From Threat To Joke: How Are Your Cops Treating Weed?

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By Bailey Hirschburg My old spectrum for judging cops on pot ranged from “Officer I’m still cool” to “Sheriff Buzzkill.” But I’m wondering if it’s out of date. “Officer I’m still cool” was typically a local cop at protests or public events. He would always remind you he didn’t MAKE pot laws, he was just ENFORCING them. Read the full article…

Poll: Support For Marijuana Legalization Climbing

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ILLINOIS: The percentage of Americans who “think the use of marijuana should be legal” has increased dramatically over the past ten years and now stands at a record high, according to polling data compiled by the University of Chicago’s General Social Survey. The survey has tracked adults’ opinions on legalizing marijuana since the early 1970s. The survey reports that 57 Read the full article…

7 in 10 Californians 21 & Older Ready to Use Cannabis Products Recreationally

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CALIFORNIA: Enlucem, a strategic brand consultancy currently advising startups in the cannabis space, announced today the results of a detailed consumer study of Californians’ attitudes toward cannabis products. Results of the 800-person survey found that the market potential for medical marijuana and other future cannabis products in California is staggering – between 15 million and Read the full article…

PA Auditor General Recommends Regulating, Taxing Marijuana

Result would bring in revenue, create jobs, reduce corrections costs

PENNSYLVANIA: Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today Pennsylvania should strongly consider regulating and taxing marijuana to benefit from a booming industry expected to be worth $20 billion and employ more than 280,000 in the next decade. “The regulation and taxation of the marijuana train has rumbled out of the station, and it is time to Read the full article…

VA Congressman Introduces Bill To Remove Marijuana From Controlled Substances List

VA Congressman Tom Garrett introduces bill to end federal prohibition of marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Virginia’s 5th District CongressmanTom Garrett last week introduced legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana. The short title for this legislation is cited as the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.” If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries such as alcohol and Read the full article…

Nevada: Lawmakers Moving Forward With Expedited Plan For Adult Use Marijuana Sales

Legal pot is on a fast track in NV

NEVADA: State officials are holding firm on an expedited plan to begin adult use marijuana sales in July, despite comments from the Trump administration indicating a forthcoming crackdown in states that regulate its commercial production and sale. Nevada Department of Taxation spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein told the Associated Press that the agency is “moving forward” with plans to permit retail cannabis sales by Read the full article…

Legal Cannabis Market Projected to Grow as Consumers Spend More

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NEW YORK: Legal cannabis sales in the North American market are expected to grow rapidly as consumers spend more every year on legal cannabis. According to a new report from Arcview Market Research, people in America and Canada spent $56.4 billion on cannabis in 2016, while about $6.9 billion came from the legal recreational and medical cannabis market, a 34 percent up Read the full article…

Vermont Legislative Committee To Ponder State Marijuana Laws

Vermont Pol says decriminalization is working

VERMONT: A Vermont lawmaker says the House Judiciary Committee is likely to consider the further decriminalization of marijuana — or even its legalization — in the current session. Democratic Rep. Maxine Grad, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, says the decriminalization of marijuana has been working well in Vermont. Grad, of Moretown, tells the Barre-Montpelier Read the full article…

NORML Comments On Maine Marijuana Legalization Certification

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning January 30, 2017. “Sometimes our opponents have to be drug there kicking and screaming, but it is good to see the ‘No on 1′ campaign and Governor LePage honor the will of state Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Soon To Be More Available To Floridians

Access Marijuana RX's Dr Lora Brown will take her mmj show on the road

FLORIDA: With the expansion of Florida’s medical marijuana law taking effect this month, St. Petersburg-based physician and founder of AccessMarijuanaRx, Lora L. Brown MD, will host mobile Compassionate Use medical marijuana clinics throughout the state for patients wanting relief from debilitating diseases or conditions as outlined by the newly passed amendment. Conditions that qualify for low-THC or medical cannabis prescriptions Read the full article…