Massachusetts Attorney General OKs Marijuana Ballot Initiatives

Two ballot initiatives were approved by the Massachusetts attorney general on Wednesday, leaving it up to voters to decide whether pot smoking should be legal in the state.

MASSACHUSETTS:  Ballot initiatives from two marijuana advocacy groups were approved by the Massachusetts attorney general on Wednesday, leaving it up to voters to decide whether pot smoking should be legal in the state. The proposals, submitted to State Attorney General Maura Healey by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol and the Bay State Repeal, Read the full article…

Health Canada Will Actively Monitor For Marijuana Advertising Violators

The Health Minister ordered a crackdown on groups that illegally advertise marijuana.

CANADA:  Health Minister Rona Ambrose ordered a crackdown on groups that illegally advertise marijuana and re-stated the Conservative party’s pledge to keep storefront dispensaries illegal Saturday on the eve of the expected launch of a federal election campaign. “Today I directed Health Canada to create a task force to crack down on illegal marijuana advertising,” Read the full article…

Entrepreneurs Push For Medical Marijuana Zoning In Baltimore County

Entrepreneurs eager to get a foothold in the medical marijuana business asked Baltimore County Council members Tuesday to pass zoning laws that would allow them to operate.

MARYLAND:  Entrepreneurs eager to get a foothold in the nascent medical marijuana business in Maryland asked Baltimore County Council members Tuesday to pass zoning laws that would allow them to operate. Travis Radebaugh, a member of the family that operates Towson-based Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses, told council members his company is ready to start growing Read the full article…

Denver Cracks Down On Pesticide Use In Pot Products

Denver health officials say they are holding marijuana products that show pesticides the state says cannot be used on cannabis.

COLORADO:  Denver health officials Tuesday began inspecting and quarantining hundreds of marijuana products because their labels listed pesticides not approved for use on cannabis. The move comes about six months after the city quarantined 100,000 plants at 11 grow facilities over concerns about pesticides. Although pesticides are widely used on crops, their use on cannabis Read the full article…

Previously Undecided, House Speaker Shap Smith Now Favors Legalization

House Speaker Shap Smith now he says he'll work to pass a legalization bill in the 2016 session.

VERMONT:  Backers of a plan to legalize marijuana in Vermont have received some significant legislative support from House Speaker Shap Smith. For more than a year, Smith has been undecided about this issue but now he says he’ll work to pass a legalization bill in the 2016 session. For months, Smith has taken a “wait and see” Read the full article…

Salem City Council Allows Early Recreational Pot Sales

The Salem City Council voted 8 to 1 Monday night to allow early sales of recreational marijuana.

OREGON:  The Salem City Council voted 8 to 1 Monday night to allow early sales of recreational marijuana. Mayor Anna Peterson was the only member to vote no. The decision will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational pot to people 21 and over starting on October 1, more than three months ahead of the state’s planned start date. At the city Read the full article…

More College Students Regularly Smoke Marijuana Than Tobacco, Survey Finds

More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana over tobacco cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice.

MICHIGAN:  More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted tobacco cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found. Just under 6 percent of the full-time students surveyed by University of Michigan researchers for the annual “Monitoring the Future” study Read the full article…

Jeff Mizanskey, Sentenced To Life With No Parole On Marijuana-Related Charge, Walks Free

Jeff Mizanskey walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tuesday, after spending two decades behind bars for marijuana related charges.

MISSOURI:  A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tuesday, after spending two decades behind bars. The release of Jeff Mizanskey followed years of lobbying from family, lawmakers and advocates for the legalization of marijuana, who argued that the sentence Read the full article…

These Colorado Military Vets Are Suing Over Marijuana

Five PTSD patients from Colorado are suing the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment and the Colorado Board of Health for rejecting PTSD as a qualifying condition to use medical marijuana.

COLORADO:  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental ailment that affects people who have experienced serious traumatic events in their lives. It is typically found in people who have served in the military during wars, people who have been sexually abused, and people who have witnessed or experienced many other dreadful situations. People suffering from Read the full article…

Miley Cyrus Kept VMAs Party Going In MTV Press Room By Handing Out A Joint And Avocados

Cyrus entertained journalists backstage by sharing a couple of her favorite things: joints and avocados.

CALIFORNIA:  Miley Cyrus let her personality (and her love of marijuana) shine while hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night, and apparently, the party didn’t end when the cameras stopped rolling. Cyrus entertained journalists backstage by sharing a couple of her favorite things: joints and avocados. TMZ obtained a video of the 22-year-old “We Can’t Stop” singer entering the Read the full article…