Lawsuit: Marijuana Shop Says Neighbors Complaining Of Odor Was Phony Reason For Eviction Notice

Closed due to "numerous tenant complaints" about "an objectionable odor of marijuana" emitting from the business.

OREGON: A business that claims to be Portland‘s oldest marijuana dispensary is asking a judge to stop its property management company from evicting it based on what it calls phony reasons — including that neighbors have complained of the odor of pot. Brothers Cannabis Club at Southeast 36th Avenue and Division Street filed court papers Read the full article…

Pot Fans, Foes Fume As Washington DC tests Limits Of High Life

"It is kind of the Alice in Wonderland of cannabis legalization. It's like there's all these rules and regulations that no one follows,"

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Almost a year has passed since it became legal to smoke, but not sell, marijuana in Washington, D.C., and pot enthusiasts and opponents alike are chafing under a compromise that leaves smokers in a haze over how to obtain their weed. Sales of equipment to grow the plants indoors are booming, bartenders are Read the full article…

Drug Traffickers Secretly Shipping Mass Quantities Of Weed Out Of Colorado

These cases and others confirm a longstanding fear of marijuana opponents that the state's much-watched experiment in legal pot would invite more illegal trafficking to other states where the drug is still strictly forbidden.

COLORADO: Seeking a safe haven in Colorado’s legal marijuana marketplace, illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state’s sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it elsewhere and pocketing millions of dollars from the sale, according to law enforcement officials and court records consulted by The Associated Press. In one case, the owner of Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Amendment Could Be On 2016 Ohio Ballot

“It’s really about time,” said Mason Tvert, a spokesperson for MPP. “We just can’t wait any longer.”

OHIO: A Washington D.C.-based organization wants to put a medical marijuana amendment on Ohio’s November ballot. Marijuana Policy Project, founded in 1995, plans to propose a constitutional amendment that would create a medical marijuana system similar to those states that have already legalized medical marijuana. The group has led several successful marijuana advocacy efforts in Michigan, Read the full article…

Southern GOP Lawmaker Defends Medical Pot: ‘We’ve Never Had An Overdose On Marijuana’

“I do think it’s going to pass this session, and I think it should because pharmaceutical companies, those drugs and all that, have killed tens of thousands of people — overdoses and all that — every single year and we’ve never had an overdose on marijuana,” Clark said.

GEORGIA: As state lawmakers consider a medical marijuana bill in Georgia, the measure is getting support from an unexpected source: a conservative Republican state representative. During a radio interview on the Bryan Crabtree Show late last week, State Rep. David Clark (R) discussed HB 722, a proposal that would expand Georgia’s medical marijuana regime. Clark, a self-described “Constitutional Read the full article…

Bellevue Parents Call For Pot Shop Ban

Parents Against Marijuana Near Schools (PAMNS) are against the the proposed location for Marijuana Retail Store "Green Theory" in Bellevue, WA (Factoria).

WASHINGTON: Parents Against Marijuana Near Schools (PAMNS) are against the location of the proposed Marijuana Retail Store “Green Theory” in Bellevue, WA (Factoria). Mike Griffith from Par 5 Investment has filed an application for a permit to change the use in an existing building in Factoria from a driving education service and offices to a retail use Read the full article…

Chelan Community Meeting About Plain Marijuana Farm; Jan 22nd

his issue and meeting are of particular importance to our area because of the marijuana growing operation proposed for site in “downtown” Plain.

WASHINGTON: As previously posted on this site, the Chelan County Planning Commission will hold a hearing on the status of marijuana operations in the County on January 27th. This issue and meeting are of particular importance to our area because of the marijuana growing operation proposed for site in “downtown” Plain. The site is immediately adjacent Read the full article…

LA Times Editorial: Los Angeles Needs A New Medical Marijuana Policy

If L.A. doesn't change its existing rules, all medicinal pot shops in the city's boundaries will be illegal in 2018.

CALIFORNIA: In October, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills establishing a statewide system to regulate medicinal cannabis, he called it a long-overdue framework that would “make sure patients have access to medical marijuana, while ensuring a robust tracking system.” He should have added: “Everywhere in the state, except Los Angeles,” because it turns out Read the full article…

Relief In Sight: WA Liquor & Cannabis Board To Consider Rules Changes

To the credit of the WSLCB, they have heard and listened to the comments, constructive or otherwise and are prepared to loosen some of the constraints that have held the Washington market back artificially,

By Myles Harlow Kahn WASHINGTON: I have been telling my cannabis industry clients and constituents for two years to be patient; the regulations which, to a great extent, have choked the development and growth of the legal cannabis industry in Washington, will loosen up eventually. Washington’s restrictive and conservative approach, which has purposefully stayed under the federal Read the full article…

Mass. Senators Learn The Ins And Outs Of Colorado’s Marijuana Businesses

“Hell, as soon as they open the car door, you can smell it,” answered Arcuri, who tells Rodrigues legalized pot has made his home state the “laughing stock of the nation.”

MASSACHUSETTS: It’s still early, but Fall River state Sen. Mike Rodrigues is eager. He’s grilling an Uber driver who was taking him to a high-tech Denver laboratory that extracts potent compounds from marijuana leaves. “You’re out and about driving, picking people up. Do you see more people under the influence when they get into the vehicle? Read the full article…