Holder’s Spokane Visit Doesn’t Dim Prosecutors’ Zeal In Pot Case

Judge denies dismissal of marijuana case against ‘Kettle Falls Five’

WASHINGTON:  Attorney General Eric Holder swooped into Spokane, Washington, without public notice Friday to visit with federal prosecutors, but his trip didn’t immediately benefit a group of indicted medical marijuana patients nicknamed the Kettle Falls Five. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington, based in Spokane, is not backing down in its Read the full article…

Marijuana Train Picking Up Speed

Jamaica makes plans to retrain police to keep step with the new marijuana environment.

JAMAICA:  Member of Parliament (MP) Raymond Pryce has called for immediate steps to suspend the “slash and burn” policy by cops, to ensure ganja seeds remain for the coming medical marijuana industry. Pryce, who spearheaded the decriminalisation campaign in the House and saw his efforts bear fruit last week, also called for the immediate retraining Read the full article…

New York Medical Marijuana, Out Of Joint

Still, the law leaves unchanged the unconscionable status quo in which tens of thousands of New Yorkers, most of them black and Latino, are put through the criminal justice system for mere possession of small amounts of marijuana.


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NEW YORK:  On Friday, New York became the 23rd state to pass a bill creating legal access to medical marijuana for patients with certain serious, debilitating conditions. Without question, this is a huge victory for New York patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and other conditions who have been waiting many years for relief. Still, Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana, Out Of Joint

The nation’s latest medical marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil.

NEW YORK:  On Friday, New York became the 23rd state to pass a bill creating legal access to medical marijuana for patients with certain serious, debilitating conditions. Without question, this is a huge victory for New York patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and other conditions who have been waiting many years for relief. Still, Read the full article…

Expert: Marijuana Is ‘Gateway Drug To The White House’

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The dangers of marijuana use are overstated, and the last three presidential elections prove it, an expert told a congressional panel on Friday. “When we talk about marijuana as a gateway drug, we have to remember that the last three occupants of the White House have smoked marijuana,” said Carl Hart, an Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana, Drug-Free Workplaces On Collision Course

While the U.S. is only now starting to explore modern medical uses of marijuana, for centuries, women around the world have harnessed the magical green leaves.

COLORADO:  Marijuana legalization is on a collision course with employers wanting drug-free workplaces, say two attorneys on the front lines of the new legal battlefield. Legalization of pot also is the enemy of employers seeking to maintain high quality, low absenteeism and steady healthcare costs, says an addiction counselor. Increased marijuana use is producing more Read the full article…

Rand Paul And Cory Booker Team Up To Protect State Medical Marijuana Programs

A similar amendment passed the U.S. House a few weeks ago with overwhelming bipartisan support.

by Grover Norquist and Ethan Nadelmann DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: As soon as next week, the U.S. Senate will have an opportunity to vote on a bipartisan amendment being offered by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ that would prohibit the federal government from spending taxpayer money to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. We urge Read the full article…

Cocoa Beach Passes Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance

The drug that landed a lot of black folks in prison is now making legal fortunes for others.

FLORIDA:  Cocoa Beach will allow pot to be dispensed in a few locations in the city if Florida voters in November approve a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. Commissioners passed an ordinance Thursday evening 4-1 to limit where legal marijuana can be distributed and treatment centers can operate. City Commissioner Ben Malik said the Read the full article…

Quebec Hospital To Allow Medical Marijuana Use In Rooms

Charles Bury used his vaporizer (the wooden box) in the Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre during palliative care for liver cancer.

CANADA: Doctors, dentists and pharmacists at Quebec’s Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre have unanimously approved the use of medical marijuana in patients’ rooms. “By law we are here to help to maintain and promote and heal patients. So in the process, if at one point marijuana has to be used, we should be there for the patient,” Read the full article…

Rand Paul, Cory Booker Join Forces to Protect Medical Marijuana From Feds

major medical marijuana bill expected on Tuesday

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Three senators proposed amendments Wednesday to ban the Justice Department from spending money to combat medical marijuana in states that allow it. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., are sponsoring an amendment to broadly ban action against state medical marijuana laws. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., is sponsoring an amendment that would specifically Read the full article…