Michigan Court Puts The Lid On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The result is the new decision severely limiting how marijuana can be obtained under the voter-approved Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.

MICHIGAN:  It looks like the state Court of Appeals has pounded another nail into the coffin of marijuana dispensaries in Michigan. A pair of West Michigan men who faced little to no jail time after they reached plea deals for distributing medical marijuana appealed their cases, which took a circuitous route through court system. The Read the full article…

LCB Says Licensed Marijuana Canopy Enough To Meet WA Recreational And Medical Marijuana Market Demand

Washington canopy sufficient to meet mmj needs says LCB

WASHINGTON: The amount of marijuana allowed to be grown by state-licensed producers in Washington is enough to satisfy both the medical and recreational marijuana markets, a University of Washington study finds. The state Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) tasked the UW-based Cannabis Law and Policy Project (CLPP) with calculating the “grow canopy,” or square footage, required to Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Moves To Louisiana House

Parents like Katie Corkern of Amite pleaded with the committee to support the bill, saying it was the "last hope" for her 9-year-old son Connor, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy.

LOUISIANA: A bill that would expand medical marijuana in Louisiana cleared another hurdle here Monday, moving it one step away from final legislative passage. Mills’ bill would expand the number of conditions that could be treated with the drug, which would be taken orally in an oil form, change the wording from “prescribe” to “recommend” to Read the full article…

How Close Is Too Close? Tacoma City Council Fine Tunes Cannabis Retail Policy

"there are two things we know for sure:  There is a strong demand for this product and that it is lucrative."

By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON:  The Tacoma City council formed a study group this week to discuss how best to proceed with ending the moratorium on Legal Cannabis Retail stores within the city limits.  After considering the testimony of Tacoma residents at the public hearing on April 26, 2016, Tacoma Planning and Development Services manager Brian Boudet presented Read the full article…

As Pierce County Says NO To Marijuana Businesses, Tacoma City Council Discuss How To Welcome More

Emerald Leaves, a retail marijuana store located at 2702 6th Ave, Tacoma.

MJNN EXCLUSIVE REPORT By Aaron Ball WASHINGTON: Just hours after Pierce County residents voted No on 1 – a measure that would have allowed legal marijuana production and sales in the unincorporated county — the Tacoma City Council convened to reconsider its cannabis policy.  The Council held a public hearing Tuesday evening to receive input about recommended amendments Read the full article…

Marijuana Lessons For Canada: USA vs Portugal vs Netherlands

Cannabis in Canada

CANADA: Canada’s new government has promised to legalize marijuana in 2016, but until that happens, you can still get charged for possession, growing or selling marijuana. All these activities are currently illegal and possible penalties, if you get convicted, range from a small fine to getting a criminal record. The case’s outcome depends on whether you Read the full article…

City of Castle Rock, WA Proposes Moratorium On Marijuana And Cannabis-Infused Products

Castle Rock, WA considers ban on marijuana and cannabis-infused products

WASHINGTON: Castle Rock, WA, which calls itself the “Gateway to Mt. St. Helens” has proposed a moratorium prohibiting the retail sale, growing, production, and processing of marijuana and cannabis-infused products intended for medical and/or recreational use within the Castle Rock city limits for a one-year period of time, during which the city will study regulatory Read the full article…

Spokane City Council Uninterested In Regulating Marijuana Industry Out Of Existence

Stuckart said he wanted to ensure legal marijuana businesses that Spokane would not entertain proposals to regulate them out of existence, including adding buffer zones to churches.

WASHINGTON: There is no desire among a majority of Spokane city officials to further regulate the sale of marijuana downtown absent data showing it is a problem, City Council President Ben Stuckart said. “I believe that this whole thing is based on fear, not truth or data,” Stuckart said, referring to Monday’s story that Mike Fagan and Read the full article…

WSLCB To Close Marijuana Retail License Application Window March 31, 2016

first legal pot shop in seattle

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) will stop accepting marijuana retail license applications March 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The WSLCB began processing retail applications on Oct. 12, 2015 to accommodate additional demand and provide additional access points before the medical and recreational marketplace are merged on July 1, 2016. “We are Read the full article…

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…