Raid At Colorado Pot Club Raises Questions

Obama administration said Wednesday smoking marijuana is still illegal for federal employees even in states where the drug has been voted legal.

COLORADO:  A police raid at an Amsterdam-style cannabis lounge in Denver has triggered a debate over where adults can smoke pot in a state that allows recreational marijuana consumption – but not in public. Denver police showed up last week at Maryjane’s Social Club, one of dozens of private pot-smoking clubs in Colorado operating in Read the full article…

In PA, Support For Medical Marijuana Reaches Highest Level Ever: Poll

That's up from 81 percent six months ago and 76 percent eight years ago, the oldest date listed on the poll from the Lancaster college.

PENNSYLVANIA: Advocates and legislators pushing for the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania are applauding a survey showing support has swelled to its highest level in the Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The opinion survey released Wednesday shows 84 percent of voters strongly favor or somewhat favor allowing adults to use medical marijuana for treatment if a doctor Read the full article…

Berkley Is Next Michigan City Expected To Vote On Easing Marijuana Penalties

"Just behind those people who live in suburban Wayne county, 55 percent of voters in Mid Michigan support the polls only 42 percent oppose," said Shields.

MICHIGAN: Volunteers who’ve walked the streets of Berkley for the last month said Monday they plan to turn in about 700 signatures today aimed at putting yet another marijuana-legalization question before yet another city’s voters. By the time the door-to-door campaigns end, similar questions likely will appear on ballots in nearly 20 communities around the state, Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Users Concerned About Drug Supply

medical marijuana production facilities

CANADA:  A medical marijuana user in Amherst, N.S., says he’s concerned about the supply of the drug after waiting almost a month to get a prescription filled. Sam and his wife Tanya are among the roughly 40,000 Canadians with an authorization to possess medical marijuana. Their last names are being withheld for safety reasons. Health Read the full article…

Colorado Wide Open For Recreational Marijuana

This week Colorado allows new applicants to sell marijuana.

COLORADO:  The transformation to Colorado’s Recreational Marijuana (RM) industry started Tuesday, 1 July, an opening that could add hundreds of new Marijuana  businesses to the state and remake the RM market’s structure. Up until Tuesday, only owners of existing Medical Marijuana shops could apply to open RM stores, and all businesses had to be generalists, growing the Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization May Open Door To “Big Cannabis”

Marijuana legalization may lead the way for big tobacco into big cannabis

CALIFORNIA:  In 1978, two market forecasters with the Brown & Williamson tobacco company wrote a report in which they imagined what might happen if marijuana was legalized. While legalization would cause “a period of difficult reappraisal in tobacco company strategy,” they wrote, “marijuana products seem to be a logical new industry for tobacco companies.” There Read the full article…

On Medical Marijuana, Focus Turns To Implementation

Gov Cuomo

NEW YORK:  With Gov. Andrew Cuomo set to sign a medical-marijuana bill into law this week, supporters and medical providers are turning their attention to the state’s efforts to implement the program and whether any additional diseases will become eligible for treatment. Cuomo has until July 5 to sign the marijuana bill, which he helped Read the full article…

Denied Massachusetts Pot Shops Weigh Options

The Colorado Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill to add marijuana businesses to the list where EBTs can't be used to withdraw cash.

MASSACHUSETTS:  State health officials could find themselves deeper in the legal weeds after several of the nine proposed medical pot shops that were snuffed out yesterday after a round of “enhanced” background checks said they’re mulling potential lawsuits, including the lone pair of Boston hopefuls and a group led by former U.S. Rep. William Delahunt. Read the full article…

Massachusetts Cracking Down On Medical Marijuana Caregivers

Massachusetts cracks down on caregivers providing to more than one medical marijuana patient at a time.

MASSACHUSETTS:  Massachusetts health officials cracked down this week on a booming cottage industry of self-described caregivers who have been selling marijuana to meet the demand created by the state’s 18-month-old medical marijuana law. The state sent letters to more than 1,300 patients, plus 17 caregivers, warning them that state regulations prohibit any caregiver from selling marijuana to Read the full article…

Pennsylvania State Committee Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Pennsylvania passes medical marijuana bill.

PENNSYLVANIA:  The state House Law and Justice Committee on Friday passed Senate Bill 1182, which would allow access to medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. “The number one priority of Senate Bill 1182 is patient care and compassion and the bipartisan bill that we crafted certainly reflects that, Sen. Jim Ferlo, Democrat from Highland Park, said in a Read the full article…