultivation sites in Colorado that were being used by traffickers to ship the drug to other states have been dismantled by federal agents and state police in the past six weeks, authorities said on Thursday. Since mid-August, federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies have raided the illegal pot cultivation sites in the Read the full article…

Oregon Becomes Third U.S. State To Allow Recreational Marijuana Sales

Oregon residents 21 years and older can buy up to a quarter-ounce (seven grams) of dried pot at roughly 200 existing medical-use marijuana dispensaries as a new law took effect.

OREGON: Marijuana sales for recreational use began in Oregon on Thursday as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that remains illegal under U.S. federal law. Oregon residents 21 years and older can buy up to a quarter-ounce (seven grams) of dried pot at roughly 200 existing medical-use marijuana dispensaries Read the full article…

How Legalizing Marijuana Could Help California Address Drought

California's drought is believed to be the worst in 1,200 years.

CALIFORNIA: A flight over Mendocino County puts California’s drought into stark perspective. You soar over arid hills, browning trees and bone-dry riverbeds. As the state continues to battle the drought and its effects, its leaders are considering every possible means to cut water usage, but there’s an obvious culprit that could merit a closer look: marijuana. Fully Read the full article…

Tommy Chong: “I Got Diagnosed With Rectal Cancer,” in Treatment Now

Comedian Tommy Chong was in Seattle talking about the miracle plant cannabis

CALIFORNIA: Tommy Chong is battling cancer once again. The Cheech & Chong star, 77, revealed in an interview with Us Weekly on Tuesday, June 16, that he is undergoing treatment for rectal cancer. “I’ve had some medical issues lately,” Chong told Us at the 826LA 10th anniversary party in Santa Monica, Calif. “I got diagnosed with rectal cancer.” The That ’70s Show alum Read the full article…

Is America Ready For Marijuana Moguls?

"There's never been a case of overdose."

This Sunday, CNN presents “Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution,” a new special from Dr. Sanjay Gupta, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed at 10 p.m. ET/PT by the premiere of the CNN Original Series “High Profits.” (CNN)At first blush, Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire seem like any other small business owners — polite, hardworking and passionate Read the full article…

Obama Commutes Sentences For 22 Drug Offenders, Including Eight Serving Life

Calling their sentences the product of an "outdated" system, the White House acknowledged that defendants convicted of the same crimes under current law would likely face far lighter punishment.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: President Obama commuted sentences on Tuesday for 22 drug offenders, including eight serving life sentences, doubling the total number of commutations issued during his time in office. Calling their sentences the product of an “outdated” system, the White House acknowledged that defendants convicted of the same crimes under current law would likely face far lighter Read the full article…

Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Marijuana In The White House — Without Obama

More than two dozen weed advocates in the state donated their best products to be added to the gift bag for the rapper and his crew.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Weed isn’t this legal in D.C. yet. In an episode of his online show “GGN: The Double G News Network” that just went live, Snoop Dogg claimed he smoked Mary Jane in a White House bathroom. Though Mr. Dogg did not explicitly say so, the implication was that President Obama was not there when the rapper Read the full article…

Seattle’s Top Cop Buys Pot — Legally!

Alison Holcomb, author of I-502, opens Seattle's first legal pot shop.

WASHINGTON: The Evergreen State became the second state in the union to allow for recreational marijuana sales to adults.  More than 200 customers waited in line, along with an equal number of press — straight, cannabis and internet — at Seattle’s Cannabis City in SODO. ACLU Attorney and I-502 author Alison Holcomb spoke, as did Read the full article…